Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Informed Comment

Check out this American professor Cole.
I think this is the substantially correct version of the history of the creation of Al Qaida by the US and the saudi monarchy.

The only bit I am unsure about is whether the alliance between Bushco and Al Qaida had broken down by 2001, or that they were still working together in blowing up the world trade centre.

It is quite possible that Al Qaida split between those still working with the CIA and those against it.

The failure of the US to find Bin Laden suggests that the secret alliance still holds.

Informed Comment: "Not content with creating a vast terrorist network to harass the Soviets, Reagan then pressured the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to match US contributions. He had earlier imposed on Fahd to give money to the Contras in Nicaragua, some of which was used to create rightwing death squads. (Reagan liked to sidestep Congress in creating private terrorist organizations for his foreign policy purposes, which he branded 'freedom fighters,' giving terrorists the idea that it was all right to inflict vast damage on civilians in order to achieve their goals). "


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