posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 02:24 PM
a reply to: AngryCymraeg
Well... Errr... ummm.... No... They..umm.. didn't.
Sorry..it's such a raging pet peeve of mine by now..Well..
To put it real simply, the Mujahadin fighting the Soviets were split among two factions...at least two..but we'll stick with the two main segments
during the 1980's. The Afghanis and the Arabs. The Arabs came in riding high like peacocks and looking down of the Afghans like servants. I
understand many Afghans still don't much care for the Arab elements among them.
After the Soviets left and we wished everyone well with the best hopes (err..mistake of the century) they came to form two groups who fought a very
energetic civil war right up to the point America returned in 2001.
One side was the Northern Alliance (SCN-Shura-yi Nazar-i Shamali) under the command of Ahmad Shah Masood. He in turn was assassinated by an Al Qaeda
hit team just before the 9/11 attack, as they posed as a camera crew and blew him into paradise. A preemptive strike that hobbled the U.S. Allied side
of the Afghan situation....which was never the Taliban.
The other faction to form was the Taliban itself and we saw what nice folks they were when they had national control and used a sports stadium to
execute women for public amusement (literally) with rifle shots casually delivered on the playing field.
Just my addition to toss in and one of those days I can't help myself. Don't mind me...