Skip to comments.The U.S. begins bombing Taliban drug labs as Trumpís Afghanistan strategy takes hold
Posted on 11/21/2017 10:34:40 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
U.S. and Afghan forces have launched a series of attacks on narcotics laboratories in southern Afghanistan, marking the start of what could become a long, expanded air war there under President Trump.
The initial strikes, which began Sunday and were ongoing Monday, represent the first significant use of new legal authorities granted by the Trump administration in August that enable the Pentagon to target Taliban revenue streams, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Previously, the U.S. military conducted strikes only when facing imminent threat or working directly with the Afghans.
Speaking to the Pentagon press corps via satellite from his headquarters in Kabul, Nicholson said Monday that Afghan A-29 warplanes launched the operation. They were followed by B-52 bombers, advanced F-22 fighters, unmanned aircraft and Marine Corps rocket fire.
There are many, many targets that have been identified, Nicholson said. We are striking some, and we will continue to strike these targets as we further refine them.
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So, after an Obama hiatus, the war has resumed
It was always such a joke to say we are at war with somebody, and yet do nothing about choking their revenue streams especially when they relate to making illegal drugs!
Interesting, wonder if this will actually hit them where it hurts? I am not advocating for or against. Just wondering if this is the best use of limited resources.
I figured this was one reason why President Trump left some of our military in the Godforsaken land of poppy fields...
No wonder the Bushs hate Trump.
He is bombing their business interests.
Needs to start in the Mexican cartel too asap.
The 'growing' season has ended for poppies in Afghanistan, harvest is done, poppy juice is being produced.. time to hit the production facilities bigly.
Go, DJT! Yet another reason this man was elected.
Opium refinery go boom. Bada-boom.
So.... I guess the price of heroin is going to go through the roof.
Oops. It would be opium, not heroin.
Daddy and W Bush wont like that. It goes against their objective efforts using the US military so Afghanistan can grow poppy fields unimpeded for the purpose of saturating the western cultures with heroine. Part of the NWO plan?
we gotta have a few barrels of Orange around.
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