mason coal burner wrote:All you have to do is look back to the Reagan years and you will see that the US started al-qaeda . They don't even teach recent history anymore . The US is behind all this stuff . But then there are other people behind them .
Technically, it was Jimmy Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski who stirred up the locals in Afghanistan in order to lure the Soviets into their own little Vietnam.
Those "freedom fighters" are the mujahedin and AQ who we are fighting today.
Here's him in his own words.http://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/ ... ujahideen/
Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs ["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
Ziggy's daughter is MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
Tell me again how the media is going to bird dog the government?