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Pentagon in Search of 'Secret' Farmers for Afghanistan

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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Pentagon in Search of 'Secret' Farmers for Afghanistan


www.nationaljorunal.com

The Department of Defense is looking to hire agriculture specialists to send to Afghanistan. That's nothing especially new...[but] The job requires "secret" security clearance.
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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In and of itself, a "Secret" security clearance is a lot less meaningful and impressive than it probably sounds to most people. (After all, we are here on "above top secret;" what could we have to learn from the merely "secret"?) As the article notes, working for the U.S. government in a war zone often requires security clearance, even when it seems unnecessary.

Nevertheless, agriculture specialists don't usually get this kind of clearance, so its a bit of a head-scratcher. Is this just a symptom of a world in which concerns about information and privacy are growing rapidly, or is something more possibly at play here?

www.nationaljorunal.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:47 AM
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The largest farming done in Afganistan isn't even a food product, it is Opium.

It is interesting that they area looking for individuals with that sort of clearance. Could they be going in and further cataloging the drug trade/production? Or maybe they will be showing the afgans alternative crops.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by wonderboy2402
The largest farming done in Afganistan isn't even a food product, it is Opium.

It is interesting that they area looking for individuals with that sort of clearance. Could they be going in and further cataloging the drug trade/production? Or maybe they will be showing the afgans alternative crops.


cataloging? don't you mean operating?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:54 AM
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I bet it requires a secret clearance because the crop is opium poppies... (yeah just a guess)

The military often uses a person's security oath as leverage to force them to comply with all kinds of shady things..

It is the same as when they invoke national security to hide all kinds of crimes and lies, murders, etc. etc..

Knowing these things and seeing it continue world-wide makes it real difficult to have any optimism about the future...



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by bacci0909

Originally posted by wonderboy2402
The largest farming done in Afganistan isn't even a food product, it is Opium.

It is interesting that they area looking for individuals with that sort of clearance. Could they be going in and further cataloging the drug trade/production? Or maybe they will be showing the afgans alternative crops.


cataloging? don't you mean operating?


bingo we've been defending those crops for over ten years now maybe they are just looking to ramp up production that the NWO is running out of slaves with anything left to rob...


just saying fact is since we've been there killing kids opium production has gone up the warlords the taliban kept in check are getting money and support from our criminal governments. Child prostitution is back in too and the people cant wait for us to leave tho it seems we never will. Lets just hope its curse stays true and that our foul empire dies there too. Who knows maybe we can be free too before they go all FEMA on us....



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:32 AM
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Thanks for the lead, I believe I may have the credentials necessary. Very interesting,
and quite off the beaten path. I never would have guessed. Uncle Sam might need me again after all.

Best Regards,
S&F

I will check out what my contacts in Alaska know about this.

After all, I wouldn't want to end up digging graves in a Dandelion field now would I?
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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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I bet it requires a secret clearance because the crop is opium poppies... (yeah just a guess) The military often uses a person's security oath as leverage to force them to comply with all kinds of shady things..


That was exactly my thought when I read the headline. Anyone who doesn't know we are in Afghanistan for 3 main reasons isn't paying attention.

1) To use as a base for other ME ops
2) To run and secure an oil pipeline through
3) Opium production



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:50 AM
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Well now, that was a quick supposition. Somewhat accurate . But would you rather see China,Russia,or
some other opportunist making way there? God Save the Queen?




posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by Wildmanimal
reply to post by coyotepoet
 


Well now, that was a quick supposition. Somewhat accurate . But would you rather see China,Russia,or
some other opportunist making way there?


I spent most of the last decade arguing along these lines on teh intrawebs and ended up hated by everyone, right left and center.

It's what happens when you tell the truth.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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Well now, that was a quick supposition. Somewhat accurate . But would you rather see China,Russia,or some other opportunist making way there? God Save the Queen?


