Generally the author has to savagely pound a square peg into a round hole, with regrettable results.
He [Osama bin Laden] came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists. First, the United States began a troop surge in Afghanistan designed to deliver the final blow to the Taliban insurgency. Not one media institution connected the dots that the United States was actively funding the harm that its armed forces were simultaneously fighting.
Perhaps such mistakes are the inevitability of a bloated war bureaucracy, or that U. Unfortunately, a collection of evidence points to a more sinister explanation: Al-Qaida, literally " the base ", was originally the computer data-base of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.
A great article written by Robert Cook, whose life was tragically cut short within a year of its publication from a heart attack.
Worth reading in its entirety. Senate testimony about the development of a poison dart pistol which can cause a heart attack and leave no trace indicating assassination.
I warned them that we were creating a monster. At the time, the Mujahideen was composed of many different, loosely organized groups encompassing a broad spectrum of ideologies, with widely varying perspectives on religion, society and state.
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Seven major Afghan factions began receiving aid, three of them Islamic moderates and four of them Islamic fundamentalists, as defined by the military. In addition to native Afghans, they were composed of many foreigners who traveled to fight the invasion, such as Osama bin Laden himself.
Many were high tech, such as Stinger Anti-Aircraft missiles,12 provided with the intention of demoralizing Soviet commanders and soldiers.
Madrassas are not inherently negative institutions, however the ones who received funding from the CIA were particularly radical. Brzezinksi recalled his involvement to a French news magazine in That secret operation was an excellent idea.
It had the effect of drawing the Soviets into the Afghan trap.Event. Date. Global Population Statistics. The Spanish “Reconquest” of the Iberian peninsula ends in January with the conquest of Granada, the last city held by the Moors.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from regardbouddhiste.com Mar 09, · A curated playlist featuring Future, Kelela, Adele and more, with essays by Margo Jefferson, Wesley Morris, Angela Flournoy and others.
“From the first moment I saw you,” he told me. I met him for the first time when I was 19, the same age my mother was when she met him. They had had unprotected sex a handful of times, before.
Her worst nightmares are ones where she thinks she has woken up, but really is still dreaming. As a teenager, living with her parents, she once dreamed that she woke up in the middle of the night. She noticed the hallway light was on from beneath the doorway.
Drenched in sweat, they quickly look around their surroundings to make sure that it was all just a nightmare.
We have all had this moment, most of us probably more than once. We have all had this moment, most of us probably more than once.