A good summary of Western support and funding of Al Qaeda through the years:
“Terrorists Working for Western Countries
It came to my attention that a senior correspondent, Kristin Aalen, working for a national Norwegian broadsheet – Stavanger Aftenbladet (Stavanger Evening News) – just recently printed a detailed article in the newspaper on Western covert operations sponsoring al-Qaeda after the Cold War… based almost entirely on my research in The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism.
Entitled “Terrorists Working for Western Countries” (24.11.08), it even gives a country-by-country summary breakdown complete with a handy geopolitical world map of the wide arc of these operations. It’s a very useful piece from a mainstream national European paper that very effectively summarises the thrust of my research into this unpalatable subject. A shame that the British press is so reticient about such issues.“