According to a New York Times news story about the February 10
“After that, when the Soviet troops left, for all intents and purposes, people who were created by you were idle,” said Alexey Ostrovskiy.
Gates replied “If we bear a particular responsibility for the role of the mujahedeen and Al Qaeda growing up in
Of course, we couldn’t have abandoned
If we conclude that the breakup of the Soviet Union was inevitable, the question of what
None of the above nations lost 1.0 – 1.5 million civilian lives in a war against Soviet occupation. None of those countries are accused of supporting Islamic terrorism now. They may not be democracies, but they aren’t nations of people festering with a justified resentment against
The fact is the
Gates is splitting something finer than hairs. The mujahedeen was our proxy guerilla force for the sole purpose of inflicting damage on the