Let’s take a somewhat parallel situation. Suppose Russia and Cuba were allies and both were openly committed to and actively seeking to destroy the USA. Suppose also that Cuba is not in a position to manufacture sophisticated weapons that could realistically endanger the USA. But Cuba is actively trying to acquire these weapons to use against the USA. And suppose Russia has in the past attempted to send weapons, for example nuclear missiles, to Cuba. Then Russia sends some ships toward Cuba. What would the US do in that situation? Hint: (We already know the answer).
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)