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Disappearances in India

basic realities of the modern world. In an epoch of imperialism you do not stand to gain anything by putting yourself in a position where you can be made out to be the enemy number one of third world nationalism. By moving into Afghanistan Brezhnev put his country and armed forces in a near-impossible situation. The situation was partially salvaged when the 'hegemonism' of the Soviet Union came to be opposed by the 'hegemonism' of the obscurantist, reactionary ideology of fundamentalist Islam, With Reagan as financier and Zia-ul-Haq as an ally, the Muja- hideen did not stand much chance of success. They could only go on harassing the Soviets.

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