Middle East education … continues here!

Gronda Morin


My cliff notes knowledge is limited but this is what I know. The hardline Sunni Taliban is an export from Pakistan into Afghanistan around 1994, to counter the Soviet Union’s aggression. They are NOT the same as al-Qaeda. After the attacks on 9/11, President Bush and the press seem to conflate the two groups by indicating that al-Qaeda was  responsible for the US bombings but that the Taliban provided them shelter in Afghanistan. The impression was created in the minds of the public that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda were the same terrorist entity.

Mullah-Omar-former/ deceased Taliban leader Mullah-Omar-former/ deceased Taliban leader

This belief of the Taliban and al-Qaeda being intertwined together, came to be accepted even though the Taliban played no role in the 9/11 attacks, had no prior knowledge of the attacks and that they publicly condemned the actions by al-Qaeda. The two groups are very different in their ideologies, goals, backgrounds, ethnicity, culture and history.  The US military was successful in defeating al-Qaeda for at least a temporary…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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