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We Spent $7.6 Billion To Crush The Afghan Opium Trade—And It's Doing Better Than Ever

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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

We hardly tried to stamp it out. It was stamped out nearly before we invaded. Australia has a strong interest in keeping the production up it is the largest supplier of opium poppy.

Not to mention the Skull and Bones (Bush and Buddies) connection to the poppy trade and Afghanistan.

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Not one image of a field being burnt or sprayed.
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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The war on drugs is proof that in order to make money, you have to lose some first.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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Bin ladin was bushs man in the Afghan, Opium for weapons then Bin ladin cut bush out of the deal and started supplying Europe, He ended up in a cave and took out the Pentagon and the WTCs or that is the OS.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: daaskapital
You mean the USA has invested $7.6 Billion into securing the Afghan Opium Trade...
I'm sure you're a good businessman and understand it take money to make money
Oh I mean it takes OPM - you know, other peoples money - to make money. Our tax dollars hard at work.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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When my buddy was stationed in Afghanistan he was protecting poppies. His unit was in a small town protecting the fields of poppies from the insurgents. That was the towns only source of income and the US was protecting there investment there.

Kind of the same deal with the cartels. We let them bring in drugs and we tax it them bust the Americans who use it and tax them. Then we sell the cartels weapons. The government wins three times.

To think the American government doesn’t get a cut of everything and anything that goes on in this country is ignorant. You can do anything you want in this country as long as you have money.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: PraetorianAZ

Exactly. They were there patrolling the fields and making sure the means of production were not interrupted



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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nevermind
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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The Taliban banned poppy farming in late 2000 and Opium production in Afghanistan ground to a halt in 2001.

In early 2001, the U.S. was drawing up plans to invade Afghanistan. This can be verified with a quick google search.

After 9/11/2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan under the guise of "capturing Bin Laden and disrupting Al Qaeda."

The invasion successfully wiped out the Taliban power structure.

From 2002-present, Afghanistan has returned to its status as largest opium producer in the world.

Afghanistan owed the U.S. a huge debt after we helped them defeat the Russians. The Taliban shut down the only means to pay that debt...

There's a filthy game being played on a global scale.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: PraetorianAZ


Kind of the same deal with the cartels. We let them bring in drugs and we tax it them bust the Americans who use it and tax them. Then we sell the cartels weapons. The government wins three times.




Kind of like how the government prints imaginary money to pay for the planes, trucks, guns, and bombs used to destroy a country?

Then the government prints more imaginary money to pay enormous US-based contractors like Halliburton to rebuild everything we blew up and establish an infrastructure?

Then the previously-destroyed country is indebted to the U.S. for eternity... giving up control of resources and a portion of their GDP?

It's amazing how plain it all becomes when you see through the facade.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
Interesting how our government throws billions of dollars at the war on drugs, yet drugs are not going away.


That's because it's a SUBSIDY, not a WAR.



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