thanks bro AH, i already visit those sites: counterpunch and zmag. have read some chomsky [and australia's pilger and roberst fisk too] ...i think it is worth reading both sides of any story. however thanks for the long list of his books--i will def. go thru' them. thanks for the links. but this book i recommended is about the ussr-afghan war only. btw a lot of these people who write on zmag etc. are leftists with strong ideological ties to the socialist movements and therefore they aren't neutral either...as sources of info.