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The next phase should be to stabilize the region.
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
Maybe I am just jaded, but when all the troops are out I can see the democrats jumping up and down screaming about the human rights atrocities we are ignoring in the middle east. Que the wounded little kid pictures...
Nearly 80 percent of all households in the Afghan district of Ghoryan, located in Herat province along the Iranian border, are involved in some stage of the crystal methamphetamine-making process that is currently fueling addiction epidemics plaguing Afghanistan and Iran, TRT World reported this week.
TRT is the national broadcaster of the government of Turkey.
According to the United Nations, Herat is the top crystal meth-producing province in Afghanistan. Herat lies on Afghanistan’s border with Iran where crystal meth use is rampant.
TRT suggested that the crystal meth epidemic gripping Iran has spilled over to Afghanistan, noting that many Afghan meth “cooks” learned their skills in the Islamic Republic.
The news outlet revealed:
In a country, where more than half the population lives on less than a dollar a day, a single household in Ghoryan can make nearly $400 a month from helping in the production process or storing the chemical compounds necessary for production. The local leader said 80 percent of Ghoryan households are now involved in some stage of the process. This represents a major increase from the 30 or 40 households that residents said were initially involved in the process.
TRT found that production of methamphetamines or crystal meth “puts food on the tables of more than 68,000 people at a time when unemployment in Afghanistan has reached 40 percent,” adding: “Largely shielded from the airstrikes both coalition and Afghan forces have launched on so-called ‘drug labs’ across a dozen southern, eastern and western provinces, tens of thousands of Ghoryan residents have embraced crystal meth as a lucrative source of economic empowerment.”
originally posted by: Grambler
He has claimed similar things before, only to reverse after supposed Assad gas attacks
I am hoping he stick to his guns
We have no business arming terrorists to help overthrow a government
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
ISIS has pretty much been defeated in Syria and Iraq now, that seems like a big gain for world peace.
This article seems to be only an hour old:
The last vestige of the Islamic State’s caliphate that straddled Syria and Iraq is under attack.
Members of an American-backed coalition said on Tuesday (US time) they had begun a final push to oust the militants from Hajin, Syria, the remaining sliver of land under the group’s control in the region where it was born.
The assault is the final chapter of a war that began more than four years ago after the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, seized vast tracts in Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate. The group lost its last territory in Iraq last year.
Fight to retake last ISIS territory begins
As I've said before, the fact is Trump has done more for world peace in the last year than any leader has done in the past few decades, he some how even managed to strike an agreement with NK.
We have been there illegally for how long? Syria's government has long made clear we are not welcome there, nor are the proxy groups being trained by our country. It is simply not worth our time or effort to be in a country that doesn't want us there to begin with.
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
To put it simply, we (the Western world) portrayed him as a monster and chose to side with the rebels in overthrowing a sovereign government. We provided them with money and weapons and it didn't take too long before they were dragging the mutilated body of Gaddafi around the streets. But what were all these newly formed rebel groups to do after succeeding in Libya? Well they realized they were pretty strong with their newly found source of funding and weaponry so they started looking for other places to carry out their acts of violence. The Western world wasn't going to let this opportunity go to waste, they had a new target in their sights. They started to paint Assad as the new bad guy and thus began the conflict in Syria.
Little did they know however, things wouldn't go quite so smoothly this time around and it would be much harder to fool everyone for a second time. They began their propaganda campaign against Assad by accusing him of carrying out chemical weapon attacks against his own civilian population. This story was repeated ad nauseam by MSM pundits and was used as the main justification for direct intervention into the war in Syria. For some time the US tried to remain hidden behind the curtain, by supporting the rebel opposition without doing it publicly. Reports in 2012 started to surface saying that the US was establishing intelligence operations in Turkey and funneling weapons through the Turkish border in order to arm anti-government rebels.
There were a few reasons the US was hesitant to officially support the rebels in Syria even though they openly supported the rebels in Libya. One main reason was probably the fact that Russia is a strong supporter of the Assad regime. So for a while they only supported the rebels through these secretive networks. However the US couldn't keep up the charade forever, and in early 2013 the White House officially announced it will give military aid to Syria rebels. Meanwhile, many different researchers and organizations were unveiling how the chemical weapon claims against Assad seemed to be totally bogus and were used as a method to rile up support for the rebel opposition, and that the attacks were actually carried out by the rebels themselves:
UN accuses Syrian rebels of chemical weapons use
MIT Study Further Destroys Washington’s Syria Chemical Weapons Claim
Russia Says It Was the Syrian Rebels Who Used Chemical Weapons
Video Evidence: Syria Gas Attack Work of U.S. Allies
US defense contractors were involved in Syria gas attack: Investigative journalist