Someone asked recently, "Didn't Bin Laden work for the CIA? Didn't they train him and give him loads of money?"
Well, I do not think Bin Laden was technically a direct recruit of the CIA or an employee.
I understand he went to Afghanistan on his own to fight the Russians, for their invasion of a Muslim land. US said he is a good man for feeling that way.
The CIA and the US Govt. were busy actually promoting the word JIHAD in Muslim countries like Pakistan so uneducated masses could be exhorted to volunteer to go into battle against Russians, many times knowing they would be suicide missions. So, Bin Laden was a Godsend to the CIA and they worked well together. Training and resources were surely provided to him.
Of course, now we are paying the price. We said he was a hero when he wanted outside armies out of Muslim lands like Afghanistan. When he said OK, now American armies out of Saudi Arabia (his actual home country)Blair and Bush started talking as if this is some ideology from 1000 years ago. Now, last time I checked 1979 was not 1000 yers ago when the US Govt. and CIA created the JIHADI soldier.
The Russians are probably laughing at us every day we get mad dogs we trained biting at us around the world now.
Post date: Aug 4, 2005
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Labels: 9/11, Afghanistan, AlQaeda, Bin Laden, CIA, Jihad, Muslim, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Security, Suicide, Terrorism
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