Discussion in 'History' started by Smash_Hits, May 4, 2011.
Title says it all. Explain to me why Reagan isn't a women-hating, evil asshole.
He was not known as the teflon president for nothing.
Humm...we were supporting them so as to drive out the Soviets from Afghanistan.
This again? Mullah Mohammed Omar organized the taliban in the 90's.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke1zb8jGZvY&feature=related]YouTube - The Soviet withdrawal from the Afghan[/ame]
The Taliban ("Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement") ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001. They came to power during Afghanistan's long civil war. Although they managed to hold 90% of the country's territory, their policies—including their treatment of women and support of terrorists—ostracized them from the world community. The Taliban was ousted from power in December 2001 by the U.S. military and Afghani opposition forces in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the U.S.
The Taliban's rise to power
The Taliban are one of the mujahideen ("holy warriors" or "freedom fighters") groups that formed during the war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan (1979-89). After the withdrawal of Soviet forces, the Soviet-backed government lost ground to the mujahideen. In 1992, Kabul was captured and an alliance of mujahideen set up a new government with Burhanuddin Rabbani as interim president. However, the various factions were unable to cooperate and fell to fighting each other. Afghanistan was reduced to a collection of territories held by competing warlords.
Groups of taliban ("religious students") were loosely organized on a regional basis during the occupation and civil war. Although they represented a potentially huge force, they didn't emerge as a united entity until the taliban of Kandahar made their move in 1994. In late 1994, a group of well-trained taliban were chosen by Pakistan to protect a convoy trying to open a trade route from Pakistan to Central Asia. They proved an able force, fighting off rival mujahideen and warlords. The taliban then went on to take the city of Kandahar, beginning a surprising advance that ended with their capture of Kabul in September 1996.
Read more: The Taliban — Infoplease.com The Taliban — Infoplease.com
um, because he's dead?
Reagan wasnt the problem; as with all republican presidents the problem was the reactionary neo-con nitwits who populated his administration.
The Mujahideen were giving the Russians hell which was good enough for Reagan. Apparently he believed the Arab proverb. Enemy of my enemy is my friend, because he send in the CIA to assist the Mujahideen.
I gotta give credit when it's due, nobody can come up with hate-mongering bullshit like the lefties can.
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