Afghanistan in the 60s. Some photos I found that were taken in Afghanistan in the 60s and show a world that is most likely completely different from our concept afghanistan women Islam Religion 60s 70s photos

Afghanistan in the 60s

Afghanistan in the 60s. Some photos I found that were taken in Afghanistan in the 60s and show a world that is most likely completely different from our concept

Some photos I found that were taken in Afghanistan in the 60s and show a world that is most likely completely different from our conception of it. Just wanted to share them. Photos taken by Mohammad Qayoumi.

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#6 - pleasantlybaconii (10/19/2013) [-]
This is the kind of thing that depresses the hell out of me.
User avatar #2 - sgrave (10/19/2013) [-]
Religious extremism, not even once.
#55 to #2 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
You mean 'Islam'. Pussy.
User avatar #70 to #55 - sgrave (10/20/2013) [-]
No, every religion taken to the extreme is bad.
User avatar #83 to #70 - merrymarvelite (10/20/2013) [-]
Ideological extremism is possibly the biggest problem humanity has ever faced.
User avatar #133 to #83 - snowshark (10/20/2013) [-]
I kinda think that whole (overdue super-volcano under yellowstone that may kill all life on earth) is a slightly bigger one.
User avatar #277 to #133 - marinald (10/20/2013) [-]
Not ALL life. Actually not that much even. Just... you know... North and Most of South America... so still bad... but not THAT bad.
User avatar #319 to #277 - snowshark (10/20/2013) [-]
Except the ash cloud generated would coat the earth causing nuclear winter because the light can't get through it meaning no plants would grow and then the herbivores would die and we'd run out of meat so yeah, everything would die.

Except maybe the life living around thermal vents at the bottom of the ocean, so no, not all life. I guess there is a silver lining to it all.
User avatar #320 to #319 - marinald (10/20/2013) [-]
Well I am just saying what I learned from documentaries and **** . Including ash.
#159 to #70 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
No, every ANYTHING, not just religion, taken to the extreme is bad.
User avatar #326 to #55 - Ruspanic ONLINE (10/20/2013) [-]
Pretty sure Afghanistan was Muslim during the 60s too, asshat.
#118 to #55 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
User avatar #295 to #2 - douthit (10/20/2013) [-]
Religious people aren't the problem. Their government that kills and threatens to kill its own people for non-crimes is what's wrong.
User avatar #335 to #295 - sgrave (10/21/2013) [-]
I'm not saying religious people are the problem.
Anything taken to the extreme is bad.
And I agree that the government is also a big problem in these affairs.
User avatar #256 to #2 - alltimetens (10/20/2013) [-]
I understand that you're targeting religious extremism, not religion itself, but even so, religion had almost nothing to do with it. As redstag explained, American interference and war were the causes of the sudden change in Afghanistan. The same applies to Iraq.
User avatar #80 to #2 - redstag (10/20/2013) [-]
You mean American economic hitmen aka CIA "Jackals" and 3 decades of American influence and interference until it became a what it is now.
User avatar #182 to #80 - nitsuan (10/20/2013) [-]
Actually, it was the former Soviet Union who started it all. The US would have never even bugged Afghanistan if they had not invaded.
User avatar #255 to #182 - rockamekishiko (10/20/2013) [-]
didn't the US help the taliban economically and supplied them with armament?
User avatar #292 to #255 - nitsuan (10/20/2013) [-]
The US and friends armed the Mujaheddin to fight the Russians, but I am just saying the Soviet Union set it all in motion.
#302 to #292 - bann ONLINE (10/20/2013) [-]
The and friends part is what many fail to remember, most of europe was in support of it at the time
#306 to #302 - cidkh (10/20/2013) [-]
Even Switzerland, (the guys who said "yeah Hitler's pretty bad, but not bad enough for us to join you war to stop him") was selling weapons to the Mujaheddin to stop the Soviets. You know you dun goofed when Switzerland is actively trying to stop you.
User avatar #291 to #182 - kesolukt (10/20/2013) [-]
"He started it"
#186 to #80 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
I watched that 4 minute video on youtube too
User avatar #333 to #186 - redstag (10/21/2013) [-]
Actually I read the book. Confessions of an Economic Hitman but you're a bieber fan so I understand if you can not read.
User avatar #233 to #80 - dsrtpnk (10/20/2013) [-]
Didn't CIA intervene AFTER the USSR moved in and ****** with the nation?
User avatar #334 to #233 - redstag (10/21/2013) [-]
If your interested in it read the book Confessions of an Economic Hitman it's on amazon for $4. It isn't a hard read I finished it in like 3 days and it explains alot of the covert ops America was doing during the Cold War and after.
#336 to #334 - dsrtpnk (10/21/2013) [-]
I'm happy I've found more people that still read. Sadly we're throwing our lives away online looking at cats, racism and porn.   
I typed a few books and articles I've read in comment #331.
I'm happy I've found more people that still read. Sadly we're throwing our lives away online looking at cats, racism and porn.

