Russia's Support For Assad Explained

Russia has to support Syria because it is owed so much money by Assad says Matthew Rojansky from something called the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Plus, he says, the U.S. messed up its handling of things when the violence first began.

I think the Russians have got to support the Assad government... in part it's because the invoices Russia's got outstanding, we're talking billions of dollars... If he goes, the Russians don't get paid...