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Reagan Loved Him Some Taliban

 
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 12:05 pm
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11049525_804976729595383_2091684796717947566_n.png?oh=937575d308fd299c82f61c6cac8f7335&oe=5615B05C
 
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 05:35 pm
And, according to you, this proves what?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 06:41 pm
@Brandon9000,
It proves that he loved him some Taliban, like I already said.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 07:09 pm
I would guess that they were mujahideen associated with resisting the Soviet invasion, rather than the Taliban who didn't really get going until the early 90s.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 08:05 pm
He met these guys, armed and trained them and they were to become the Taliban, after Reagan pronounced them George Washingtons. Enabling Osama, trading arms to Iran, arming and boosting Saddam. Yep he loved him some Taliban.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 08:22 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

He met these guys, armed and trained them and they were to become the Taliban, after Reagan pronounced them George Washingtons. Enabling Osama, trading arms to Iran, arming and boosting Saddam. Yep he loved him some Taliban.

Helping them resist the Soviet invasion was a good thing, or certainly seemed to be at the time. Unlike you, he couldn't get a glimpse into the future to see how everything turned out. But, if you're satisfied with making your points at the level of childish taunts, carry on.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 08:30 pm
It ain't childish taunts pointing out how somebody paved the way for the chaos we have now.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2015 10:01 pm
@edgarblythe,
If you knew anything about the topic you would know in that room are representatives of factions that turned out to be the Taliban's greatest enemies . Don't believe everything you read just because it agrees with you .
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 05:59 am
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:
If you knew anything about the topic you would know in that room are representatives of factions that turned out to be the Taliban's greatest enemies . Don't believe everything you read just because it agrees with you .
Reagan called them "freedom fighters from behind the curtain of silence" and said, they came to Washington to tell him what really was going on Afghanistan. - The names etc of those six their names, etc., could perhaps be found in the 1983 Congressional Record. (The photo is from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library without any further information than "U.S. President Ronald Reagan meets with a group of Afghan freedom fighters to discuss Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan, especially the September 1982 massacre of 105 Afghan villagers in Lowgar Province.")

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 06:15 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
The names etc of those six their names, etc., could perhaps be found in the 1983 Congressional Record.
Sorry, a quick google search proved that they known since decades.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 07:40 am
@edgarblythe,
Well done Edgar, it takes a lot of guts to tell the truth when there's a multibillion dollar media industry saying the exact opposite.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 08:37 am
@izzythepush,
Thanks. And I only grazed the subject.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 09:32 am
@edgarblythe,
I see the usual suspects are queuing up to deny/ameliorate the truth. Anything rather than educate themselves.

I wonder what they make of Dubya's links from when he was Governor of Texas.

Quote:
A senior delegation from the Taleban movement in Afghanistan is in the United States for talks with an international energy company that wants to construct a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan to Pakistan.

A spokesman for the company, Unocal, said the Taleban were expected to spend several days at the company's headquarters in Sugarland, Texas.

Unocal says it has agreements both with Turkmenistan to sell its gas and with Pakistan to buy it.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/west_asia/37021.stm<br /> <br />

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 09:41 am
@izzythepush,
I think they got too close to these people and were fooled by them, possibly blinded by money.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 11:23 am
@edgarblythe,
Money does tend to fudge ethics.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 04:24 pm
@izzythepush,
Do you know of any ethical billionaires? I mean one who puts people before money?
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2015 08:13 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Most of those in that room fought the Taliban . Of course little details are lost on this crowd of idiots .
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 01:31 am
@RABEL222,
There are some. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and this guy, but they are a minority.
Quote:
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his $32bn (£20bn; €29bn) personal fortune to charity.

The 60-year-old nephew of King Salman is one of the world's richest people.

He said he had been inspired by the Gates Foundation, set up by Bill and Melinda Gates in 1997.

The money would be used to "foster cultural understanding", "empower women", and "provide vital disaster relief", among other things, he said.

Mr Gates praised the decision, calling it an "inspiration to all of us working in philanthropy around the world".

Prince Alwaleed is at number 34 on the Forbes list of the world's richest people.

The money will go to the prince's charitable organisation, Alwaleed Philanthropies, to which he has already donated $3.5bn.

The prince, who does not hold an official government position, is chairman of investment firm Kingdom Holding Company.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33353370
RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 12:25 am
@izzythepush,
Saw that and I was very surprised that he is considering that. But let us wait until we see to whom he gives his money before we pat him on the back.
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