I typed a few books and articles I've read in comment #331.
User avatar #134 to #80 - tomahawkit **User deleted account** (10/20/2013) [-]
somewhat/ without the extremists it would look more like soviet Russia.

soviet Russia looked allot better than Afghanistan looks today
#132 to #2 - luqi (10/20/2013) [-]
that wouldn't have happened if the USSR hadn't invaded
User avatar #266 to #1 - alonetime (10/20/2013) [-]
when the Taliban attacked*
#124 to #1 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
Fire nation being America
User avatar #131 to #124 - emberingphoenix (10/20/2013) [-]
Actually more Russia in 1979.
User avatar #251 to #124 - dsrtpnk (10/20/2013) [-]
Go be a faggot elsewhere, Anon.
#267 to #264 - dagreatmax (10/20/2013) [-]
You thought it was funny eh?
You thought it was funny eh?
User avatar #268 to #267 - malacyman (10/20/2013) [-]
not really, just spreading the somewhat truth
User avatar #270 to #268 - dagreatmax (10/20/2013) [-]
Get the **** off the internet and go walk the streets with your signs about the truth.
User avatar #273 to #270 - malacyman (10/20/2013) [-]
it was a joke, calm down.
User avatar #276 to #273 - dagreatmax (10/20/2013) [-]
You're saying that because you're getting thumbed down.
#285 to #276 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
he's an idiot, he knows not what he dos..
User avatar #332 to #276 - malacyman (10/21/2013) [-]
no, it was meant to be a joke
#304 to #264 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
No, you uneducated **** . Russia invaded in the 70's which caused not only massive large scale destruction but also the rise of the Taliban. Go to school or get off the internet. There are too many of you drop-outs on here.

inb4 ill haev u no i studyd at Yayl universty
#290 to #264 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
You need to remember there are more americans than any other thing in this site. You need to be careful when you state the truth or joke about it; the truth hurts and jokes about the truth hurt as well.
User avatar #343 to #290 - malacyman (10/22/2013) [-]
Us Canadians just laugh, because most of the time it's true
#211 to #1 - dezzka (10/20/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#20 - Ruspanic ONLINE (10/20/2013) [-]
Same **** happened to Iran after Khomeini took over.
Well, not quite as bad but comparable.

< Iran during the 1950s.
User avatar #139 to #20 - existacne (10/20/2013) [-]
Flagged for bikini.
#38 to #20 - thebeatlesfan (10/20/2013) [-]
It had its bad moments before that as well though. Basically the exact opposite. For example, women were sometimes beaten by cops if they were wearing hijab.
User avatar #7 - Soviet Savior (10/20/2013) [-]
I know its ironic coming from me, but moral of the story is communism and religious extremism ruins everything.
#127 to #7 - riseandfightfj (10/20/2013) [-]
communism is the best form or government if humans werent such greedy selfish *****
#136 to #127 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
By definition communism can only work as a global system.
#158 to #7 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
Everything shown in this photos was bought BY soviets.
User avatar #209 to #7 - thalfak (10/20/2013) [-]
Communism let alone doesn't. At least if most of the people agrees with it and there's no ******** survaliance like STASI in Eastern Berlin...
#214 to #7 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
hahahah no. Communism didnt ruin Afghanistan, it was American supported opposition that ended up ******* the country
#229 to #7 - barbequemaster (10/20/2013) [-]
Amen, comrade!
User avatar #312 to #7 - hatesmlp (10/20/2013) [-]
*islam little friend
User avatar #328 to #312 - iforgotmyothername (10/20/2013) [-]
so by that logic i guess that a nation run by other religious extremists, lets say westboro baptist church, doesnt ruin anything?
User avatar #344 to #328 - hatesmlp (10/22/2013) [-]
You have a point there, but compared to the few hundred members of WBC, how many extreme muslims is there, willing to die and kill in the name of Allah? Too many.
User avatar #54 to #7 - melwach (10/20/2013) [-]
Don't forget the strenghtening of said extremist groups in a proxy war. **** has been extremely ****** up in that country.
User avatar #109 to #7 - xehanortscrack (10/20/2013) [-]
Any form of extremism ruins everything.
#119 to #7 - Fgner (10/20/2013) [-]
This isn't the 70's the war on communism is long over. Stop looking at the world through patriotized goggles and look up what communism really is. Here's a link that really sums it up:

