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To: xander1000

And you have proof that Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was receiving funds or RPGs to fight the soviets? Osama was a minor player, a foot soldier in the 80s. I have no doubt that he may have been part of mujadeen in Afghanistan that were getting assistance from the U.S.

I have read enough about Osama. He turned against the U.S. and the government of Saudi Arabia after the 1991 Gulf War when he offered Saudi assistance to protect them from Iraq and they spurned him and went to the U.S. for assistance. Long after the war in Afghanistan was over.


40 posted on 03/29/2010 10:20:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“And you have proof that Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was receiving funds or RPGs to fight the soviets? “

It is a well know fact:
In the 1980s, Azzam traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America, including 50 cities in the United States, to raise money and preach about jihad. He inspired young Muslims with stories of miraculous deeds, mujahideen who defeated vast columns of Soviet troops virtually single-handed, who had been run over by tanks but survived, who were shot but unscathed by bullets. Angels were witnessed riding into battle on horseback, and falling bombs were intercepted by birds, which raced ahead of the jets to form a protective canopy over the warriors. [12]

In Steven Emerson’s 1994 television documentary Terrorists Among Us: Jihad in America, he showed a video of Abdullah Azzam in Brooklyn urging his audience to wage jihad in America (which Azzam explains “means fighting only, fighting with the sword”), and Fayiz Azzam (a cousin of Abdullah) tells an Atlanta audience: “Blood must flow. There must be widows; there must be orphans.”[13]

“I have read enough about Osama. He turned against the U.S. and the government of Saudi Arabia after the 1991 Gulf War when he offered Saudi assistance to protect them from Iraq and they spurned him and went to the U.S. for assistance. Long after the war in Afghanistan was over.”

So what are you saying, it was alright to support, finance and tolerate a well known jihadi group, as long as they are not acting against the US?


41 posted on 03/29/2010 11:04:19 AM PDT by xander1000
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