Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!
"It always amazes me, the look of shock and horror and that 'caught in the headlights expression on their faces"
Just FYI, what you're seeing there is the average person's "oh fuck he's ranting, how can I slowly back away from the crazy person" expression, not them thinking "oh wow my mind has been blown and suddenly I see the truth".
That said: "The reeality is, OBL and the CIA were buddies, from wqay back when the Russians were in Afgahnistan" [SIC through-out], isn't wrong, but you're looking at it the wrong way. It's not that the CIA had some master plan in 1980 to fund this bloke Osama so that they could use him twenty years later in a false-flag operation, it's because at the time they genuinely thought it was a good idea to give guns to the religious fundamentalists, and that there was no way that this could possibly go wrong, no-siree-Bob. (Spoiler, it went wrong.)
Just remember Hanlon's razor, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity", ie it's much more likely that the CIA are fucking incompetents, rather than grand masterminds.
Oh, and keep an eye out in twenty years for some ex US-backed Syrian rebel with a grudge turning terrorist.