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Afghanistan as a playground for the drug business

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In Afghanistan, at least 80% of the total world crop of opium poppy is removed. In 2012 alone, hardworking villagers collected 3,7 million tons of raw materials for the manufacture of heroin on the Afghan fields. The main drug user coming from Afghanistan is Russia. The inhabitants of the country consume 70 tons of heroin per year, and the number of its consumers reached 1,6-1,8 million people, or 1,3% of the population. Every year, up to 100 thousands of people die from drugs in Russia.




A year and a half ago, Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation summed up American activity in Afghanistan: “I would name three main results. The first is a phenomenal increase in drug production, more than 40 times, the second is the militarization of the region ... And the third result is a humanitarian catastrophe, political instability and expanded reproduction of the militants. ”

Only for 2012 a year, according to the report of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, on the Afghan fields Was collected 3,7 million tons of opium poppy, ie, raw materials for the manufacture of heroin. And last year, the number of poppy grown somewhat decreased - no, not because of the opposition of the NATO forces, but because of the bad weather and the disease that hit the plants.

Afghan villagers significantly expanded poppy planted areas. Compared to 2011, they grew by almost 20% (from 131 thousand hectares to 154 thousand hectares). And now 80% of the total world crop of opium poppy is removed in Afghanistan. (According to estimates, which can be found in different media, not even 80, but more than 90% of the world crop).

The unprecedented pace develops in Afghanistan and the production of cannabis. According to Yury Chkalov, an expert with the Drug Control Agency under the President of Tajikistan, in 2012, Afghanistan became the world's largest manufacturer of cannabinoid drugs.

In a recent report by the US National Intelligence, signed by director James R. Clapper, says that the drug trade in Afghanistan is undermining American interests abroad; it is her trade, according to Mr. J. R. Clapper, that is destroying stability in West and North Africa and remains a significant source of income for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

For such a seemingly powerful institution as the National Intelligence Agency of the United States, such a statement seems strange. As if the boss of all intelligence agents J. R. Clapper had never heard that the ISAF contingent in Afghanistan pursues a policy of "poppy non-interference", allowing local planters to increase winter crops and spring crops, to harvest ever-increasing crops and, in fact, to shape the global market opiates.

“NATO is not responsible for the drug problem - in Russia, Afghanistan or Iran. The authorities of these countries and the relevant state structures are responsible for this, ” сообщил February 4 in Veliky Novgorod Director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow Robert Pschel. The discussion took place within the framework of the 8th Winter School of the CIRP on the theme “Partnership of Russia, the EU and NATO in the Baltic Sea Region: Developing a Strategic Approach”. Pshel noted that "he does not say that NATO is acting in this direction very well." But he added: “The problem exists. But in this regard, to conclude that NATO is responsible for the fact that this problem exists - sorry. Because our young boys and girls are risking their lives for the security of Afghanistan, and it cannot be understood that they are responsible for the drug problem. ”

Therefore, the threat problem voiced by the National Intelligence Agency of the USA exists, but the Americans will not solve it. Especially since after the withdrawal of NATO troops, the opiates will trample into Russia. It is possible that for the sake of this good purpose, the Americans close their eyes to the production of opiates in Afghanistan. After all, the threat is only a threat when directed against America. When against Russia - that is not a threat, but a good thing.

But even without that, Russia is the main consumer of drugs coming from Afghanistan. About it is known from the annual report on the world drug control situation, published by the US State Department in 2011.

The State Department directly stated: “Russia is the main destination for heroin flows from Afghanistan and an important market for traders in opium, hashish, marijuana, synthetic drugs and other dangerous prohibited substances”.

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Related Crime, cited in this report, Russians use 70 tons of heroin per year, and the number of its consumers in the country reached 1,6-1,8 a million people, or 1,3% of the population. And among them, the number of people infected with HIV reached 61% in some regions.

According to the US Department of State, a quarter of Afghan heroin enters Russia through Central Asia. The document emphasizes: “The length of the border between Russia and Kazakhstan is seven thousand kilometers, that is, exactly two times more than the length of the US-Mexican border. At the same time, the border is not too tightly guarded, and citizens of Central Asian countries bordering on Afghanistan enjoy the right of visa-free entry into Russia. ”

The main route for drug trafficking from Asia to Europe is the territory of Georgia, the report also says. The text states that drugs get to Turkey and Greece, and then to other European countries through Georgia. It is said that the Georgian authorities do not control Abkhazia and South Ossetia - and, perhaps, transportation is taking place through these former Georgian territories. According to Saakashvili, drug crime is a big problem in the country. Earlier in the media reported that the ports of Batumi, Poti and the city of Kobuleti - one of the key points of trafficking in Afghan heroin. About seven tons of heroin a year pass through Georgia to Europe and Russia.

