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UAE Taliban Recognition Mainly Political (more nutty logic for port deal)
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UAE Taliban Recognition Mainly Political


By TAREK AL-ISSAWI, Associated Press Writer
Fri Feb 24, 4:57 PM ET


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates was one of only three countries that recognized the Taliban militia as the legitimate rulers of Afghanistan in the 1990s, linking the Perian Gulf nation to one of the world's most hard-line regimes.


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In addition to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan also recognized the Taliban after they seized the Afghan capital Kabul in 1996. All three countries cut ties with the Taliban after it sheltered al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.


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The Taliban who hosted bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network before being driven from power by a U.S.-led coalition in late 2001 follow the hard-line Wahhabi branch of Sunni Islam, also adhered to in Saudi Arabia.


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"Islamabad and Washington have been close allies, and the United States at the time saw the Taliban as the group that could control Afghanistan and stop the fighting," he said.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060224/ap_on_re_mi_ea/emir...



So their arguement is that the UAE should control American ports because they had a reason to support terrorists and the U.S. helped to strenghten the Taliban?

So does this mean the U.S. is responsible for 9/11?

And if so, why is the Bush administration trying to go down another clearly questionable path?
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