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Read in depth information about the man known as the “Lion of Panjshir” Ahmed Shah Massoud the Afghanistan Leader of the Northern Alliance who fought the Taliban and warned the USA and European Countries about the Taliban and the potential for attacks on western soil of a “unussualy devistating nature” [yet even massoud with his interogation of captured Al Qaeda and Taliban, was not able to know what kind of attack or when] on the USA and its allies by the Taliban. Mr. Massoud fought off the USSR during the cold war and helped bring down the Soviet Government.
France asked after Mr. Massoud’s death that he be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but this came under much critisism. Many cited rapes by his soldiers and other problems that he was unable to contorl. Mr. Massoud has in several interviews talked about these problems and had admited that there was problems that he could not contorl. Mr. Massoud also was briefly allied  with the Taliban, but when he came to see what they stood for he stood up against them until they killed him 2 days before 911.