Chairman of the Azerbaijani State Commission on Combating Illicit Drug Trafficking, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov at the last meeting in April said: “The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh occupied by Armenia is used as an uncontrolled territory for the cultivation, transit and sale of drugs, transnational crime.”

Mr. Hasanov said that three international drug trafficking routes now pass through the country: 1) Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Azerbaijan; 2) Afghanistan - Iran - Azerbaijan; 3) Afghanistan - Central Asia - Azerbaijan. He further clarified: “But there is another route: Afghanistan - Iran - Nagorno-Karabakh, which is not included in the international one. This route is not included in UN reports. In this regard, we have already sent official appeals to international structures. ”

CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha talks about the negative impact of Afghanistan on the Central Asian region. Among other things he notes: “... Afghanistan for us is a zone of instability. The zone of warfare. This is the territory where militant groups of some extremist organizations are located, which show their interest in the states of the Central Asian region. This is the territory through which the influence of militant Islam is exercised, and, of course, it is a global laboratory for the production of drugs. ”

As the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Ivanov, recalled, since 2001, more than one million people in the world have died from the use of Afghan heroin.

At a recent Moscow conference on the drug situation in Afghanistan, Comrade Ivanov said: “Since the beginning of the millennium, since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, more than a million people have died from Afghan heroin, moreover, into transnational organized crime from heroin sales have invested over a trillion dollars. "

Earlier, Ivanov reported that every year in Russia, up to 100 thousand people die because of drugs. In June, 2012, he said that, according to the latest research conducted by the Federal Drug Control Service, drugs in Russia regularly or occasionally use 8,5 million people. At least once in a lifetime, drugs have tried 18,5 million Russian citizens.

“I propose that three key regional powers - Russia, Iran, Pakistan - develop an anti-drug strategy together with Afghanistan in the shortest possible time, which will coordinate the common actions and begin the practical elimination of planetary drug production in Afghanistan,” comrade Ivanov said at the conference.

Nikolay Malishevsky ("Fund of Strategic Culture") recalls that, according to the United Nations, the annual drug trafficking in the world exceeds 500-600 billion dollars, and the opium trade from Afghanistan is the third in the world in terms of profitability after the oil trade and weapons. Professor stories University of Wisconsin Alfred McCoy writes that just two years after the start of the CIA operation in Afghanistan, "the Afghan-Pakistan border area has become the world's largest producer of heroin." According to the historian, “US officials refused to investigate the allegations of their Afghan allies in the drug trade, because US policy on drugs in Afghanistan was subordinated to the interests of the war against Soviet influence.” In 1995, the head of the CIA’s operations in Afghanistan, Charles Kogan, acknowledged that at one time the CIA “sacrificed” the war against drugs in order to achieve victory in the Cold War.

N. Malishevsky writes that in the course of the last 12 year of the “counter-terrorist operation” the Americans and the British did not destroy a single heroin laboratory in Afghanistan.

“On the contrary, within a few months after the start of the operation in the provinces of Nangarhar, Khost, Paktia, Helmand, Kunar, Balkh, and Kunduz, centers were located for the processing of extracted opium into morphine and heroin. A banking network of credit for future opium poppy crops was launched, industrial supplies of mineral fertilizers and precursors (ingredients for the manufacture of heroin) from chemical plants in Pakistan were organized. ”


The drug mafia in Afghanistan, the analyst points out, with the help of Western colleagues mastered a new type of satellite communications, ensuring maximum secrecy of the preparatory part of the operations for the transfer of drugs across the borders of the CIS republics.

The revenues of the Afghan "macorob" exceed 3 billion dollars a year (10-15% of Afghanistan's GDP). Opium poppy crop area in Afghanistan surpasses the area of ​​coca plantations in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, taken together.

At the end of 2014, of course, the Americans will not leave Afghanistan. The contingent left there under a suitable democratic signboard will look after the ripening crop. Heroin must continue to flow into Russia.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. Apollo
    Apollo April 15 2013 07: 26 New
    +7
    Good morning everybody hi
    No comments
    1. Apollo
      Apollo April 15 2013 07: 31 New
      13
      No comments
      1. bogdan
        bogdan April 15 2013 16: 01 New
        +2
        Quote: Apollon
        N. Malishevsky writes that in the course of the last 12 year of the “counter-terrorist operation” the Americans and the British did not destroy a single heroin laboratory in Afghanistan.

        laughing And with what joy they will make their own laboratories laughing
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 15 2013 17: 31 New
      +4
      Apollo, by the way, how are things going on there in Azerbaijan? Whether heroin is grown or as a transit country. You can copy statistics from your sites, how many patients with drugs and how things are with the fight against drug trafficking.
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 15 2013 07: 33 New
    +7
    "In 1995, CIA chief of operations in Afghanistan, Charles Cogan, admitted that the CIA had" sacrificed "the war against drugs in the past to win the Cold War."

