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How the United States Air Force strategic bomber B-1B "opium poppy" Taliban bombed

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The command of the US Air Force publishes a statement about the completion of the operation, which in the mode of "secrecy" was held last weekend. The US Air Force reportedly used the B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bomber to attack the “wallet of the Taliban terrorist group” (* banned in Russia) in Afghanistan.


The wording "terrorists wallet" is used by the central command of the US Air Force. What is this about?

It turned out that the Americans decided to use the “strategist” B-1B Lancer to attack the opium poppy plantations.

From the statement:
The operation against the enemy, a blow to his most painful place — his wallet. The B-1B Lancer of the 379 Expeditionary Air Wing hit the Taliban *, which was intended to limit the funding of the militants.


How the United States Air Force strategic bomber B-1B "opium poppy" Taliban bombed


What questions arise after this statement?

First: Earlier, the USA categorically refused the offer of Russia to carry out joint spraying of opium poppy plantations with special chemicals using aviation, stating that so "Afghan peasants may lose their only source of income." But what prompted the United States to damage the drug plantations in Afghanistan now?

The second: How reliable is the information that the plantations were controlled by the Taliban? After all, it is well known that the Taliban themselves are engaged in countering the spread of drug production in Afghanistan. It should be recalled that since the beginning of the American operation in Afghanistan, at the beginning of the “zero” area of ​​opium poppy crops in the country, the number of times increased by 25. Why? ..

Third: To harm the drug makers, did you really need a supersonic strategic bomber?

It is noteworthy that some American military experts expressed bewilderment over this “declassified” operation in a couple of days.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 6 June 2018 21: 16
    +27
    Bees versus honey? I do not believe! wassat
    1. Hire
      Hire 6 June 2018 21: 56
      +6
      Lancer may have flown. The question is, "Why?" Seems to me they "sniffed" Iran. And the Taliban are harassed. Although ... B-52 bombed the Vietnamese peasants, so why not bombard the Afghan competitors?
      1. Old anecdote
        Old anecdote 6 June 2018 21: 59
        +1
        Quote: Hire
        It seems to me Iran they "sniffed"

        If you flew with Diego Garcia, then it is possible, but if with Guam, then not a fact.
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 6 June 2018 22: 54
          0
          They prefer Omani airfields, and Diego Garcia can be used as a backup if a sandstorm breaks out.
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 6 June 2018 23: 51
        +1
        Quote: Hire
        Lancer may have flown. The question is, "Why?" Seems to me they "sniffed" Iran. And the Taliban are harassed. Although ... B-52 bombed the Vietnamese peasants, so why not bombard the Afghan competitors?

        They just want to put pressure on the Taliban through the “injured” Afghan drug lord, so that they don’t interfere in the province that is specifically interesting for the Americans, believing that “popular diplomacy” backed up by the Babos will allow achieving the result faster than a full-fledged military operation.
    2. MPN
      MPN 7 June 2018 06: 00
      +5
      Quote: Thrall
      Bees versus honey? I do not believe!

      Well, I can say that I do not believe it softly ... I just know ... I was there and even saw Americans ... :))) Trump-style drawing ... Comedians ... Although Comedian is still an art, but it's just a bartender ...
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 6 June 2018 21: 24
    +6
    They may have bombed. But it was the plantations of those who did not want to share it with them! I have long read that Americans make very good money on opiates. And they won’t touch their own business
    1. just exp
      just exp 7 June 2018 06: 05
      +2
      they’re not just making good money there, they are there for the sake of drugs.
      Earlier, world opium for gerych was grown in a golden triangle.
      and at about 2000m China crushed it. and the west was left without opium. and that is why mattresses climbed into Afghanistan. that is, they initially climbed there because of opium. but about Benny something was wrong, it's all a fairy tale for leaming.
    2. MPN
      MPN 7 June 2018 06: 05
      +5
      Quote: Magic Archer
      And they’ll definitely not touch their own business

