Word to that. V S Naipaulin Among the Believersspent time with the earnest Persian socialiststhe people who read the leftist and Soviet literature and truly believed in people's revolution and all that. Khomeini took themand their Russian sponsorsfor a ride.
The Jihad mobsters used left-speak, communist speak, anything available to persuade the Ruskies to hand over weapons, money, et cetera. In other places, other times, they used different, Western-style jargon to persuade the West to hand over weapons, money, et cetera. The 'Palestinians' were particularly clever at this maneuveruntil Hamas ripped the mask off.
Frankly, the driving force has been Islam, Islam, Islam all along.
I would BET my bottom dollar that just as America and the EU are being fed a truckload of taqiyya and kitman, so too are the Chinese and the Russians. Just because the Russians and Chinese are users of propaganda, doesn't mean they are any more immune to an ancient and lethal system that is 1200 years older than theirs is. Living in an fog of lies makes you more, not less prone to be deceived, and dare we add, happily content in a culture mutually assured deception.