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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:29 AM
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13. Sorry, that's wrong.
The Taliban was a group that sprang up in Afghanistan amongst the Pashtu in the mid 90s. The Mujahadeen fighters of Afghanistan during the 80s and early 90s were not the Taliban, and the Taliban rose up as a local group not connected to them.

I understand your confusion, I even believed that, too, for a while. In the late 90s and around 9-11 there were a lot of reports that the Taliban was the same group, largely because of it's connection to Usama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. Since then we've learned a lot more abou them. The Taliban was a local group who sprang up in the Pashtu region of Afghanistan in 96 as a reaction against the lawlessness of the warlords who were dividing Afghanistan. They had strict laws and violent enforcement of them, and as the defeated a couple of the warlords, they were joined by others, including some of the remnants of the mujahadeen. The warlords they were fighting were also remnants of the mujahadeen, though, so you could even argue that the Taliban rose up against the mujahadeen.

Later, when Clinton tried to capture Bin Laden and Bin Laden hid out in Afghanistan, the leaders of the Taliban allied with him, and Bin Laden began helping the Taliban to train its soldiers. But in the beginning the Taliban was a completely separate group.
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  - Saddam was our good buddy too.  Webster Green   Aug-24-10 09:39 PM   #1 
  - holy hell.  nashville_brook   Aug-24-10 09:41 PM   #2 
  - charlie wilson`s war.....  madrchsod   Aug-24-10 09:49 PM   #3 
  - Stingers  tclambert   Aug-25-10 06:27 AM   #15 
     - What else would he have meant? n/t  leeroysphitz   Aug-25-10 03:22 PM   #17 
        - Ya never know these days, we could have put oil in their  HysteryDiagnosis   Aug-25-10 07:50 PM   #31 
  - Kind of misleading title........  Grassy Knoll   Aug-24-10 09:59 PM   #4 
  - Right  BeFree   Aug-24-10 10:30 PM   #6 
  - They weren't called the Taliban........  Grassy Knoll   Aug-24-10 11:00 PM   #10 
  - Sorry, that's wrong.  jobycom   Aug-25-10 05:29 AM   #13 
  - I thought I heard him say "To the people of Afghanistan"  Turborama   Aug-25-10 12:38 AM   #11 
  - Yup, Saddam was our ally back in the '80s  Rhiannon12866   Aug-24-10 09:59 PM   #5 
  - Rambo 2 is a good one to watch now too  heliarc   Aug-24-10 10:32 PM   #7 
  - That was Rambo 3  SnakeEyes   Aug-24-10 10:48 PM   #9 
  - Great & Bush the lessor blew it up before the invasion.  Historic NY   Aug-24-10 10:48 PM   #8 
  - How Jimmy Carter Started the Mujahideen  roxiejules   Aug-25-10 01:26 AM   #12 
  - Russia entered Afghanistan during  florida08   Aug-25-10 05:41 AM   #14 
  - I'm not a huge Reagan fan but this video is historically inaccurate  Green_Lantern   Aug-25-10 02:01 PM   #16 
  - Except the Video Never Mentioned the Taliban...  mckara   Aug-25-10 03:40 PM   #18 
     - Well the OP said it so evidentally he/she thinks the video is  Green_Lantern   Aug-25-10 03:53 PM   #19 
  - During the 2000 campaign, Dubya thought they were a rock band.  Dr.Phool   Aug-25-10 03:54 PM   #20 
  - Though one cannot blame people for not knowing the future...  AlbertCat   Aug-25-10 03:54 PM   #21 
  - ROFL, Thank you for posting Lorien..priceless. n/t  Jefferson23   Aug-25-10 05:13 PM   #22 
  - Yep I hear it all the time and I must agree...  humbled_opinion   Aug-25-10 05:33 PM   #23 
  - Very misleading headline. He did not dedicate it to the "taliban".  cleanhippie   Aug-25-10 05:47 PM   #24 
  - The Mujahideen were fighting the Russians on March 22, 1982, and  jtuck004   Aug-25-10 05:54 PM   #25 
  - False Equivalency....  xocet   Aug-25-10 06:10 PM   #26 
  - What's the difference between Hitler, Saddam, Osama, & Noriega?  griloco   Aug-25-10 06:59 PM   #27 
  - How do you know that? n/t  RoccoR5955   Aug-25-10 07:18 PM   #29 
  - FUCK RONALD REAGAN!!!!!  RoccoR5955   Aug-25-10 07:16 PM   #28 
  - Ronny was a hero in so many peoples' eyes.... fortunately I  HysteryDiagnosis   Aug-25-10 07:51 PM   #32 
  - This is from a BBC documentar called The Power of Nightmares ...............  Exilednight   Aug-25-10 07:23 PM   #30 
  - Reagan did NOT dedicate the shuttle to the Taliban  AzNick   Aug-25-10 09:04 PM   #33 
  - I don't hear him say "Taliban"...? n/t  time_has_come   Aug-25-10 09:23 PM   #34 

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