      Bz options ... This business, believe me, I saw it ... they hide it, well, they don’t speak in the press. income gives more than the arms trade .. and they don’t say much more about it ... if you direct the flow of drug trafficking through yourself, many will heat up, transit means profit ...
  3. Chicha squad
    Chicha squad 6 June 2018 21: 24
    +4
    Then against the North Korean fishermen will use B-52
  4. LSA57
    LSA57 6 June 2018 21: 31
    +7
    some nonsense. Either the source beguiled something, or the goals were different. most likely the second
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 6 June 2018 21: 39
    +2
    How reliable is the information that the plantations were controlled by the Taliban? After all, it is well known that the Taliban themselves are engaged in countering the spread of drug production in Afghanistan. It should be recalled that since the beginning of the American operation in Afghanistan, at the beginning of the “zero” area of ​​opium poppy crops in the country, the number of times increased by 25. Why? ..
    The Taliban are not involved in counteracting drugs, but grow it well. They severely punish their addiction, but consider infidels to be the norm, replenishing the treasury. There is nowhere else for them to take such amounts in a war-torn country, and considerable resources are required and constantly.
    The figure "25 times" is explained by the fact that the Americans and Kabul blocked their roads along which the main article of income of the Taliban moved before the US invasion --- it was smuggling of goods (from all over Asia through Pakistan, with access to our Middle Asia and Iran ). When the Taliban lost this main budget item, they reoriented to drugs.
    Third: To inflict damage on drug producers, did you need a supersonic strategic bomber?
    In a modernized form, he is not a pure strategist, but also tactics with the corresponding ammunition nomenclature. He can pour a lot of bombs or tanks at a time. These pilots already have experience working with the Taliban, but they don’t send “Tsesny” firefighters to this region if they are impatient to damage the crops)))
    1. just exp
      just exp 7 June 2018 06: 07
      +3
      Well, maybe they reoriented to durbalu, but in any case, before the mattresses arrived, they smothered and smothered drugs there successfully. after the arrival of the mattresses, the drug bloomed.
      and Russia offered to crop crops, but the mattresses said that they say the poor peasants will then die of starvation. although everyone used to think that if you do not want to starve to death, then grow food, not drugs.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 9 June 2018 11: 43
        0
        Dear, just an exploit, I just draw attention to the fact that now they are trading in a wide range calmly, while the article hints --- the Taliban are all in white and do not even touch this one.
        Quote: just explo
        and Russia offered to crop crops, but the mattresses said that they say the poor peasants will then die of starvation. although everyone used to think that if you do not want to starve to death, then grow food, not drugs
        I know that not only did I filter through myself all the info on this issue, it’s generally fun there --- the US allocated about $ 2.7 billion for the plant substitution and drug control program, but an investigation in Congress found that they built some kind of money the number of highways, and the rest of the money disappeared into a bunch of fictitious programs (such as Afghan collective farms for growing potatoes ---- according to the reports, the money was allocated, but the potatoes and the “Collective Farms” themselves are dumb. In general, wassat there s fun!
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 6 June 2018 21: 43
    +3
    Maybe there were competitors, but such that they had to drive a strategic bomber?

    Although this is only an assumption, without knowing the truth, you can guess forever ...
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 6 June 2018 21: 49
      +3
      Yes, it’s not the competition: all competitors mattresses with a probability of 99% strangled. A distracting maneuver, but somehow clumsily worked. And this gives intelligence another reason to smash his head ... what
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 6 June 2018 22: 07
        +2
        Maybe Pasha, everything can be Yes
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 6 June 2018 22: 12
          +1
          Zhora, as you rightly noted:
          Quote: General of the Sand Quarries
          without knowing the truth, you can guess forever ...

