Thread: [Split Thread] Al Qaeda, ISIS, Western imperialism
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Old 3rd December 2019, 06:10 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Arcade22 View Post
The US had already launched Tomahawk cruise missiles against Al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan years before this, as a response to the 1998 Embassy bombings. After that attack UN sanctions were placed on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, specifically ordering declaring that:

You can't seriously argue that they were somehow oblivious to this and that they couldn't have know that he was engaged in terrorism until after 9/11. How ******* stupid do you think they are?
Or if they knew, they ignored it.
Fact is, Al Qaida apparently operated as what in the Mafia is known as "'Muscle"for the Taliaban.
and the restrictions the Taliaban placed on Al Qaida was just for foreign comsumpition.
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