You might want to check with Pakistan, because Pakistan provided support to the Afghan Arabs, who were not part of the group known as the Afghan Mujahideen, for whom the CIA supported. In other words, the Afghan Mujahideen received CIA support, while on the other hand, the Afghan Arabs, which was the group of bin Laden, was supported by Pakistan.
...that the CIA funded bin Laden or trained bin Laden—is simply a folk myth. There's no evidence of this. In fact, there are very few things that bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and the U.S. government agree on. They all agree that they didn't have a relationship in the 1980s. And they wouldn't have needed to. Bin Laden had his own money, he was anti-American and he was operating secretly and independently. The real story here is the CIA didn't really have a clue about who this guy was until 1996 when they set up a unit to really start tracking him
Tens of thousand more foreign Muslim radicals came to study in the hundreds of new madrassas in Pakistan and along the Afghan border, that the Pakistan government funded. Eventually "more than 100,000 Muslim radicals were to have direct contact with Pakistan and Afghanistan and be influenced by the jihad."
So, here is where 911 conspiracist confused two different groups; the Afghan Mujahideen and the Afghan Arabs.
Edited by skyeagle409, 22 June 2013 - 03:00 AM.