    Oh, my soulmate, little devil. They did not sacrifice the war against drugs, they were recklessly engaged in the drug business, earned money, and now nothing has changed, too much is a tidbit.
    1. Ghenxnumx
      Ghenxnumx April 15 2013 14: 33 New
      +1
      [quote = Vladimir] Oh, it’s heartbreaking, little devil. They did not sacrifice the war against drugs, they recklessly engaged in the drug business, earned money, and now nothing has changed, too much is a tidbit. [/ Quote]
      To the very point. And how do you like this:
      <! - QuoteBegin Oleg Chuvakin Reviewed and Translated
      - specially for topwar.ru -> <div class = "title_quote"> Quote: Oleg Chuvakin reviewed and translated
      - specifically for topwar.ru </div> <div class = "quote"> <! - QuoteEBegin -> The territory of Georgia is becoming the main route for transporting drugs from Asian countries to Europe, the report also notes. The text says that drugs enter Turkey and Greece, and then to other European countries through Georgia. It is said that the Georgian authorities do not control Abkhazia and South Ossetia - and, possibly, transportation is going through these former Georgian territories. [/ Quote]
      Does the State Department really think that drugs come from these countries?
      Probably they are not aware that the drug necessarily appears simultaneously with the deployment of the base of the uslovtsy?
      [img] http://22.fskn.gov.ru/news/image.php?iid=1188&mode=full [/ img]
  3. UFO
    UFO April 15 2013 07: 37 New
    +3
    “Do not dig a hole for another ....” According to recent media reports (“Russia 24”), more and more Afghans themselves are addicted to heroin, only according to official figures - more than 1 million people, which is very important for a country like Afghanistan. hi
    1. Gari
      Gari April 15 2013 09: 41 New
      +4
      Consequently, the problem of the threat voiced by the National Intelligence Agency of the USA exists, but the Americans will not solve it. Moreover, after the withdrawal of NATO troops, opiates will trample into Russia. It is possible that for the sake of this good goal, the Americans turn a blind eye to the production of opiates in Afghanistan. After all, a threat is only a threat when directed against America.

      The State Department directly stated: “Russia is the main destination for heroin flows from Afghanistan and an important market for traders in opium, hashish, marijuana, synthetic drugs and other dangerous prohibited substances”.

      According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Related Crime, cited in this report, Russian residents consume 70 tons of heroin per year, and the number of its users in the country has reached 1,6–1,8 million, or 1,3% of the population. Moreover, among them the number of people infected with HIV has reached 61% in some regions !!!

      When against Russia, this is not a threat, but a good deed.
  4. Fox
    Fox April 15 2013 08: 14 New
    23
    the most interesting thing was that when I served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ALL major drug dealers had a "golden number" of the phone where they called, and they immediately called us back from Moscow (!!!!!) demanding "get out !! ..." and you : amers ... Taliban ... here among the generals there is enough of their own gamut, and many are still "in service".
    1. vladsolo56
      vladsolo56 April 15 2013 08: 19 New
      +6
      Exactly, however, they constantly rubbed on the TV to us that the ranks of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were cleaning up werewolves
      1. vladsolo56
        vladsolo56 April 15 2013 08: 29 New
        +3
        one must disagree, even surprisingly
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov April 15 2013 08: 31 New
          +4
          Quote: vladsolo56
          one must disagree, even surprisingly

          Apparently the head of OBNON or kat there on the site. Nothing to throw stones at our police laughing
      2. UFO
        UFO April 15 2013 08: 31 New
        +3
        What I wrote is just the news of 15.04.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX. A statement of fact, without politics.
        Quote: vladsolo56 that the ranks of the Ministry of Internal Affairs clear of werewolves [/ quote

        There is a series- "sword" - a guide to action .... GO! wink
        [/ comment-show]
    2. Gari
      Gari April 15 2013 09: 44 New
      0
      Quote: Fox
      the most interesting thing was that when I served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ALL major drug dealers had a "golden number" of the phone where they called, and they immediately called us back from Moscow (!!!!!) demanding "get out !! ..." and you : amers ... Taliban ... here among the generals there is enough of their own gamut, and many are still "in service".



      “NATO is not responsible for the drug problem - in Russia, Afghanistan or Iran. The authorities of these countries and relevant state structures are responsible for this, ”said Robert Pschel, director of the NATO Information Bureau in Moscow, on February 4 in Veliky Novgorod.
      1. Rider
        Rider April 15 2013 14: 50 New
        +1
        Quote: Gari
        NATO is not responsible for the drug problem - Robert Pschel, director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow, said in Russia.



