Friday, January 22, 2010

Words that make you go "DAMN"

From General Gulzarak Zadran (Afghan Army General and Mujahideen Commander):

"I should mention here that the Russian Army is a worthless military institution and that no professional soldier will give them a high mark in discipline or the will to fight. They are useless."

I took this quote from "The Other Side Of The Mountain" by Lester W. Grau. He made this statement in 1988. There is a lot to be said for an all volunteer force and this quote hits it home. You can't make a professional military when your basic building blocks are fear and brutality.


  1. Yeah and this was the high times when everyone was scared of the mighty Red Army. Not so mighty apparently.