Who invaded whom?

September 14, 2009

New York’s September 11 museum to play martyrdom tapes

But former New York Governor George Pataki canceled the Freedom Center after critics, including survivors and relatives of the nearly 3,000 who died, said the museum should instead be dedicated exclusively to the day known as 9/11 and the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trace Center.

As an example of what will be included, Daniels said the 1979 invasion of the Soviet Union by Afghanistan was vital in understanding “the roots of Al Qaeda.”

I would expect better editing that this:
1) “…World Trace Center.”
2) “…Daniels said the 1979 invasion of the Soviet Union by Afghanistan…”


So, the big bully Afghanistan invaded the poor little Soviet Union, and we’ve had nothing but trouble ever since. How about a recasting as: “. . . the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union…?

Joseph S.

Since when did Afghanistan invade the Soviet Union in ’79?

Mr. Mac

This was a very troubled story. We had to withdraw the original version, and then go back in with another correction. Not our finest hour: GBU Editor

Afghan children in the Panjsher valley December 9 play on a gutted Russian tank which was destroyed by mujahideen guerrillas during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1978. REUTERS/Sayed Salahuddin

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