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Foreign Policy: Improbable and made-up conspiracy about ISIS children. Because why not?

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07.01.2018

I am pretty offended, as journalist Marcin Mamon in his article for FP, "The Lost Children of ISIS," seems to be alluding that rescuing the stranded families of deceased Islamic State fighters was entirely the initiative of the Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov.

That would be a lie. It was RT that launched the "Save the Children" campaign. It was RT that tracked and identified dozens of children in Iraqi orphanages. It was only after Ramzan Kadyrov was asked to share a video of a batch of children that we found – due to the large number of Caucasians that follow him – that he got involved. It was done to maximize the chances that someone would recognize them... and it worked.

'We are waiting you home': Relatives of Russian children in Iraq come forward after RT coverage https://t.co/9shHoqUBaSpic.twitter.com/7Ygoie1EZ5

Now that we’re done taking credit, consider this: Mamon claims that Kadyrov invented the whole save the children thing as a cover to get his spies out of ISIS.

Except, it wasn’t him. It was RT, then joined by Russian media and activists, with thousands of people and organizations trying to identify lost children and families.

Heck, at times I’m flooded with messages from ISIS fighters’ relatives – from Russia, Europe, Asia – all asking me if I’ve seen or heard of their lost loves ones.

Therefore, as Mamon’s thinking goes, RT must have started tracking down children in order to provide Ramzan Kadyrov with cover to get his secret agents out of Iraq and Syria. Of course, he could have just called the Iraqi........

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