Heroin is made from opium poppies. The Taliban had all but eradicated opium growers in Afghanistan before the US invasion. After only 12 years of US occupation Afghan opium production is now up so much it’s now setting all-time records . . . woooooo hooooooo!!
(Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC))
Join me and say, “I do not condone this, I do not consent.”
According to BBC News:
“The cultivation of opium in Afghanistan reached its peak in 1999, when 350 square miles (910 km2) of poppies were sown. The following year the Taliban banned poppy cultivation, a move which cut production by 94 percent. By 2001 only 30 square miles (78 km2) of land were in use for growing opium poppies. A year later, after American and British troops had removed the Taliban and installed the interim government, the land under cultivation leapt back to 285 square miles (740 km2), with Afghanistan supplanting Burma to become the world’s largest opium producer once more.” (Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3476377.stm)
- US troops guarding opium poppies in Afghanistan.
- Why We Occupy Afghanistan–photo essay
- Who’s Excited About Another Decade in Afghanistan?
Timeline of opium wars in Afghanistan: (Source)
- Afghanistan discovers opium from their poppies and makes mint for eons, quietly and peacefully.
- Russia discovers this cash crop and wants it.
- Enter Russian forces.
- US CIA sees Russian power grab for lucrative drug trade, shits britches, hires a few rich kids with creds ( Osama bin Laden is one ) to form a “resistance” against the Russians, with the eye on getting the poppy fields for themselves.
- US CIA pours so much money and assets into this ghost war with Russia that it takes enough of a toll, and combined with the economy, collapses the Soviet Union.
- Exit Russia.
- Political vacuum is now in effect and US CIA is losing its grip on bin Laden and the others.
- bin Laden and the others go off the reservation, get religion, start believing their own press and declare opium and other drugs to be against Muslim law.
- Poppy fields shrink to historic record lows.
- US CIA sees its investment going teats up, and in usual fashion takes its Frankenstein monster public under the name of the data file containing the members, “Al Qaeda”, and declares them “terrorists”.
- After much back-story engineering, false flag attacks and other setups, “Al Qaeda” is pinned for atrocious attacks and Afghanistan targeted for ‘harboring them”.
- US CIA leverages assets in the middle east already on the ground in use during the petro-dollar war to re-assert control of the poppy fields.
- Poppy fields at historic record maximums.
- US CIA enjoying record monster profits from their little “side business”.
It is time to stop the lies. De-fund and disband the CIA, NSA, DHS and every other un-Constitutional alphabet soup agency, bring our kids home to secure our own borders and leave the middle east to sort itself.
Heroin Use in the US on the Rise
New Heroin users have increased ~60% in the past decade http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2012SummNatFindDetTables/index.aspx
New prescription Opiate users have decreased in the past ten years. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2012SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindings/NSDUHresults2012.htm#ch5.8
Afghani Heroin Production increased 2-3x in the past ten years http://www.policymic.com/articles/81165/3-charts-reveal-everything-you-need-to-know-about-heroin-production
Pretty good article with numbers attached: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-spoils-of-war-afghanistan-s-multibillion-dollar-heroin-trade/91
But why? No one is saying anything “officially.” However:
- Heroin profits are in the billions of dollars. Who is getting all that cash?
- More heroin leads to more heroin addicts which leads to more crime.
- More crime is used to justify calls for more police state controls–and ever greater restrictions on remaining freedoms.
Just sayin’ . . .
- The War In Afghanistan: A Cold Hard Truth…The Opium (northerntruthseeker.blogspot.com)
- Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation at record high (telegraph.co.uk)
- Opium poppy cultivation rises in Afghanistan (edition.cnn.com)
- Afghanistan’s Record Opium Year (world.time.com)
- Record Opium Poppy Acreage (reason.com)