MIA: History Archive: Afghanistan
History of Afghanistan
Afghanistan during the Anglo-Afghan war of 1838-42, by Fredrick Engels (1857) "The conquest of Afghanistan seemed accomplished, and a considerable portion of the troops were sent back. But the Afghans were noways content to be ruled by the Feringhee Kaffirs (European infidels), and during the whole of 1840 and '41, insurrection followed on insurrection in every part of the country. The Anglo-Indian troops had to be constantly on the move.... Thus ended the attempt of the British to set up a prince of their own making in Afghanistan."
Timeline of Events (1919 - 1996)
Washington's Secret War Against Afghanistan, by Phillip Bonosky (Chapter 3) (1985) You had read in the press that you would find Kabul choked with Russian tanks and you were prepared to find them, but found none: except when, pushing through the tangled, uncontrolled traffic, you broke into Revolutionary Square, and there it was: that "minimal" Russian tank.
Interview with U.S. President Carter's National Security Adviser (1998) Brzezinski: According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
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