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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Soviet-Era Caches, Not Iran, Arming Taliban

While United States officials accuse Iran of arming a resurgent Taliban, officials here say the weapons are actually part of vast caches left behind by the Soviet army that fought a nine-year war in Afghanistan before withdrawing in 1988.
Let's not forget the arms supplied by the CIA so many years ago. Back then we were fighting the "Red Menace" and viewed the Taliban as freedom fighters.

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