Historical context in Afghanistan, Carter and Brezesinksi policy

CIA/SIS Clinton

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http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/linkscopy/USsupTaleban.html

US, CIA support Taleban

"An Afghan politician on Sunday asked the United States to stop supporting the Taleban militia ... The U.S. role in the case of Bin Laden is dubious, since they could arrest him if they wanted to."

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http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house09.html

GLOBAL TERRORISM: SOUTH ASIA-THE NEW LOCUS

HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

JULY 12, 2000 Serial No. 106-173

Mr. ROHRABACHER. "This is a joke. I mean, you have to go to closed session to tell us where the weapons are coming from?...Only the United States has given ... part and parcel to supporting the Taliban all along and still is, let me add ... We have been supporting the Taliban because all of our aid goes to the Taliban areas, and when people from the outside try to put aid into areas not controlled by the Taliban, they are thwarted by our own State Department."

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http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0209/10/cf.00.html

CNN CROSSFIRE

Aired September 10, 2002 - 19:00 ET

"MCDERMOTT: we put the Taliban there...We funded the Taliban through the Pakistanis, and all that money -- we could have cut off that money and stopped what was going on. We knew what was going on there."

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http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst110501.htm

Statement - Ron Paul, M.D.

November 5, 2001

"We should recognize that American tax dollars helped to create the very Taliban government that now wants to destroy us...Our government publicly supported the Taliban right up until September 11... Already in 2001 the U.S. has provided $125 million in so-called humanitarian aid to the country, making us the world's single largest donor to Afghanistan. Rest assured the money went straight to the Taliban..."

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Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski - Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21 1998 p. 76*

http://www.milnet.com/afi/2001/AFI-Research-1029.htm

"CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3,1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul..."