Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hopium and change?

Are American Troops Protecting Afghan Opium?

Preface: As many have noted, the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – protected drug operations. (Big American banks also launder money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this.  Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.  But that’s beyond the scope of this post.)
The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields...
(U.S. Troops Patrolling Poppy Fields In Afghanistan (Photos))

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