        Well so problems of blacks, the sheriff do not hesitate.
  5. mogus
    mogus April 15 2013 08: 23 New
    +1
    "summed up the American activity in Afghanistan:" I would name three main results. The first is a phenomenal increase in drug production, more than 40 times, the second is the militarization of the region ... Well, the third result is a humanitarian catastrophe, political instability
    and expanded reproduction of the militants. "" - such a “cocktail” will ferment itself, sooner or later ... and for a long time.
    1. Gari
      Gari April 15 2013 09: 29 New
      +1
      I am not a supporter of the Taliban, but from the press
      The Taliban in Afghanistan have succeeded in creating the world's most effective drug control system. This conclusion is contained in a report prepared by Professor Graham Farrell of Loughborough University.
      In the 90s, Afghanistan was the main producer of heroin. The tough measures taken by the Taliban at the time in power led to a two-thirds reduction in heroin production in the world by 2001.
      Since July 2000, the Taliban regime banned the cultivation of opium poppy, from which heroin is produced

      Peasants caught growing opium poppy were smeared with black face paint (this is considered a serious punishment in Islam) and publicly drove through the streets. The culprits also went to jail.

      As a result of these measures, poppy cultivation in Taliban-controlled territories has virtually ceased, and heroin supply in the world has decreased by 65%.

      Since the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, opium production has skyrocketed.
      1. mogus
        mogus April 15 2013 10: 29 New
        +2
        Yes, I read about it. What will it be if there is no one to restrain the Taliban? Or the Taliban will crush the drug and everything will calm down, or they will resist, then this is for a long time.
  6. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov April 15 2013 08: 23 New
    +6
    Russia consumes 70 tons of heroin per year. And all of our law enforcement agencies removed about 2 tons from the turnover last year. This problem should be considered a threat to Russia's national security. And solve it by all available methods. Perhaps the use of intelligence, special forces and aviation to destroy factories for the production of heroin and other drugs. This problem must be destroyed "in the bud."
    1. baltika-18
      baltika-18 April 15 2013 08: 51 New
      +4
      Quote: VohaAhov
      This problem should be considered a threat to Russia's national security. And solve it by all available methods.

      And who will decide?
      Everything in this direction is very deplorable. The borders are full of holes, corruption, this business is covered at the state level. For example, we have Gypsies and Azerbaijanis doing it, it’s basically their business is criminal, they all know, no one really does anything, sometimes they’re worthless themselves poured for reporting. Lose 5-10%, business ......
      Is it really impossible to figure it out? You can, if you want.
      They don’t want anyone who benefits, everyone knows the same thing. These criminal money, money on human lives are laundered in offshore, then they build shopping centers, cottage villages, buy real estate and enterprises.
      We are slowly being killed, and the blame lies not only with those who carry drugs, but also with the highest state power.
      1. Heccrbq
        Heccrbq April 15 2013 11: 30 New
        +4
        We generally laugh through tears, a gypsy who, without exaggeration, riding a horse two years ago, now rides Land Rover zero, built a huge house and sculpted friend of the head of the drug control and everyone knows and understands everything perfectly.
    2. stroporez
      stroporez April 15 2013 10: 39 New
      +1
      it is of course ........ but you don’t have to wait for this from the Russian authorities ..........
    3. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel April 15 2013 11: 10 New
      +5
      Run on the plantation a spider bug, a lover of poppy greens in the garden. Or some late blight. Our biologists must know. And there are a lot of delivery vehicles in the country. He declared the GDP that we would protect the interests of Russia outside the country. Here are the cards in hand - a serious threat! negative
      1. elmi
        elmi April 15 2013 11: 52 New
        +4
        Quote: Black Colonel
        Run on the plantation a spider bug, a lover of poppy greens in the garden. Or some late blight. Our biologists must know. And there are a lot of delivery vehicles in the country. He declared the GDP that we would protect the interests of Russia outside the country. Here are the cards in hand - a serious threat!

        I fully support. Moreover, precedents have already been: http://www.meta.kz/408128-neizvestnaja-bolezn-vykosila-pochti-polovinu.html
        There is an assumption that Russia has already tested a special drug against poppy and it has fully justified itself - poppy plantations were infected with a special drug that caused their complete death. It is unclear why we are not continuing? We already have drones capable of dispersing a special drug, we need a team to use it.
    4. elmi
      elmi April 15 2013 12: 03 New
      0
      Quote: VohaAhov
      Russia consumes 70 tons of heroin per year. And all of our law enforcement agencies last year withdrew about 2 tons from the market. This problem should be considered a threat to Russia's national security. And solve it by all available methods. Perhaps the use of intelligence, special forces and aviation to destroy factories for the production of heroin and other drugs. This problem must be destroyed "in the bud."

      I agree. It is necessary to completely close the border with Afghanistan and establish our border guards, it is easier to detect drug trafficking on the border with Afghanistan than throughout Russia - the principle of the bottleneck.
    5. elmi
      elmi April 15 2013 12: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: VohaAhov
      Russia consumes 70 tons of heroin per year. And all of our law enforcement agencies last year withdrew about 2 tons from the market. This problem should be considered a threat to Russia's national security. And solve it by all available methods. Perhaps the use of intelligence, special forces and aviation to destroy factories for the production of heroin and other drugs. This problem must be destroyed "in the bud."

