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    Post  andalusia on Mon 15 Aug 2016 - 17:44

    I would like to know why did the USSR invade Afghanistan in 1979? Pres. Carter was really angry that he boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics.  The Americans at the time were angry.  I want to know would American athletes have been threatened?

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/carter-olympic-boycott-1980-103308
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    Post  GarryB on Tue 16 Aug 2016 - 5:31

    Afghanistan was a USSR friendly nation and then when the Iranians kicked the CIA out of Iran they started moving into Afghanistan because they wanted spy bases in countries next to the Soviet Union.

    The invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 was to kick the US out of Afghanistan and to make sure they stayed out.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 2:45

    Nice images... especially that last one showing the Vasilek 82mm automatic mortar... nice.

    would be interesting to find out which enemy that MP5 was captured from... Smile
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    Post  Militarov on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 3:00

    GarryB wrote:Nice images... especially that last one showing the Vasilek 82mm automatic mortar... nice.

    would be interesting to find out which enemy that MP5 was captured from...  Smile

    Ex Pakistani MP5, some were obtained by Mujahadeens on black markets there, they were never supplied in numbers due to expencive and unavailable ammunition.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Mon 2 Jan 2017 - 16:23

    An example of early Iranian support to the Muj.
    Note the G3 rifle


    Near Herat, Afghanistan- Afghan rebels snipe at Soviet-held positions near Herat January 11. The rebel raiding party, travelling by motorcycle and horseback, crossed from Iran into Afghanistan's Doab Valley in a three-day raid. Photographer Ishmael Ansary accompanied the raiders and made this set of pictures.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue 3 Jan 2017 - 6:45

    KiloGolf wrote:An example of early Iranian support to the Muj.
    Note the G3 rifle


    Near Herat, Afghanistan- Afghan rebels snipe at Soviet-held positions near Herat January 11. The rebel raiding party, travelling by motorcycle and horseback, crossed from Iran into Afghanistan's Doab Valley in a three-day raid. Photographer Ishmael Ansary accompanied the raiders and made this set of pictures.

    Pakistan had the same production lines, fun fact POF (Pakistan Ordnance Factory) would initially run its production lines on Iranian H&K presses. And even worse HIT Taxila would initially receive Iranian ordered Mk3/4 British parts for their decaying fleet, which were unfit and were returned and most importantly M113 and future Al Tahla (variant of M113). Later more Iranian ordered goodies would be given to Pakistan (like M60 based ARV's which Pakistan had not any tank to go with).

    What is ironically more conducive of Iranian support for Al-Ansar ar Allah mujahids is the Mauser rifle which Pakistan did not posses (and Location of mujahidin at Iranian Border).


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