posted on May, 6 2011 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by ADVISOR
This reminds me of the old saying that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. This material being from 1995 is amazingly timely now as
you have said already. I can see some correlations to today's nonsense.
American proclivities mistakenly insist on simplifying this conflict to one of good versus evil. Debates over training and arming the Bosniacs
with deployed forces bespeak of the total misunderstanding with which the U.S. interprets this situation. Such arguments demonstrate that elements
of our government continue to insist on taking sides. While Bosniac apologists applaud this potential mission, our European allies recoil in horror.
American proclivities simplify this conflict to one of good versus evil. Now that does remind me of something. Where did I first hear the term evil
doers and feel as though we were in a struggle against it?
"We cannot fully understand the designs and power of evil. It is enough to know that evil, like goodness, exists. And in the terrorists, evil has
found a willing servant."
Oh yeah, now I remember. George told us all about that. I could go on with some real zingers with that one but I'll leave it at that for now. Oh,
damn one more.
"The evil ones have roused a mighty nation, a mighty land. And for however long it takes, I am determined that we will prevail. And prevail we
must, because we fight for one thing, and that is the freedom of our people, and the freedom of people everywhere."
Now we seemed to initiate this policy of funding questionable characters and getting into the middle of conflicts some time ago. The below operation
was initiated before the brilliant intervention strategies that you have brought to light I believe.
Operation Cyclone was the code name for the United States Central Intelligence Agency program to arm, train, and finance the Afghan mujahideen
during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, 1979 to 1989. The program leaned heavily towards supporting militant Islamic groups that were favored by
neighboring Pakistan, rather than other, less ideological Afghan resistance groups that had also been fighting the Marxist-oriented Democratic
Republic of Afghanistan regime since before the Soviet intervention.
Below is a direct result from the above much later though. I'm not even sure if this is what actually happened. For all we know all parties
involved still work together but do so in the roles of good versus evil.
Yet Mr Mohamed, it is clear from his record, was working for the US government at the time he provided the training: he was a Green Beret, part of
America's Special Forces. Mr Mohamed's arrest seems to be part of a pattern, as the US slowly moves towards the realisation that many of those now
arrayed against it with Mr bin Laden were once its allies in the war in Afghanistan.
So now that we have established and set in motion all of the bad guys and seem to have a knack for doing it without asking the American Public what
they think should be done, what else can I say?
Bring em on?
Now where have I heard that before?