Afghani government was toppled by Russians who killed Amin. The one that requested Russian ground invasion - not the Afghani people. And Taliban
enjoyed a substantial support from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Much much much more substantial support then from Israel.
You are forgetting Afghani never wanted Amin, see history of Afghanistan 101:
in 1978 military officers invited the Marxist party to form the Afghan government, under the leadership of Noor Mohammed Taraki, a university
professor.The government began to bring in much-needed reforms, but with restraint and prudence. Labour unions were legalized, a minimum wage was
established, a progressive income tax was introduced, men and women were given equal rights, and girls were encouraged to go to school. On September
1,1978, there was an abolition of all debts owed by farmers. A program was being developed for major land reform, and it was expected that all farm
families (including landlords) would be given the equivalent of equal amounts of land.
Everywhere life seemed peaceful and there were few police and soldiers on the scene. This was a genuinely popular government and people looked forward
to the future with great hope. Admittedly, the issue of women's rights and education for girls was controversial, and fundamentalist mullahs conducted
campaigns against this. It was these people and their converts, along with landlords, who migrated to Pakistan, as refugees.
But there was a much more powerful opponent to the government -- that was the U.S., which objected to it because it was Marxist. The CIA, along with
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, almost immediately began to provide military aid and training to the Muslim extremists.
Afghan Marxists have claimed that one of their countrymen, Hafizullah Amin, while on visits to the U.S., had been "converted" by the CIA and became
their agent in the Taraki government. He worked his way to the top, and, as defense minister, in September, 1979, carried out a coup, took over the
government, and had Taraki killed. All his loyal supporters were killed, jailed, or exiled. He then proceeded to undermine and discredit the Marxist
government. He enacted draconian laws against the Muslim clergy, to purposefully further alienate them. Progressive reforms were halted and thousands
of people were jailed.
Meanwhile, the CIA's trained and armed mujahedeen came in by the thousands to attack parts of the country. In a matter of three months, Amin had
essentially destroyed the Marxist government and had planned to surrender to the mujahedeen, and become the president of a fundamentalist Islamic
state. But at the end of December, 1979, Amin was overthrown by the remnants of Taraki supporters, and, under the leadership of Babrak Karmal (who had
been in exile in the U.S.S.R.), they invited the U.S.S.R. to send in a contingent of troops to help ward off the well-armed mujahedeen invaders,many
being foreign mercenaries.
The advent of Soviet troops on Afghan soil tragically set the stage for the eventual destruction of the country. President Carter's national security
advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinske, saw this as a golden opportunity to fire up the zeal of the most reactionary Muslim fanatics -- to have them declare a
jihad on the atheist infidels who defiled Afghan soil -- and to not only expel them but to pursue them and "liberate" the Muslim-majority areas of the
U.S.S.R. And for the next ten years, with an expenditure of about 40 billion dollars from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and with the recruitment of
30,000 non- Afghan Muslims into the jihad (including Osama bin Laden), this army of religious zealots laid waste to the land and people of
And yet those fundamentalist groups are the ones who use suicide bombers Doctrine that you just promoted in the OP. Hamas that send the most suicide
bombers (funny thing - not a single relative of Hamas officials among them) into Israel is against Assad, supported what happened in Egypt and Lybia
The 'doctrine' in my OP was not supported only explained in the OP. That was a misconception on your part. I do not have to agree with Hamas to
attempt to understand them and their actions. See, my religion teaches me to stand against oppression on the basis that it is wrong. I do not have to
have the same politics or religion to stand with a people who are oppressed.
Really? Are you sure that it is not your side who wants the people dead? The guy who calls himself Imam and agreed to your post is waiting for his
chance to slaughter, yet even Israeli racists and bigots "only" want to move all Arabs somewhere else. And those are the tiny minority.. Majority of
Israelis supported p
The person you are quoting name is "I'm a Muslim", not Imam anything. Again, what he said was not religion based but based on a spirit of self defense
against people who have been oppressing the Muslims for generations. If it was you, if it had been your country, what would you do?
The Americans had one attack on their soil and have been killing for 11 years in retaliation
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