I meant to write about this earlier, but have been busy writing books. A new one is about to be released within a week.
In my book Putin's Reign of Terror: The Permanent Revolution in Our Time I proved that Putin orders terror attacks at critical junctions in the election cycle in order to forward the interests of his preferred candidates. I have been expecting a large terror attack meant to sway the US midterm elections. A relatively minor attack has just occurred in Amsterdam. It is telling that the terrorist is an Afghani. The Russians have made Afghanistan a central hub of their terror campaign. Putin has always hoped that he could create a global war on terror in order to cause the world to unite behind Russia to end the terror that Putin creates as a pretext for the cause.
Putin has thus far largely employed Chechens and terrorists trained and recruited in Afghanistan by those the Russians left behind. I suspect that the Syrians will soon become major players in Putin's terror game. Syrians are generally very good natured people, but Putin has been putting them through hell with his Chechen shock troops grinding the nation into dust. Putin has made Syria a good breeding grounds for terrorists. I would not be surprised if the next major terror attack comes from Syrian terrorists. This would not only help Putin's puppet Trump to win elections in the midterms, it would help turn the world against Syria and justify further Russian dominance over the occupied country for the benefit of Israel. Time will tell.