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Despite invincible Rambo-III, US army 'forced' to vacate Afghanistan like in Vietnam

By YS Gill 

One Deshbhakt Col Trautman is shown trying to put together a mercenary army for a clandestine CIA-sponsored mission to supply arms, train and fight alongside the Mujahideen and other tribes, to dislodge the Soviet Army in Afghanistan. Despite being shown photos of civilians suffering at the hands of the Russian tyrants, the invincible super commando Rambo refuses to go for the kill. Rambo says he is tired of fighting. Enough is enough!
A disillusioned Deshbhakt Trautman proceeds on his own. But he is captured by the enemy near the Pak-Afghan border, after all the men of his mercenary army are killed.
Deshbhakt Col Trautman is sent to a large mountain base to be interrogated by the ruthless Soviet Colonel, Zaysen, and his cruel henchman Sergeant Kourov.
A worried US Embassy official Robert Griggs informs Rambo, quietly leading an austere life at a Thai monastery, about poor Deshbhakt Trautman's plight. The official however refuses to approve a rescue mission for fear of drawing the US into a direct war the Soviet Union.
Aware that Deshbhakt Trautman will be slaughtered by the heartless Russians, Rambo pushes his bosses hard and is permitted to undertake a 'solo' rescue mission. But it's also made clear to him that if he's captured or killed, he'll simply be disowned. Because they don't want to incur the wrath of the Russians.
The bravest of the brave Rambo cares a damn about his life. A veteran of Vietnam, from where his pathetic US army had fled, Rambo immediately flies to Peshawar in Pakistan, where he convinces arms dealer Mousa Ghani to take him to Khost, the town closest to the Soviet base, where Deshbhakt Trautman is held captive.
The cowardly Mujahideen hiding in a wretched Afghan village, led by chieftain Masoud, are fearful of the Russians. They refuse to help Rambo in the mission-once-more-impossible to rescue Deshbhakt Trautman, even though they know very well that the Colonel was captured while selflessly fighting for the Afghan cause against the Russians who had criminally freed Afghan women from hiding behind the burqa, as ordained by the Almighty, and were getting educated and working alongside men in different professions.
Bravest of brave Rambo cares a damn about his life. A veteran of Vietnam, from where his pathetic US army had fled, Rambo immediately flies to Peshawar
As everyone else except the Americans are treacherous, a Russian mole who is an employee of arms dealer Ghani, alerts the Russians. And in no time two Russian attack helicopters swoop down on the village.
The Russians are unaware of Superman Rambo's presence who effortlessly destroy one of the choppers with a turret -- to hell with those US-made Stringer missiles or anti-aircraft guns! The second helicopter flies away to safety...
Yet the Afghan rebels are mortally terrified and want Immortal Rambo to go away.
Mousa and a young boy named Hamid, however, agree to guide Rambo to the Russian base. The American superhero single-handedly attacks the heavily-guarded Russian base and inflicts significant damage before being forced to retreat.
Hamid, as well as Rambo, are wounded during the battle. Rambo sends Hamid and Mousa away, for he knows he can easily lick his wounds to heal.
Slithering across barbed wire fences and heavily-guarded parameters of the Russian base, the wildly popular Hollywood creature reaches and frees Trautman just as he is about to be roasted alive with a flamethrower.
The powerful but benevolent duo don't stop there. They rescue several other prisoners and hijack a Hind gunship helicopter to escape the base even as the hapless evil-minded Russians look on...
And then there are lots of nail-biting twists and turns till America emerges victorious!
At the end of the battle, Immortal Rambo and Deshbhakt Trautman say goodbye to the innocent Mujahideen and leave Afghanistan!
Till of course their compatriots finally flee Afghanistan as the invincible US army had done so more than four and half decades ago in Vietnam...
A Rambo Moment, Indeed!

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