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Destro9/05/2012 7:55:00 pm PDT

re: #57 Dark_Falcon

But you had also said that Afghanistan would have been better under Soviet rule, which is the same as supporting the invasion in many people’s eyes.

And as it relates to the Taliban, it should be noted that they did not come to power till years after the Soviet Union had departed Afghanistan. Back during the 80’s the Taliban did not exist. They were created in the 1990’s by Pakistan’s ISI as a way to control Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s ISI was what it became thanks to a decade of American CIA help and Saudi money.

Afghanistan WOULD have been better under Soviet rule. The USSR would have fallen as it did (the Afghanistan war did not hasten the fall by much) and it would have left behind a Afghan regime that would look like one of the ‘Stans. The ‘Stans are not paradise or model democracies but they are not Afghanistan or Pakistani hell holes either.