CIA financially supported the Afgans including arming the rebels and Saudi’s did the same thing with their holy warriors to drive out the Atheist Soviets. The Afgan natives didn’t like the Saudi’s for various reasons but the Afgan’s were fighting the Soviets; they would use any resource to drive them out. If weapons and funds were intermingling with the the two groups is the CIA responsible?
If a Saudi Holy Warrior came across a stinger missile from a dead Afgan Warrior after a major battle; is the CIA responsible for that too?
Why do OBL types like AK-47’s? Where did they get them from?
Dead Soviet soldiers?
The reason AKs show up in nearly all anti-US nations is because the Soviets mass produced them and literally gave them away to anyone willing to take up arms against Americans or American interests. I had actually always wondered why you’d see these African or Arabs who couldn’t afford a pot to piss in all armed to the teeth with AKs and a Marine friend filled me in.