In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.
The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system's core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books, though the radical movement scratched out human faces in keeping with its strict fundamentalist code.
Glorious thread, comrade. Will dump some pics. But first, WE SHALL SING A SONG.
They could not afford the cold war, they could not diversify their economy enough, nor could they keep up with the 70-80s tech race. So something was very wrong.
They also murdered 70.000.000 million people in gulags
I originally thought that they didn't like images of Muhammad because it might make the people worship the image instead of Allah. If this is their reasoning, why ban the faces of other people? Are they so weak willed that they will begin worshiping any picture with a face on it?
I think it's the depiction of the human form in general since they consider it to be sacred or something.
What I really don't understand is how they go nuts over the smallest things, like seeing some bitches ankles, someone drinking or somebody in a foreign country drawing a fucking picture, but are perfectly fine with fucking other men in the ass (as long as they say NO HOMO), pedophilia and executing innocent people.
Get fucked spic.
yet it was economically comparable to America in the 50s and 60s if not more advanced in some areas.
the massive buildup only happened as the USSR was in its massive decline already.
the real reason is planned economics are inefficient and ultimately always fail to meed the needs of a complex economy.
the USSR had a massive bureaucracy and state of the art computer technology in service just to keep the thing running, but the more it grew the more the bureaucracy needed to grow and the more bloated the entire enterprise became until it just broke down.
>Children were taught to count with illustrations showing tanks, missiles and land mines, agency officials said. They acknowledged that at the time it also suited U.S. interests to stoke hatred of foreign invaders.
>"I think we were perfectly happy to see these books trashing the Soviet Union,"
>when Abdul doesn't say No Homo after cuddle/just friends bumfuck
>see you later Abdul
remember when he was just a moderate rebel, like the ones in Syria?
>"The pictures [in] the texts are horrendous to school students, but the texts are even much worse," said Ahmad Fahim Hakim, an Afghan educator who is a program coordinator for Cooperation for Peace and Unity, a Pakistan-based nonprofit.
Orthodox had a whole thing about banning icons due to them being worshiped rather than god himself, till a compromise was reached. I'm guessing moohamed copypastad it one some capacity since he was in contact with various branches of christianity popular in me at the time.
>its the finn with the ussr fetish
Afghanistan deserved what it got.
so the US is yet again responsible for everything bad in the world
what else is new?
USSR and USA is a two sides of the same coin.
70000000000000000000000000 trillion gazillion*