Skip to comments.‘The Gloves Are Off’: Top General Says U.S. Demolished $80 Million in Taliban Heroin Labs
Posted on 12/15/2017 3:09:50 AM PST by smileyface
WASHINGTON, DC The U.S.-NATO coalition in Afghanistan has pulverized 25 Taliban labs used to process opium and its deadly heroin derivative, depriving the narco-jihadists of $80 million in illegal drug proceeds in the first three weeks of an unprecedented counternarcotics air campaign.
Since November 20, U.S. troops and their Afghan allies have been targeting the Taliban jihadists opium business in their Helmand stronghold, the top-poppy producing province in Afghanistan.
Watch a M142 HIMARS conduct an artillery strike on a Taliban narcotics production facility in Helmand province Dec. 8, destroying nearly $1 million in direct Taliban revenues. "In the face of this pressure," @Commander_RS said, "the Taliban cannot win." pic.twitter.com/3HVUbet7jG
USForces Afghanistan (@USFOR_A) December 9, 2017
Despite more than $8.5 billion in American taxpayer funds devoted to combating the illegal narcotics trade in Afghanistan since 2001, the country remains the top opium producer in the world.
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How are the British going to market their opium now.
How will the Bushes make their money?
Should have done this on Sept 12, 2001.
As the General said, “the gloves are off” .
Obama has been treating the Taliban with gloved hands for the 8 years he was in office and allowed the Taliban to set up huge opiate production network to fund Islamic terror all over the world.
These opiates have flooded our country and destroyed the lives of millions of Americans.
Obama forced America's military to sit on the sidelines and watch the Taliban thumb it's nose at them while the Taliban drug labs sent poison to America's streets.
If the terrorists are doing it, we should be blowing it up.
If they are refining opium, we should be burning fields and blowing up labs.
If they are producing oil, we should be bombing wells and destroying tankers and pipelines.
If they are running call centers offering JAVA tech support, we should be bombing call centers and communications facilities.
We should be stopping them everywhere in every thing.
Don’t we have some kind of airborne drug-sniffing aircraft in the inventory? “Release the hounds!”
That’ll set um back a whole WEEK!!
Biden’s going to be upset- didn’t he say the Taliban are our friends or some similar bull sheiss?
If you went to the PhD guys and said to them...invent a fungus that kills the optimum poppys....they’d have the fungus ready to go in three or four years. At that point, the whole plant worldwide would be destroyed within a decade.
OMG! What about all the Taliban who are out of work now. And just before the Christmas holidays! Little Ahmet was hoping for a suiside vest from Santa.
It started under Bush, dont kid yourself.
Sounding like a broken record, but it is a damn shame that our miiitary is not utilized to perform its simple function....To Destroy The Enemy and His Means To Wage War. Our troops would have been out of there a long time ago.
The future problem could be that the synthetic replacement is worse.
People will never stop getting high.
Translation: We have plenty, now were gonna corner the market.
We’d get new breeds of opium poppies.
And anyhow, the legit pharma needs them too.
Let’s cut the perceived need to abuse.
Golly gee whiz, how does this fit in with the Hollywood Mantra (ala Shooter, etc) that implies evil Republicans help smuggle in heroin from Afghanistan?
Agreed - Labs can be rebuilt - But destroy the poppy fields...
Heroin prices are going to go through the roof! Trump is in the pocket of big heroin! Opioid crisis!!! Wake up!!! Impeach!!!!
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