by Ethan A. Huff
from NaturalNews Website
But what may shock many is the fact that the
U.S. military has been specifically tasked with guarding Afghan poppy
fields, from which opium is derived, in order to protect this multibillion
dollar industry that enriches Wall Street,
the CIA, MI6, and various other
groups that profit big time from this illicit drug trade scheme.
In fact, the Taliban had been
actively destroying poppy fields as part of an effort to rid the country of
this harmful plant, as was reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on
February 16, 2001, in a piece entitled
Nation's opium production virtually wiped out.
According to the United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP),
opium cultivation increased by 657 percent
in 2002 after the U.S. military invaded the country under the direction of
George W. Bush.
Ahmed Wali Karzai was a crucial player in reinstating the country's opium drug trade, known as Golden Crescent, and the CIA had been financing the endeavor behind the scenes.
But the mainstream media has been peddling a different story to the American public.
FOX News, for instance, aired a propaganda piece back in 2010
claiming that military personnel are having to protect the Afghan poppy
fields, rather than destroy them, in order to keep the locals happy and to
avoid a potential "security risk" - and FOX News reporter Geraldo Rivera
can be heard blatantly lying about poppy farmers being financially supported
by the Taliban, rather than the CIA and other foreign interests.
U.S. Soldiers Grow Opium/Heroin Poppy in Afghanistan
is terribly wrong with this picture...