When big countries fight, sometimes little guys caught in between actually benefit.
When Russia was fighting the Taliban in the 80s, the US armed them, creating, among other things, a massive world terrorist threat.
Now that the US is firmly entrenched in a 16 year quagmire in the same place, Putin just offered to return the favor.
See for yourself:
Speaking at press conference, September 5th
The US has been accusing Russia of arming the Taliban all year. The neocon mouthpiece, The Atlantic magazine, just ran a big article about it. And Rex Tillerson has been saying as much.
Russia insists that this is ridiculous, …read more
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