posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 09:45 PM
I'm no expert, but from my understanding, it was something like Vietnam, where Russia was there supporting one side, the govt, in the conflict. They
had been asked to be there. The Mujahideen were 'rebels' fighting against the govt and the US sided with them, arming them and training them, which is
when they (the US) formed ties with Bin Laden. The Mujahideen went on the become Al Qaeda.
When the US invaded, they were there supposedly in response to 9/11. To remove from power 'terrorist factions' or some such who supported terrorism
against the US; not really clear on that. The point is, they weren't asked to do this.
So, it seems to me that those are very different circumstances.
If Afghanistan had asked the US to come help them with their problems with Al Qaeda or the Taliban or whatever, then later came to resent them, it
still would have been an action initiated by them. That isn't what happened.
Again, I could be wrong, just my understanding of the situation.
(I guess this doesn't really answer your question either...I don't know enough about it to answer that, although my understanding is that Russia did
not invade them)
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