posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 11:38 PM
Not sure how true it is, but I heard in several places that "Al Qaeda", "the gathering" in Arabic, was actually a file in the CIA headquarters
that was a list of all of the Mujahideen and other freedom fighters to fight the Russians.
Either way. We've propped up dictators and terrorist groups all over the world, as long as it is in our own best interest, and ONLY ours. And so
many of those times it just comes around to bite us in the ass. We built part of the Iranian military in the 70s after we propped up the shah b/c the
previous DEMOCRATICALLY elected president didn't want to ship us so much oil. After the people took over once more in 1979, we started supporting
Saddam since he was opposed to Iran. We supported Taliban b/c they were fighting the communists. And countless guerilla organizations all over the
world in our own best interests. The list goes on and on.
We continue to do this, and stick our noses into other people's affairs. We are responsible for numerous Arabic losses against Israel throughout the
mid 1900s. We label some terrorists freedom fighters, and other freedom fighters terrorists, whenever it is most convenient to us. It's no wonder
that so many people hate us, especially in the Middle East.
Propping up dictatorships to combat communism is a thing of the past in the Middle East. IMO, the only real threat is our elites' own greed.
[edit on 26-3-2007 by el_madmaster]