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    BigAlinWashSt, Funkygal, allenjo

    I seem to recall that we worked with al qaeda, UBL himself was involved, and with the Mujahedeen to drive the Soviet Army out of Afghanistan.

    Not far fetched at all.

    AQ are Sunni. Our big target, the grand prize Iran, is primarily Shiite. Saudi Arabia is mostly Sunni also, and from there came 15 of the 9/11 hijackers and money for the muj and for the Taliban religious schools.

    We'll use 'em until we have no further need and then perhaps turn on them as we have done to others such as Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party who had served us by invading Iran and carrying on a long war with them.

    Saddam also was instrumental in one of our earlier, most people are not even aware of them, regime changes in Iraq during the 1960's.

    We feared the Iraqi leadership might be going to nationalize their oil. Another mission accomplished by the CIA put a halt to that.

    Orwell - "Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"

    by truong son traveler on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 07:57:44 AM PDT

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