      I agree. It is necessary to completely close the border with Afghanistan and establish our border guards, it is easier to detect drug trafficking on the border with Afghanistan than throughout Russia - the principle of the bottleneck.
    6. Ghenxnumx
      Ghenxnumx April 15 2013 14: 44 New
      0
      Quote: VohaAhov
      Russia consumes 70 tons of heroin per year.

      Here is the world consumption chart
  7. fenix57
    fenix57 April 15 2013 08: 59 New
    +2
    "The State Department directly stated: “Russia is the main destination for heroin flows from Afghanistan and an important market for traders in opium, hashish, marijuana, synthetic drugs and other dangerous prohibited substances”." fool
    You allow me briefly: "the Moor has done his work, the Moor may leave":
    In September 2007, NATO headquarters in Brussels distributed an official document stating that NATO’s mandate for a peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan does not provide for direct military involvement in drug destruction.

    After the call of the UN Security Council (resolution 1833, September 2008) to "deepen cooperation with the Afghan authorities and the states of the region in their fight against the drug threat", the command of foreign military contingents, to put it mildly, did not show enthusiasm in this direction. For example, the London Times reported that during the anti-terrorist operation conducted by NATO forces in Helmand in early 2010, both drug dealers' mansions and opium poppy crops were left untouched.

    As for the US position itself, American observers wrote that “the administration is conducting its war on drugs in Afghanistan for Russia” 25. In March 2010, Assistant Secretary of State for Combating Drugs and Law Enforcement Affairs D. Johnson said: “We found that the program to destroy opium poppy did not match the costs that were made, and the successes were very modest. We changed our program and decided to focus on other areas where you can achieve greater results. ”
    There was groundless surprise in the speech of the head of the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia V. Ivanov, who officially declared on February 27, 2010 that US self-removal from the destruction of drug crops in Afghanistan guarantees the inviolability of drug production see http: //www.ru.journal-neo.com/node/14784 "Fun" as much as horror ... request
  8. andrejwz
    andrejwz April 15 2013 09: 09 New
    +7
    “NATO is not responsible for the drug problem - in Russia, Afghanistan or Iran. The authorities of these countries and relevant state structures are responsible for this, ”said Robert Pschel, director of the NATO Information Bureau in Moscow, on February 4 in Veliky Novgorod.

    Here on this air corridor through Ulyanovsk for NATO was supposed to end.
    1. stroporez
      stroporez April 15 2013 10: 42 New
      +1
      not .......... nada deploy it, and the whole gerych direct flights --- to the states ..............
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 15 2013 09: 26 New
    0
    Yes, it would be completely foolish to think that the mericatos do not cover the nariks. The geopolitics of these "tough guys" is such that if nothing shines with them, they will not lift a finger. What about the air force base in Kyrgyzstan? It is naive to suppose that from Afghanistan they don’t stick "dope" on board, which diverges from them. For a long time they will restore "order" in the villages.
  10. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil April 15 2013 09: 27 New
    +7
    As history shows, there is no greater dirty trick for the enemy than dragging his troops into Afghanistan, it seems that the British attacked this rake three times (although probably four times if you count as part of NATO), the USSR and finally a glorious cohort of losers replenish NATO led by the USA, although in those - The United States still has people from the Carter administration who could explain to the current “crusaders” of democracy all the detriment of this decision. Now I like to watch Rambo-3. And as for drugs, guys, the same Americans make good money there, as in By the way, Vietnam (I’m certainly not talking about all Americans, but about some senior officers of the army, the CIA, etc.)
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 15 2013 09: 36 New
      +1
      Definitely!
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel April 15 2013 11: 14 New
        +1
        Amerikosam not a novelty on drugs to loot the loot. There was such a scandal called Iran-Contras. You can google who are interested
  11. UFO
    UFO April 15 2013 09: 40 New
    +2
    Indirectly to the topic: now on TV Rogozin - visas for Gaster this year! good
  12. Averias
    Averias April 15 2013 10: 24 New
    0
    Afghans collect raw opium, and valiant Americans guard them. Whatever a gram is missing.
    A year ago (or more), a rally was held in the United States by mothers whose children serve in Afghanistan. They protested that their children in Afghanistan are becoming drug addicts. This news, passed in passing, and was not advertised anywhere. I guess that the protesters were dispersed quickly. Here are such things.
    1. Gari
      Gari April 15 2013 10: 58 New
      +1
      A bit of History
      It is useful to recall the history of the drug trade in the Golden Triangle. It is closely linked to CIA operations in the region during and after the Soviet invasion. Before the Soviet-Afghan war of 1979-89. opium production in Afghanistan and Pakistan focused on small regional markets. Heroin was not produced there. The Afghan drug economy has become a carefully crafted CIA project as part of US foreign policy. As it was before in the Irankontras case, the support of the Afghan mujahideen was funded by drug dollars.

