m o i m o i 3 days ago Russians trying to roast America but at the same time realising that we faced same in Afghanistan 112
Kythra the suntamer Kythra the suntamer 1 minute ago (edited) The Thing is that as a History Student that the Russians actually didn't face the same thing we did in Afganistan, In the 1970s Nixon and Papa Reagan were such ardent Anti Communist that they went gungho and started arming the muhadjeen- the Group which had a charismatic nutjob known as Osama Bin LAden, who originally was a CIA Asset.
The Anti Communist here at home managed to drum up such a overreaction and paranoid fear of the USSR that we here at home grossly overestimated the Svoiets who basically made a Mistake that Rome made before them which was essentially to overextend themselves militarilly until they collapsed internally.
Which incidentally is why so many of us observers here in America have been concerned about Afganistan because say what you will about America I mean I'm one of the the critics of it's foreign policy as well but it has for better or worse imposed a certain kind of order on the world it would otherwise lack. What we've faced instead are the TRibal warlords who fed into the muhadjeen