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Country of flowering poppies

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The revenues of the Afghan “collective farmers” 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. This year, according to the UN, a record drug harvest is expected in Afghanistan. This is not surprising: after all, 9 / 10 from all opium poppy comes from this country. If three years ago un celebratedthat poppies were grown in 14 in the Afghan regions from 34, then in 2013 their number is already 20. And all this despite the fact that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is prohibited and must be punished by law.




New poppy crops, says Spiegel journalist Hasnain Kazim, they appear not only in the traditional places of opium poppy cultivation - in the south, but also in the north of the country, where it was not grown before. Despite the fact that the cultivation of opium poppy in the country is prohibited by law, the number of provinces in which this plant is cultivated is growing rapidly. Three years ago, the UN noted that poppy was grown in 14 regions from 34, and now their number is already 20. As the author notes, Afghanistan is still the world's largest opium producer: “With favorable weather conditions and the absence of pests, 90% of the entire opium poppy is shipped from Afghanistan.”

Jean-Luc Lemayo, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, says that by growing poppies, Afghan farmers “are trying to insure themselves against troubled times.” Many fear that after the Western military leaves the country, the country will plunge into chaos. Growing the opium poppy, the author explains, is the fastest way to make money: the price per kilogram comes to a thousand dollars. In addition, poppy buyers provide farmers with favorable conditions, crediting and giving them everything they need.

A new source of income, based on the production of narcotic drugs, has discovered the Taliban, which is experiencing financial difficulties, and was at first against drugs, summarizes Kazim. Militants of the organization either cultivate narcotic substances themselves or tax the crop collected by the peasants.

According to the expert of the Ruhr University in Bochum, Wilhelm Löwenstein, in the Afghan drug business nowadays, 10% of the population of Afghanistan, about 3 million, is working hard. The only way to cope with the production of drugs, according to the expert, is to encourage alternative sources of income, as is the case in Jalalabad, where farmers do not grow drugs, but produce rose oil worth thousands of dollars per liter for cosmetics companies from Germany. In fact, the German regrets, such examples are rare.

Ruhr specialist rights: examples are rare. While the "collective farm" poppy activity has long become widespread. It is precisely the mass character that explains the opium records set by Afghanistan.

Last channel report "RT" this is the topic of the day: “Opium replaced agriculture for the Afghans.”

Local farmers, previously grown cotton, are now sowing opium poppy fields. They say they have nowhere to go: there is a shortage of jobs in the country, and the maintenance of traditional agriculture is hardly profitable.

Farmer Hamidulla gave an interview to the BBC, in which he complained: “The price of cotton is very low. It does not cover production costs. ” Last year he was advised to sow cotton by British and American consultants. In the end, he almost did not gain. Another thing is the cultivation of opium poppy. The Afghan has already counted future incomes: he will earn ten times more from the sale of drug raw materials than from the cotton trade.

The basis of poppy farming in Afghanistan is Helmand Province. According to the forecast of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, in 2013, the volume of opium production will increase significantly here. More than 75 thousand hectares of land will be sown with poppy seeds. This is three times more than in 2006. Half of the raw opium exported by Afghanistan will be produced in this province.

RT also recalls that opium poppy was grown in Tahar and Nangarhar. Previously, "plantations" in these provinces have not been noticed.

Long ago, back in 2001, the “eminent” British Prime Minister T. Blair boastfully stated that the overthrow of the Taliban regime would allow the destruction of the drug structure of the republic.

But a year and a half ago, Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation summed up NATO activities in Afghanistan: “I would call 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. ”

In just one last year, according to the data of the aforementioned report of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, on the Afghan fields Was collected 3,7 million tons of opium poppy. 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).

On the "Military Review" it was reported that NATO in general has disowned the fight against drug trafficking in Afghanistan. ISAF fights terrorism, not drugs. “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, ”said Robert Pchel, director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow, in 2013 in February. Discussion Passed in Veliky Novgorod 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. ”

But the Western democratic press is sounding the alarm. According to UN experts, the drug trade from Afghanistan is the third largest in the world in terms of profitability after oil and oil weaponstransmits channel "Euronews".

