Ronald Reagan and the Taliban

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    Funny story, or sad if you really think about it.......

    They were talking about Hamas, a girl raised her hand and said,"Oh, I love Hummus, I eat it all the time!"

    My daughter said she just looked at the teacher, the teacher looked at her, and they both burst out laughing.


    One thing about my kid, she LOVES learning about World Events.
     
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    Uh oh. Now you've done it. You've gone and insulted the great Conservative God.

    In Reagan's defense, they weren't the Taliban when we were funding them. Only when we stopped funding them did they become the Taliban.
     
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    How sad for your daughter that the first line of her link contains an editing error in Reagan's speech. He referred to "Afghan freedom fighters" and your daughter's educational tools included this editing comment, "[the Taliban]".

    The Taliban were only one of the mujahideen, and one that the ISI supported.

    No doubt there are other inexact errors and misleading information as well, but I have yet to look. That's really a shame.
     
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    Oh that's dispicable!!!

    Indoctrination at it's WORST!!!!

    What...are they teaching her how to wire herself up?

    Next, they will teach her about the pleasures of lesbianism!!!
     
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    She just showed it to me, she's not using it to write a report.

    She found this ON HER OWN, because she was interested in what they talked about in class. She's like that, if something catches her interest she wants to learn more about it.
     
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    The fact is, we were funding Hekmatyar, Haqquani, and the other Pashtun factions that would go on to become the Taliban and make our "most wanted" list.

    We virtually ignored all other factions of the Muhajadeen, to include Massoud at our peril. We should have listened to the French, not the Paks.

    It's not like we had any indication before the 80s that Hekmatyar was a ruthless thug.

    Oh wait.... We totally did!
     
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    Yet, it is sad that an educational tool is not accurate - it is simplistic, misleading, and does not reflect the situation. At the time Reagan made the speech, the Taliban were not even organized. I have no idea what is so difficult about being accurate when presenting material to students.
     
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    What's so interesting? We supported the Red Chinese during WW II against the Japaneese. We actually sold them missle technology so they could build ICBMS that could reach N. America AND carry nukes.

    Clinton embraced Hafaz Assad.

    Nothing new here, just another attempt by the teacher's unions to blame reagan for 9/11.

    Next....
     
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    Again:


    THIS WAS NOT PRESENTED AS A LEARNING TOOL BY HER TEACHER!

    She looked this up, ON HER OWN, AT HOME, because she is interested in learning more about how the Taliban started, among other things.


    Lots of things kids look up on the internet may not be 100%, that's what you get when you get rid of encyclopedias, eh?
     

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