Rambo III is silly popcorn entertainment. But it is silly popcorn entertainment that is set during the Soviet-Afghan war, and as such it reflects the standard propaganda narrative that was being fed to the American public at that time. So what do we make of this silly propaganda today, after 9/11 and the conquest of the “brave freedomfighters” of Afghanistan by NATO?
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