War veterans: Afghan
bloodbath if US troops
invade: “Hard-bitten Russian veterans of the
disastrous Soviet intervention in Afghanistan have
warned of a bloodbath if the United States sends in
ground forces in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, wanted for last
month’s US terror attacks.
Alexei Zelenyov, now a deputy in the Russian parliament but
seen by some as the Soviet Union’s last action hero, predicted
the worst for US troops in the event of a protracted land
“The US special forces will be up against people who have
been fighting for 20 years and who have grown up as warriors.
The Afghans have an immeasurable love of freedom. Every
province is a state in itself,” he said. The Times of India