We’ve been down this road before! Here is a excerpt from wikipedia about Charlie Wilson, the Democratic Representative from Texas that once partnered with the CIA to supply weapons to the Mujahadin to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. Most of Wilson’s money from Congress went to Al-queda! And we all know how well that worked out. Just thought I’d show a little background for why Russia might be upset.
In 1980, Wilson read an Associated Press dispatch on the congressional wires describing the refugees fleeing Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. The communist Democratic Republic of Afghanistan had taken over power during the Afghan Civil War and asked the Soviet Union to help suppress resistance from the mujahideen. According to biographer George Crile III, Wilson called the staff of the House Appropriations Committee dealing with “black appropriations” and requested a two-fold appropriation increase for Afghanistan. Because Wilson had just been named to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (which is responsible for funding CIA operations), his request went through.
For his efforts, Wilson was presented with the Honored Colleague Award by the CIA. He became the first civilian to receive the award.However, Wilson’s role remains controversial because most of the aid was supplied to Islamist hardliner Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, now a senior Taliban leader and a supporter of al-Qaeda.