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07-08-2007, 11:37 AM

Here is every article I've collected about opium production in Afghanistan following our invasion. Some have speculated that opium production was one of the main reasons we invaded Afghanistan. The idea is, a large percentage of drug money gets laundered through the American Banking System, as well as Wall Street. Sen. Carl Levin (http://web.archive.org/web/20061001134631/http://www.senate.gov/~levin/issues/index4.cfm?MainIssue=HomelandSecurity&SubIssue=MoneyLaundering) once said:

Current estimates are that $500 billion to $1 trillion in illegal funds are laundered through banks worldwide each year, with about half going through U.S. financial institutions.
At the time of our invasion, Afghanistan opium production was at an all time low because the Taliban managed to destroy a large percentage of the opium crops.

However, Mullah Omar (http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,,557609,00.html) said that if the U.S. were to invade, the farmers will be allowed to grow opium.

How lucky for "U.S. financial institutions."

I recommend the writings of Peter Dale Scott with regard to the drug trade.

White House/U.S. Gov't Presiding Over 'Narcotics State' (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=797)

Karzai Rejects Criticism Over Opium Trade (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2035)

U.K. Under Fire Over Afghan Opium (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2938)

Study Proposes Opium Licensing For Afghanistan (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5009)

U.S. Restored Afghan Opium Caused 0.4 Min Global & 50000 American Drug Deaths (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5857)

U.N. Finds Afghanistan Opium Declined 2.5%, Still Producing 87% Of World's Crop (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6484)

Britain And U.S. Split Over Defeating Afghan Opium Trade (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8024)

Afghan Poppy Farmers Expect Record Opium Crop And The Taliban Will Reap The Rewards (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10100)

Afghan Opium Cultivation Hits A Record (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12065)

Afghanistan Now Supplies "A Staggering 92%" Of The World's Opium (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12369)

Who Benefits From The Afghan Opium Trade? (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12901)

Afghanistan Opium Crop Sets Record (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13715)

Rumsfeld Urged To Alter Afghan Drug Trade Policy (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13216)

Pentagon Resists Pleas For Help In Afghan Opium Fight (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13742)

U.N.: Afghan Opium Crop Set To Grow In 2007 (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14704)

Opium: Iraq's Deadly New Export (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15532)

Opium Production Up 50% In Afghanistan: U.N. Report (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15870)

U.N.: Iraq Becoming Transit Point For Drugs (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1850)

Iraq: The New Heroin Route (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2252)

Women Pay A Price In War On Afghan Drug Trade (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5050)

Afghan Poppy Growers Want Protection From Canadian Forces (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9655)

Afghanistan: "Supply Could Now Be Exceeding Global Demand For Heroin"; Price Drops (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13631)

Drug Mafia, CIA Blamed For Sacking Of Afghan Governor (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13802)

The Hijacking Of A Nation By Sibel Edmonds (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13531&highlight=Hijacking)

The Hijacking Of A Nation Part II By Sibel Edmonds (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13677)

07-08-2007, 11:58 AM
Didn't Blair say before the invasion that we would "bomb the poppy fields" or something like that? What poppy fields was he speaking of?

07-14-2007, 12:24 AM
Someone translated this into Danish...


07-14-2007, 12:45 AM
How did you find out about that?

07-14-2007, 09:28 AM
How did you find out about that?

I now have a blog on Michael Wolsey's www.visibility911.com, and people are subscribing to my posts (meaning they have an RSS feed that lists my post as "news"). Someone must have gotten the article, and translated it. I found out about it from a comment someone left on that blog.