Posted by: Christian | April 27, 2008

What is to be done?

This is a 45 second video of Soviets ambushing mujahideen in Afghanistan:

What I’m trying to illustrate here is an argument I’ve made before. The Soviets defeated the mujahideen again and again. Even after the Soviets withdrew, the Afghan communist government throttled the mujahideen at Jalalabad. But the Soviets and their local allies created a massive refugee flow that provided the base for jihad in the safe haven of Pakistan. That safe haven still exists and US/NATO is, like the Soviets, handing the opposition casualties in a very favorable proportion.

The Pakistani safe haven: Что делать? What is to be done?


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