This is the third article in a series about Conservative Social Engineering (CSE).
"What is most important ... The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or ... the end of the cold war? …That secret operation was an excellent idea ... drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap ... "
Amply documented, but rarely mentioned in 9/11 news reports, the "Islamic Militant Network" (the forerunner of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda), was actually created during Jimmy Carter’s presidency (1976-1981).
Carter's aid was enough to sustain a small regional war holy with the Soviet Union that was promptly linked to the United States as word spread across the Middle East among religious fundamentalist recruiters.
Ronald Reagan CIA gave $3 billion to Osama Bin Laden. Reagan's aid package escalated to include anti-aircraft rockets, anti-tank rockets, plus training to build Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that were used against our own troops during our current war in Afghanistan. This started a full blown war with the Soviet Union, and it was impossible to ignore the fact that the US was involved.
What did Osama Bin Laden want from the US? Foreign aid to build roads, schools, and hospitals in Afghanistan to repair the damage our war caused, and a promise to not destroy any other Muslim countries.
On August 7, 1998, two car bombs exploded at the American Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing 224 people and wounding more than 5,000 others. It took about 5 minutes to figure out who was responsible and about 2 weeks to move the ships.
In 1948, Venezuela signed a fifty-fifty oil profit-sharing agreement; in Saudi Arabia, ARAMCO was to do the same two years later. In Iran, the perceived injustice of the 1933 agreement remained a festering sore ... resulting in elections and nationalization of Iranian oil in 1951 ...
The CIA's covert intervention in 1953 — codenamed TPAJAX — preserved the Shah's power and protected Western control of a hugely lucrative oil infrastructure by eliminating the democratically elected government of Iran.
Because of Carter's involvement in Afghanistan and Eisenhower's involvement in Iran, the Soviet Union signed treaties to build nuclear power plants in Iran. There are an infinite number of less expensive ways to boil water that don't produce plutonium that is required to build nuclear weapons.
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