So play it out for us, Senator. We lay the ultimatum on Assad, and the next day his strike aircraft shows up with a Russian MiG-29 escorting it. What happens next?
We declare a No Fly Zone over northern Syria’s “Safe Zone.” A week later, a Russian Hind helicopter is detected attacking a truck in the restricted airspace. What happens next?
Furthermore, I noticed your demand to Assad — “stop flying or lose your aircraft” — is different from the same sentiment you directed towards Russia-” we will take steps to hold its aircraft at greater risk.” Why the change in tone, I wonder?