- Oct 21, 2013
It has got nothing to do with the cold war for Soviet involvement in Afghanistan. It was in their backyard and they knew what would happen if that lot were let loose and they were absolutely right. Even today the effects of the Afghanistan war is being felt around the world. There is no smaller states being invaded by anyone else apart from the USA and to a lesser extent the UK. The US went in and destroyed Afghanistan, Iraq and the NATO went in and destroyed Libya and the Saudis and the Emiratis supported by the US tried to destroy Syria.It's a part of the cold war/post cold war we are in. Smaller states often get swept up in the plans of larger ones. Russia's involvement in Syria, the US in Iraq, Afghanistan, NATO in the Balkans, Libya etc.,
You do realise do you that the Russians only came in when it was requested by the legal Syrian government and long after the ISIS and Al Queda had starting fighting against the government of Syria. While the US, UK went and attacked the legal government of Iraq and without the authority of the UN Security council authorisation and destroyed the country and still we all are suffering from it while the poor Iraqis are suffering of course a lot more with more than half a million people already dead and ISIS born after the invasion of Iraq and they have now destroyed half of Syria.
NO it has got nothing to do with cold war or post war. It is purely one country trying their hegemony on the rest of world.