Ben Swann - Syria’s Game Of Thrones: Obama Backs Al Qaida And The Chechen TerroristsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 15:12
Ben Swann - Syria’s Game Of Thrones: Obama Backs Al Qaida And The Chechen Terrorists
6 hours ago | International | Posted by Joshua Cook
September 4, 2013
From 1979 to 1989, the Soviet Union was involved in a long, drawn out war in Afghanistan which came to be known as “Russia’s Vietnam.” At the time, the US was backing anti Russian forces in the country. Those forces – collectively known as the Mujahideen – were fighting against the pro-Soviet Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
One of the main leaders of the Mujahideen was Osama Bin Laden – originally from a wealthy Saudi Arabian family – and were ultimately successful in toppling the government. They didn’t, however, form a new government right away, and ultimately the Pakistan and Saudi-backed Taliban were able to seize control. These radical groups backed Bin Laden’s attack on the US in September 11, prompting the US to enter a near-decade-long war in the country.