Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Every day, more and more proof comes out demonstrating that the Russians run ISIS. In addition to the abundant examples found in my book Putin's Reign of Terror: The Permanent Revolution in Our Time there is this:
"Many times, soldiers on the front lines admitted they couldn’t understand the ISIS fighters. They spoke different languages. Troops reported chatter in what they thought was Russian, Turkish and an Eastern language they couldn’t identify. One of the soldiers from the Najaf battalion, Rami, said that he was ethnically Turkmen and that sometimes he could understand the Turkish ISIS fighters.
But when he approached the house later, he found her identification. She had a German name on a German ID card. He also found a marriage certificate, issued by ISIS. She was married to a Russian fighter. What they left behind was a marriage that would never be recognized anywhere else. ISIS created its own system, its own contracts, records that are meaningless to a world that would never recognize the Islamic State."--Ash Gallagher, "Amid the rubble of Mosul, bitter memories and the stench of death", Yahoo News, (14 July 2017).
Then, there is this,
"Kadyrov, a former rebel who switched his loyalties to Moscow, has been the dominant figure there since the 2004 assassination of his president father, Akhmad Kadyrov. Kadyrov's security forces have been widely accused of extensive human-rights abuses including abductions and killings in Chechnya. A former officer of his security forces has been convicted of the 2015 assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov."--"Chechen leader invokes damnation for gay persecution claims", Associated Press, (15 July 2017).