ErikLaurence wrote:Dude, what are you talking about? -- UBL fought the Russians with CIA support in Afghanistan. UBL became radicalized when the Saudi's spurned his offer to defend the kingdom from the Iraqis with his mujaheddin in 1991 and instead invited the "infidels" (meaning the US) onto "holy" soil to defend them.
1991? UBL got his mantra years before that, back when Khomeini was in Paris. He just didn't publicly hate the US until he was done using us to fight the Russians.
Who used who?
The CIA was arming the mujahideen 6 months BEFORE
the Soviets ever went into Afganistan.
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.
Quotation of Zbigniew Brzezinski
Zbigniew Brzezinski: "Regret what? That secret operation (the CIA backing of Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorists) was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it?"
Zbigniew Brzezinski: "What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?" Quoting Zbigniew Brzezinski Jan, 1998*
And this guy is an adviser to your new President. "Change"? I don't think so......