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That was a quotation from R. Scheer and I'm sure he is quite aware that such things are unlikely to get into Hollywood films. He's just rather scornfully noting some facts that aren't widely known in the US (nor Europe, etc.) because not even the news and documentary programmes cover them, let alone Hollywood films.

But it also suggests that maybe it's not so evident that you are justified in feeling that: "I don't even have a problem with assisting the Mujahedin resist the Soviet Invasion ..." when the regime the Soviets were supporting  was trying to implement much more enlightened policies than the "Mujahedin" would allow - and, as Brzezinski admits, the US goaded the Soviets into invading and didn't care that this would create even more chaos, suffering and death in Afghanistan and help to power those with less enlightened attitudes.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2008 at 12:06:27 PM EST
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