Posts about Soviet–Afghan War
During the Soviet-Afghan War and the ‘96-‘01 Afghan Civil War the “Lion of Panjshir” Ahmad Shah Massoud led a force of ethnic Tajik fighters that successfully defended Panjshir Valley from the Soviets and the Taliban. He was assassinated by Bin Laden at the age of 48, two days before 9/11.
Was it a bad move for the US to support the Afghans in the Soviet Afghan war based on the effects today?
I read that the US supported the Afghans and the Soviet Afkins war and after the Soviets withdrew it led to The collapse of the Soviet Union and also the formation of Al Qaeda under Osama bin Laden, which that group later set the scene for the US Afghan war. So since the US financially supported the Afghans in the war, helping them in defeating the Soviets, wouldn’t that have technically led to what occurred after?