Military Unchained – War On Opiates Financing Radicals In The Middle East

  In March 2010, the NYT reported on how the US government was ignoring the opium fields in Afghanistan. According to the article — “From Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on down, the military’s position is clear: “U.S. forces no longer eradicate,” as one NATO official put it. Opium is the main livelihood of 60 to 70 percent of the farmers in Marja, which was seized from Taliban rebels in a major offensive last month. American Marines occupying the area are under orders to leave the farmers’ fields alone.” FreeBeacon went so far as to post in May 2015 “Afghanistan is … Continue reading