I thought we would have learned by now that carpet bombing terrorists is not going to take care of them. It may be necessary (and in case of IS it'll certainly help weaken), but it's not a solution. And nationalism, or being proud of your country, is fine, however Putin is a great example of the kind of leader that sentiment tends to attract. With every thing that Putin does, from bombing ISIS to messing in the Crimea to signing a bill to protect the spotted puking buzzard, you have to look first at how it helps him and keep him in power, because that's his motivation. Ruling Russia has always been about spear-rattling to fuel their pride, petty oppression to fuel their fear, and for the rest doing whatever the hell you want without pissing the general populace off too much. I'm sure someone will want to point out that this could be said for many western governments these days, but read a little history to see that there really is no comparison. It's not for nothing that someone (can't remember who it was) called Russia a "nation of moral masochists"