by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Go here to read how Hillary Clinton was recently praising the good work of NATO over the past 63 years and her plans to strengthen NATO’s abilities to wage these kinds of destabilization campaigns and drug trafficking operations.
It’s being reported that Russia is finally putting their foot down to NATO’s use of their territory to transport Afghan heroin to Europe and other countries. Apparently they are pissed off about how much smack is flooding into their country killing their young people. Who can blame them right?
Russia had threatened to cut off the important supply lines due to the missile defense discussions taking place back in Nov. of 2011. Russian supply routes had become extremely important due to Pakistan closing their borders to U.S. and NATO forces after all the anger over the drone strikes and the staged murder of Osama bin Laden which of course was simply a ploy by Leon Panetta to further isolate Pakistan as they grew weary of burying the dead civilians his drone strikes caused.
But now, after the Russian presidential elections and the return of Putin, it looks as if they are going to be inspecting the rail line trade routes for illegal shipments of Afghani heroin which the U.S. and NATO forces guard and actually facilitate the cultivation of the narcotic.
Russia called for NATO to destroy the poppy fields back in 2010 but NATO refused claiming they didn’t want to alienate the Afghani population. Burning Korans and killing civilians during night raids must be considered the winning of hearts and minds I suppose.
“NATO Wednesday rejected Russian calls for it to eradicate opium poppy fields in Afghanistan, saying the best way for Moscow to help control the drug would be to give more assistance against the insurgency.” Reuters
Consider this: in 1998 the Taliban finally defeated the Northern Alliance and took full control of Afghanistan. From 1999 to 2001 opium production dropped 90% under the Taliban rule who consider the production and sales of narcotics to be an affront to God. The Taliban started an eradication program which was incredibly successful and damn near took Afghanistan off the global heroin production map for good.
But then along came 9/11 and we invaded Afghanistan and guess what happened to the poppy production industry in that country?
There have been only two years (2002 and 2003) since then that haven’t been well above the tonnage of poppy production record level set in 1999.
These past two years not shown on the graph above have been even more productive than any in the previous 9 years. In 2011 opium production in Afghanistan rose by 61% compared with 2010.
If you have a hard time understanding how the United States is involved in the drug trade you could do well to do just a tad bit of research on the subject. Look up Gary Webb and Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion . Look up Iran Contra or this report on Mena Arkansas for that matter. Or just look how Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Wachovia have been laundering drug money for decades. Check out operation Fast and Furious, a covert action started by the Bush administration and continued by Obama to provide weapons to our favorite drug kingpin in Mexico. Read Michael Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon or watch this video from RT on how the CIA funds it’s destabilization campaigns in one country by trafficking illicit narcotics in another. Then remember that the Afghan heroin is mainly targeting socialist countries in Europe and Iran and Russia… nations that the CIA certainly want to help destabilize in the future.
Watch this video on the Mena Connection and Reagan’s “freedom fighters”, the terrorist organization used by the Reagan administration to destabilize Nicaragua.
It’s no wonder that the Latin American countries are favoring the end of America’s fraudulent “war on drugs” by legalizing the use of some of the drugs so they can be regulated.
Barack Obama claims that a debate on the subject is fine, but legalization is out of the question. There is obviously too much money being made by the likes of his banker friends to even consider that for a moment. One thing he proposed is to “strengthen institutions at home’. I guess by that he means we should give the local SWAT teams more money and more powers to spy on average citizens prior to kicking in their doors at 3am.
“Nevertheless, I’m a big believer in looking at the evidence, having a debate,” he said. “I think ultimately what we’re going to find is, is that the way to solve this problem is both in the United States, us dealing with demand in a more effective way, but it’s also going to be strengthening institutions at home.” Obama
There’s just way to much money for these guys to make on the drug trade. Think about it: you are a drug dealer. You don’t have to pay for protection of your crop or for the transportation of the final product because the American taxpayers pay for all of it. You don’t even have to worry about the DEA catching you and putting you in prison for the rest of your life because the head of the DEA works for you. Pretty sweet deal when you think about it.
There’s just a slight problem with logistics taking place though. Latin American countries talking about legalizing and ending the profitable “war on drugs” and Russia shutting the door to your last remaining transportation route. Now you are going to have to actually fly the smack out of Afghanistan on US Air Force transport planes and when that gets out into the public sphere of reference, how are you going to explain you are protecting and transporting smack with US taxpayer’s money in order to win those “hearts and minds” of the Afghan people? That will be a tough sell in an election year, won’t it? Obama using our blood and treasure to move Afghan brown to Europe and New York? Think that might become a bit of a sticking point in the upcoming “election”?