“The situation is very alarming. Black market monitoring shows that opium production is steadily increasing. If comprehensive measures are not taken, Afghanistan will gradually turn into a narco-state. ”


Afghans say: “By growing wheat, we can hardly feed ourselves. About clothes and essentials and nothing to say! And for 4,5 kilograms of opium, you can bail out more than for 5 tons of wheat. ”

Well, and help out. And with them at the same time operate corrupt officials who make a profit from every kilogram of the drug.

The transportation of opium is almost officially established in Afghanistan.

At the end of January 2013, the US Army terminated a transport agreement with the Afghan airline Kam Air, reports "RT". "The United States will not conduct business with those who encourage illegal business," said Major General Richard Longo. “Kam Air is too big a company not to know what things are going on inside it.”

The representatives of the United States explained to the publication “The Wall Street Journal” that “Kam Air” was caught participating in the opium trade.

In response, there was an accusation of lying. The founder and current head of the airline Zamari Kamgar stated that he hopes to continue the contract with the US military: “I categorically deny all the charges. It is simply impossible to remove such cargo from the country, bypassing the Afghan customs. ” Kamgar added that the charges against his company were ... fabricated by competitors.

If this company transported opium to Russia, the Americans would probably not mind. But - to my native America ... Not all will be tolerated.

Russia is the main consumer of narcotics 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 million people, or 1,3% of the population. And among them, the number of people infected with HIV reached 61% in some regions.

In order to solve this terrible problem, the delegation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization plans to go to Afghanistan in the second half of 2013 to familiarize themselves with the situation. Such a decision was made on April 11 at a meeting of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Council held in St. Petersburg.

The proposal to travel to Afghanistan was received from State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin. The initiative was announced after reports Rosbalt, as the Council heard a report on the situation in Afghanistan and comments from representatives of the CSTO member countries. CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha stressed that "the situation in Afghanistan continues to be a painful point." He was supported by representatives of the countries of Central Asia.

The speaker of the Kyrgyz parliament, Asilbek Jeenbekov, said: “Peaceful development in Afghanistan is impossible without stopping the cultivation of opium there. Where drugs are, there is terrorism, corruption, and crime. ” And he added that his country is an Afghan drug user. The Northern Route, the world's largest drug trafficking in the supply of opium from Afghanistan to Russia and Europe, passes through the territory of this state.

How local Afghan authorities are “fighting” drug dealerships can be found in reports, for example, on the website Afghanistan.ru. In April, on the territory of Lashkargah, the administrative center of Helmand province, Afghan police searched the house of a woman named Zarmin, accused of selling drugs. The head of the anti-drug department of the province, Mohammad Abdali, told the press that the purpose of the operation was to detain a female drug dealer, and only the latter somehow heard about the plans of the law enforcement agencies and disappeared. Following the operation, 15 people involved in transactions were arrested.

And here is the news from Mother Russia. Fortunately, the Russian drug police act much more professionally than the Afghan. As reported on April 18 GTRK Perm, on the Cosmonauts Highway in Perm, a special operation was carried out. Stopped "Volkswagen". His spare wheel was packed with heroin packs weighing 27 kilograms. On the thirteen packages there was a seal with the image of a horse and an Arabic inscription, on another fourteen a flying bird was painted and the date was “2012”. The examination confirmed that the whole drug is from Afghanistan, and it is of very high quality. Investigators believe that heroin was transported through Perm to Moscow.

Как reminded the other day, Viktor Ivanov, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, since 2001, more than one million people in the world have died from using 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. "

According to Ivanov, voiced by him earlier, up to 100 thousands of people die each year in Russia 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.

By the way, the Afghans willy-nilly hooked on the needle. Writes Pravda.ru, Afghanistan has become not only the main global producer of opiates, but also their main consumer: out of 35 of millions of Afghans, more than a million people sit on heroin. Among the reasons for the increase in drug use are called war, unemployment, migration, and the easy availability of heroin.

Among the inhabitants of the country, about 40% are out of work. Heroin in Kabul is readily available. A gram of it costs about 6 dollars. In addition, drug addicted refugees from Iran and Pakistan are returning to the country.

Thus, Afghanistan has become not only a “world-wide” center for the production of drugs, but also a country where 3 percent of the population suffers from drug addiction. And the number of addicts is growing steadily.

