Not surprisingly, it's the mercenaries of the US government that have provided deadly blowback, not the people under attack.
Government printshop boy's not going to like that citation, which is merely the tip of the iceberg regarding commiephobic policy.I assume you are referring to this: http://www.cato.org/publications/com...versus-reality
So what? That does not represent a fear/phobia/preoccupation with Mother Russia. Many of our interests, are also the political and economic interests of the current power in Russia.
Afghanistan is in Russia's sphere--not the US. There's no reason for the US to be waging war over there. So what if the people there want to lead secular lives?Wasn't Russia there first? Why yes, they were.
The US has deliberately empowered Islam and assaulted human rights in the region. Why? This is US policy. It's absolutely terrible for the layperson. Too bad so many liars and idiots in the US are constantly shilling for such policy.Again, our interests to remove the Taliban as an influential force in that region, coincides with the same interests of Russia.
No fear. No phobia. We both want stability in the region, with a political/militry regime that is not hostile to either the US or Russia.
Our interests are not entirely the same as Russia's. Russia has had to contend with Islamist neo-nazi movements and has put some of them down.
Since these incidents are underplayed in US media and are portrayed as 'oppressed militants in need of liberation' in domestic media and domestic government, I think we can both make very good guesses with regard to whom is funding these 'oppressed Islamist militants', no?