The US and its allies are preparing to attack the Syrian government. There are severe dangers this could mean a direct fight between the US and Russia. That’s just the tip of a very big iceberg in Syria, however, where the number of potential wars about to break out is growing by the minute. The risk of belligerence between US and Russian forces is very high when the fighting turns to the Syrian government. Russia might shoot down an attacking US warplane, or US planes might attack Russian forces on the ground. Even unintentional targetings are a risk, given America’s notorious targeting struggles. After all, the US air campaigns in the region have frequent friendly fire incidents associated with them, with the benefit of accurate troop data they won’t have on the Russian positions.