Rambo & James Bond taught us about Afghanistan’s mujahideen

Summary: Films from 1987-1888 about the Afghanistan mujahideen reveal much about our inability to clearly see the world and learn from it. We can do better. With childlike wonder each day I see with astonishment our willingness to believe what we're told. We suffer from our lack of curiosity, our minds closed to alternative sources of … Continue reading Rambo & James Bond taught us about Afghanistan’s mujahideen

Hidden history of our first step into the Afghanistan War. It’s still important for us to understand.

Summary:  Here we examine one of our key steps into the Afghanistan War, in 1979.  It's bitterly ironic, showing that we played the USSR into Afghanistan just as bin Laden suckered us in the WOT.  Beyond that it's an example of one of the themes on the FM website: our hidden history. To move forward … Continue reading Hidden history of our first step into the Afghanistan War. It’s still important for us to understand.