      “Dirty money” was converted through banks in the Middle East and through CIA shell companies into “secret money,” which maintained rebel groups during the Soviet-Afghan war. "Since the United States wanted to supply Stinger missiles and other weapons to the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, they needed the help of Pakistan. By the mid-80s, the CIA’s presence in Islamabad was one of the largest in the world ... The United States turned a blind eye to the drug trade in Pakistan." - said a US intelligence officer "(Time magazine, July 29, 1991).
  13. Circle
    Circle April 15 2013 10: 38 New
    +1
    And why are all the amers in the photo only with AK? ))) The truth of life in war is not marketing tricks.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 15 2013 10: 55 New
      +1
      Some special units are armed with our "trunks". Our good AK digs duvalls and crushes stones not weakly. Both spirits and mericatos respect him.
    2. Gari
      Gari April 15 2013 11: 02 New
      +1
      Researcher Alfred McCloy confirms that two years after the start of the CIA operation in Afghanistan in 1979, “the Afghan-Pakistani border area became the largest heroin producer in the world, accounting for up to 60% of US needs. In Pakistan, the number of drug addicts has risen from almost zero to 1979 to 1,2 million in 1985. This was a much faster growth than in any other country.

      Drug trafficking was controlled by people associated with the CIA. When the Mujahideen seized some territory in Afghanistan, they forced the peasants to sow opium poppy as a "revolutionary tax." On the other side of the border, in Pakistan, Afghan leaders and local syndicates, under the patronage of Pakistani intelligence, controlled hundreds of heroin laboratories. Over a decade of active drug trafficking in Pakistan, the US Bureau of Drug Enforcement has not seized a single large consignment of heroin and has not carried out a single arrest. "

      According to A. McCloy, "American officials refused to investigate allegations of drug trafficking by their Afghan allies, as the US drug policy in Afghanistan was subordinate to the interests of the war against the Soviet lights there.

      In 1995, Charles Cogan, former CIA chief of operations in Afghanistan, admitted that the CIA was donated by the war on drugs in the interests of the Cold War. According to him, "our main task was to inflict as much damage on the Soviets as possible."
      Was the USSR now Russia
      and all the republics of the CIS
    3. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel April 15 2013 11: 16 New
      0
      And AK are some kind of leftists, probably of their own production. Although the equipment is quite interesting
  14. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya April 15 2013 10: 50 New
    +1
    I won’t be surprised if a channel opens up, through which the amers themselves send gerych to Russia, they cannot defeat us by force, so at least we’ll give us a gravy wassat
    1. Heccrbq
      Heccrbq April 15 2013 11: 32 New
      +2
      The base in Ulyanororvsk is one of the possible channels, after its opening, the Tahrirites and the Emirates in Kazan suddenly appeared, to which 200 km from Ulyanovsk!
  15. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya April 15 2013 10: 53 New
    0
    Quote: Circle
    And why are all the amers in the photo only with AK? ))) The truth of life in war is not marketing tricks.

    Yes, because the Amer’s weapon is amno, to fight with it only in a dash in calm weather!
  16. RUSmen
    RUSmen April 15 2013 11: 01 New
    0
    Duc Amerov’s generals, thanks to Afghanistan, became millionaires, and the corporal also did not get sick of getting rich.
  17. goody
    goody April 15 2013 11: 19 New
    +1
    But what prevents us (after all, Russia is suffering the most) - burn all fields of poppy, hemp and other rubbish? After all, there are satellites, UAVs, missiles, and other means ... But this requires political will and desire. And the drug threat is growing every year ...
  18. elmi
    elmi April 15 2013 11: 33 New
    +4
    The State Department directly stated: “Russia is the main destination for heroin flows from Afghanistan and an important market for traders in opium, hashish, marijuana, synthetic drugs and other dangerous prohibited substances”.

    That's why I'm sure America will not withdraw its troops from Agana. At least as long as drug trafficking to Russia goes.
  19. MAG
    MAG April 15 2013 11: 52 New
    +2
    Amerikosy reptiles you can’t argue with that, but I read an article about chemicals when polluting opium fields poppy will never grow there! Since NATO bases remain there, we won’t be able to pollinate there and they won’t give permission
  20. MAG
    MAG April 15 2013 11: 52 New
    +2
    Amerikosy reptiles you can’t argue with that, but I read an article about chemicals when polluting opium fields poppy will never grow there! Since NATO bases remain there, we won’t be able to pollinate there and they won’t give permission
  21. Strashila
    Strashila April 15 2013 13: 21 New
    +2
    Afghanistan is not just a platform for drug trafficking, but a platform for receiving extrabudgetary funds from Americans to pay for dirty deals around the world.
  22. dc120mm
    dc120mm April 15 2013 13: 47 New
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    Quote: Strashila
    At the end of 2014, of course, the Americans will not leave Afghanistan. The contingent left there under a suitable democratic signboard will look after the ripening crop. Heroin must continue to flow into Russia.

