[Marxism] Afghanistan

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+nbsy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 08:20:21 MST 2009

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 7:42 AM, S. Artesian <sartesian at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Invade Pakistan?   When and where since the end of WW 2 and the division of
> Europe had the USSR ever invaded any western allied country--- nowhere.

If the Soviets had succeeded in Afghanistan, Pakistan would have been
caught between two USSR-allied countries (Af. and India), and in a
difficult position -- posing an easy target to invade.

Very different from, say, invading France or W. Germany.

Also, it became amply clear after the Soviets came to Af. that most
Afghans did NOT want them there. Why didn't they just leave,
respecting the wishes of the people? Only geostrategic
reasons/ambitions can explain why they continued/persisted in Af.  for
so long.

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