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Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan ?

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 07:25 AM
I have heard some people say that the Mujahideen was not the same as the Taliban is this true ? Or did many Mujahideen members became members of the Taliban ? Some say if the Soviet Union was allowed to stay in Afghanistan that the Taliban would of never took power ?

Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan

Uploaded by trodas on Aug 1, 2007

Todays the Taliban, Al Qaeda and terrorists - yestarday the big American allied forces. In 1982, Ronald Reagan dedicated the Space Shuttle Columbia to the resistance fighters in Afghanistan. Just as the Columbia, we think, represents man's finest aspirations in the field of science and technology so too does the struggle of the Afghan people represent man's highest aspirations for freedom. I am dedicating, on behalf of the American people, the March 22nd launch of the Columbia to the people of Afghanistan.

Proclamation 5034—Afghanistan Day, 1983

By the President of the United States of America, 21 March 1983

The tragedy of Afghanistan continues as the valiant and courageous Afghan freedom fighters [The Taliban] persevere in standing up against the brutal power of the Soviet invasion and occupation. The Afghan people are struggling to reclaim their freedom, which was taken from them when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979.

edit on 13-12-2011 by mikejohnson2006 because: misspellings

posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:03 AM
We must remember and NEVER forget than when the US invaded Afghanistan the US was NOT in conflict with the Taliban.

Sure the Taliban had eradicated heroin production to zero, but at that time we were not concerned about the Taliban rule.

The US actually flew Taliban to Pakistan in a evacuation effort shortly before the invasion.

The focus of the Occupation of Afghanistan has morphed over the past decade.

It should be apparent to all that once again the US lied about the true reason of the invasion.

The invasion was and is about securing the Natural resources of Afghanistan for the control of the Black arm of the US Government.

The US has lucratively been able to increase Heroin production to record levels and has been quite successful in converting the Heroin into a weapon directed toward the populations of Russia and Eastern Europe.

Under the US puppet government the Gulf Oil pipeline and oil fields are now secured.

But, to answer the question directly posed by the OP,

Mujahideen are comprised by the Taliban and the Taliban is made up of Mujahideen.

One need not be mujahideen to be Taliban, nor does one need to be Taliban to be part of the mujahideen.

Some goat herder in Afghanistan is NO threat to the American population nor the National Boarders.

posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:13 AM
reply to post by brokedown

You do make a lot of sense, however i will have to disagree with you on the 'Taliban stopped the entire opium poppy production'. Never happened, opium poppies have always been grown regardless. The taliban may have 'wanted' to stop it all, but i very much doubt it.

Besides they blew up the largest statue in the world to Buddha, so not very peaceful

posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 10:06 AM
The us is not in conflict with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but with Afghans, among which Talibans, who refuse the rule of Kabul/Washington or make unacceptable demands.

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