""The Communists were trying to change the law of God. They wanted to destroy
Islamic traditions -- to rid Afghanistan of poverty and make everyone
equal. This is against the law of Islam -- God has decided who is rich
and who is poor. It can't be changed by Communists. It's beyond
imagination." - Sahar Gu

When making Afghanistan a capitalistic republic failed, the country revolted and created a socialistic democratic republic state instead. The major powers were influenced by Marx's works, and began employing communism, giving power to the working class, distributing wealth evenly, providing free public services and resources like education, they even made atheism a standard (but allowed Islam of course). Even women had rights, the country was changing.

Well when a Treaty of Friendship was made with the Soviets after the Saur Revolution, the U.S. got pissed because "curmunism is burd". Carter called this "the most serious threat to peace since the Second World War."

Well when another revolt came (and naturally one would - when you try to remove religion and tradition, the extremists come out), the U.S. gave the extremist "freedom fighters" aid in the form of weapons, so they could rise up and tear down those godless communist bastards! Of course, not realizing that the people they were aiding would grow up to become groups like Al-Queda. And when the People's Government was toppled, it marked the end of a rapidly improving middle east, and the start of the Hell-hole we know today.

tl;dr Communism didn't do this. Communism was helping. Blind hate for communism did; The U.S. didn't think about who they were helping, and who they were helping happened to be religious extremists.
#144 to #119 - sanguinius (10/20/2013) [-]
So wasn't the communists forces that invaded Afghanistan later and which have sloughter milion of civilans in many cruel ways?
And yes Carter was right saying it was threat to peace you uneducated **** , and you should just stop looking on communism through indoctrinated goggles and look up what it really was (check books, internet sources and which is the most important-> opinions of poeple who lived in communism reality). Then you will see that what you say is ******** and faggotry.
#226 to #144 - Fgner (10/20/2013) [-]
1) I live in America. My goggles are anti-communism. Indoctrinated about as little as can be, being raised in Florida by conservative parents. I'm just not an idiot and can see past my own biases.

2) The Communist Manifesto is pretty much the definition of Communism, and I gave you a link on the explanation of what communism vs socialism is. You obviously know nothing about the topic at hand. Communism is about progress in humanity by removing personal property, giving power to the working class instead of beaurocrats, and making sure everyone is provided for and happy. In fact, there are multiple types of communism, tyrannical and anarchistic. One of which has an ultimate authority doing redistribution and getting things to work right, the other has the collective people doing so.

3) No. It wasn't. If you knew anything you would know that the Soviet was invited by the People's Government under a Treaty of Friendship. The military establishment was to aid Afghanistan against the countless religious extremists (some funded by the U.S.) that wanted to slaughter them for their blasphemy. The Soviets didn't do any such thing, that's like the U.S. going and shooting up Israel because "how dare Israel be a democratic republic with a capitalistic economy!" That makes 0 sense.

4) I just gave you a real quote by a real person. I gave you the real description of the real time in Afghan's history. Communism isn't evil, only some implementations are. Then again, the moment they are corrupt, it's not longer communism.

Christ, get your head out of your ass and listen to what you're saying:
"Afghanistan became a communist society, and everything started becoming awesome, but then the Soviet's killed everyone because they were communist, and then America saved the day by giving guns to the super nice religious extremists!"
#269 to #226 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
You really think to highly of the Soviet government, the main reason for that war was for a friendly stable Afghanistan, which would then be used to increase trade with India as well as access to Indian ports. Also Afghanistan had a number of resources that the Soviets wanted access Soviets did not invade because of some support for communism, they invaded a communist country because they didn't like the way it was being ran, they wanted more control and faster implementation.

