Here’s one for the neocons who support the Chechen jihad because they prefer to see it as a plucky group of independence fighters poking the big bad Russian bear in the eye: welcome to your alliance with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Of course, the Russians themselves need to wake up, too. Across the board, the governing elites and media elites in non-Muslim countries need to realize that while they are playing at pseudo-sophisticated analyses of global conflicts, mostly involving economic and sociological perspectives and solutions, the jihadists see the world only as divided between Muslims and non-Muslims (including, possibly, those they regard as heretical pseudo-Muslims).
The sooner the non-Muslim nations reconfigure their defense postures accordingly, ruling out alliances with states like Iran (alliances which have many precedents and have usually been disastrous, as I establish in my book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)), the more effective those defense postures will be.
From the Telegraph, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Iran is secretly training Chechen rebels in sophisticated terror techniques to enable them to carry out more effective attacks against Russian forces, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Teams of Chechen fighters are being trained at the Revolutionary Guards’ Imam Ali training camp, located close to Tajrish Square in Teheran, according to Western intelligence reports.
In addition to receiving training in the latest terror techniques, the Chechen volunteers undergo ideological and political instruction by hardline Iranian mullahs at Qom.
The disclosure that Iran is training Chechen rebels will not go down well in Moscow, which regards itself as a close ally of the Iranian regime.
Russia has sided with Iran in the diplomatic stand-off over Teheran’s controversial nuclear programme.