posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:09 AM
In almost every book I have read about the Taliban when it comes to the relationship between Al-Qa’ida and the Taliban it is often said that
Afghanistan under the Taliban was a “state sponsored by terrorism” rather that a “state sponsor of terror”. It’s important to not that there
were a number of groups other than Al-Qa’ida who set up shop in Afghanistan they took advantage of local traditions relating to hospitality.
Had it not been for the attacks of 9/11, which Al-Qa’ida it would appear did not inform the leader s of the Taliban regime about in advance, then
the Taliban could very well still be in power. It is therefore not only understandable but inevitable that many members of the Taliban feel that
Al-Qa’ida were a “plague” on the regime.
In the Middle East, conspiracy theories are just a rife as they are in the west. A big part of Bin Laden’s ideology for example stemmed form he idea
that America and the Zionists were controlling many Muslim states through puppet dictators. Something that is quite a familiar theme in our
conspiracies regarding the NWO, as such I would say that they Taliban claims about Al-Qa’ida American spies is just another conspiracy theory rather
than a provable “fact”.
It is important to remember that this is the view of one Taliban commander, I fail to see how it would be possible for him to conduct a survey of
Taliban members about their views on Al-Qa’ida while they are on the run or in combat. Therefore I would cast a sceptical eye over this article and
would be cautious in saying that 70% of the Taliban shear his views. It also does not make it clear what Taliban group he is part of as there are now
a couple of splinter groups. Nor is it clear if he was a member of the Taliban prior to 9/11.
I must say though still a interesting find.