[Marxism] Afghanistan

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+nbsy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 07:59:20 MST 2009


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 7:00 AM,  <Jscotlive at aol.com> wrote:

> Reply:
>
> Exactly, and as released transcripts of Politbureau meetings of the  period
> reveal, the Soviet leadership were initially reluctant to get involved,  as
> they believed the material conditions were not present for the reforms which  the
> PDPA were trying to implement in the countryside.

In which case, after they got bogged down in a quagmire scenario, why
didn't they leave soon? Why did it take them such a long time to
withdraw ?




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