Tuesday, July 22, 2014

airplanes, guns, and money

A photo essay of the 2007 movie, Charlie Wilson's War.

Based on a true story.
Time Setting:  the 1980s

Afghanistan people were fighting to rid their country of Soviet communist invaders.

Representative Charles Wilson from Lufkin, Texas, helped get the Afghan "freedom fighters" the weapons they needed to shoot down the Soviet helicopters.

Along with other factors, losing this war in Afghanistan was the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union and communism.


"Thoughts and prayers?  I need airplanes, guns, and money!"