Did the United States government ever fund, train or arm Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda?
#76142. Asked by author. (Feb 20 07 7:37 PM)
Yes, through Operation Cyclone.
The U.S. took advantage of this movement's ambitions and bred them (al-Qaeuda) to suit their needs. The U.S. government maintains such support was limited to the indigenous Afghan mujahedeen, and Osama bin Laden's participation in the conflict was unrelated to CIA programs. Regardless, the US program encouraged similar funding systems to come through the Arab Muslim world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda#History
Feb 20 07, 7:50 PM
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