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  1. zart_arn
    zart_arn April 22 2013 07: 47 New
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    in 2001, more than a million people died from Afghan heroin in the world, moreover, more than a trillion dollars were invested in transnational organized crime from the sale of heroin

    It was not necessary to stir this nest.
    1. self-propelled
      self-propelled April 22 2013 08: 07 New
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      Quote: zart_arn
      It wasn’t necessary to stir this nest

      I have often heard statements like "burn, pour chemicals, uproot (underline as appropriate) poppy plantations; destroy laboratories, sow fields with another crop, create jobs for Afghan peasants ..." and stuff like that. There's something about it. But I am afraid that behind the Afghan heroin producers there are very influential forces in the world that simply will not allow anything to change with this state of affairs. and all the talk about the world's fight against drug trafficking is just talk.
      1. Alex45
        Alex45 April 22 2013 08: 31 New
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        Quote: self-propelled
        Afghan heroin producers have very powerful forces in the world that simply will not allow anything to change with this state of affairs

        I agree with you that the forces behind the production of drugs are not small, but Russia is not just a force, but a FORCE on a global scale. And if the country's leadership showed the will and determination, then I think there would be enough strength and opportunity to burn, pour chemistry, etc. these plantations and who the hell will do what for us.
        1. self-propelled
          self-propelled April 22 2013 08: 53 New
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          Quote: Alex45
          And if the country's leadership showed the will and determination, then I think there would be enough strength and opportunity to burn, pour chemistry, etc. these plantations and who the hell will do what for us

          I think the mattress-makers, sensing something amiss, will immediately increase the contingent of their "peacekeepers" in Afghanistan under the pretext of combating extremism and terrorism that is gaining momentum (for greater efficiency, they will blow up a well-insured skyscraper in their country). or they will install their air defense systems "to prevent missiles from the Iranian side" and declare the whole of Afghanistan (well, or the territory where plantations and factories are) a territory free from flights ...
          quietly pour plantation chemistry and destroy factories? news about the use of chemical weapons immediately appears in the world media (backed up by the heartbreaking shots of the suffering of Afghan peasants and their families) ...
          so it’s not so simple in the fight against drug trafficking. a global program is needed (real, not for averting eyes). But how many countries will go for it. because in Afghanistan big money is involved
          1. Alex45
            Alex45 April 22 2013 09: 21 New
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            Well, about the screams of the media. so let them shout, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in our country are more important. Of course, it is not necessary to face amers in the open, but usually breaking is easier than building. So let the scientists think how to ruin these plantations without resorting to open actions. And you need to do this on your own, otherwise we will coordinate all sorts of programs with other countries and walk in circles around the UN.
        2. Maximus
          Maximus April 22 2013 10: 00 New
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          As Mayakovsky said in my opinion, "if the stars light up in the sky, then someone needs it," the same is about poppy fields.
          1. Armata
            Armata April 22 2013 10: 51 New
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            Quote: Maximus
            As Mayakovsky said in my opinion, "if the stars light up in the sky, then someone needs it," the same is about poppy fields.
            This is De Saint Exupery said, the book "The Little Prince", and Mayakovsky just quote him. You need to read books more often hi
            1. Maximus
              Maximus April 22 2013 21: 24 New
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              I said "in my opinion", I don't remember exactly.
      2. Armata
        Armata April 22 2013 08: 36 New
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        Quote: self-propelled
        I have often heard statements like "burn, pour chemicals, uproot (underline as appropriate) poppy plantations; destroy laboratories, sow fields with another crop, create jobs for Afghan peasants ..." and stuff like that. There's something about it. But I am afraid that behind the Afghan heroin producers there are very influential forces in the world that simply will not allow anything to change with this state of affairs. and all the talk about the world's fight against drug trafficking is just talk.
        And who will do it? Is it possible again after the Yankees to build schools, roads and the entire infrastructure in Afghanistan and at the same time fight against the rebels? No, thank you, enough of our guys to lay down there. We have done so much for the Afghans. Let now the undercoats fight this evil (although they do not care for people, they have an idol a golden calf)
        1. self-propelled
          self-propelled April 22 2013 08: 58 New
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          Quote: Mechanic
          And who will do it?

