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NATO: Cold War to Needle War

Posted by msrb on February 28, 2010

90% of the world’s heroin originates in Afghanistan

NATO provides heroin production immunity to appease Afghan opium farmers!

Soviet Union has long gone, but NATO,  its old foe, is still here, operating illegally, waging a different war against the Russians:  The Needle War!


Poppy Field in Afghanistan. Image source. Image may be subject to copyright.

While NATO countries stockpiles of nuclear weapons remain almost entirely intact, NATO’s weapon of choice against Russia has now changed from plutonium to heroin.

About five million Russians are drug addicts, at least half of whom are addicted to heroin, according to reports, and nearly all of the drug supply comes from Afghanistan.

And now the head of Russia’s federal drug control agency has accused NATO for allowing the heroin production in Afghanistan to continue unhindered.

Victor Ivanov says heroin kills more than 30,000 people in Russia every year, and nearly all of the deadly drug comes from Afghanistan, BBC reported.

“He blamed the Obama administration for ending a military drive to destroy opium poppy crops in Afghan fields.” The report said.

What is the US excuse for allowing farmers to produce opium, which is readily processed into heroin?

Obama administration says destroying poppy crops was alienating farmers, driving them to support the Taliban.

But wait a moment, which Taliban are these Taliban?

The October 2001 invasion of Afghanistan restored the “Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry (from 6% of world market share in 2001 to currently over 90% according to the UNODC World Drug Report 2007),” says Gideon Polya.


A heroin user injects himself at the derelict former Russian Cultural Center, a haven for drug addicts in Kabul. Photo credit: Peter Nicholls/The Times (UK). Image may be subject to copyright.

How could this be?

Mr Ivanov says poppy fields guarantee immunity for drug producers.

His statement makes perfect sense because the drug producers  are the only ones who would buy the opium from Afghan farmers. If the heroin producers are driven out of business, the farmers couldn’t sell their opium. If the heroin producers couldn’t sell their deadly product, they wouldn’t be able to buy more opium. And if Obama administration is to be believed, they would turn their support to the Taliban. Heroin production in Afghanistan is therefore effectively protected and guaranteed by NATO.

Russian authorities say as a result of the heroin production immunity in Afghanistan a tsunami of cheap heroin has hit Russia and Central Asia.

Mr Ivanov asserts that the heroin production in Afghanistan has now developed to a “global destabilizing factor,” especially for Russia.

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One Response to “NATO: Cold War to Needle War”

  1. ream said

    The drugs from Afghanistan affect also other countries.
    Here you can see that also India, Iran and other states have to deal with the Afghan drugs.

    http://www.opiar.com

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