The Hong Kong-based Asia Times published a rather lengthy article by Dmitry Shlapentokh, left-liberal associate professor of history at College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Indiana University South Bend (USA) under the title "Holy war in Syria and the course of history".
Prof. Shlapentokh in particular says:
"It would not be logical to assume that Washington has no foreign friends in its Syrian venture. One that seems an unlikely ally is Kavkaz Center, the major Internet vehicle of jihadis from the North Caucasus.
Recently, Moscow intensified its efforts against the website, but Kavkaz Center successfully dodges the Kremlin efforts and continues to function as a weblog (www.kcblog.info).
Its contributors praise the Syrian opposition as kindred souls and implicitly praise their efforts to get rid of the Assad regime.
This is not an isolated occurrence. Iraqi authorities have informed the world that a steady stream of jihadis has been moving into Syria to join the fight against Assad. They have not just praised US pressure on Assad but actually encouraged direct military involvement of the US in Syrian affairs and, implicitly, direct confrontation with Iran.
Indeed, confrontation with Iran would most likely be the end result of such a conflict. But while encouraging its direct involvement, these jihadis are hardly friends of the US.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Kavkaz Center published an article by Pavel Kosolapov (it was so long ago - KC), a Russian who converted to Islam - or, alternatively, someone who used his name - in which Americans were presented as ugly, immoral infidel zombies who deserved their fate.
He stated that not a few thousand but tens if not hundreds of thousand perished, and he praised those who demonstrated how easily a superpower could be almost vanquished by a few smart and selfless heroes of the jihad.
One could assume that this attitude of the jihadis, including those who are engaged in the conflict in Syria, is not a secret to Washington, and especially not to the conservatives who are so keen to engage in the conflict.
Their drive is not, of course, due to a desire to save lives. Indeed, they do their best to destroy "Obamacare", regardless of data showing that many thousands of Americans die annually because of lack of medical treatment. The major goal here is to weaken Iran, the major geopolitical problem for the US in the Middle East.
But where could such a strange misalliance lead? Smarty-pants Washingtonian analysts - possibly following the dictums of Edward Luttwak, an American military strategist and historian - believe that Washington could outsmart its adversaries in a Byzantine type of game.
However, to understand the quite likely result of such a strategy, one should go to the birthplace of modern Byzantinism, Russia, and see how similar events worked out almost a century ago".
Further, history professor Dmitry Shlapentokh explains extensively so Lenin cheated Kaiser's Germany, and continues:
"Of course, history did not repeat itself word for word, but structurally the events had a lot of similarities. Jihadis - from the North Caucasus to the Middle East - believe that the collapse of Assad and, even better, war with Iran (from where, interestingly, the professor knows what the Jihadists believe, he and they have has clearly different social circle - KC) would accomplish what the US war with Iraq failed to accomplish: ignite chaos not just in the Middle East but possibly globally. And it is this that would cause the jihadis to thrive".
It should be noted as a comment on our other hand (this is not a "secret strategy of Jihad" but elementary Sovietology; we are always amazed at incompetence of American left-liberal professors who see "Byzantinism" where it seems never existed, and miss what lays on the surface, namely: the war of the Caucasus Emirate against Russia.
It is surprising that the biased professor has managed to pay no attention to the fact that the KC English Service writes about Assad as a Russian puppet.
Department of Monitoring