(PJMedia) -- This weekend’s horrific string of coordinated terror attacks in Paris at the hands of ISIS left Russian President Vladimir Putin joining Barack Obama in a vow to wipe out the radical Islamic terror group ISIS. It’s an ironic promise given Russia’s tangled involvement with radical Islam.
Recently I reached out to the highest ranking official ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa, author of the book Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism, for his thoughts on Putin’s power grab in the Middle East and what that may mean for Israel and America. As always, his insights are a refreshing, if challenging declaration of the truth of how we got into this mess and what we need to do to get out of it.
The most horrifying fact of the matter is that Russia has been linked to radical Islamic terrorism for decades. What does this mean when it comes to Putin’s entanglement in Syria, the Iran deal, and Israel’s anticipation of inevitable regional conflict? Is Putin the savior of the Christian west, or is he using a moral platform as a ruse in order to mask a desire to dominate the East?
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