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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 06:10 PM

Poisonings, Assassination, And A Coup: The Secret Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan

Afghanistan's communist President Hafizullah Amin was lying unconscious in his bed.

A KGB agent who had infiltrated Amin's staff as a cook had poisoned the president and his ministers during lunch at the Tajbeg presidential palace in Kabul.

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A few hours later, the Afghan president was lying in bed in his underpants when scores of KGB special forces stormed the presidential palace, killing Amin and his family members amid fierce clashes. Soviet forces also seized key government buildings and military installations in Kabul in a coordinated attack.

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Before the attack, hundreds of Soviet paratroopers -- members of the Soviet Army's Muslim Battalion -- and KGB special forces had surrounded the palace, taking cover in the heavy snow.

https://www.rferl.org/a/poisonings-assassination-and-a-coup-the-secret-soviet-invasion-of-afghanistan/30347141.html

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 06:56 PM

1. Thank you for a glimpse of recent history - and probably cautions for today.

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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 07:01 PM

2. CIA was in there as well.

Draw the Soviets into Afghanistan and make it their “Vietnam”.

Recruit people like “Tim Osman” to do their dirty work.

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