“We immediately launched a twofold process when we heard that the Soviets had entered
. The first involved direct reactions and sanctions focused on the Soviet Union, and both the State Department and the National Security Council prepared long lists of sanctions to be adopted, of steps to be taken to increase the international costs to the Afghanistan Soviet Unionof their actions. And the second course of action led to my going to Pakistan a month or so after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, for the purpose of coordinating with the Pakistanis a joint response, the purpose of which would be to make the Soviets bleed for as much and as long as is possible; and we engaged in that effort in a collaborative sense with the Saudis, the Egyptians, the British, the Chinese, and we started providing weapons to the Mujaheddin, from various sources again—for example, some Soviet arms from the Egyptians and the Chinese. We even got Soviet arms from the Czechoslovak communist government, since it was obviously susceptible to material incentives; and at some point we started buying arms for the Mujaheddin from the Soviet army in Afghanistan, because that army was increasingly corrupt.” Full Text of Interview
the region as a whole, the picture is not much different.
A simple question for all: if you were IR of Iran, if you were under freshly baked Sanctions by US Congress, and threatened by billions of dollars of arms sales to the satellite regimes in your region, and if you were under direct threat of military attack, and at the same time US intelligence & special forces were directing armed gangs to nibble at provinces in your territory, namely, if you were already experiencing a ‘Zbignian’ twofold process of bleeding to death, would you politely help to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, and calmly step into the US crosshairs, or would you “Make them…bleed for as much and as long as is possible”?
 This spot of shame on the face of the
Gulf region, the only country in the world that is named after a Family, will
have to one day be returned to the people of the
 This is when the Carter administration was feeding US public with the lie that its foreign policy is guided by Human Rights!
Heart’s civil and economic life has effectively been integrated into the
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