Friday, August 9, 2013

The U.S. Gov't Is Funding al-Qaeda

This should not come as any great surprise, for that very government also created al-Qaeda.  From

The next time Obama and the federal government tell you about the noble cause of our brave soldiers fighting on the side of freedom and democracy in Afghanistan, remember this: you’re not only paying for military action against terrorists (under the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists passed by Congress), but you’re also doling out money to the terrorists, viz al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Earlier this week, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, complained about it. “I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract,” Sopko said in a letter accompanying a quarterly report to Congress.

. . . In addition to the CIA and the Pentagon providing sophisticated armaments to the Taliban during the engineered war against the Soviets in Afghanistan – shoulder-fired Stinger antiaircraft missiles, delayed timing devices for tons of C-4 plastic explosives, wire-guided anti-tank missiles, extensive satellite reconnaissance data of Soviet targets, military intelligence, and a “ceaseless stream” of arms (see Phil Gasper, Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban) – the group later known as al-Qaeda recruited, with the assistance of the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI, tens of thousands of “Afghan-Arab” fighters. Many of them would eventually end up in Guantánamo or on the receiving end of drone delivered Hellfire missiles.

This forbidden history is never mentioned by the corporate media when it “reports” on the “war on terror” and the tenacious presence of al-Qaeda and the Taliban, perennial enemies that will go on fighting (with U.S. taxpayer largess) for the indeterminable future.

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