          So we put a finger to the nose. And someone with high stars on uniform (not virtual) also calculates options ...
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 6 June 2018 22: 32
            +2
            If this goes on, then Mr. McCain will order euthanasia for himself through the atomic bomb (Trump was not invited) smile
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 6 June 2018 22: 36
              0
              Today, information flashed that some Trump assistant was fired for insulting McQueen. Either the unfinished hawks were taken under protection, or ... wink
    2. Heterocapsa
      Heterocapsa 6 June 2018 23: 31
      +1
      Alternatively, someone with PMC tried to take control of one of the fields. This is just sitting and guessing and building assumptions based on meager information.
  7. Terenin
    Terenin 6 June 2018 21: 56
    +5
    No doubt when it comes to: striking the "purse of the Taliban terrorist group", here in the US wallets in general in the world there are no equal. Contracts for their payment, even for the bombing of weddings and funerals in third countries, they read with a pencil in their hands. Yes, and then, supposedly mistakenly fall into them for sure.
  8. Jerk
    Jerk 6 June 2018 21: 58
    +5
    He wrote only today that the main reason for the presence of tripods in Afghanistan is the drug business, which has been tightly controlled by the CIA since the 70s!
    Their fight against drugs is akin to their fight against al-Qaeda and ISIS, or against the Nazis in Ukraine. Officially, it’s against how the cameras are removed - it turns out that they themselves created all this.
    No one had any thoughts that the FIELD to bomb inefficiently ?! This is not a bunker - the field will not collapse. Spray it with hope, herbicides.
    Crookedly slaby crafts, most likely bombed the village of competitors, and the fields will be squeezed. Raider capture using strategic aviation - that’s what I understand, corruption !!!
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 6 June 2018 22: 38
      +3
      "Only today wrote that the main reason for the presence of tripods in Afghanistan is the drug business, which has been tightly controlled by the CIA since the 70s" ////

      So do not write more of your own crazy fantasies stop
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 6 June 2018 22: 46
        +4
        Well then voice, or write your personal opinion.
        What is the main reason for the US presence in Afghanistan?
      2. Heterocapsa
        Heterocapsa 6 June 2018 23: 30
        0
        You are right, I, in turn, am simply shocked that there are still people who don’t understand this, there’s no need to be a great expert.
      3. Jerk
        Jerk 7 June 2018 00: 09
        +5
        Tell us why Bin Laden didn’t care about tripods in Afghanistan until the Taliban declared jihad against drug transplantation? Well? I listen to you, you are not delirious, our navel of the earth ...
    2. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 6 June 2018 22: 38
      +2
      Quote: Jerk
      Raider capture using strategic aviation - that’s what I understand, corruption !!!

      Check out Trick-22. :)
  9. rruvim
    rruvim 6 June 2018 21: 59
    +1
    This is the Qatari Base. I think that they use the square in Afghanistan as a landfill. From several bombs poppy crops will not be affected ...
    - El-Udeid Air Base in Qatar - the forces of the 379th Air Force Expeditionary Wing of the United States Air Force operate from it, including the American strategic bombers B-52 and B-1B. S-130 and C-17 military transport aircraft, KS-135R tanker aircraft, RC-135V / W reconnaissance aircraft, etc. are also based there.
    1. NN52
      NN52 6 June 2018 22: 08
      0
      Well, at least you read yesterday’s news ... Where were the Lancers based .... And where did they take off ...
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 6 June 2018 22: 40
        0
        And where? I did not see anything in yesterday’s news. Not only in ours, but also in Israel ...
        1. NN52
          NN52 6 June 2018 22: 46
          0
          Novel

          News on the VO website. And do you speak Hebrew? If you read their news? Well done!
          I have only Russian language .. You really do not blame me ..
          1. rruvim
            rruvim 6 June 2018 22: 48
            0
            Brother. Link ... Link. I am pleased to read ...
            1. NN52
              NN52 6 June 2018 22: 59
              0
              Roman, read and think ... if there is anything ...
              And about the brother, you should not contact me like that ...

              https://topwar.ru/142562-amerikanskie-lansery-pro
              veli-polety-vdol-rossiyskih-granic.html
              1. rruvim
                rruvim 6 June 2018 23: 07
                0
                And I assure you that the 379th in Qatar, and there are two "Lancer". Do not "rely" on our news. No one will fly from England without refueling to Afghanistan. This is stupid and does not meet modern logistics. The plane flew from Qatar and the point!
                1. NN52
                  NN52 6 June 2018 23: 11
                  0
                  Novel

