The Pardu

The Pardu
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Friday, January 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Soviet Union and Afghanistan

Yesterday while responding to a media question about his reported pullout of troops from Afghanistan and Syria, Trump we here:
“Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia, because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan. Russia. … The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there. The problem is, it was a tough fight. And literally they went bankrupt; they went into being called Russia again, as opposed to the Soviet Union. You know, a lot of these places you’re reading about now are no longer part of Russia, because of Afghanistan.”

I see John Bolton was in the room and I strongly suspect the room was filled with cabinet heads and advisers who know full-well what their leader had just stated was utter nonsense.

It is without question Afghanistan is the death knell of any and all invading armies. Great Britain and Soviet history include annals regarding respective incursions into Afghanistan.  The US has been immersed in as in Afghanistan for over 17 years and that is ridiculous. However, Trump sitting and actually fantasizing and offer up lies about his thoughts on the collapse of the former Soviet Union is adding to his mounting number of verifiable lies since taking office.

Shouldn't we expect better.

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