          losses from drug use are incomparably greater than schools, hospitals, etc. after all, we lose not only (and not so much) money, but the most precious thing - children, our future. only (I repeat again) one will of Russia is not enough, it is necessary to solve this problem by the whole world
          1. Armata
            Armata April 22 2013 09: 18 New
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            Quote: self-propelled
            losses from drug use are incomparably greater than schools, hospitals, etc. after all, we lose not only (and not so much) money, but the most precious thing - children, our future. only (I repeat again) one will of Russia is not enough, it is necessary to solve this problem by the whole world
            Think dear yourself. When Russia offered the mattress toppers to spray poppy plantations with chemicals that do not harm other plants, but only poppy seeds. They refused. When we asked not to destroy the schools that they had built (this is from the story of a friend who works there in the red cross at the MI8 senior), they said not to meddle in their affairs (for reference, before his eyes, the Americans either blew up or converted about 50 schools into barracks). Duck, this is what a former officer, and now a civilian pilot, told me "These bastards have made a mess in a relatively peaceful country, what we left behind is destroyed by 40%. This locust leaves only what it needs to use, the rest for demolition." So why should we tackle the problem of parasites? Maybe just strengthen the border and try to minimize traffic to Russia?
            1. self-propelled
              self-propelled April 22 2013 10: 00 New
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              Quote: Mechanic
              Can it simply strengthen the border and try to minimize traffic to Russia?

              Have you ever wondered why the supply channels of heroin to the country are still not blocked? not because it is impossible (at least to reduce to the minimum the forces of the Russian law enforcement agencies), but because there are interested (and very influential) people in the country who don’t really want to lose good money
              1. Armata
                Armata April 22 2013 10: 24 New
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                Quote: self-propelled
                Have you ever wondered why the supply channels of heroin to the country are still not blocked? not because it is impossible (at least to reduce to the minimum the forces of the Russian law enforcement agencies), but because there are interested (and very influential) people in the country who don’t really want to lose good money
                Yes, this is hardly the case. It seems to me that they are busy solving external problems and have much more money from this than from the supply of drugs. It's just that nobody needs to solve internal problems. After all, the more the mess in the country, the more you can overcome it. And about the security forces I agree. Just as long as no FAS wants to tell them.
                1. self-propelled
                  self-propelled April 22 2013 10: 37 New
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                  The annual turnover of the drug market in Russia is estimated by specialists (according to the most optimistic estimates) of the order 7 billion.
                  is it a tidbit to refuse it just like that? ...
                  1. Armata
                    Armata April 22 2013 10: 45 New
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                    Quote: self-propelled
                    The annual turnover of the drug market in Russia is estimated by experts (according to the most optimistic estimates) of the order of 7 billion dollars.
                    is it a tidbit to refuse it just like that? ...
                    This is a penny even in comparison with the annual turnover of sales of technology and technical solutions abroad. And everything is done officially. A tidbit is for those who are not afraid to sit down. This is not for the untouchables, they act much more carefully.
                    1. self-propelled
                      self-propelled April 22 2013 14: 16 New
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                      it is necessary to invest in technology, and a lot; and not the fact that all this will still pay off. and the profitability of the drug business is not one thousand%
                      1. Armata
                        Armata April 22 2013 16: 04 New
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                        Quote: self-propelled
                        it is necessary to invest in technology, and a lot; and not the fact that all this will still pay off. and the profitability of the drug business is not one thousand%
                        Well, think it yourself. Who is investing in technology now? Everything is done for 30 000 per month. Is that an attachment?
          2. vadson
            vadson April 22 2013 10: 44 New
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            Quote: self-propelled
            Quote: Mechanic
            And who will do it?

