Re: Re: the Real Pakistan

by Clifford D. May

Andy, I’m not sure that U.S.support for the Northern Alliance in its war against the Soviets was tantamount to supporting the forces that evolved into al-Qaeda.

Incidently, I saw the film Charlie Wilson’s War this weekend. It was very entertaining — and very much made this point. I do not mean to imply that any film’s narrative should be regarded as accurate history. (Though most viewers no doubt do exactly that.)

The point is: Would Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud have turned against us had he not been murdered by al-Qaeda assassins (posing as journalists)? I think not — but I could be wrong.