posted on Sep, 7 2005 @ 10:23 AM
Not to contradict any points in your last post, but one bit of history that is often misrepresented is the Russian "invasion" of
Afghanistan---according to Zbigniew Brzezinski, who just loves to brag, the Mujahideen force was actually recruited and trained from all over the
Islamic world by the US from the very beginning, before Russia even sent troops to Afghanistan!
in the late 70s, Afghanistan had a socialist-leaning governemnt that we didn't care for, that had isntirtued land reforms and was threatening to take
the country's oil supply out of private hands and publicly control it. In response to this, we started to secretly recruit and train hard-line
Islamist warriors to overthrow the government and hopefully drwa Russia in , since Russia had publicly sworn to back the Afghan government. When
things got bad enough, the Russian troops were ASKED TO COME IN by the governemnt of Afghanistan since EVERY OTHER COUNTRY in the region had not
promised to help, only Russia. As a matter of fact, when Russia finally left in defeat, the socialist-leaning government of Afghanistan still held
onto power for two more years, until the Taliban took over by force.
Brzesinski has said that the US knowingly assembled the Mujahideen and trained them to randomly attack targets in Afghanistan---many of them
civilian---in order to "increase the likelihood" that Russia would come to the aid of Afghanistan and get involved in a quagmire, which they surely
did. So, the whole presence of Russian in Afghanistan is due to the CIA recruiting and training and arming the Mujahideen in the first place, at least
according to most accepted history now. Other than that, very fascinating post, lots of information I had not heard before, especially in terms of the
Condit connection. I look forward to doing some of my own research and finding out more.