CIA-Osama Bin Laden Controversy

CIA-Osama Bin Laden Controversy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In mid-1979, about the same time as the Soviet Union deployed troops into Afghanistan, the United States began giving several hundred million dollars a year in aid to the Afghan Mujahideen insurgents fighting the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the Soviet Army in Operation Cyclone. Along with native Afghan mujahideen were Muslim volunteers from other countries, popularly known as Afghan Arabs. The most famous of the Afghan Arabs was Osama bin Laden, known at the time as a wealthy and pious Saudi who provided his own money and helped raise millions from other wealthy Gulf Arabs. An often missed fact, when the tables began to turn and the Soviets started to overcome these Afgan fighters, the United States then stopped all aid. This lead to the complete demise of the forces meant to help the U.S. with the Soviet issue. Tens of thousands of Afgans were killed in this U.S. funded venture.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135973193
  • 9786135973198