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To: Cronos
Another little fun fact that is seldom mentioned is that in August 2001, the damn Russians (of all people) filed an actual diplomatic protest with the Taliban, strongly objecting to the appointment of bin Laden as the commander-in-chief of Afghanistan's military forces. OBL was in fact an integral part of the Taliban government:

United Press International.

MOSCOW, Aug 30, 2001

"Russia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned the appointment of Saudi terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime, the official RIA Novosti news agency reported. Bin Laden's appointment confirmed that a center of international terrorism is being set up in Taliban-controlled territory, the ministry said in a statement.
'Pseudo-religious values are being used as a cover to prepare a bridgehead for expansion of militant extremism and separatism far beyond the region's borders'..."

6 posted on 12/14/2008 8:51:17 PM PST by mkjessup (43 prior Presidents did NOT spend six-figure sums to hide the details of their birth certificate!)
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To: mkjessup

How in the hell is this not reported on? I’ve spent too much of my time learning about the WOT just as a concerned citizen and this appears nowhere to my knowledge. UBL, as Commander-in-Chief, of the Taliban government would have made headlines in any honest reporters’ mind.


7 posted on 12/14/2008 9:15:10 PM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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