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Karzai - NATO taxing and stockpiling opium

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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 03:21 AM

Afghan President Hamid Karzai hints that the US-led invasion has set the ground for surge in drug production and organized crimes in his war-ravaged country.

The president emphasized at a ceremony on International Counter Narcotics Day that the unprecedented growth of Afghanistan's narcotics industry lay mostly at the feet of foreign countries with military presence in the country.

"We also know the drugs trade here is encouraged by foreigners and international mafia gangs," Karzai said.

The Afghan government sources say that NATO forces are taxing the production of opium in the regions under their control. The majority of drugs are stockpiled in provinces controlled by troops from the US, the UK, and Canada.

Well what are the odds of this? Im sure most of us on ATS already know this, but im kind of suprised that an article like this made it on to the news. Russia has been the hardest hit country from heroin use, and they are blaming NATO as well.

According to statistics, Russia was the single largest consumer of heroin in 2008. Moscow blames NATO for the surge in heroin trafficking from Afghanistan to Russia.

Russia has repeatedly questioned the US-led alliance's reluctance to eliminate poppy plantations in war-weary Afghanistan.

And of course, NATO has been rejecting Russia's calls to eliminate the opium fields.

NATO has rejected Russian calls for it to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Moscow says Afghan heroin kills 30,000 Russians a year.

A NATO spokesman has said that the US-led alliance cannot allow a situation where people in one of the world's poorest nations are left without means of livelihood and receive no compensation.

I wonder how much NATO is banking off of all the drugs they sell out of Afghanistan?

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 03:42 AM
reply to post by buni11687

More reason to resist those terrorists.

Those a$$holes made Kabul the capital of druggies, thanks alot NATO, you haven't brought nothing to Afghanistan but corruption and war.

Down with the devilish empire

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 04:58 AM
Well, we hope people know the CIA are running most of the worlds drug trade.

Its good this is coming out, Russia shouldn't be the lone voice pointing this out - if only the bulk of the population knew these things - they would never send their sons or husbands to run drugs for the elites.

Each tiny revelation is like a fibre breaking in the ropes that bind freemen everywhere.

Russia Today puts a lot of stuff on TV, and we know people think TV is god - so if they see it on TV (even RT) perhaps it will have some impact.

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 05:25 AM
Good way for slow de-population,give the country a major drug problem,aids will sky rocket,and the junkies pay the elite for the privilege.
Jams up the medical system,and the Russian government see's all this cash leaving their country,more addicts- less productive citizens.

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 05:46 AM
And this UN would like to be the NWO, does this mean our leaders will be drug pushers?
Other than medicinal use I see no need for these poppy fields, but there are synthetic drugs that will do the same thing. Although I’m not sure if there are allergy issues or effectiveness concerns with the synthetic.
I don’t know this whole situation with the afghani poppies wreaks or crap.

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