Dec 19, 2012
And my diminutive friend, I think YOU'VE missed the point and the overall picture. The goal of AQ was stated as making a pan-Islamic caliphate from Atlantic to Pacific, from Morocco to Indonesia, and beyond! But the lifestyle of freedom of choice that America offers hurts that dream. And as we all ought to know, when you have religious theocracies, or equivalents (communism is a prime example), you have 1 party rule, and that party's ruling council will use their power to enrich themselves. Back in the FSU, and China, you had the top 1% who were party members who had all the real power and access to real wealth/privlege. This is what Bin Laden wanted. Now, at one time did we arm the Taliban? Sure. When they were fighting the FSU in Afghanistan. Did OBL get some of that weaponry? Possibly. I think in this day and age, they more than likely had Soviet weapons.