- Apr 23, 2017
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- New Mexico
We never funded the Taliban. You should read Charlie Wilson's War. It explains everything. We funded the forces under Shah Mamoud, not the Taliban.
You may be right since I may not know all the details, but I doubt it since the CIA was notorious for funding the more radical fundamentalists for some reason, and certainly there was a time when those who became later known as the Taliban in 1996, were not known by that name yet.
I doubt we funded Ahamad Shah Massoud much because we was Tajik and could never have much of a power sharing role in any Afghan government.
And since he was killed in 2001, he can't play any role after that.