Sunday, March 25, 2018
Before US Troops Protected Poppies In Afghanistan, There was No Opioid Epidemic in America
The Activist Post is reporting that "The Afghanistan War is the longest in United States history, and despite initial claims that the goal of the invasion was to keep Americans safe by destroying the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the result has been a massive increase in opium production that has fueled an on-going opioid crisis in the United States and ensnared more than 2.5 million Americans in heroin addiction. As whistleblower and former FBI contractor Sibel Edmonds noted, before the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, there were around 189,000 heroin users in the United States. By 2016, that figure increased to 4.5 million - an estimated 2.5 million heroin addicts and 2 million casual users." The observation is correct.
Jonathan Kwitny's book the Crimes of Patriots stated that the CIA created the Golden Triangle. This fact has been confirmed by Terry Reed in his book Compromised and war hero Bo Gritz. When the Taliban brought opium production in Afghanistan to a grinding halt in 2001, Afghanistan was invaded and returned to the largest opium producers in the world.
What the CIA did in secret during Vietnam they are now doing openly in Afghanistan. US troops are protecting the opium fields using the lie that if we don't do it the Taliban will.
"The C.I.A.'s direct involvement in drug smuggling goes back a long time, not only in Afghanistan but also all over the world as in the Iran-Contras scandal. The now dead governor of Kandahar province, Wali Karzai, one of Afghanistan's biggest drug smugglers, had been for a long time on the C.I.A.'s payroll. Wali was Hamid Karzai's brother, former president of Afghanistan picked by the U.S. shortly after the occupation, in 2001." Just like Honduras.
Now I don't have any love for Communism and I do have a hate for Fascism. Ironically, both roads lead to the same place: totalitarianism. Stalin, Lenin and Chairman Mao were no better and no different than Adolf Hitler. Socialism can only exist within a Free Republic. You cannot protect collective rights by eliminating individual rights. Rachel Blevins aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.