This is a few days old, but I haven’t seen it remarked upon anywhere. Were the Mumbai jihadists aware of how helpful Putin’s Russia has been to the cause of the global jihad? “Terrorists let go 17 Russian hostages,” from Rediff, November 28 (thanks to Undaunted):
Terrorists holed up inside Mumbai’s Taj and Trident-Oberoi hotels allowed 17 Russian hostages, including nine defence contractors, to leave after checking their passports.
Earlier on Thursday, spokesman of Russian arms exporting company ‘Rosoboronexport’ had confirmed that nine of its specialists working on various defence projects in India were safely evacuated from the Taj Hotel.’
According to the ‘Kommersant’ daily, eight crew members of Russian Aeroflot airlines dining in the restaurant of Trident-Oberoi were also “politely asked” to follow the hotel staff, who guided them to safety outside the hotel….