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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline. The Turkmenistan government is apparently still interested in moving forward with a pipeline through Afghanistan. Photo from Tehran Times.Conclusion: 2001-2010A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / July 18, 2010 [If you’re … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /14

Hamid Karzai with U.S. Special Forces during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. Photo from U.S. Military / Wikimedia Commons.Part 14: 1998-2001A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog /July 10, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /14

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /13

An Afghani man sits in the rubble of Kabul, Afghanistan in 1995. Image from Countries and their Cultures.Part 13: 1992-1998A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog /July 5, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /13

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /12

Soviet troops leaving Afghanistan, 1988. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev / Wikimedia Commons.Part 12: 1987-1992A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / June 21, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader who wonders how the Pentagon … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /12

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /11

U.S. Rep. Charles Wilson from Texas, on the white horse, visits Afghanistan in 1987. The Hollywood film, Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, was based on his story. Photo from AP / Iconic Photos.Part 11: 1981-1987A People’s … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /11

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /10

Deputy Premier Hafizullah Amin (on right) is shown in this series of frames swearing his allegiance to Premier Noor Mohammad Taraki in 1979, shortly before arranging to have him assassinated. Image from BBC.Part 10: 1979-1981A People’s History of Afghanistan By … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /10

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 9

This photo allegedly shows President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski with Tim Osman (later known as Osama bin Laden), during training with the Pakistan Army, 1981. Brzenzinski and President Carter worked covertly for regime change within Afghanistan. Photo … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 9

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 8

Afghanistan President Mohammad Daoud was killed, along with his family, in “a burst of gunfire” while resisting arrest in 1978. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.Part 8: 1977-1978A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / June 1, … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 8

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 7

Demonstration at Kabul University, late 1970. Photo by Louis Dupree / BBC.Part 7: 1968-1976A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / May 14, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader who wonders how the Pentagon … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 7

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 6

Afghan Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal meets with President Lyndon Johnson in Washington, March 28, 1967. Photo by Francis Miller / Life.Part 6: 1953-1967A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / May 16, 2010 [If … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 6

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 5

Muhammad Zahir Shah reigned over Afghanistan from 1933-1973. Photo from AP / Guardian.Part 5: 1933-1953 A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader who wonders how … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 5

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 4

British Intelligence agent T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) came to Afghanistan in 1928, and virtually directed anti-government activities. Image from Jordan Jubilee.Part 4: 1924-1933A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2010 [If … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 4

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