The USSR showed time and time again that it was no different than the United States both were interested in their own well being and the security of their own profits.

Afghanistan became communist only in the 70's. These pictures have no connection. What made Afghanistan look the way it does is the never ending was that has developed there. Only war can be blamed for the **** hole that it is now, not anyone government.
#337 to #226 - sanguinius (10/21/2013) [-]
Oh, and you don't know what removing personal property coused in communist countries? Wasn't that just a opposite of development? You should see differences between West and East Germany (capitalistic part and communist, even after so many years since Berlin Wall has been destroyed) and you would ****** see what it would brought to yours and anybody else country you stupid moron. And if you are saying more about theorethical communism (from that devil dog Marx)-> it is even worse than practical!!! Even ****** Stalin havent been so much corrupted to put it alive. You should read you little faggot that Marx proposed to not only to remove personal property but also... FAMILY, which means that you dont have any wife or husband (the gaverment decides who will be your partner, and it will manage to balance the number of males and females in particular regions, if one amount is higher than another, it would move them to another region who have lacks). Also children would belong to anyone only to everybody (which means of course the goverment), and would become of young age a "soldiers on the front of revolution" (which means of course children labour with worse standarts than that in China). So if you have a son (for example), he would be taken for you and rised with other children in some special institution (something more grimm than orphanage I would guess). So don't even talk the **** like that you little faggot, no one would ever want to live in place like that, and if you are so gladly proposing me that from this day nothing balongs to me, my children and wife are taken from me, i have no longer my family and property that i worked hard to get I can say only one thing to you: **** YOU!!!

PS Also your parents would be dissapointed in what idiot they have rised
User avatar #339 to #337 - Fgner (10/21/2013) [-]
Also, you might want to read Marx's difference between capital and wage-labour.

And he argues that 9/10 of the population is already stripped of personal property, because they're too poor to sustain it. Think of the world, how many billions of people barely have enough water/food every day, while the rest of us sit on our buckets of chicken?

It's inevitable that socialism (of which communism is a subsect of) will be the only society that can maintain in the future. When man and machine are indistinguishable, infinite resources our at our finger tips what use is money and private property? One of the critisms of communism is actually it's a society for a future, not for our modern world. It requires too many resources and too virtuous leaders to create and maintain.
User avatar #340 to #339 - sanguinius (10/21/2013) [-]
But like you said communism need resources to sustain (it was even said that communism can only develope in rich countries) becouse it isn't developing anything (in global matter), as you can see now on post-communist countries they were mostly left with horryfing debts, ruined economy and I am afraid worse educated society. Now they have problems with competition on market with capitalistic countries and need now very much time to get to level of "west" wealthness. And so on, while capitalistic countries were developing new and new technologies, ideas and so, communist countries developed much less (in fact most of their knowledge were just a copy). And by end I must admit that I agree with you that such disproportions are injust and unfair and we or our childen will have to do something about that, but there must be better option than communist(and removing personal property, which leads just to another injust disproportions). In fact I wouldn't ever give my property to some "poor" and needing person, but I would be ok with helping them (by helping i mean creating them a chance to develope themselves not giving something for "free", becouse it never leads to anything good) by part of taxes I pay (I know it socialism but it's still better than just removing personal property).
#341 to #340 - Fgner (10/21/2013) [-]
> Actually we're now seeing quite a bit of democratic socialistic in almost all western society, predominately Europe.

> I'll again say, those weren't communistic societies. I'll agree with you when you show me that China (as an example) gave everyone in every job the same wages, and not even the political leaders had more than the garbage men. Those are as much communist societies as Russia is currently a democracy.

> I'm not actually communist, I disagree with a few things Marx says. I'm more of a democratic socialist. And on terms like no one should be able to not work and still get what they need, I agree. If you want to live, you have to work and contribute to society. But I agree on terms such as everyone should get all the education they want for free so anyone can become a doctor if that's their dream, that public services should be high-quality and in good number, that no one should starve because they choose to flip burgers or volunteer to help X instead of getting high-paying jobs. You know?

> Since you're talking nice now, I took back my red thumbs. Hope you have a good day!
User avatar #342 to #341 - sanguinius (10/21/2013) [-]
Thanks! I too unthumbed you, again sorry for my butthurt but I think all of us have topics that... concernes us, sometimes very much. Good day to you too!
#338 to #337 - Fgner (10/21/2013) [-]
God, you're an idiot.

