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 ...
Synthetic opiates have completely replaced opiates from poppies in the U.S. None of the drugs used in the U.S. are made from Afghan poppies.
Bring the troops home from Afghanistan. It is not worth another life lost to protect either the government of that miserable failed state, or the government of Barack Obama.
Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!
Cool film clip!
Your extreme ignorance and just plain sillyness can be excused because I can only surmise that you are teenaged or a young twenty something. If not, you are a complete and utter moron who needs to learn history - ignoring trouble spots is what got us into this mess in the first place.
Interesting. I know guys who were there and they were told not to mess with the crops becuase it would turn the locals against us.
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