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Old 09-14-2012, 08:50 AM   #174
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Originally Posted by Radar Chief View Post
Well, I don’t think we “created” the Mujahidin as they were already in Afghanistan fighting, and loosing badly to, the Russians.
But other than that what she’s talking about is that we supplied the Mujahidin with the equipment and training to turn the tide against the Russians. Yes, the training was done by our CIA and the equipment funneled through places like Pakistan.
What Hillary was most likely going to say next, which is probably why she was cut off is that after we helped the Mujahidin expel Russia from Afghanistan we basically patted ourselves on the back and told the Mujahidin “good luck with that whole rebuilding your country thing.”
Without support the Mujahidin fractured into several factions, one of which became al Qaeda, some of them even became the Taliban and some became the Northern Aliance which were fighting against the Taliban and al Qaeda.
So in a sense yes we sort of had a hand in al Qaeda but it’s not nearly as cut and dried as the tinfoil hatters will have you believe.
Thanks for the explanation!
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