[ASI] Why is Netanyahu in Moscow?

June 8th, 2016 at 1:08 pm EDT
Cliff Kincaid
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Dear Friend of America’s Survival:

One of the major flaws in modern strategic thinking about Russia, even among those recognizing the aggressive nature of the Vladimir Putin regime, is the view that Russia has been a victim of Islamic terrorism like the United States.  According to this perspective, popularized by Donald J. Trump adviser and former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) director Michael T. Flynn, the U.S. and Russia can cooperate against the common enemy of Islamic terrorism.

But what if Moscow has a hidden hand in Islamic terrorism?


Franklin Graham and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.

My column, Hillary’s Russian Reset, Terrorism, and the Threat to Israel, is a review of veteran correspondent David Satter’s book about the Russian role in domestic “Islamic” terrorism inside Russia! Watch Satter’s speech at the Heritage Foundation by clicking here. Our new book Red Jihad analyzes the Russian role in global terrorism.

The most important issue is national survival. Unfortunately, both Hillary and The Donald have blind spots on Russia.

This matter affects the survival of the U.S. and Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is in Moscow right now. He understands that Moscow holds all the cards, and that the Obama/Hillary policy turned most of the Middle East over to Putin and his client states, Iran and Syria.

David Satter expresses the hope that democratic forces in Russia could one day help lead a “moral revolution” inside the country. But he discounts any notion that such a campaign could be led by the Russian Orthodox Church, which has become “a kind of cult” that serves the interests of the regime. 

Satter has written in depth on Russian government control of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is seen by some conservatives such as Franklin Graham in the U.S. as a force for conservative and moral values. Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, had announced a World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, to be held in Moscow later this year, in association with the Russian Orthodox Church.

Satter says the Russian Orthodox Church is dominated by identified KGB agents such as Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.  Graham met with Kirill in 2015 in Moscow to coordinate their efforts.

Tragically, some conservatives and Christians here think that Russia has turned Christian and abandoned its communist past. That is a dangerous misperception.



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Cliff Kincaid, President




 

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