Our NATO commitments are very muddled since it now contains a large number of countries who it was originally designed to defend against.
We can pretend otherwise but a lot of those countries still come under Russia’s sphere of influence even now they are in NATO, do you really think we would or even should go to war with Russia over Lithuania or Latvia?
Russia is not a real threat to us or anyone to the West of Poland, ISIS and the like however are a very real threat, they might not have succeeded here yet, but it is only a matter of time.
I might not like Putin or Assad but if I have a choice between Assad in charge in Syria or ISIS it’s not much of a choice. It’s a lesson we should have learned by now from the fall of Gaddafi, or Saddam Hussein or even the death of Tito.