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NATO commander: Afghanistan drug raids imminent

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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Like ... yeah ... why has this taken so long ... so obvious it's sickening really.
    All the troops ... all the fighting ... and an obvious source of income untouched.

    The Associated Press: NATO commander: Afghanistan drug raids imminent

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    The reason why they don't go after opium, and assorted other drugs, is cuz it's the primary resource there. Everyone grows it, and if you piss off the people, then you'll be fighting both the warlords & taliban, not to mention the farmer villages that survive off of harvesting it. Touchy deal with the poppy over there.
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    It's an unfortunate remnant from when we used to help them use drugs to fund fights against the USSR... and before that a remnant of when the British used drugs and opium to weaken China and India.
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    Yes, at what point do the conservatives on this forum acknowledge the U.S.'s decades-long role in opium trade? (Heck, their mortal enemy Bill Clinton played a huge role in it, .... you'd think they'd drool over that juicy aspect of his presidency).

    I mean, do they DENY the federal importation of drugs into this country, and the $400-600 BILLION laundered into western economies through Wall St. banks?

    The fact that the Taliban -- which USED TO burn the poppy crops, but now uses it for funding and turning the tide in their war -- is suddenly infringing on the imperialists' meal ticket must have them seeing red at this point. Suddenly, we must crack down, no pun intended.
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  5. DarrylS

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    IN reality the drug trade in the US is functional on many levels.. and as a country we are guilty of double speak.
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    Goes all the way back to Burma during the Viet NAm war... nothing new there..
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    Where's Osama Bin Ladin?

    What are the Russians doing about their old colony? Why aren't they getting involved in T.W.A.T.?
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    So true, I bet most people in the US don't even realize that the US was behind the opium crops there, and it was the TALIBAN who existed to burn the crops and challenge the damage of drugs in their country. The British aren't innocent either, they started the whole thing 200 years ago to infiltrate the Indian and Chinese economies.

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