21 January 2012

10 Myths About Afghanistan....

The Guardian newspaper has an interesting list of 10 myths about Afghanistan. Here are the top 5.

1. Afghans have always beaten foreign armies, from Alexander the Great to modern times
2. The Soviet invasion led to a civil war and western aid for the Afghan resistance
3. The USSR suffered a massive military defeat in Afghanistan at the hands of the mujahideen
4. The CIA's supply of Stinger missiles to the mujahideen forced the Soviets out of Afghanistan
5. After the Soviets withdrew, the west walked away

Go check out the article for the other five, and the explanations of all ten. Some of them will make you go "hmmmm".

By: Brant

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