The Taliban started as a somewhat "rag-tag" group in Afghanistan and soon gained power to become a recognized "government".
Do we belong in Afghanistan? The uae, the Saudis, and the usa, others, cut ties to the taliban soon after 9/11.....why? The taliban were known to harbor and allow training camps for terrorism. We failed miserably to cut the cancerous growth, terrorism, from Afghanistan. While elections did take place the Taliban has regrouped....why? cause we are answering to world pressure rather than fighting a war.
What is/was your "take" on our mission in kuwait? I feel the oil just may have had a bit to do with that one ...ya think?
Firstly,the taliban did not start as rag tag group.It was an evoluton of the "Mughehadin" .
These were the guerilla forces who succeeded in tying down the Soviet troops.
They were founded ,Not by Afghani rebel forces but by the Untied States Government in the time of Ronald Reagan.
The idea, of the CIA, was to create a campain of disorder to destablise the marxist Afghan government( I'll bet you didn't know Afghanistan was in fact a succesful communist country..?) .
The Russians were asked to enter the country to get rid of the mughihadin,who were the US's allies.
The Russians were of course accused of attacking Afghanistan by the western press and spin doctors.
After the soviet union collapsed the russians pulled out completely.
The remnants of the mughihadin ,flush with US dollars and weapons were taken over by FUNDAMENTALIST STUDENTS OF RELIGION.These Students were TALIB,In english this of course means student and the nickname became TALIBAN.
The usa's reason for wanting the Communists of out government in Afghanistan?.To run oil lines through the country down to the ports.
The Original Mughihadin were bought to the US in the 1960's to undertake training by none other than Donald Rumsfeld.
When Saddaam invaded Kuwait ,After G. BUSH sold his debt's to the Kuwaiti's,
BinLaden offered his services in the support of Kuwait.He was roundly rejected by the US government who then refused to remove US troops from suadi soil(sand)
This insult was repaid by the events of 9/11.
To even suggest the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq are directly responsible for 9/11,bali or any other bombing in the last 4-5 years, or that they ever harboured or trained terrorists is sheer and utter nonsense.
Nonsense that is constantly perpetrated and propagated by the present discredited GW BUsh and his overpaid minions.
It is in fact the Suadi royal family who need to be bought to task for these matters because it is they who are the heads of Wahibi sect .
Because of three generations of Bush's contacts with the house of Saud and the bin Laden family it is unlikely that this will ever happen.
Nobody ever said the taliban were a government,except people employed by Rupert murdoch.
Today the Taliban are stronger and more Corrupt than they ever were before the US invasion.A situation bought about by the pointless occupation and the US supplying them with truck loads of weaponry on a daily basis .Weaponry which is used to guard and protect the vast feilds of Opium poppies which are then used to make the heroin which infests our society.
You should be more afraid of your government when they allow this to occur
rather than some Orwellian threat of terrorist activity which has been shown by it's total lack of substance to be so much smoke and Mirrors.!!
And perhaps you should begin to question a government which names one side an enemy while supplying it with arms and then allows that same enemy to ship it's poison around the world with impunity.