    Kanechna eta so, and unfortunately not only Afghan heroin enters Russia.
  23. Santa Fe
    Santa Fe April 15 2013 14: 30 New
    +3
    In 2012 alone, hard-working villagers gathered 3,7 million tons of raw materials for the manufacture of heroin on Afghan fields.

    This is some kind of enchanting joke)))
    3,7 million tons))) this can not be

    The main consumer of drugs from Afghanistan is Russia. Residents of the country consume 70 tons of heroin per year

    Of the 3,7 million tons, only 70 tons were received ... WHERE IS ANYTHING ELSE ??

    - BUT! some “experts” will say, 1 kg of raw opium + special ingredients are required to get 15 kilograms of heroin

    Excellent: divide 3,7 million tons by 15 = 246 600 tons !!!
    If the average dose size is at least 0,04 grams - our 246 thousand tons of gerasim are converted into 6 quadrillion doses - this is enough to keep up with the entire population of the Earth throughout the entire life of mankind belay

    ps / Oleg Chuvakin, dear, the second time you make the same mistake - a kilogram and a ton are two different things. On average, Afghans collect 3 thousand tons of poppy per year, from which about 200 tons of heroin are produced. In addition, Russia is NOT the largest consumer of Afghan heroin - most of the drugs settle among the locals in Central Asia itself, half goes to Europe
    1. postman
      postman April 15 2013 17: 31 New
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      Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
      half goes to Europe

      Most likely all the same VIA Russia (to Europe)?
      ideal conditions have been created in Afghanistan to direct the flow of heroin to Russia, to the North.

      [Center]

      On the west side of Afghanistan is one of the most fortified borders in the world with Iran, which is essentially a fortification, with ditches five meters deep, walls, gallows every 300 meters, and 60% of ALL ground forces of Iranlocated along this line.

      [Center]

      [Center]

  24. bubla5
    bubla5 April 15 2013 14: 55 New
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    Amer all over the world control the drug business, this is the main type of income for the CIA, just everyone wants independence and tear the Yankees with their masters, and they, in turn, announce the hunt for * independent apostates *
  25. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov April 15 2013 15: 26 New
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    I agree. It is necessary to completely close the border with Afghanistan and establish our border guards, it is easier to detect drug trafficking on the border with Afghanistan than throughout Russia - the principle of the bottleneck.


    There is only one problem - we do not have a single kilometer of the common border with Afghanistan. Therefore, we must act on their territory. Is it in vain that they create "Special Operations Forces" in our country? Long-range ultra-precise missiles are in service. But all this requires the political will of senior management. And with us everything is decided by money, bribes and kickbacks. Therefore, every year in Russia, hundreds of thousands of Russians die from drugs, alcohol and smoking. By the way, the law on smoking has been adopted for the second decade, but what's the point? ...
  26. George
    George April 15 2013 16: 53 New
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    Hello all.
    He approached me as a friend alone and shared:
    - They sell drugs, they’ve got really fucked up! What to do ? I know - one wise man says. I wanted to hand over the cops, but what's the point, they already accepted him, so he rolled away 200 thousand and didn’t leave the box office.
    - Well, what do you want to achieve - I tell him - we’ll fool around with masks, will come to our senses, begin to search with bandits together and trample the war. If I say this, then we must immediately kill him. Such as he does not change his mind, he’s not corrected, especially behind someone is unequivocal.
    Left thoughtful. I understand him, and I will support my soul and body if something happens. Moreover, two sons are growing up.
    He expressed his opinion, but one thing is clear about the article - the Yankees contribute to the spread of drugs in Russia. And therefore, couriers only tighten their buttocks so that the gerych does not fall out.
  27. orff
    orff April 15 2013 17: 07 New
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    Single raids on the destruction of laboratories - it's like going to sea to catch a crab. Closing the border is ineffective. Corruption, which is written about here, opens up any boundaries. Only burn with napalm or another himei through the mediation of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan! And in order to enlist such mediation, one must oh how to interest pro-American Afghanistan and Pakistan (for example, by deliveries of weapons that India does not approve of).
  28. asadov
    asadov April 15 2013 18: 55 New
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    Yeah, the Americans, after the interest of Afghanistan and Pakistan, will come there with a “peacekeeping mission” so that the path of drugs is not disturbed before us. First we need to restore order
  29. Svatdevostator
    Svatdevostator April 15 2013 19: 08 New
    +1
    You need to burn all these fields with napalm, along with their patrons and farmers !!
  30. Vovka levka
    Vovka levka April 15 2013 20: 35 New
    +1
    The main export product of Afghanistan was raisins. Until the war destroyed Afghanistan’s infrastructure and agriculture, the country produced 10% of the world's raisins. Afghan raisins were supplied to countries such as the United Kingdom, India and the former Soviet Union. The peak of raisin production occurred in 1981, when it reached 86 tons, but by the end of the 000s it fell by 80%, and export ceased.
    There is a legend that the Taliban is a fighter against drugs. This legend has nothing to do with reality. Throughout his reign, the Taliban has been and continues to be the main drug producer of opiates. Opium is grown precisely in the territories that are the stronghold of the Taliban:
    Until 2000, the Taliban encouraged the production of opium and issued an Islamic edict calling on peasants to increase opium plantings; the Taliban taxed opium cultivation income by a 20% tax. For example, opium production increased in Kandahar under the Taliban rule in one year from 79 tons in 1995 to 120 tons in 1996. The Taliban policy included direct and indirect incentives to expand opium production. The fundamental Taliban view of opium cultivation is expressed by Abdul Rashid, head of the Taliban drug control department in Kandahar: “We strictly forbid hash cultivation because it is used by Afghans and Muslims. But opium cultivation is allowed because it is used by infidels in the West, not Muslims. and Afghans. "
    Taliban opium production grew, and the 1999 opium crop was a record - 4600 metric tons. For many Taliban years, opium production in Afghanistan exceeded global demand, leading to lower prices for heroin and morphine in the West and lowering the profitability of drug traffickers in Europe, which allegedly required producers (i.e. the Taliban) to cut production.
    For the 1990s The Taliban also amassed colossal opium reserves from the Taliban’s overproduction. These reserves constitute the de facto analogue of the Taliban’s “gold and foreign exchange reserve”. According to the assumptions made, the Taliban went to the ban on opium production in 2000 also in order to increase the market price of their drug stocks.
    Not so simple.

