Taraki’s govt a group of disaffected academics, young military commanders, and other elites. And it was deeply repressive. They purged any disagreement, even from their allied Parchami
Mujahideen = Al Qaeda is as false as the US’ attempt to paint them all as heroes. They were complex. The Islamist factions were made up of university-trained scholars importing a Muslim Brotherhood-style concept of jihad +
This claim exposes an ignorance of the methods of empire. It is no more a justification than was US’ claim it was resp to Iraqis in the invasion of Iraq. Both were acts of imperialism.