Skip to comments.U.S. MARINES PROTECT AFGHAN’S POPPY FIELDS
Posted on 07/07/2009 4:56:18 PM PDT by Psion
Obamas First Order: Dont Hurt the Heroin
Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
Obama's agenda; Narco-Nation Building
Hey, guys, dont pick the poppies.
Thats the order from the Obama Administration to the 4,000 Marines presently engaged in Operation Khanjar or Strike of the Sword, an invasion of the Taliban infested Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.
The Marines of Bravos Company 1st Platoon sleep beside groves of poppies Troops of the 2nd Platoon walk through the fields on strict orders not to swat the heavy opium bulbs. The Afghan farmers and laborers, who are engaged in scraping the resin from the bulbs, smile and wave at the passing soldiers.
The Helmand province is the world's largest cultivator of opium poppies - the crop used to make heroin.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelastcrusade.org ...
Per the site Obamas First Order: Dont Hurt the Heroin would have been better, the Marines are following lawful orders.
Obama... Ensuring his supply of heroin.
I suppose since his drug dealer friend in Honduras was impeached and evicted from that country Obama finds he has to secure another source of drugs for him and his shady friends.
Controlled substance versus a non-controlled substance? /sarcasm
Informative read. Leaves me scratching my head, as well, as to Barry’s intentions. My last understanding on the Afghan poppy/opium problem was that they were going to destroy/re-seed such fields and then train/re-train the Afghan poppy/opium farmers in how to grow wheat, etc. while propping up Afghanistan’s agriculture market programs. Hmm, not sure now.
Pres. Bush did a great job? Why not change strategy and adapt? There is nothing wrong with a PACE plan.
Senor Sortero will become an even bigger hero in the “Hood”!
Our military needs to be focused on killing the enemy, not plants. I have no problem at all with this.
Apparently you do not understand that the Bush Administration was protecting the "poppy fields" and now the Obama Administration is protecting "heroin cultivation."
Depriving the enemy of their means of generating cash and creating hardship within their communities are a basic part of warfare.
I have the solution...
‘Depriving the enemy of their means of generating cash and creating hardship within their communities are a basic part of warfare.’
Indeed, the Federal Gov’t is doing that to us.
Apparently that's a revenue source for more than just our enemy. Would angering the local population that also grow the flowers that are friendly to us be worth whatever financial harm done to the enemy?
Well, to each his own...Folks in that part of the world know very little about coke and crack....they know all about cracks of course, but not the drug.
“Apparently that’s a revenue source for more than just our enemy. Would angering the local population that also grow the flowers that are friendly to us be worth whatever financial harm done to the enemy? “
There are a lot of folks in California who’d appreciate that sort of consideration!
Another case of US Citizens receiving inferior treatment.
Who is Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. and why is he the only one who knows about this.
The story smells.
A thought crossed my mind on how to eradicate poppy production.....the Department of Agriculture could ruin their business in a couple of years without the Marines.
NAPALM followed by Agents White, Purple and my personal favorite, Orange.
The world is insane.
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