    http://judeomasson.livejournal.com/12977.html - кому интересно почитайте.

    This is a disaster and nobody knows how to deal with it. Greed and greed defeats the mind of individual Pi .... in and not a matter of nationality.
  31. ivanovbg
    ivanovbg April 15 2013 21: 07 New
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    Wow!

    Residents of Russia consume 70 tons of heroin per year, and the number of its consumers in the country has reached 1,6-1,8 million people, or 1,3% of the population. Moreover, among them the number of people infected with HIV has reached 61% in some regions


    But the Russian authorities do not ...

    Burning with napalm along with the "farmers" and their guards is too slow, costly and problematic in terms of foreign policy. Pollination with pesticides is also troublesome - it will not fit into a couple of raids and immediately they will begin to compost their brains at the UN or somewhere else.

    So there is the same Russian biolaboratory at the world level Fit some virus under the opium poppy - a trifling matter. Costs no more than 50-60 to bucks and development time a maximum of six months, and maybe life is shorter.

    And later, only one raid on Afghanistan will be enough. Then the virus will go by itself. If Esli competently conduct a raid, no one will guess. But even if they spot it - so where is the evidence? What was the side number of the aircraft, and how was the name of his pilot?

    Total and business.
    1. Garrin
      Garrin April 16 2013 06: 43 New
      +1
      Quote: ivanovbg
      Fit some virus under the opium poppy - a trifling matter.

      I agree. By the way, about 2-3 years ago, already slipped information that the opium poppy in Afghanistan is infected with some kind of virus. Apparently, unfortunately, it turned out to be another "duck".
      1. Ilyukha
        Ilyukha April 16 2013 13: 22 New
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        It’s unfortunate that duck .. Scientists of genetics would have strained themselves, would have come up with some means for the treatment of this "culture"
  32. orff
    orff April 15 2013 21: 40 New
    +1
    Let's count. NATO has been democratizing Afghanistan since 2001. Ivanov says: "Up to 100 thousand people die every year in Russia because of drugs." Over 12 heroic years, only 1 million people were killed in drugs alone in Russia. This is the war being waged by the United States against RUSSIA. For example, in Syria, 200 thousand were killed in 70 years of conflict. And when does the timid voice of RUSSIA in international organizations clearly and distinctly accuse the USA of mass killings? Only excusable questions are heard: "they say, Afghanistan is too tough for you? You’ve got into the same swamp as the USSR, ha ha ha !!!" And the Americans, meanwhile, earn much more on heroin than on hydrocarbons, only replicating the lives of several dozen fighters in Afghanistan. And for the earned denyuzhki, and washed in Qatar, the whole Middle East and Africa are rocked like Charon’s bloody boat.
  33. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 16 2013 06: 13 New
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    Quote: Svatdevostator
    You need to burn all these fields with napalm, along with their patrons and farmers !!
    Yes, then pick and sow the wheat!
  34. elmir15
    elmir15 April 26 2013 00: 07 New
    +4
    The borders with Avgan must be completely blocked. And preferably by our border guards