15,000 Soviet Troops, 100,000 Afghan Fighters Died In Their 10-Year War. Canada

Posted on Friday, February 17 at 08:50 by BC Mary
This was the end of the almost 10-year-long undeclared war, which took a toll of approximately fifteen thousand Soviet officers and men and of no less than 100,000 Afghan fighters. Tens of thousands of people on both sides were invalided. Chief of the Personnel Department of the Russian Defence Ministry Colonel-General Mikhail Vozhakin told reporters here on Tuesday that more than six hundred thousand Soviet servicemen had discharged their combat duties during the stay of the Limited Contingent of Soviet Troops on the territory of the Republic of Afghanistan, not counting approximately 21,000 workers and office employees, who had discharged civilian functions there”. As many as 205,863 servicemen were decorated for the successful implementation of the tasks set before them by the military command in the period from January 1980 to November 1994. http://saltspringnews.com/index.php?name=News&file=articles&sid=14129

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  1. Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:56 am
    I recall, when the Americans once again bombed the country, that they claimed to do what the Soviets were unable to do and flush out the enemy. Their ego will be paid for by Canada. The "enemy" are natives of the country.

  2. Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:42 am
    "15,000 Soviet troops, 100,000 Afghan fighters died in their 10-year war. Canada is sending 2,200"

    The problem with those numbers is, the Soviets were fighting all Afghans. Canadian troops are but a small part of a larger force, only fighting the Taliban.

    The Taliban are enemies of the Afghanis.

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  3. Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:32 am
    "The Taliban are enemies of the Afghanis."

    And closer to home then Canadians. Few Canadian troops can even speak the language, let alone relate to their culture. The US and Soviets were enemies to all but the elite few in Afghanistan. The devastation and aftermath will cause distention from all but the true lovers of Americans and the capitalist form of democracy represented.

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  4. Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:37 pm
    So capitalist democracy is inferior to fundamentalist Islamic rule?

    People may be disgusted at the United States' actions in some parts of the world, but at least they don't execute women on the goal line of soccer stadiums for the actions of their children.

    Afghanis aren't stupid. If they didn't like what Canadian soldiers are doing there, they wouldn't warn the soldiers of minefields and booby traps before the soldiers trigger them.

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    "I think it's important to always carry enough technology to restart civilization, should it be necessary." Mark Tilden

  5. Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:41 pm
    So capitalist democracy is inferior to fundamentalist Islamic rule? <<

    In this instance, yes.

    People may be disgusted at the United States' actions in some parts of the world, but at least they don't execute women <<

    Since when? They are also very good at creating widows and orphans. At the very least they imprision those people simply because they don't like the Yanky invader. You may have noticed that in most part of the world, there is a premiere disgust for the Americans. The Anericans have never been hated by so many in so many places before. George is a leader to his country.

    Afghanis aren't stupid<<
    It's good that you see that and hopefully real soon, so will Bush.

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