            losses from drug use are incomparably greater than schools, hospitals, etc. after all, we lose not only (and not so much) money, but the most precious thing - children, our future. only (I repeat again) one will of Russia is not enough, it is necessary to solve this problem by the whole world

            do not tell me, not only am I violet to Afghan schools, so they themselves do not need it. if we wanted a secular state, the Taliban themselves would have been thrown out of the country long ago and got down to business. BUT they live differently, for them the primitive communal system is closer than liberal values. they have the Koran steers, and the liberals have no place in it
            1. Armata
              Armata April 22 2013 11: 12 New
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              Quote: vadson
              do not tell me, not only am I violet to Afghan schools, so they themselves do not need it. if we wanted a secular state, the Taliban themselves would have been thrown out of the country long ago and got down to business. N
              Ever thought that it was not in vain that the USSR built schools and roads there? And it was the Soviet Taliban who brought power there.
              Quote: vadson
              BUT they live differently, for them the primitive communal system is closer than liberal values
              Well, that’s the point. Are liberal values ​​so close to you?
              Quote: vadson
              they have the Koran steers, and the liberals have no place in it
              Well, in our country and in the Caucasus, "karan rules" both in Tatarstan and in Bashkiria. What is also the middle age? Yes, there is definitely no place for liberals. The kindergarten is again satisfied with the pancake, at first you need to think and read more, and not to draw the foundations of your worldview on the Internet. fool
              1. vadson
                vadson April 22 2013 11: 44 New
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                do not distort, I do not share the convictions of liberals,
                Yes, the USSR built roads and kindergartens, but do they need them? did you ask them
                this is how the ussr brought the Taliban to power? judging by the info on the Internet, the Taliban was formed in the 1994 year, for your information the USSR was no longer there.
                In the controlled territories, the Taliban are introducing Sharia standards, the implementation of which is strictly controlled. The ban includes television, music and musical instruments, art, alcohol, computers and the Internet, chess, white shoes (white is the color of the Taliban flag), open sex discussion and much more [14]. Men should definitely wear a beard of a certain length. Women were not allowed to work, be treated by male doctors, appear in public places with an open face and without a husband or male relative; women's access to education was significantly limited (in 2001 girls made up only 1% of those attending school). Medieval forms of punishment were widely practiced: one or two hands were chopped off for theft, stoned for adultery; public corporal punishment was popular. The Taliban were distinguished by extreme religious intolerance. They persecuted Shiites, which sharply worsened their relations with neighboring Iran.
                do you think this is not the middle age?
                in general, I can’t fully understand the meaning of your last sentence: my phrase that there is no place for liberal values ​​in the Qur'an suggests that, for example, gay parades, beloved by liberals in the West in the same Caucasus, are impossible. I quoted above which Koran prefers the Taliban. they do not want to create a secular state. Do you feel the difference? or do you think that in the Caucasus and in Afghanistan the same thing?
                but about your emoticon, I would like a reasoned justification and not verbiage not proven, otherwise just expose yourself in an unsightly light?
                1. Armata
                  Armata April 22 2013 12: 14 New
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                  Quote: vadson
                  Yes, the USSR built roads and kindergartens, but do they need them? did you ask them
                  this is how the ussr brought the Taliban to power? judging by the info on the Internet, the Taliban was formed in the 1994 year, for your information the USSR was no longer there.

                  That's what he was talking about. Inet need less use. The Taliban existed before Orthodoxy. And do not scary fairy tales to read at night. Better look at the photo of Kabul below what it was.
                  1. vadson
                    vadson April 22 2013 12: 21 New
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                    Quote: Mechanic
                    Quote: vadson
                    Yes, the USSR built roads and kindergartens, but do they need them? did you ask them
                    this is how the ussr brought the Taliban to power? judging by the info on the Internet, the Taliban was formed in the 1994 year, for your information the USSR was no longer there.

                    That's what he was talking about. Inet need less use. The Taliban existed before Orthodoxy. And do not scary fairy tales to read at night. Better look at the photo of Kabul below what it was.

                    evidence, otherwise it's just verbiage, about the Taliban before Orthodoxy. the Taliban came to power in 1996, the USSR did not exist then, dispute? Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan, any rulers prefer to live in good conditions, look at Moscow and, for example, Ryazan. difference on the face. but the Afghan was not and will not be a secular state. they do not need Western values; they do not accept them. neither English, nor Soviet, nor Amer. everything goes back to sharia
                    1. Armata
                      Armata April 22 2013 18: 18 New
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                      Quote: vadson
                      evidence, otherwise it's just verbiage, about the Taliban before Orthodoxy. the Taliban came to power in 1996, the USSR did not exist then, dispute?
                      Verbiage at you. I’m talking about what I know.
      3. vadson
        vadson April 22 2013 10: 37 New
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        Quote: self-propelled
        Quote: zart_arn
        It wasn’t necessary to stir this nest

