16 September 2014, 11:33
War against Islamic State promises benefit to Russia – religious expert
Moscow, September 16, Interfax – Renowned religious expert Roman Silantyev recommends to gain profit from military actions against “Islamic State” in the Middle East.
“Russia in the Middle East should first of all protect its interests, rather than save USA allies. “The Islamic State” is still not a serious threat for Russia, it is attracting terrorists who act inside Russia and force Wahabi monarchies of the Persian Gulf redirect their funds from supporting our terrorists to struggling against the IS,” Silantyev told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday.
According to him, “we can accurately join the war with the Islamic State, training our pilots, rocketeers, special operation forces in conditions of real war in the desert, but the main plus for us is a chance to legally sell up-to-date anti-aircraft missile complexes to Iraq and Syria,” Silantyev said.
“And a good ground has turned up – the IS members captured several aircrafts, there is a need to defend. Taking in consideration that Russians, unlike Americans, don’t tell the sorts of terrorists, the main strikes should be inflicted on Syrian Wahabis from Jabhat al-Nusra and it will help Bashar Assad regain total control over his country, and build up more effective system of defense against the “Islamic State,” Silantyev said.
He believes it will be good to set up new bases in the Middle East that would “make more difficult forced export of democracy to friendly to us countries.”
“Fall of the American policy in the Middle East is profitable to us and we must use this benefit at the most,” Silantyev resumed