RE: The invasion of Afghanistan...what was this all about?
By aiding the Mujahideen US destabilized the Indian subcotinent. The greatest casualty Pakistan which is still reeling under the aftermath of that catastrophe. That madcap fundo Zia Ul Haq ruined Pakistan with his Sharia inspired millitary rule with US support. Pakistan & US backed Mujahideen came to power and instantly started fighting each other. Most of the arms got diverted to Kashmir. Most of violent Islamist movements erupted after Mujahideen came to power in Afghanistan