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Post time 2012-4-7 19:01:47 |Display all floors
Ques Post time: 2012-4-7 18:47
How china support them at that time?

China supplied them with weapons just the same as the US.

Other countries too, like egypt.

My guess is, it was due to their alliance with Pakistan.
  
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Post time 2012-4-7 19:12:45 |Display all floors
Ques Post time: 2012-4-7 18:47
How china support them at that time?

Here is a better explanation:

Afghanistan’s neighbors were uneasy about the Soviet incursion.  Pakistan, bracketed by India and Afghanistan was particularly threatened, since archenemy India was a close friend of the Soviet Union.  Pakistan lost Bangladesh in the 1973 war and consequently recast itself from a secular to an Islamic state as a defensive move against India.  Pakistan became an Islamic Republic to gain world-wide Islamic support to offset India’s overwhelming advantages in manpower and economic viability.  Iran was also threatened, particularly since they were fighting a bloody war with Iraq, a good customer and friend of the Soviet Union.  Pakistan and Iran began providing aid to the Mujahideen.  The United States, Peoples Republic of China, Britain, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates began funneling military and humanitarian aid to the Mujahideen through Pakistan.  Pakistan’s assessment was that the Soviet Union had come to Afghanistan to stay and it was in Pakistan’s best interest to support those Mujahideen who would never accept the Soviet presence.  The Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) began to funnel aid through various Afghan political factions headquartered in Pakistan.  Eventually there were seven major Afghan factions receiving aid.  The politics of these factions were determined by their leaders’ religious convictions--three of which were Islamic moderates and four of which were Islamic fundamentalists.  Pakistan required that the various ethnic and tribal Mujahideen groups join one of the factions in order to receive aid.  The Pakistanis favored the most fundamentalist groups and rewarded them accordingly.  This aid gave Afghan clerics accompanying the Mujahideen unprecedented power in the conduct of the war and undermined the traditional authority of the tribal and village chiefs.


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Post time 2012-4-7 19:29:22 |Display all floors
goldengrove Post time: 2012-4-7 18:54
There are no eternal friends, nor enemies, only eternal interests --- even when it comes to terror ...

There is a lot of truth in that statement.

I find geo-politics fascinating.  All the changing alliances and conflicts, it's difficult to keep up.

External interests though are ultimately internal interests if you think about it.

The external alliances that are created provides security and trade deals that ultimately benefit your own country.  

So then the question just becomes 'what is the price' and does it outweigh the benefits of the relationship.


  
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Post time 2012-4-7 19:49:30 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-4-7 19:29
There is a lot of truth in that statement.

I find geo-politics fascinating.  All the changing all ...
So then the question just becomes 'what is the price' and does it outweigh the benefits of the relationship.


To that I agree.

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Post time 2012-4-7 20:55:49 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-4-7 19:01
China supplied them with weapons just the same as the US.

Other countries too, like egypt.

Hardly call selling guns as support but real support is like merica where it provide money and training. Most countries sell gun and do not take interest necessary in politics to do that. Only opposite is when they against that country politics and then do not sell to them.

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Post time 2012-4-8 00:46:40 |Display all floors
Ques Post time: 2012-4-7 20:55
Hardly call selling guns as support but real support is like merica where it provide money and tra ...

They weren't selling.  
  
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Post time 2012-4-8 05:30:57 |Display all floors

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