The Drug Catastrophe in Afghanistan

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On November 5 yet another US soldier was killed by a member of Afghanistan’s military forces, as the country continues to be wracked by violence in its seventeenth year of war.

Donald Rumsfeld was US Secretary for Defence from 2001 to 2006 under President George W Bush. They, along with other psychotic figures such as Vice-President Dick Cheney, were responsible for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and their legacy is apparent in many spheres, one of which is the drug production bonanza in Afghanistan. s

In August 2004 NBC News reported Secretary Rumsfeld as declaring “The danger a large drug trade poses in Afghanistan is too serious to ignore. The inevitable result is to corrupt the government and way of life, and that would be most unfortunate.” He issued the warning that “It is increasingly clear to the international community that to address the drug problem here is important…

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  1. The Fake War on Terror… and the False War on Drugs… America has a seemingly never ending penchant for waging wars against whatever it wishes to perpetuate…! The idea of ‘war’ excites the American ruling elite… that is the kick they live on and feed upon… not just the wealth they make at the expense of humanity.

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