reply to post by firepilot
The Taliban nor the Northern Alliance was formed out of the Afghani mujahedeen. Did some mujahedeen fighters join those organizations? Sure, but
again, they weren't formed out of the Afghani mujahedeen. For the purposes of this argument, you have to distinguish between the Afghani "Persians"
and the Arabs who descended on Afghanistan to help fight the Soviets. This distinction will become more important further down in the post.
After the liberation of Afghanistan from the communists, the mujahedeen broke up and started to fight each other in the Afghani Civil War. There was
no clear winner of this civil war, as it still has not yet been declared over by those who count.
Furthermore, the remnants of the mujahedeen formed the Islamic State of Afghanistan in 1992 after the fall of the communists and when the Taliban took
control over the capital, Kabul, in 1996, the Islamic State of Afghanistan formed the Northern Alliance, an umbrella origination of several different
groups who were fighting each other. The purpose was to refocus their efforts on the then growing threat of the Taliban.
The Taliban took control over the majority of the country in 1996, with their main opposition being the Northern Alliance, who held almost 12 percent
of the country to the north, thus the meat of the latter part of the civil war.
As far as whether the US deliberately funded the Arabs in Afghanistan, it is believed that Osama Bin Laden was a conduit for money and weapons coming
from Saudi Arabia, a nation that helped the US with funding and arming the Soviet resistance. While the official position of the CIA is that it did
not intentionally or deliberately fund the Arabs fighting the Soviets and that this falls on the shoulders of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence
agency (ISI), it is hard to believe that the US just blindly gave this funding to the ISI without knowing the details or directing its flow.
The Arabs played a huge role in the liberation of Afghanistan from the intervening Soviets, so it would only be logical that both the US and Pakistan
would want to direct money where it would be most effective. It would also seem logical that the US and Saudi Arabia would coordinate their efforts in
directing this resistance, which would put their relationship and knowledge of Bin Laden's role in the effort, almost certain.
Then we look at George H.W. Bush, who was Vice President at the time, after just coming from the CIA, where he was the Director. It is not really
disputed that the Bush Family has close ties with both the Saudi Royal Family and the Bin Laden Family. We can make an easy and very plausible
assumption that Bush kept some influence over the CIA as Vice President, especially after a long career with the organization and since the CIA was
handling the funding of the Afghan resistance to the Soviet Union, it isn't that far of a jump to assume that the US government, particularly the
CIA, was funding Osama Bin Laden, a member of the Bin Laden family, to which the Vice President and former Director of the CIA had close ties to his
family. It would only seem logical that Bin Laden was a liaison between the CIA and the mujahedeen.
If it's only a coincidence, it's an extreme coincidence. Lets take a look at it for a moment.
We have the Vice President of the US, who also happened to be the former Director of the CIA, with close ties to the Bin Laden Family and the
Saudi Royal family.
We have the CIA funding the mujahedeen in Afghanistan.
We have the Saudi Royal family funding the mujahedeen in Afghanistan.
We have a member of the Bin Laden family fundraising and channeling money to the mujahedeen and who also happened to be a member of the
Why would Bid Laden or his supporters not reach out to the US government, a government being topped by Bush, a close friend, ally and business partner
of the Bin Laden family?
Why would Bush or the CIA not reach out to Bin Laden, who was looking to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan, especially seeing that Bush had a good
relationship with the Bin Ladens?
Although none of us will really ever know for sure, it isn't a far leap to suggest that Bin Laden was a liaison, or an "inside-man" for the CIA and
US government in their proxy-war against the Soviets. In fact, it wouldn't even seem so far-fetched that the Arabs fought in Afghanistan at the
behest of the American government.