By committing to support Assad militarily, Russia has just plunged itself into the limelight of attention from jihadi groups. And there are precedents in Beirut where over 200 American marines were killed. I believe that something is in the offing and Russia should tread carefully in Syria. Already, they have a bleeding nose when a Russian plane was shot over the Sinai Peninsula. Homegrown jihadi groups in the Caucasus make the situation of real and present danger close to their heartbeat.