Featured Image: U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, Regimental Combat Team 8, return to base through a poppy field after a security patrol from their patrol base in Helmand province’s Green Zone, west of the Nahr-e Saraj canal, April 13. Elements of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Afghanistan to provide regional security in Helmand province in support of the International Security Assistance Force. SOURCE: Washington’s Blog (Public Domain)
As several of my last Retro posts prove nothing changes; where you find the military-industrial thugs burning up money and lives on endless wars, you also find drugs, the CIA and the same usual suspects. . . .EDITOR
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:. . . Read Complete Post with lots of photos.
Afghanistan Opium Crop Guarded by Military while US conducts failed War on Drugs!