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Clark

“Apparently the Taliban were started in Pakistan by the Inter-Services Intelligence.”

But before the Taliban, Pakistan’s ISI collaborated with the US CIA and the UK MI6 to create, train and equip the Mujahideen:

John Pilger at Information Clearing House:

Recruited from all over the Muslim world, America’s secret army was trained in camps in Pakistan run by Pakistani intelligence, the CIA and Britain’s MI6. Others were recruited at an Islamic College in Brooklyn, New York – within sight of the doomed Twin Towers. One of the recruits was a Saudi engineer called Osama bin Laden.

– The aim was to spread Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia and destabilize and eventually destroy the Soviet Union.

This seems entirely consistent with the US policy adopted in the secret 1945 Quincy Agreement between the USA and the al Saud monarchy of ‘Saudi’ Arabia.

With thanks to Courtenay Barnett for the link.