Re: Stones and Glass Houses
"You've got to hand it to the US military industrial complex, they came upon a winning business model when they armed, bankrolled and trained the Taliban back in the 1980s."
I know that's a common "hate the US" meme, but it's not true.
The US did fund people in Afghanistan - but they funded a small number of folks who HATED the Taliban. Those guys ended up losing out in the power struggle after the Russians left (their main leader was killed by an Al Qaeda bomb the day before 9/11).
Taliban funding came from Pakistan and the rest of the Islamic countries, not the US. Sorry to burst your bubble. People like bin Laden said nice things for a couple of years (because we were funding some other small groups fighting the atheist Russians), but that was pretty much a side show in every sense, and stopped completely once the Soviets pulled out.