Europe funding terrorist




 
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Boots
 
June 24th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 

Topic: Europe funding terrorist


http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/ar...23euroleft.htm

Anyone have any information on this, are there any attempts to stop the funds by the European nations?

For the europeans on this board, are the liberals in your nations really this whack or is this a small hard-core group.

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After reading this it really makes me question Europes sanity.
http://www.antiimperialista.com/free...790764&keyword
June 25th, 2005  
Shadowalker
 
 
I think this is probaly small-hardcore groups, not read anything bout this before. Wouldnt be the first time misguided people in western countries have supported terrorism, the IRA used to get funds from the USA.
June 25th, 2005  
CSmaster
 
i would not say Europe fund the terriosts, but some europeans fund terriosts
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June 25th, 2005  
queens_ranger
 
all the while, the biggest terrorist of them all, Mr. bin laden was funded by the US...
June 25th, 2005  
PershingOfLSU
 
That's a huge distortion of the facts. While it may sound nice, it's not true.

The United States did supply the muhjadeen with ammo, money, and stinger air to surface missiles during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, but once the Soviets had been expelled we ceased to supply them with arms.

Bin Laden fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union and during that time undoubtably benefited from United States arms and money. However after the war Bin Laden inherited several hundred million dollars from his family. He then proceeded to invest it and gain further funds. Later when he set about setting up Al Queda he had more then enough money to fund it.

Since then Al Queda has relied on Bin Laden's personal funds and business investments as well as funds raised through false charities and a combination of illegal and legal businesses.
June 25th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PershingOfLSU
That's a huge distortion of the facts. While it may sound nice, it's not true.

The United States did supply the muhjadeen with ammo, money, and stinger air to surface missiles during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, but once the Soviets had been expelled we ceased to supply them with arms.

Bin Laden fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union and during that time undoubtably benefited from United States arms and money. However after the war Bin Laden inherited several hundred million dollars from his family. He then proceeded to invest it and gain further funds. Later when he set about setting up Al Queda he had more then enough money to fund it.

Since then Al Queda has relied on Bin Laden's personal funds and business investments as well as funds raised through false charities and a combination of illegal and legal businesses.
Sheik Mohammed bin Laden, the family patriarch and founder of its construction empire. Upon his death in 1968, he left behind 57 sons and daughters - the offspring he sired with 12 wives in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. About a dozen brothers manage Bin Laden Brothers Construction - one of the largest construction firms in the Middle East.

Salem bin Laden, Osama's older brother, was an investor in Arbusto Energy. - the Texas oil company started by George W. Bush. Arbusto means "Bush" in Spanish. Salem bin Laden died in an airplane crash in Texas in 1988.


Fresh out of Harvard Business School, young George W. Bush returned to Midland, TX, in the late 1970s to follow his father's footsteps in the oil business. Beginning in 1978, he set up a series of limited partnerships - Arbusto '78, Arbusto '79, and so on - to drill for oil.
June 25th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PershingOfLSU
That's a huge distortion of the facts. While it may sound nice, it's not true.

The United States did supply the muhjadeen with ammo, money, and stinger air to surface missiles during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, but once the Soviets had been expelled we ceased to supply them with arms.

Bin Laden fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union and during that time undoubtably benefited from United States arms and money. However after the war Bin Laden inherited several hundred million dollars from his family. He then proceeded to invest it and gain further funds. Later when he set about setting up Al Queda he had more then enough money to fund it.

Since then Al Queda has relied on Bin Laden's personal funds and business investments as well as funds raised through false charities and a combination of illegal and legal businesses.
yes you're right,

the US only armed and trained bin ladens group, and when the war stopped he should've been a nice tool and laid down his arms and gone home
June 25th, 2005  
queens_ranger
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PershingOfLSU
That's a huge distortion of the facts. While it may sound nice, it's not true.

The United States did supply the muhjadeen with ammo, money, and stinger air to surface missiles during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, but once the Soviets had been expelled we ceased to supply them with arms.

Bin Laden fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union and during that time undoubtably benefited from United States arms and money.
so he was funded by the US

how was that a 'huge distortion of facts' when u just proved what i said in the first place?

weird
June 25th, 2005  
PershingOfLSU
 
The only time the United States Government was in any supplying forces associated with Bin Laden was when they were a resistance movement fighting with the people of Afghanistan against a Soviet invasion and restricting their actions to combatting Soviet forces.

If you can't see the difference here then you are too blind to the facts to take part in rational discussion.
June 25th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by queens_ranger
Quote:
Originally Posted by PershingOfLSU
That's a huge distortion of the facts. While it may sound nice, it's not true.

The United States did supply the muhjadeen with ammo, money, and stinger air to surface missiles during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, but once the Soviets had been expelled we ceased to supply them with arms.

Bin Laden fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union and during that time undoubtably benefited from United States arms and money.
so he was funded by the US

how was that a 'huge distortion of facts' when u just proved what i said in the first place?

weird
Because what you are insinuating is that the Al Queda was trained and funded by the US to fight the Russians which is untrue in reality it was the Muhjadeen that received the funding and support Bin Laden was simply a member of that group, I strongly doubt that any funding or direct support ever went to Al Queda from the US.