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Will Orange One; Use Updated Agent Orange on Afghan YUGE OPIUM Fields? That fund Taliban.

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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multi billion dollar operation which feeds the surge of the US heroin market which is currently the object of debate and public concern.

In the course of the last decade, there has been a surge in Afghan opium production. In turn, the number of heroin addicts in the US has increased dramatically. Is there a relationship?



“Opium is a source of literally billions of dollars to extremist and criminal groups… [C]utting down the opium supply is central to establishing a secure and stable democracy, as well as winning the global war on terrorism,” (Statement of Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles. Congressional Hearing, 1 April 2004)

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-sp...anistan-s-multibillion-dollar-heroin-trade/91

Note: During Obama rule, the crop did not expand much.

Plus that old Dubya Plan
The U.S. military is opposing Bush administration plans to conduct crop eradication in Afghanistan, where poppy cultivation in the coming weeks will net millions of dollars for Taliban and al Qaeda drug runners, U.S. officials say.US Military Opposes Spraying Aghan Opium Poppies


:rolleyes-41: Really, That old Agent Orange is called (Defoliant) Drexel® Defol 750.
Will The Great Orange Douche, who is anti-drugs some say, go after this
Poppy corp that's funding terrorism?

:dunno: Or is the reason we don't destroy them plants. Is we need Poppy seeds for our Bagels?
 
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This month, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed an attack on a military hospital in Kabul, killing more than 40 civilians and defenseless patients. The attack came two days after the Afghan military announced that its month-long “Shaheen 25” operations had killed 250 Islamic State militants in the terrorist organization’s Afghan stronghold of Nangarhar Province. Two weeks ago, an Islamic State improvised explosive device (IED) injured three U.S. soldiers in Jalalabad, the capital city of Nangarhar. Last week, the U.S. military in Afghanistan vowed to defeat Islamic State in area by the end of 2017. Military strikes and raids against Islamic State and the Taliban are needed, but when militants are captured or killed, these terrorist groups can quickly hire more from their compatriots across the border in Pakistan. To end the cycle of Islamic State, Taliban, and other terrorist violence in Afghanistan requires constriction of terrorist financing, including through both demand and supply interventions against drug revenues that in part finance terrorism.

To Defeat Terrorism In Afghanistan, Start With Opium Crops in Nangarhar Province

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I hope so. Also now that the American killing rules put in place by jughead are gone, the military can wipe them out like they should have years ago.
 

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You bring up a good point. I have wondered for years why we allow the poppies to flourish in these countries. We will see if President Trump takes a different approach.
 
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I hope so. Also now that the American killing rules put in place by jughead are gone, the military can wipe them out like they should have years ago.

The GOP won't let the Military destroy it.
 
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You bring up a good point. I have wondered for years why we allow the poppies to flourish in these countries. We will see if President Trump takes a different approach.

"Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has rejected the idea of using U.S. military forces for poppy crop eradication, according to a Pentagon official."


The same people are still there mostly, pushing back on doing this. They're Vietnam vets btw.
 
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I hope so. Also now that the American killing rules put in place by jughead are gone, the military can wipe them out like they should have years ago.

The GOP won't let the Military destroy it.
Got that first hand, huh?

The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Thursday that the war is in a "stalemate" and efforts to turn the situation around on the ground are being complicated by growing Russian support for the Taliban.

To underline the difficulty of the fight, Army Gen. John Nicholson said he learned just before the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that a U.S. Special Forces soldier had been severely wounded in a firefight in the flashpoint Sangin area of Afghanistan's southwestern Helmand province, the center of the country's flourishing poppy trade.

Controlling Helmand, possibly the most contested of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, was long the mission of U.S. Marines and British forces before their withdrawal in 2014. Nicholson said the plan to send about 300 Marines back into Helmand on a training and advisory mission would help the struggling 215th Corps of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in regaining territory lost to the Taliban.

Helmand is the main source of the Taliban's "narco insurgency" against the Afghan government, Nicholson said, adding, "This is where they get their money."
Afghan War Stalemated After 15 Years: Top US Commander | Military.com

:dunno:We need the Afghan Gobmint to be funded. So we can be there. Can't do this with 300 or 25k in troops. You need to use 400k in troops to control the area.
 
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Try again. GOP has had control of this issue since 2010, and before.

 
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