The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush.
The putsch attempt continues in Armenia as events unfold. Recently, the bandits who seized the police station in Yerevan's Erebuni district, released all the hostages which they had previously held. However the police have stated that they are not going to storm the building. Armenian President Serge Sargsyan even agreed to talk with their leader, Zhirayr Sefilyan, who is now in prison. The condition for negotiations which the president is considering is the surrender of the rebels. Earlier, gunmen demanded that the press center nearby be reopened.
U.S. efforts to overthrow foreign governments leave the world less peaceful, less just and less hopeful.