                  And they flew from Qatar in a straight line, 2000 km to Afghanistan?
                  1. rruvim
                    rruvim 6 June 2018 23: 20
                    +1
                    And what for the “Lancer” is the distance, with full refueling. He’s still a “strategist,” not a stormtrooper on the battlefield ...
                    1. Simple
                      Simple 6 June 2018 23: 34
                      0
                      Actually, there is a chemical attack (it wasn’t burnt by napalm).
                      1. rruvim
                        rruvim 6 June 2018 23: 44
                        +1
                        It's funny ... Although Peskov could say: "The American occupation forces in the DRA used chemical weapons, dropping them from strategic bombers to the peaceful provinces east of Kunguz." But he will not say, and Lavrov will not say.
                    2. NN52
                      NN52 6 June 2018 23: 53
                      0
                      Novel

                      2000 km is directly through Iran ...
                      1. rruvim
                        rruvim 7 June 2018 00: 23
                        +1
                        And what means of Iran’s air defense are able to bring down the 1st one, at an altitude of 22 km? Sound please. I'm not talking about the "Triumph", it is much north. The direct line from Qatar to the mythical poppy plantations in Afghanistan "touches" Iran only in the extreme south.
                      2. just exp
                        just exp 7 June 2018 06: 15
                        +1
                        rruvim But what if a country has no air defense, then its airspace can be taken and broken like this?
                        and no one will notice?
                        By the way, as far as I remember, the B-1A is no longer in service, and the B-1B is not 22 km, it’s a low-altitude air defense breakthrough.
  10. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 6 June 2018 22: 14
    +3
    A supersonic car was required so that the Taliban did not have time to harvest before approaching.
    1. cost
      cost 6 June 2018 22: 48
      +3
      No, just Ivanka, crying, told dad about how her friend in a nightclub was harassing Afghan drugs. Yes, thanks to the "white helmets" they quickly pumped it out and sprayed it with water from the hose)))
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 6 June 2018 23: 15
        0
        Ivanka is a worthy woman. It’s not my fault that the husband turned out to be an Energetic. Maybe she strangles him at night: "Oh, you German reptile !!!"
        1. just exp
          just exp 7 June 2018 06: 16
          +2
          Well, it’s definitely not German.
          her husband would even be offended by this, for the Jews (and he from the Jewish elite of the USA) still remember what the Germans did with them.
    2. rruvim
      rruvim 6 June 2018 22: 51
      0
      In a single province? fellow
  11. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa 6 June 2018 23: 26
    0
    Afghanistan for Amers is the same as the Opium Wars for the British only in our time. Drug money is made by Western companies, while wimps are chipped in basements.
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 6 June 2018 23: 36
      0
      Opium Wars! The Opium Wars ... As a result, the British destroyed up to 55 able-bodied people in China. How many Jews destroyed Natsik? Americans in Afghanistan go the same way, the more the local population consumes opiates, the less "problems". In addition to unmotivated shots from Kalash "anywhere."
  12. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa 6 June 2018 23: 36
    0
    Not high-quality goods simply destroyed. laughing
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 6 June 2018 23: 45
      0
      Very cynical ... lol
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  15. Lerych
    Lerych 7 June 2018 05: 03
    +2
    The crisis of overproduction. They bombed to stabilize prices. Does the V-1B sight allow you to hit precisely on poppy heads? From what height? Or maybe they did the sowing. Agricultural modification B-1B.
  16. Nitarius
    Nitarius 7 June 2018 07: 34
    0
    And what isn’t a NUCLEAR WAREHOUSE .. bit is so bit! !
  17. nivander
    nivander 7 June 2018 07: 50
    +1
    the most important thing in the investigation is not to go to the same beloved
  18. Zomanus
    Zomanus 7 June 2018 12: 47
    0
    On a shaver would pass on supersonic over the fields
    and no herbicides needed.
  19. Evil 55
    Evil 55 7 June 2018 15: 04
    0
    Maybe, after all, the highlands were sown, and not bombed? Perhaps, it’s just a mistake of translation from the 26-letter flawed alphabet to “great and mighty” ..)))
  20. igorserg
    igorserg 7 June 2018 17: 23
    0
    It looks like amers ass is burning ... urgently clean the dossier.
  21. rruvim
    rruvim 7 June 2018 19: 11
    0
    just explo,
    Absolutely agree. That the modification of this B1 air defense breakthrough is low flying. All the same, I affirm that the real purpose of these “flights” is not poppy plantation, but the identification of Iran’s air defense systems.
  22. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 8 June 2018 16: 45
    0
    It looks like a fake.