> Yes, I do. But like I said, those are tyrannical communists. They corrupted themselves before the wealth was distributed, and therefore were not practicing communism. Communism in itself doesn't cause those problems, the corruption caused by trying to reach an ideal is.

> "Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.
On what foundation is the present family, the bougeois family, based? On capital, on private gain. In it's completely developed form this family exists only among the bourgeoisie. But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution.
The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its completement vanished, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.
Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime, we plead guilty." - Marx, The Communist Manifest, Section 2

As you can see, he's very clear that he wants to abolish the disgusting family of the borgeious.The families where they prostitute their daughters for money or title, where they send their children to slave in coal mines and factories for money. He goes on to even further validate it, and talk about proper education for the children. He says nothing about abolishing family, just the corrupted family based on money and labour and not love and relations. Therefore 90% f that paragraph is you just spewing ******** .

> Marx isn't a "devil dog" he's a man like anyone else. He lived in dark times and he wanted nothing more than to create a world where everyone is equal and no one is abused for stupid things like money or property.

> You obviously haven't even read Marx's works, nor anything on the topic. You're just mis/uneducated and ignorant of your stupidity.
#59 to #7 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
Communists tried to eradecate the extremists, and I think you know who supported them. Plus, the above pictures are just Kabul. The rest of Afghanistan was the same as it is today.
#282 - yuukoku (10/20/2013) [-]
They were really chasing Westernization until... Well, religious, political, and geopolitical problems got in the way. Then there was the whole oil thing. The country was essentially raped.
#27 - roflcopterskklol (10/20/2013) [-]
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And this is in Africa.

There are beautiful spots in all parts of the world, there are also ugly places.
#249 to #27 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
South Africa?

I'll be surprised if it isn't South Africa or Egypt.
#42 to #27 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
Africa just has more of them.
#98 to #27 - daentraya (10/20/2013) [-]
There are often two sides of a coin
Dubai, for an example, has an entire slum full of people who are basically slaves. Neat
User avatar #278 to #261 - jonboehner (10/20/2013) [-] has been a ******** for 30 years
#117 - alimais (10/20/2013) [-]
And then the greatest warrior ascended out of the sand.
#34 - Jesusnipples ONLINE (10/20/2013) [-]
I just realized that the way the Middle East is now is kinda like the Fallout universe. Everything used to be all orderly and functional (pictured above) but then the war(s) ****** people's **** up, and now all the building are dilapidated, the people can't trust each other, gangs roam and **** **** up, the government fails to fix things, and everyone is packing heat
#288 to #34 - iamnotacleverman (10/20/2013) [-]
User avatar #45 to #34 - patchesdacrazy (10/20/2013) [-]
Its less to do with wars, and more to do with Radical Islam. The entire Middle Eastern world use to be right up there with the Western world. Then, boom, radical Islamists take over, and your looking at the stone ages again. You'll find places void of this are not as barren, or left behind.
User avatar #48 to #34 - redstonealchemist (10/20/2013) [-]
sounds like the usa
User avatar #51 to #48 - insaneiare (10/20/2013) [-]
#36 - shodaihokage (10/20/2013) [-]
i bet they really miss the 1500's then
#61 to #36 - seggbekuki (10/20/2013) [-]
The Hungarian Kingdom was not a part of the Ottoman Empire.   
let the history battle begin!
The Hungarian Kingdom was not a part of the Ottoman Empire.
let the history battle begin!
User avatar #71 to #61 - neznanc **User deleted account** (10/20/2013) [-]
Except it was. Google Habsburg-Ottoman wars. Turks conquered Hungary before they laid siege to Vienna where Poles saved the city from being taken.
#289 to #61 - meinneger (10/20/2013) [-]
They were a vassal kingdom at best.
#190 to #36 - kingpongthedon (10/20/2013) [-]
Probably don't care all that much.
#96 - iraniie (10/20/2013) [-]
Iran in the 70's was beautiful and modern. We had good relations with USA and the rest of the world, my mom tells stories of how it was and there were actually american and european tourists roaming the streets of Teheran.   
One day if we get rid of the extremists ruling our country, I would sure like to visit    
Gif unrelated
Iran in the 70's was beautiful and modern. We had good relations with USA and the rest of the world, my mom tells stories of how it was and there were actually american and european tourists roaming the streets of Teheran.
One day if we get rid of the extremists ruling our country, I would sure like to visit

Gif unrelated
#130 to #96 - herecomesjohnny (10/20/2013) [-]
im telling khomeini, you infidel traitor
im telling khomeini, you infidel traitor
#212 to #130 - bigsaltyballs (10/20/2013) [-]
تناول وجبة خفيفة الله
User avatar #3 - makonius (10/19/2013) [-]
Front page material. No, I'm serious.
#239 - sequel (10/20/2013) [-]
And then Soviet Union/United States happened.

