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Originally posted by nb25I alos heard al-qadea meant The Base in english and was named after the CIA's terrorist database.
Al-Qaida, literally 'the database,' was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians," admits former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, whose Foreign Office portfolio included control of British Intelligence Agency MI-6 and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in a column published by the UK Guardian newspaper.
Originally posted by nb25
thanks guys for all of your input on this topic.
i also heard that exactly a year before 9-11 dick cheney was quoted a s saying that it would take another catastrophic attack on amaerica like pearl harbor to get americans to support another war. he got it hunh?
Al-Qaeda, meaning "the base", was created in 1989 as Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden and his colleagues began looking for new jihads.
The organisation grew out of the network of Arab volunteers who had gone to Afghanistan in the 1980s to fight under the banner of Islam against Soviet Communism.