Today I went to a movie and in the middle of it, at one scene, I started weeping. I cried for the incredible truth in that movie – Charlie’s Wilson War(2007).
Just like me, I am sure you have heard of that story where somebody does a great thing and at the end, in the last minute, something happens and all goes to hell. In this movie it’s about the future of a country. The story goes like this: cold War. Afghanistan is crushed by the soviet army. Millions killed, women rapped, children picking up mines that look like toys and getting themselves blown up…
This happened until a democratic Texas congressman Charlie Wilson conspired with a CIA officer named Gust Avrakotos to launch an operation to help the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
The mission was a success. USA invested over 1 billion dollars in supporting, covertly, the army of Afghanistan. The Cold War ended with a free Afghanistan.
At the negotiations’ table, after the war was over, a few congressmen sat down. One of them said – “Let’s take just 1 million and build some schools in Afghanistan. To educate those 14 years old who don’t know how freedom tastes like and who need a strucure and a purpose in life and a civilization”.
The answer was – “NO!”
The honest truth was that after they freed Afghanistan, the americans FUCKED IT UP! They had to choose between investing in Europe (after the german wall fell) and investing in a bunch of ruble and dust. And all the attention was concentrated in building Mc’Donalds places in Europe… So Afghanistan was left alone, to root and breed terrorists.
The honest truth is told by this movie. No nice spin to it, just the truth. Charilie Wilson really existed and this is the story behind closed doors !
Sometimes it is better to start a thing and do it all the way !