Black People : US in Afghanistan, Pro Dope?/ Anti Dope?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    US Halts Poppy Eradication in Afghan Areas
    The US military, meanwhile, has confirmed it’s ended poppy eradication in several areas of Afghanistan. US forces have previously targeted Afghan farmers responsible for poppy crops that produce large quantities of opium and heroin. But the US says it’s ended the eradications in a bid to win over Afghan support. A US military official said, “We don’t trample the livelihood of those we’re trying to win over.”

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/23/headlines
     
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    Pro dope of course. Part of the troops job is to regulate the drug trade, not eliminate it as much so as make sure America profits. Mexico has also doubled it production of heroin. One Mexican official said, " when the cartels shut down Juarez with gunfire and killings, all stops and comes to a halt except the boats full of drugs at the docks, they run with impunity 24-7". Afghanistan produces nearly 4 times more heroin than the world consumes!!!!!!! So with that said, we must be very aware of the unavoidable second coming of a drug epidemic similar if not worse than the crack epidemic of the 80s and early 90s.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I had that thought when I saw that bullcrap Hollywood romanitization of US military asset Frank Lucas,

    as more Black youth celebrated Denzel playing him then they celebrated Denzel playing Malcolm
     
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    they all dopes

    :slobber: i think the whole policy is dopey.....
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No,

    actually Dopey is going to be appointed,
    as the new Washinton drug Czar after the solstice

    [​IMG]
     
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    I would like to them to see the end of the drug war or as I call it. The war on civil liberities.
     
  7. Ankhur

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    The Return of the CIA, Opium, and Counterinsurgency: 2001-

    To defeat the Taliban in the aftermath of 9/11, the CIA successfully mobilized former warlords long active in the heroin trade to seize towns and cities across eastern Afghanistan. In other words, the Agency and its local allies created ideal conditions for reversing the Taliban's opium ban and reviving the drug traffic. Only weeks after the collapse of the Taliban, officials were reporting an outburst of poppy planting in the heroin-heartlands of Helmand and Nangarhar. At a Tokyo international donors' conference in January 2002, Hamid Karzai, the new Prime Minister put in place by the Bush administration, issued a pro forma ban on opium growing -- without any means of enforcing it against the power of these resurgent local warlords.

    full article;
    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/31-0
     
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    Some Background on Pakistan, from an interview with,
    Alfred McCoy, ;


    Let's take two more examples that bring it right up to the present. [First] the Afghan operation: from 1979 to the present, the CIA's largest operation anywhere in the world, was to support the Afghan resistance forces fighting the Soviet occupation in their country. The CIA worked through Pakistan military intelligence and worked with the Afghan guerilla groups who were close to Pakistan military intelligence.
    In 1979 Pakistan had a small localized opium trade and produced no heroin whatsoever. Yet by 1981, according to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith, Pakistan had emerged as the world's leading supplier of heroin. It became the supplier of 60% of U.S. heroin supply and it captured a comparable section of the European market. In Pakistan itself the results were even more disastrous.
    In 1979 Pakistan had no heroin addicts, in 1980 Pakistan had 5,000 heroin addicts, and by 1985, according to official Pakistan government statistics, Pakistan had 1.2 million heroin addicts, the largest heroin addict population in the world.
    Who were the manufacturers? They were all either military factions connected with Pakistan intelligence, CIA allies, or Afghan resistance groups connected with the CIA and Pakistan intelligence. In May of 1990, ten years after this began, the Washington Post finally ran a front page story saying high U.S. officials admit that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar [leader of the Hezbi-i Islami guerilla group], and other leaders of the Afghan resistance are leading heroin manufacturers.
    This had been known for years, reported in the Pakistan press, indeed in 1980 reported in McClean's magazine. In fact in 1980 a White House narcotics advisor, Dr. David Musto of Yale University, went on the record demanding that we not ally with Afghan guerilla groups that were involved in narcotics. His advice was ignored and he went public in an op-ed in the New York Times.
    Another example: Let's take the cocaine epidemic. In 1981 as cocaine began surging north into the United States, the DEA assigned an agent named Tomas Zepeda, in June 1981, to open up an office in Honduras. By 1983 Zepeda was collecting very good intelligence indicating that the Honduran military were taking bribes to let the aircraft through their country to come to the United States.

    http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/heroin/mccoy1.htm
     
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