Monday, August 28, 2006
At Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch, a change of attitude appears to be taking place with regard to the role played by Moscow in the war on terror and its connection with Iran. While the arguments traditionally heard on JW have tended to suggest that, while Russia may suffer from problems associated with the implementation of democracy, it's still a reliable ally in the confrontation with militant Islam. Now, however, especially in the comments boxes, one notes a different approach, with the Russian government being viewed less and less in this rather positive light. One or two Russian nationalists still hold forth at length in the comments, but the general balance of opinion has apparently shifted against them.