The UK Independent Saw Osama Bin Laden As A Man Of Peace

The left wing UK Independent told us in the year 2000 that snow is a thing of the past.

In 1993, they celebrated the great peacemaker Osama Bin Laden

Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace

OSAMA Bin Laden sat in his gold- fringed robe, guarded by the loyal Arab mujahedin who fought alongside him in Afghanistan. Bearded, taciturn figures – unarmed, but never more than a few yards from the man who recruited them, trained them and then dispatched them to destroy the Soviet army – they watched unsmiling as the Sudanese villagers of Almatig lined up to thank the Saudi businessman who is about to complete the highway linking their homes to Khartoum for the first time in history. With his high cheekbones, narrow eyes and long brown robe, Mr Bin Laden looks every inch the mountain warrior of mujahedin legend. Chadored children danced in front of him, preachers acknowledged his wisdom. ‘We have been waiting for this road through all the revolutions in Sudan,’ a sheikh said. ‘We waited until we had given up on everybody – and then Osama Bin Laden came along.

Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace: The Saudi businessman who recruited mujahedin now uses them for large-scale building projects in Sudan. Robert Fisk met him in Almatig – World – News – The Independent

h/t to sabretoothed


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2 Responses to The UK Independent Saw Osama Bin Laden As A Man Of Peace

  1. sabretoothed says:

    National Security Advisor under President Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was famously photographed in Pakistan in the early 1980s eyeing the barrel of a gun that the US government had supplied to Al Qaeda and to its leader who was standing in the photo beside him – Osama bin Laden: (Source of pic

  2. Andy DC says:

    20/20 hindsight.

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