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Moscow’s action were in line with the strategy it had used to defeat the separatist movement in Chechnya, infiltrating the insurgency, driving it into extremism, and facilitating the arrival of al-Qaeda jihadists who displaced the Chechen nationalists. In Syria, Russia’s actions accord with the strategy adopted by the regime and its Iranian masters to present Assad as the last line of defence against a terrorist takeover of Syria and a genocide against the minorities. New evidence has emerged to underline these points.

https://kyleorton1991.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/how-russia-manipulates-islamic-terrorism/#more-1722 – 9/8/2015.

Published to YouTube 11/24/2012

Related: Russian Politics Timeline 1999-2011.  Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 2011 (PDF).

Posted to YouTube 8/8/2012.

Additional reference on BackChannels: The Russian Section.

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