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Afghanistan geography, demographics, economy, modern history - Atlapedia.com
Military Assistance to the Afghan Opposition Human Rights Watch Backgrounder October 2001
War in Afghanistan & WTC attacks, numerous topical studies at Transnational Institute
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban background at Third World Traveler
Afghanistan - what comes next, Russian site
Amnesty International publications and news releases
Derechos Human Rights in Afghanistan
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. RAWA is a political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan
Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
Afghan on line press
'CIA worked with Pakistan to create Taliban' "I warned them that we were creating a monster," Selig Harrison from the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars said at the conference here last week on "Terrorism and Regional Security: Managing the Challenges in Asia."   Harrison said: "The CIA made a historic mistake in encouraging Islamic groups from all over the world to come to Afghanistan." The US provided $3 billion for building up these Islamic groups, and it accepted Pakistan's demand that they should decide how this money should be spent, Harrison said.   "Harrison, who has written five books on Asian affairs and US relations with Asia, has had extensive contact with the CIA and political leaders in South Asia. Harrison was a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace between 1974 and 1996." (C) 'Times of India', 2001

'CIA worked with Pakistan to create Taliban' "I warned them that we were creating a monster," Selig Harrison from the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars said at the conference here last week on "Terrorism and Regional Security: Managing the Challenges in Asia."   Harrison said: "The CIA made a historic mistake in encouraging Islamic groups from all over the world to come to Afghanistan." The US provided $3 billion for building up these Islamic groups, and it accepted Pakistan's demand that they should decide how this money should be spent, Harrison said.   "Harrison, who has written five books on Asian affairs and US relations with Asia, has had extensive contact with the CIA and political leaders in South Asia. Harrison was a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace between 1974 and 1996." (C) 'Times of India', 2001
Weiner, Tim. "Blowback from the Afghan Battlefield." New York Times, 13 Mar. 1994. "In the five years since the Soviets withdrew, tens of thousands of Islamic radicals, outcasts, visionaries and gunmen from some 40 nations have come to Afghanistan to learn the lessons of the jihad, the holy war, to train for armed insurrection, to bring the struggle back home.... The sole field of victory for C.I.A.-backed 'freedom fighters' in the 1980's has become an international center for the training and indoctrination of terrorists.... In these training centers, the foreigners learn about guerrilla warfare, antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. Much in demand, but too precious to fire in training, is the Stinger antiaircraft missile, supplied by the hundreds to the Afghans by the C.I.A. in the 1980's."
Afghanistan - what comes next, Russian site 
With Taliban Gone, Poppy Crops Return

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