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Submitted by Barry Black (United States), Apr 1, 2011 at 11:21

After the Mujahadeen was able to expel the Soviets from Afghanistan with the assistance of USA weaponry financed by Saudi Arabia, the USA also pulled out and provided no further help. This now destabilized country was run by extremist Mujahadeen who quickly morphed into the Taliban. This is the reason the USA remains in Afghanistan today-----to make sure a reasonable government is firmly in charge even if corrupt. If the USA had provided such assistance to Afghanistan after the Soviets left there is a better the average chance that 9/11 would never have happened. And the same goes for Somalia where a little bit of help would go a long way----sure it takes troops but that's why the USA has a highly trained and superbly outfitted military----you pay you might as well play!

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