Wednesday, June 2, 2010

what Afghanistan looked like before our help

Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan... | Foreign Policy: "Record stores, Mad Men furniture, and pencil skirts -- when Kabul had rock 'n' roll, not rockets."

What happened after those pictures were taken: Soviet war in Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Soviet War in Afghanistan was a ten-year conflict involving the Soviet Union, supporting the Marxist government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan at their own request against the Islamist Mujahideen Resistance. The mujahideen found other support from a variety of sources including the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and other Muslim nations through the context of the Cold War."