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Pentagon in Search of 'Secret' Farmers for Afghanistan

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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Isn't it a coincidence that the Taliban now has war treasury funds to fight the invasion?




posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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That is probably why anytime a politician says we should stop the war on drugs, it always turns into, 'so you support heroin?" In an attempt to try and make them look bad, in reality they just don't want any competition.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 06:38 AM
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news.yahoo.com...

Guess what? Russian wants the piece of the pie of opium production. They can see the long term investment.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Well it is to do with taken care of important assets which are quiet costly to maintain without the proper knowledge. Maybe it's the poppy or maybe something off this planet, carefull do not scratch to your skull



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:03 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.


As long as Ahmed Wali Kharzai is alive and the CIA are in Afghanistan,
there will be no alternative crops.

www.nytimes.com...

PEACE,
RK



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by coyotepoet
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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


I think you hit the nail squarely on the head there mate, but don't forget the huge (as yet untapped) mineral reserves just there for the taking.

PEACE,
RK



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by coyotepoet
reply to post by alienreality
 


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


This right here. This has always been the plan in Afghanistan. Plus throw in the precious metal discoveries made within the country lately and you have a very profitable country itching to have the "free market" take a whack at it.

Originally posted by bussoboy
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.

Opium comes from poppies.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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No thanks, I already have my own seeds! Indica! Indica!

Come take them from me if you can find them!


On a side note, all Papervacae have Opium, even Granny's garden delights! It's white seeded ones to look for, not the black!



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Maybe it's opium related, but it may also be Monsanto related. Imagine Afghani farmers will become enslaved to GM crops and can't produce their own seeds, guaranteeing the US control of their population by controlling their food supply.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Maybe it's opium related, but it may also be Monsanto related.


Just as nefarious, but good point-Monsanto might require secrecy as well, especially in the wake of other countries (in South America I think) declaring themselves to be GMO free zones.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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I think these specialists need the security clearence simply because they will be operating in a combat zone. One of the promises that the west made to Afghanistan was to rebuild their infrastructure. One of these is to get the farmers up to speed using modern farming techniques (cha-ching! to US agribusiness). I don't think these specialists are the ones who will be overseeing where the opium is going (leave that to another group)



posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Well there you have it.

Need I say more? Or you for that matter?

Great God Almighty, I could run a poppy field from my hammock.

The work is in keeping everybody and their cousin out of my poppy field.



posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 06:46 AM
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Yeah , but God bless you for it. At least when you stepped up to the plate, you took a swing at the ball.
The fact that the ball was a knuckle curve is of no consequence.
That is because you have a wild swing my friend, and we all love you for it.



posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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maybe Afghanistan was better off when it was
run by the Taliban.

Taliban had no drug production.

who in the heck uses all this
chit ??? I have never in my life
put that chit in my body. Why would
anybody want to ??? They are not
escaping reality, just postponing
it with added problems.

If it was left up to me, there would be
no illegal drug production in the world.



posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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Hey Kilroy, it is not a question of you or I. It is the law of supply and demand. So, I will refer to my prior reply.
Who would you recommend to be in "Control," legal or otherwise?


Someones gonna hit the Pinata one way or another you know.



posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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What's wrong with opium? I hope you people check the ingredients and deny certain pharmaceutical products being used on you.



posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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What's wrong with opium? I hope you people check the ingredients and deny certain pharmaceutical products being used on you.


Heroin for one. The illegal drug trade goes like this:

It's all about control and money.

1) Make money from the dealing of drugs to support black projects
2) Control the population by enslaving them to an addiction or imprisoning them for that addiction



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