The Soviet experience is the more relevant one. The US ended up fighting
against and sometimes alongside many of the same people involved in the
resistance against the USSR. Osama bin Laden became a terrorist as a direct
result of his work against the Russians in the 1980s. Ismail Khan, Gulbuddin
Hekmatyar, and Abdul-Rashid Dostum all fought against the Soviets and were
still active as warlords in the new Afghanistan set up by the USA after the
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On 6/24/11 12:22 PM, "Rick Beckrich" <rbeckrich@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> You don't have to go that far back, John...
> one would think they could have learned something from the Soviet's
> Rick... who served during the Korean debacle.
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:17 AM, John Hudson <OM4T@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> With the big upcoming pullout of US troops from Afghanistan and the
>> likelihood of the conflict turning out to be another failed mission,
>> Vietnam, I recalled some plaques in Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England
>> commemorating lives lost in the same country between 1838 and 1881.
>> Seems that the politicians and generals haven't learnt much from history !
>> [on topic ..... all taken with an E3; 12-60 and FL-50R flash]
>> Options: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/listinfo/olympus
>> Archives: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/private/olympus/
>> Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/
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