Well, add the words "secret" "farmer" and "Afghanistan" and that's definitely the first thing that comes to mind, like someone else said, "secret" is like invoking "National security" to not have to disclose dirty dealings. And why would farming anything else need to be secret? You'd think they'd advertise trying to help Afghani's grow things other than opium, at the very least it would be good PR.

Funny you should mention China and the Queen. Quick history-the Brits pushed Opium on China and attacked when China tried to stop it.


The Opium Wars, also known as the Anglo-Chinese Wars, divided into the First Opium War from 1839 to 1842 and the Second Opium War from 1856 to 1860, were the climax of disputes over trade and diplomatic relations between China under the Qing Dynasty and the British Empire. After the inauguration of the Canton System in 1756, which restricted trade to one port and did not allow foreign entrance to China, the British East India Company faced a trade imbalance in favor of China and invested heavily in opium production to redress the balance. British and United States merchants brought opium from the British East India Company's factories in Patna and Benares,[1] in the Indian state of Bengal, to the coast of China, where they sold it to Chinese smugglers who distributed the drug in defiance of Chinese laws.


en.wikipedia.org...

Resulting in the Treaty of Nanking




The Treaty of Nanking (or Nanjing) was signed on 29 August 1842 to mark the end of the First Opium War (1839–42) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Qing Dynasty of China...The fundamental purpose of the treaty was to change the framework of foreign trade which had been in force since 1760 (Canton System). The treaty abolished the monopoly of the Thirteen Factories on foreign trade (Article V) in Canton and instead five ports were opened for trade, Canton (Shameen Island until 1943), Amoy (Xiamen until 1930), Foochow (Fuzhou), Ningpo (Ningbo) and Shanghai (until 1943),[2] where Britons were to be allowed to trade with anyone they wished.


en.wikipedia.org...

Additionally, British East India was an extension of the Rothschilds and American families like the Russells (cofounder of Skull and Bones) and Delanos (FDR's grandfather) and Forbes made their fortunes from the opium trade. Why should it be any different in this century especially with some of the same elite families still holding influence?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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I live in Kentucky. We've sent our fair share of agricultural specialists to Afghanistan for the last, oh, about 8 years or so, along with our National Guard units. They show the Afghani farmers better ways to produce more on their often lousy dirt farms.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:17 AM
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Are these security cleared 'farmers' going to the working On the land or more likely Under the land.

Bin Laden is dead so why are we in Afganistan without a reason. Its whats under the ground there, trillions worth of metals, lithium etc and who knows, possibly oil.

Yes its also on a border to Iran, which Israel wants destroyed but, they can't afford to loose Iran's oil supply.

What you would 'farm' out of the ground would be worth considerably more than nice crops of corn, etc and pay you back for all your occupation/just visiting costs incurred.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:18 AM
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I live in Kentucky. We've sent our fair share of agricultural specialists to Afghanistan for the last, oh, about 8 years or so, along with our National Guard units. They show the Afghani farmers better ways to produce more on their often lousy dirt farms.


Yes and isn't Kentucky in the top 10 states where Marijuana is the biggest cash crop?

Just sayin'



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:28 AM
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Comparing marijuana crop to opium crop is just being a neanderthol, come on son



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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I was following links, and read something about a US airport project in Kandahar...This area's only export is opium, so that makes me wonder. I am relatively sure that this has to do with opium, since the government has been involved over there for a while now. Anyone ever read Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon? Eerily similar.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:52 AM
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Comparing marijuana crop to opium crop is just being a neanderthol, come on son


I know, I know. Completely different classes of substances, the first I support decriminalization, the second I am against. I just couldn't resist the joke.
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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:05 AM
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well; I guess if your going to tech farmers how to grow opium, weed and in addition to poppies then I guess they have to have the right people they can control don't they.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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US is directly connected to the opium production and trade in Afghanistan. It isn't a coincidence that right after US invasion, drug production spiked insanely. It isn't a coincidence that the biggest drug lord in Afghanistan is working with CIA.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:40 AM
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I wouldnt mind going back but this time as a DOD civilian. In fact my friends are in kandahar now.




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