Afghanistan – Soviet Vietnam 1.0 and US Vietnam 2.0…

Afghanistan, once described as the Soviet Union’s Vietnam, became Vietnam 2.0 for the US…. Another unwinnable war with lessons never learnt….

Otrazhenie

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Afghanistan
1984-1986

“When I was drafted into the army in April 1984, I was a nineteen-year-old  boy. The club where they took us was a distribution centre. Officers came there from various military units and picked out the soldiers they wanted. My fate was decided in one minute. A young officer came up to me and asked, “Do you want to serve in the commandos, the Blue Berets?”  Of course I agreed. Two hours later I was on a plane to Uzbekistan (a Soviet republic in Central Asia), where our training base was located.

During the flight, I learned most of the soldiers from this base were sent to Afghanistan. I wasn’t scared. I wasn’t surprised. At that point I didn’t care anymore because I understood that it is impossible to change anything. ‘To serve in the Soviet army is the honourable duty of Soviet citizens” –…

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One thought on “Afghanistan – Soviet Vietnam 1.0 and US Vietnam 2.0…

  1. katelon says:

    Very sad situation in that country. The same is true of all war. That is why I work daily to end this dark timeline. It is about power, control, greed….never about life, love, care, support.

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