Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Apparent perspectives on the war in Afghanistan

I guess you probably think in terms of "strategic objectives" like: "That peasant over there may have bombs or guns, therefore we'll go police them and try to win some hearts and minds and stuff.  And eventually they may even have a democracy and a central bank, like America." 

But that's not much of an overall "strategic objective" and the way a world incorporated in "American"/bankstering petro/narco/weapons dollars actually works.

So I start writing about opium and the average American begins scratching their head because they think that the Afghan war was meant to be "won" by Team America. Or that a bunch of humanitarian clowns in Washington and their financiers in NYC are just bumbling and stumbling their way to "....never been witnessed before in the history of Afghanistan..." amounts of poppies being grown.  For the average American it would seem that Bush, the humanitarian clown valiantly fighting terrism while looking for WMDs and Osama, just happened to fall into a field of poppies along side the yellow brick road of the Wizard of the Fed after his poppy was president. 

Interesting perspective. The irony being that it was probably Bush's perspective too.  Going with his gut again, etc.  That man could probably have an ELF weapon pointed as his head and think that it was the voice of God telling him to go to war.  But at least he would honestly hug the troops when they came back.  Mainly because he honestly believed in it all and the war on terrism in general.

That's all well and good.  But that ignorant and stupid perspective, touching as it may be, doesn't have much to do with "strategic objectives" of Talmudists in general and the price of the narco and petrodollars of their private banking cartel, in reality.  Leave it to Americans to get themselves killed over a reality show led by their entertainer in chief, I guess.

Since October 2001, opium poppy cultivation has skyrocketed.   The presence of occupation forces in Afghanistan did not result in the eradication of poppy cultivation. Quite the opposite.
The Taliban prohibition had indeed caused “the beginning of a heroin shortage in Europe by the end of 2001″, as acknowledged by the UNODC.
Heroin is a multibillion dollar business supported by powerful interests, which requires a steady and secure commodity flow. One of the “hidden” objectives of the war was precisely to restore the CIA sponsored drug trade to its historical levels and exert direct control over the drug routes.
Immediately following the October 2001 invasion, opium markets were restored. Opium prices spiraled. By early 2002, the opium price (in dollars/kg) was almost 10 times higher than in 2000.
In 2001, under the Taliban opiate production stood at 185 tons, increasing  to 3400 tons in 2002 under the US sponsored puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai.   ....
It is worth recalling the history of  the Golden Crescent drug trade, which is intimately related to the CIA’s covert operations in the region since the onslaught of the Soviet-Afghan war and its aftermath.
Prior to the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-1989), opium production in Afghanistan and Pakistan was directed to small regional markets. There was no local production of heroin. (Alfred McCoy, Drug Fallout: the CIA’s Forty Year Complicity in the Narcotics Trade. The Progressive, 1 August 1997).
The Afghan narcotics economy was a carefully designed project of the CIA, supported by US foreign policy.
As revealed in the Iran-Contra and Bank of Commerce and Credit  International (BCCI) scandals, CIA covert operations in support of the Afghan Mujahideen had been funded through the laundering of drug money.
  Spoils of War


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