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Son of an Afghan general who protested, “I want the US to become a ‘arsenal of democracy'”

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Father Massoud fights armed struggle against Soviet invasion… Assassinated while fighting the Taliban
“Resistance begins in the northern Panjishir Valley… I have the weapons I have collected since my father
Without help, Afghanistan’s terrorism is the headquarter.”

The son of the national hero of Afghanistan asked for help from Western countries, including the United States, saying “resistance against the Taliban has begun.”

“The Mujahideen resistance to the Taliban has begun,” said Ahmad Masoud, 32, son of former Afghan Defense Minister General Ahmad Shah Massoud, to the Washington Post on the 18th. But we need help’.

“My father never forgot that he was fighting the Taliban regime,” he said.

General Massoud fought with the Mujahideen, an armed guerrilla, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. His nickname ‘The Lion of Panjisir’ was given to him when he defeated Soviet forces in the Panjisir Valley north of Afghanistan. As Afghanistan’s defense minister, he opposed the rise of the Taliban and opposed their Islamic fundamentalism. Then, on September 9, 2001 (at the age of 48), two days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, men disguised as journalists were assassinated in a bombing. This day, also known as ‘Massoud Day’, is a national holiday in Afghanistan. His son, Masoud, said in a WP article, “I am now writing to follow in my father’s footsteps in the Panjishir Valley. “We have ammunition and weapons we have been collecting since our father’s day,” he said. Because we knew the day was coming,” he added. “But this is not enough,” he said. “Our military power and munitions are not enough and will soon be exhausted if our Western friends don’t find a way to supply us.” “The United States and its allies have left the battlefield, but the United States can still be a ‘great arsenal of democracy’,” he said. This is what former US President Franklin Roosevelt said while serving in World War II.

“The Taliban is not just a problem with Afghanistan,” he warned.

New York = Correspondent Yoo Jae-dong [email protected] Go to press page>

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