... conqueror, despite popular delusions to the contrary! The ‘Qibla of Control’ Whoever controls Mecca controls the Islamic world. Mecca is not only the focal direction (qibla) of Muslim prayers worldwide; it brings untold wealth to its guardians ... ... there is no shortage of spoilers and usurpers in the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin himself had notably warned of ISIS’ designs on Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. While Jerusalem poses an almost insurmountable obstacle, ISIS may yet be able ...
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In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements 33 (31%) U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity 30 (28%) U.S. wants to dissolve Russia 24 (22%) U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China 21 (19%)