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Monday, May 02, 2011

Conspicuous by its absence

NYTimes:

The Qaeda leader’s body was flown to Afghanistan, the country where he made his fame fighting and killing Soviet troops during the 1980s.

On whose behalf?

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  • Well, Michael Moore went there on Twitter, and it's caused some buzz. this is the best treatment of it I've found.

    I wasn't there, I don't know how much bled over. But it does sound like most of the assertions that the CIA funded Arabs like bin Laden coming into Afghanistan are based on poorer understanding of the mujahideen, or simply assuming that some of the money must have filtered its way over to Osama's crowd.

    As I understand it, most of the groups that the US backed turned into the "northern alliance" in the war against the Taliban, and currently comprise much of Afghanistan's drugged-up, corrupt government. Yay us.

    By Blogger Michael Bacon, at 3:06 PM  

  • I love the smell of revisionism in the morning.

    It smells like, well, it smells like revisionism.

    By Blogger Barry, at 3:19 PM  

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