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Jordanian King Adbullah makes surprise appearance in Chechnya
DPA ^ | June 19, 2014

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:04:45 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Moscow (dpa) - Jordanian King Abdullah made a surprise visit to the Russian North Caucasus region of Chechnya Thursday, a trip billed as building up ties, but widely believed to be focused on interlinked issues of security and migration.

Abdullah was greeted at the airport of the regional capital Grozny by Chechnya‘s Moscow-appointed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, and other local officials.

Kadyrov said on his Instagram page that the visit was supposed to widen cooperation between Chechnya and Jordan.

Observers suggested that the king discussed security issues with Kadyrov. Jordan has a significant community of ethnic Chechens stemming from 19th century emigration from the Russian empire, while Chechens are thought to make up a significant proportion of Islamic State fighters, who are currently spreading unrest in Iraq.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - currently waging offensives in Syria and Iraq - claims that up to 2,000 fighters in both regions are from the Caucasus.

Kadyrov, who has been battling Islamist insurgents in Chechnya and neighbouring regions, has in the past vehemently denounced Chechen jihadists in the Middle East.

Moscow strongly backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict in Syria.

Abdullah‘s visit is highly unusual because foreign leaders usually do not visit Russian regions without stopping in Moscow before.

Western officials have avoided Chechnya altogether in recent years because of Kadyrov‘s image as a ruthless strongman. Human rights organizations accuse him of torturing and killing dissenters at home and abroad.

Abdullah left Chechnya after only a few hours and arrived in Kazakhstan Thursday evening, the Jordanian Royal Court said. The King is expected to begin talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: russia
The Kremlin's loyal army of Chechen savages could make life difficult for the King of Jordan, especially now that he can no longer count on the support of USA.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:04:45 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All
Rallying the Islamic (Jihadist) Troops?

2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:07:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

It is all lining up just as foretold. There will be little or no resistance to the Islamists in the end. They will morph into a new Caliphate and set their sights on the destruction of Israel.

I don’t see our homo-sexual anti-Semite resident doing anything to prevent it.

It is God’s will I suppose, everything Odingo does is just running out a videotape God saw before the creation of the Heavens and the Earth.

3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:20:25 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: the anti-mahdi

Good men who would attempt to stop it though I would think would be lauded ever more highly by God.

4 posted on 06/19/2014 12:28:14 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jordan has a very large population of Chechens, many of whom who serve in high level positions within the Jordanian government and Army. They were exiled by Stalin after World War II and are integrated into Jordanian society, and so there are naturally close ties between Jordan and Chechnya. So there’s no big surprise here.

5 posted on 06/19/2014 12:28:28 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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