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How Many More Lives Will Obama Take to 'Protect' Us From What Jimmy Crater Began?

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B: It isn't quite that. We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.

Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn't believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don't regret anything today?

B: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?

B: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
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Sure!  But while we are 'being protected' from what Carter created in Afghanistan and President Obama continues making good of his promise to bomb Pakistan and send lots of troops to Afghanistan, let us remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' counsel, that today's occupation wars should be seen in context of imperialism and predatory capitalism as practiced world wide.

And forget that commercial media hype about fighting for freedom and democracy. Though murdered people can be said to be 'free', their deaths in war are not democratic.

Albert Einstein said that he would rather be to torn to pieces than participate in war.

P.S. Yours truly is really tired of writing articles on what is readily available on the Internet.

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