You never heard the saying my enemies enemy is my friend? During the Cold War the Soviets were Amrica's number one enemy and the Mujahadeen were fighting the Soviets making alot of trouble for them so America supported them. Today they have become the problem and so America is now at war with them. In the 80s America supported Saddam Hussain because he was fighting Iran who were America's big enemy in the region but in the 90s Saddam became a problem and America fought two wars in Iraq. Before the revolution Iran was Israel's best friend, we sold them military technology did lots of trade but then there was the revolution and now Iran is Israel's deadliest enemy. The world changes and as that happens sometimes friends become enemies and enemies become friends just can't predict the future and during the Afghan war against the Soviet Union I can't imagine America ever thought they would be at war with Afghanistan so it suited them to help the Mujahadeen.
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from the article: Dennis Ross: Saudi king vowed to obtain nuclear bomb after Iran