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#1 Mario Milano

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

US invaded Afghanistan to restore heroin industry – now pretending to fight it

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November 21, 2017



The United States invaded Afghanistan largely to restore the heroin industry and it is now making about $1.5 trillion every year from this business, according to Veterans Today Editor Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic and political analyst.


US Army General John Nicholson, the commander of Resolute Support forces and US forces in Afghanistan, on Monday announced that American jets targeted drug producing facilities in Afghanistan for the first time under a new strategy aimed at cutting off Taliban funding.


He said that the air strikes were carried out on Sunday in the southern Helmand province, adding that Taliban militants generate about $200 million per year from poppy cultivation and opium production.


The general said that the US military carried out the raids under a new war strategy for Afghanistan announced by President Donald Trump in August.



US Army General John Nicholson speaks during a joint press conference in Kabul on November 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)


“This latest announcement by the US military that the new strategy involves bombing drug labs is quite humorous given that the US went into Afghanistan in reality largely to protect the heroin industry,” Dr. Barrett told Press TV on Monday.


“Just as the Vietnam war was heavily driven by the fact that at that time most of the world’s heroin was coming from the Golden Triangle, today the heroin epicenter has moved with the CIA’s areas of interest to Afghanistan,” he stated.


“The Taliban had shut down opium production in Afghanistan, and it was not tolerable to the Deep State which profits to the tune of $1.5 trillion per year from the heroin industry, which is then moved in a shell-game to various banks and corporations and leveraged into vastly more money than that,” he noted.


“So they invaded Afghanistan in large part to restore the opium industry. And indeed there was zero opium being produced before the US invasion,” the academic said.


“The first thing in the first year the US did was to release all the drug lords, set them up, and tell them to plant away. Within two years, Afghanistan was setting world records every single year in opium production as US troops guarded the poppy fields and supported the creation of a number of labs which were refining the opium into heroin, which was then transported to the West in Global Hawks – US military vehicles that can fly all way around the world without refueling,” he noted.



 The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk worked on by maintainers at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia sits on the flight line June 29, 2017.


In August, Trump announced his controversial war strategy for Afghanistan. In a blatant U-turn from his campaign pledges to end the now 16-year occupation of Afghanistan, Trump said that his views had changed since entering the White House and that he would continue the military intervention “as long as we see determination and progress” in Afghanistan.


Trump authorized an increase of thousands of troops requested by General John William Nicholson, who has said he needs about 16,000 troops in Afghanistan, and NATO countries have also pledged to help make up the difference.


The United States — under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency — and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after more than one and a half decades, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.




After becoming president in 2008, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, vowed to end the Afghan war, but he failed to keep his promise.


Trump, who has spoken against the Afghan war, has dubbed the 2001 invasion and following occupation of Afghanistan as “Obama’s war.”



Edited by Mario Milano, 23 November 2017 - 12:13 PM.

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#2 Mario Milano

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:26 PM

Next time you hear the washington pedos say "war on drugs" just realize the washingon pedos are the worlds biggest heroin dealers....and they use the military to protect their heroin fields...

So next veterans day yanks...just think what these soldiersrs actually did for your country.....flooded the USA wth heroin..Still gunna thank them for their service?

Edited by Mario Milano, 23 November 2017 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:13 PM

When top people in society are con artists, looters & worse, what else can one expect?

Their mentality slandered, tortured & murdered the green branch, what will they do to dry twigs? Luke 23:31

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:28 PM


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