National Security Advisor Zbigniew "Brzezinski and his aide Robert Gates from CIA, on July 3, 1979, persuaded [President Jimmy] Carter to send secret aid to Islamist militants in Afghanistan, six months before the Soviet invasion in December 1979. Brzezinski has since…said that he explained to Carter that in his opinion 'this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.' "
– The Road to 9/11, Peter Dale Scott, 7/3/1979
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