In a nearly simultaneous announcement, both Russian and U.S. officials announced their intent to arm fighters in the Syrian Civil War. The thing is, the countries will be arming opposite sides. Russia supports its ally Assad while the U.S. is backing the Free Syrian Army. Russia plans to deliver surface to air missiles, which would make a potential future U.S. no fly zone even more challenging than it already is. Israel plans to destroy any missile shipments which would result in Russian casualties---the Russian army is already on alert after the pervious Israeli strike.