CJK - US Used Israeli Captured Arms for Mujaheddin - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 10.01.10 | 09:59 (IST)

    In the 1980s the US used Israeli-captured arms to arm the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan against the Soviets. The deal was partially brokered by the Egyptians and financed by the Saudis. That's how Bin Laden got his start, with Israeli help, too. Nobody's perfect. The US also helped broker the end of the 1948 Israel-Arab war. Our Ambassador got a Nobel for it. That's where the Green Line came from. Was that a mistake too? And Jimmy Carter helped broker the Israel-Egypt Peace. It involved some security guarantees for both Egypt and the Israelis. Was that a mistake too?

    from the article: 'Bush sold Arab states arms in violation of deal with Israel'
    First published 01:43 10.01.10 | Last updated 09:34 10.01.10
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