Raoof Hasan

Supping with the devil

“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? The day the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: we now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost ten years, Moscow had to carry on a war unstoppable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralisation and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski