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Saturday, February 18, 2012

What Drug War? NATO increased Afghanistan opium production

Congratulations to NATO.
Under the leadership of the U.S. and NATO the Afghanistan production of opium has vastly increased.

Does the U.S. and NATO want more drugs on our streets?
  • Before the invasion the Taliban had vastly reduced opium production calling drugs un-Islamic.
  • After the invasion NATO forces have effictively encouraged opium production.
  • A massive 3,200 per cent increase in five years.
  • A drug addicted and docile Sheeple will more readily obey their government Masters.

By Gary;

Rule #1.  Politicians are liars.

George Orwell created a new word in his book 1984.  Doublespeak.  War is peace.  Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.

We can now update Doublespeak to the present with, "We are fighting a war on drugs."

I ask, what war?  The military and the newly created heavily armed para-military police created to fight this war will parade a captured drug shipment in front of the TV cameras.  But the "war" goes on and on, getting bigger and bigger.

Now the NATO forces are "losing" the heroin war in Afghanistan – ten years after Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged that wiping out the drug was one of the main reasons for invading the country.  Forget that before the invasion the Taliban was working with the UN to wipe out the poppy fields as un-Islamic.

The UK Daily Mail reports that despite the British spending £18 billion and a conflict which has so far cost the lives of almost 400 British troops, production of the class-A drug by Afghan farmers rose between 2001 and 2011 from just 185 tons to a staggering 5,800 tons.

Sheeple believe the lies they are told on TV news.

It increased by 61 per cent last year alone.

The United Nations yesterday warned that the situation was out of control.

Declaring that the West had lost its war against the drug, a glum UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon added: ‘Time is not on our side.’  The UN figures make grim reading for those who backed the invasion.

Cutting the supply of heroin was one of the prime reasons given by then-prime minister Tony Blair in 2001 for sending in British troops.

MY THEORY  -  As a civilian I can go on Google right now and look down into my neighbor's back yards if I want to.  The U.S. and the NATO commanders are not fools.  They know perfectly well what crops are being grown.  The military, acting on government orders, is either looking the other way and/or encouraging the production and export of opium to Europe and America.


My theory is our governments want a population of drugged out non-thinking Sheeple that will not question the rule of their Elite Masters in government.   A policy of "Bread and Circuses" if you will.  Keep the masses distracted.

A British soldier stands guard as a Chinook helicopter lands supplies.  Curbing heroin production in Afghanistan was one of the main justifications for Britain's involvement in the war when it stated in 2001.  Instead drug production has massively increased making many think more drugs on the streets is government policy.

Three weeks after the attack on America’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, Prime Minister Blair said: ‘The arms the Taliban are buying today are paid for by the lives of young British people buying their drugs on British streets. This is another part of their regime we should seek to destroy.’  Blair lied to his own people.  The Taliban was working with the UN to reduce opium production.

Today, some 15 per cent of Afghanistan’s Gross National Product now comes from drug-related exports – a business worth up to £1.6 billion each year, it was claimed.

Officials say there is clear evidence that the opium trade is being orchestrated by the Taliban, with vast profits used to buy weapons and fuel the insurgency.

Before the NATO invasion . . . .

The Taliban had overseen a significant fall in heroin production in the months before the invasion. Their leader Mullah Mohammed Omar – collaborating with the UN – had decreed that growing poppies was un-Islamic, resulting in one of the world’s most successful anti-drug campaigns.   And when the Taliban wanted things done they killed anyone who opposed them.

As a result of this ban by the Taliban, opium poppy cultivation was reduced by 91 per cent from the previous year’s estimate of 82,172 hectares.

The ban was so effective that Helmand Province, which had accounted for more than half of this production, recorded no poppy cultivation during the 2001 season.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that the 2006 harvest was around 6,100 tons, 33 times its level in 2001, a 3,200 per cent increase in five years.

Cultivation in 2006 reached a record 165,000 hectares compared with 104,000 in 2005 and 7,606 in 2001 under the Taliban. This fell in figures for 2010 because of crop disease, but the UN figures show that it increased sharply again last year when 131,000 hectares were under cultivation, producing some 5,800 tons of opium.
(UK Daily Mail)

The British Opium Wars - - - Nations acting as drug dealers is nothing new.
The Loodiaah (Ludhiana) Sikh Regiment, 1860 2nd Opium War.  The British were acting as drug dealers.  They attacked China and forced them to import British opium.  An addicted and docile Chinese people became ripe for conquest.

British troops in the Battle of Amoy, 1841, in the First Opium War.
The war was denounced in Parliament as unjust and iniquitous by young William Gladstone, who criticized Lord Palmerston's willingness to protect an infamous contraband traffic. Outrage was expressed by the public and the press in the United States and United Kingdom as it was recognized that British interests may well have been simply supporting the opium trade.

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