November 12, 2014
US Marines Protect the Opium Trade in Afghanistan
Contrary to what the US government propaganda machine will have you believe, the US troops have their orders to protect the opium crops in Afghanistan so that the Taliban don't harm the farmers (who supposedly are indebted to the Taliban). Small wonder opium production has sky-rocked in Afghanistan since shortly after the US military invaded in 2001. Large shipments of heroine are now routinely shipped back to America on CIA planes. (read more here)
But CIA and the US government have been dealing in drugs for quite some time. It certainly did not start in Afghanistan. Take for instance the later part of the video (lower left) where Vietnam war hero - the infamous Bo Gritz tells his story in the late 1980's that upon meeting with the king pin drug lord Khum Sa in Burma, he was told by Khum Sa himself that the US Government had been his biggest customer for the last 20 years! Gritz later tried to broker a deal between Khum Sa and the Reagan administration which would have resulted in Khum Sa discontinuing his drug trade - but the US government declined as testified by Gritz before a Congressional - House Foreign Affairs Committee on June 30th, 1987.