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" What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire?"

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 22, 2013 at 10:48

Dr. Pipes wrote :

>The defeat in Afghanistan contributed in important ways to the collapse of the USSR - well worth it, I say.<

Machiavelli also believed that the end justifies the means while Zbigniew Brzezinski admitting cynically that the US had deliberately provoked this war at the very beginning said angrily : "Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? ...

Q: And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?

B : What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?"

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