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“Еще раз, про любовь…” — ©

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Много раз слышал от разных “говорящих голов” американского ТВ мнения о том, что “их” война в Афганистане очень отличается от той войны, которую вел Советский Союз.

К примеру, Bill O’Reilly заявлял, что “русские” там были оккупантами, а вот американцев там любят.

Что-то мне подсказывало, что для афганцев нет большой разницы, кто сейчас к ним “с мечом пришел”…

Washington, D.C.: Shouldn’t you have known before going to Afghanistan that the war was pretty intractable? I mean, the history of the country is clear. What new information did you learn that so completely changed your mind about U.S. involvement there?

Matthew Hoh: I did study quite a bit and I spoke to many friends and colleagues who had previously served in Afghanistan. I did have concerns about the endstate of our goals in Afghanistan, but also felt the need to contribute and to continue to serve. Upon arriving in Afghanistan and serving in both the East and the South (and particularly speaking with local Afghans), I found that the majority of those who were fighting us and the Afghan central government were fighting us because they felt occupied. This concurred with history I had read and with what colleagues had told me.

Отсюда. Интервью, теперь уже бывшего сотрудника иностранных дел, ушедшего в отставку.

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