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Conquerors or Liberators of Muslims.

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Submitted by M.D. (United States), Aug 9, 2009 at 15:39

Wonder what the Soviets said to the unruly Afghans when they invaded their nation in the 1980s!

The Afghans may have wondered whether the Soviets were there to take over their trade of opium & make a profit out of the Afghan poppy harvest. The illiterate Afghans couldn't have bothered about the Soviet intentions.

In return the Afghans got a worse ruler with the Taliban, and Afghanistan became a pariah state for harboring the al Qaeda leadership and turning their country into terrorist training ground.

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