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The Power of Nightmares: The Phantom Victory. Part 2 of 3

August 24, 2006

If you haven’t seen the first episode that I have posted earlier you can view it here at The Conservatard.

Part one began with the origins of the Neo-Conservatards and the radical Islamistards. How both formed their extreme social beliefs as a response to what they felt was the degradation of social standards due to free thinking and liberal philosophy.

The Conservatard is proud to present: The Power of Nightmares: The Phantom Victory. Part 2 of 3

In part two the story continues where both the Neo-Conservatards and the radical Islamistards unite to fight the “Evil Empire” during the remnants of the cold war. You are then introduced to “Public enemy Number One”, Osama Bin Laden.

Part two, the Phantom Victory looks at how two groups, radical Islamists and neo-conservatives with seemingly opposing ideologies came together to defeat a common enemy.

…On 25 December 1979, Soviet forces invaded Afghanistan.

Moscow was able to install a friendly government in a neighboring country but at a price.

The invasion gave a common cause to an extraordinary alliance of radical Islamists in Afghanistan and around the world and to the neo-conservatives in the US.

It was a key battleground of the Cold War.

….After nearly 10 years of fighting, Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan.

Both the neo-conservatives and the Islamists believed that it is they who defeated the “evil empire” and now had the power to transform the world.

But both failed in their revolutions.

From the BBC News Video and Audio Archive

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