THE U.S. AND THE TALIBAN08/20/02
Jean-Charles Brisard, co-author of THE FORBIDDEN TRUTH (Thunder's Mouth Press). Brisard is a French author and currently the chief investigator for family members who lost loved ones on 9/11 and are suing Saudi charities for their alleged involvement. In this interview, Brisard discussed the relationship between the U.S. government and the Taliban government. Starting with arming Islamic radicals to fight the Soviets from 1979-1991 to secret discussions between American oil companies and the Taliban, Brisard's book argues that in 2001 the Bush administration was warming to the Taliban in order to build an oil pipeline across Afghanistan.