Why the Saudis supported the Taliban in the past (and will do in the future again)

“Afghanistan is a nation of observant Muslims but their traditional Islam is mixed with Sufi culture. Through the past three decades, Wahhabism has been relentlessly injected into the Afghan psyche…From the Saudi viewpoint, the raison d’etre of the Taliban saga of the 1990s was about ‘containing’ Shi’ite Iran, and the United States happily went along with that sordid enterprise…The Saudis are repeating what they have always done — insulate themselves from the al-Qaeda by putting rings of engagement around it, while the rest of mankind can go to hell. ”

http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2012/11/04/do-afghans-want-more-religion/

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