Both countries FW.
User avatar #254 to #239 - thrashbat **User deleted account** (10/20/2013) [-]
I don't think you could have found a better picture to express your point!
#12 - anon (10/20/2013) [-]
anybody ever read the kite runner? Its extremely related.
User avatar #16 to #12 - jtwagner (10/20/2013) [-]
I read 1k splendid suns, same author, also extremely related.
User avatar #30 - captiancook (10/20/2013) [-]
As an American I would like to apologize for my government essentially funding the extremist takeover of Afghanistan.
User avatar #32 to #30 - LaBarata (10/20/2013) [-]
Don't worry, they're taking it over themselves now.
User avatar #52 to #30 - ronyx (10/20/2013) [-]
They would be the soviet's bitches right now if we hadn't done what we did. We'll never know how things would've played out if we hadn't given them stingers.
User avatar #120 to #52 - Fgner (10/20/2013) [-]
Yes we do. When the Saurs Revolution came to a close, the leaders were employing Marxist government. A communist democratic republic. They established a Treaty of Friendship with the Soviets.

For the few years they managed to keep power under the People's Government, women got rights, the official religion changed to atheism but no religions were prosecuted, money was being redistributed and the working class were finally getting what they deserved, education was booming and even women were becoming highly academic engineers and doctors. The country was on an absolutely outstanding fast track to success.

Here's what summed it up:
"The Communists were trying to change the law of God. They wanted to destroy
Islamic traditions -- to rid Afghanistan of poverty and make everyone
equal. This is against the law of Islam -- God has decided who is rich
and who is poor. It can't be changed by Communists. It's beyond
imagination." - Sahar Gu

And then, you know, America and their blind hate for communism decided to power to religious extremists that were literally saying things like Sahar Gu right above did. We literally sided with people who had no problem saying they didn't want to reduce poverty, because God already decided who is rich and poor.
User avatar #237 to #120 - ronyx (10/20/2013) [-]
Well you can thank Charlie Wilson for the support given to Afghanistan as he pretty much rallied the US to support them. But i still think it was the correct choice back then. Things definitely didn't turned out as we though they would, but that's because we didn't help Afghanistan repair and establish a democracy. We pretty much just left the country with a weak government and extremists were able to establish dominance.
#41 to #30 - kmichel (10/20/2013) [-]
The US and Britain actually trained 100,000 mujahudeen in the arts of terrorism to fight against the Soviets. When Carter's national security adviser urged him to dismantle the organization they had created, the government ignored that and left a highly trained group of terrorists hell-bent on resisting foreign aggression to remain as a cohesive group. Then the US went in there as a foreign aggressor. Blowback, anyone?
User avatar #43 to #41 - captiancook (10/20/2013) [-]
lets not forget that the CIA also gave Osama Bin Laden 3 Billion dollars in 1979, funding the rise of the taliban/ al-Qaeda.
User avatar #148 - vicecomx (10/20/2013) [-]
In a way one could say that Afgahnistan is living the Fallout fantasy
User avatar #25 - Lintutu (10/20/2013) [-]
Look how nice it was
#321 - semperkillusmc (10/20/2013) [-]
One of my Interpreters was an old guy who left Afghanistan in the 1970s when it was like this to go to college in Germany before the Russians invaded. He left his successful career in the western world to return to try to help in any way return Afghanistan to how it used to be. he told me how Afghanistan used to be like the rest of the world before radical isllam destroyed it... i never believed it could be true till i saw these pictures.. thanks for posting this. Makes me feel good about what i did over there. I hope that Afghanistan can support itself in the coming year and all the work we put in will not be for nothing
#224 - kanionis (10/20/2013) [-]
"only 60's remember"
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