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Rambo phenomina - Russian security forces in Iraq.

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posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 07:38 PM
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Today I've stumbled across a couple of articles, and Rambo III came to mind. The whole idea of a lone American super-savior fighting along side the brave mujaheddin against the evil "Red Bear".

Articles here;

www.slate.com...

www.mosnews.com...

It is so interesting to see how the CIA sponsored Muslim extremism did not change in its ideology/goals, but the rest of the world has.

How absurd it is to think that after the cold war, Russian veterans of the Chechen war are fighting in Iraq along side other security forces stationed there.

The question is, who will be the new Afghanistan/Iraqi Rambo, the super-savior fighting against the American "Great Satan".

What strange and confusing time we live in.




posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 10:26 PM
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Don't forget, that it wasn't just the CIA that fed the muj in Afghanistan. The Pakistani ISI was the point man in the war against the Sovs; the Pakistani's agreed to work with the CIA, only if the CIA left it to the ISI to actually dole out the money and weapons to the muj and organise them. Then you've got the Saudis who matched CIA funding to the muj.



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 02:35 PM
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The Slate article is not bad, but there are very few Russians that I have seen over here. They are wrong about the $1000 a day quote, since those days are long gone for most of us. They were also wrong about the Aegis video being shot (no pun intended) on the BIAP road.

The other article seems to date to 2004. It seems that there are less of these guys over here now, and more Iraqis taking up the fight. There have even been reported cases of the insurgents having "issues" with these fighters and killing em or turning them in to the authorities. The major problem seems to be that these non iraqi insurgents are killing Iraqis in their attempts to blow up the MNFI forces. The Iraqi insurgents are strong enough now and thus do not need the outsiders...



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