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5. The two pairs to blame are Carter/Brzezinski and Bush/Khalilzad
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 07:48 AM
Aug 2021

Carter/Brzezinski originated the idea that the US should support Islamic fundamentalists as a way of combating godless communists in Central Asia. They began the program of CIA support and encouragement for Saudi Arabian Wahhabists and Pakistani Deobandists to weave together the Taliban ideology as part of the support for mujahidin in Afghanistan. They are the fathers of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISIS, etc. I think that Carter bought the bill of goods that Islamic "believers" were somehow akin to Christian "believers".

Bush/Khalilzad put the Pashtuns back in power by supporting Hamid Karzai and the Loya Jirga of 2002. There is little difference between Pashtun culture and Taliban ideology, so this made the Taliban resurgence and Pashtun dominance of Afghanistan inevitable.

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