Report & Commentary by : Monomakh
We’d like to think that terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda formed spontaneously as an effort by radical Muslims to spread a global Caliphate. At least that seems to be the line of bullshit that the powers that be would like for you to believe. But, the FACT of the matter is that the American Central Intelligence Agency created what has come to be known as al-Qaeda long ago in an effort to cause a Muslim invasion of the Soviet Union AND as an effort to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War!
Back in the 1970s the king of Afghanistan (yes it use King Mohammad Zahir Shah was overthrown and a Soviet Republic was established. This prompted the CIA to form and organize a resistance force which would fight against the Afghan government and the Soviets in Afghanistan. In essence this force of jihadist fighters, referred to as the Mujaheddin, formed by the American CIA would give birth to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and it would morph into what we have today as the most threatening terrorist group on the planet called the Islamic State or ISIS. But this “jihadist movement” actually began even before this.
According to an article written by investigative journalist Wayne Madsen published at infowars.com (see link below) a formerly TOP SECRET CIA bulletin dated 4 December 1952 the CIA embarked on a mission to foment nationalism among the Uzbek tribes in Afghanistan. The CIA hoped that this nationalism would spill over into the Uzbek Soviet Republic which was then part of the USSR. The hope was to destabilize the USSR and that hope has continued into today with the hope now being it will destabilize the Russian Federation.
Contained within the bulletin is a reference to a band of Afghan Uzbeks that were being secretly supported by the CIA. The first reference to this group in the bulletin is redacted but the second reference is NOT redacted for some odd reason. The CIA referred to this Afghan Uzbek group as the “Mogul Band.” It was reported to have “considerable strength” in northern Afghanistan at the time. The hope of the CIA was to reunite this group in Afghanistan with their fellow tribesmen in Soviet Uzbekistan. Further, it was also reported that the Afghan Uzbeks attempted to gain support from Shi’a Hazara tribal leaders in northern Afghanistan.
What is very clear from the bulletin and other sources is that the American CIA was VERY ACTIVE and involved in antagonizing the Afghan Uzbeks against the Soviets. The reference to the “Mogul Band” is the earliest example of the CIA using external Muslim forces against the USSR/Russians.
Eventually, the CIA plan worked as it did create an Uzbek force to fight against the Soviet Army in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War and thereafter. As I said earlier, these Mujaheddin gave birth to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS!
The CIA bulletin states that the “Mogul Band” had “considerable strength” in northern Afghanistan. This bulletin was the first credible report that the Mujaheddin existed. Prior to that there were only rumors of its existence, apparently. The bulletin goes on to say that economic and political discontent in northern Afghanistan would “favor the activities of the Band.” Thus, the report says, the Afghan government might “deal carefully” with the resistance force out of fear of “antagonizing the USSR.”
The CIA screwed up when it firstly redacted the name of its Afghan Uzbek resistance group and then later named it by forgetting to redact it. And, the bulletin also reveals something else! That is that the CIA’s little private Uzbek army of Jihadists actually began long, long before the Soviet-Afghan war! It all began in the early days of the Cold War in what was then a neutral Kingdom of Afghanistan! And that harkens back to the last days of the Truman presidency!
So it appears that the CIA has been involved in the Jihadist movement for decades now and that ought to enrage every American. The “Jihadist Movement” all began as a CIA operation as part of the Cold War and then morphed into an effort to drive the Soviets from Afghanistan. What the CIA failed to anticipate was the appeal of radical Islam (Jihadism) to some Muslims! This CIA operation spun out of control and grew larger than the CIA could have ever anticipated. Essentially, the CIA lit a spark of Islamic radicalism and that spark has turned into a raging wildfire since the 1950s! Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State (ISIS) have their roots in a CIA OPERATION!! That is OUTRAGEOUS!! So, when you want to blame Muslims for their radicalism perhaps you should consider the HISTORICAL FACTS which point DIRECTLY to the CIA! Jihadism (TERRORISM) began with a CIA OPERATION in Afghanistan long ago!! And look around at what that little operation has morphed into today. Obviously, NO ONE at the CIA at the time or since has considered the long-term ramifications of this operation! Perhaps if they had we would not have the terrorism we see today in the world. The CIA should be held ACCOUNTABLE for this! However, more importantly, the question is HOW DO WE STOP THIS from morphing into something even WORSE than ISIS?
Finally just a note. The term “Mujahideen” or “Mujaddin” is a plural term of “Mujahid” which is a term used for one engaged in Islamic Jihad. I think we can safely say that that term has transformed into what we call it all today, “Jihadism” or, plainly, “Muslim Terrorism.”
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