Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Taliban victory victory of USSR trained officers who joined talibs after 1994 https://anchor.fm/omnibus-dubitandum/episodes/Taliban-victory-victory-of-USSR-trained-officers-who-joined-talibs-after-1994-e16orja
Pashtuns joined hekmatyar and later taliban after fall of kabul in 1992. so a very large part of taliban army SENIOR MIL LEADERS is ex leftist t and fully trained by USSR.Even taliban was founded by MULLA BORJAN EX LEFTIST officer personally known to me -----he was REMOVED BY ASSASINATION as not considered PLIABLE like mulla Omar by powers that are controlling taliban------
In 96/97 I traveled on Skyway from Faizabad to Lahore, sitting next to me was their minister of industries (can’t rem his name), had a PhD in engineering from Moscow and used to be a prof at Kabul university. He seemed to be a Marxist but in for whatever gig. Impressive personality though.
Just out of curiosity, most urbanized Afghans I’ve met here, they seem to be intellectually more advance than our folk from similar social classes. Is that right or I just happened to run into more of the type.
ALSO I MET DR ISRAR IN 1985 AND HE SAID THAT BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION WAS CLOSEST TO ISLAMS SOCIAL SYSTEM