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Afghanistan: The USSR left, the US wants to stay

Posted by seumasach on February 16, 2014

Pepe Escobar

RT

15th February, 2014

Just before noon on Feb. 16, 25 years ago, Lieut. Gen. Boris Gromov, top Soviet commander in Afghanistan, solemnly walked across the Friendship Bridge over the Amu Darya River into Uzbekistan. He uttered the words: “Our 9-year stay ends with this.”

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