You must really think that Putin is a fool. More importantly, as always, you think that you know what he thinks. Believe me. as an old kgb man, he has no illusions about either Hamas or Hizbollah. Nor is he ignorant of the ways of radical Islam. All he cares about is his country's geopolitical interests. Let us hope for everyone's sake that he realizes that black gold is not worth enough to start something that will get completely out of control.
from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel failing to give U.S. the military cards it needs