        I have often heard statements like "burn, pour chemicals, uproot (underline as appropriate) poppy plantations; destroy laboratories, sow fields with another crop, create jobs for Afghan peasants ..." and stuff like that. There's something about it. But I am afraid that behind the Afghan heroin producers there are very influential forces in the world that simply will not allow anything to change with this state of affairs. and all the talk about the world's fight against drug trafficking is just talk.

        Quote: Alex45
        Quote: self-propelled
        Afghan heroin producers have very powerful forces in the world that simply will not allow anything to change with this state of affairs

        I agree with you that the forces behind the production of drugs are not small, but Russia is not just a force, but a FORCE on a global scale. And if the country's leadership showed the will and determination, then I think there would be enough strength and opportunity to burn, pour chemistry, etc. these plantations and who the hell will do what for us.

        I agree with you, but the problem needs to be solved yesterday as well, a volitional solution is really needed at the very top. if now spray some chemical poison then amers oh it is not sweet will have to be in afghanistan. and they will have to solve the problem of laboring for the population. it seems to me that they will solve the problem by extermination of the population
      4. elmi
        elmi April 22 2013 11: 05 New
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        Why reinvent the wheel - to close the border with Afghanistan with the Russian troops, I think with Tajikistan it is possible to agree on how they are very dependent on Russia, to force them to join the customs union. Spray with drone disease and insect pest poppy, there have already been precedents. Another matter is there enough political will to decide on such steps?
      5. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg April 22 2013 12: 22 New
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        Quote: self-propelled
        I have often heard statements like "burn, pour chemicals, uproot (underline as appropriate) poppy plantations; destroy laboratories, sow fields with another crop, create jobs for Afghan peasants ..." and stuff like that. There's something about it.


        In the first half, where about burn, etc., there is something, yes, but about jobs, it is doubtful. I do not think that it is necessary to take care of the employment of the drug dealer, who would they be. We need to think how to multiply it by zero.

        It is incomprehensible here: Satellites fly, such pictures make that each poppy box is visible. That is a clear target designation in stock. Why didn’t anyone bother with the destruction of these poppy fields since our country is their main consumer?
      6. Dejavu
        Dejavu April 23 2013 05: 26 New
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        Arbitrary launch of 3 nuclear missiles from an unknown submarine from the Kamchatka region, whose warheads accidentally fell in the southern, central and northern regions of Afghanistan. Oops ... request
    2. vadimus
      vadimus April 22 2013 08: 54 New
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      For a long time, the Colorado beetle must be invented so that not only the poppy would devour, but also the dushmans ...
      1. Strezhevchanin
        Strezhevchanin April 22 2013 11: 11 New
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        Quote: vadimus
        For a long time, the Colorado beetle must be invented so that not only the poppy would devour, but also the dushmans ...

        Harnessing a pack of locusts, it's for mobility wassat ! Herds of herbivores of the same life wassat ! Well, the spirits themselves, stoned with lawn mowers and flamethrowers wassat seems to me unbearable. hi
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 22 2013 12: 18 New
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      Quote: zart_arn
      It was not necessary to stir this nest.


      True thought comrade. You just had to destroy this nest.
    4. kosmos44
      kosmos44 April 22 2013 17: 36 New
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      And this, probably, is protecting the local collective farm collective farm fields. )
  2. xetai9977
    xetai9977 April 22 2013 07: 59 New
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    Afghans have always been involved in the production of drugs and will be engaged in it. They have such a mentality. And they have theft is a hobby. I’m a doctor by profession. Once I met a bloodied Afghan man sitting on the sidewalk who cut himself on glass. Having bought bandages and iodine with my own money, I began to help him. While he was tying his hand, he reached into my pocket with the other hand. I gave him a lecture on the sin of theft in Islam. Familiar Iranian Azerbaijanis say that 80% of robberies and drug cases are committed by Afghans.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 08: 10 New
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      Quote: xetai9977
      Afghans have always been involved in drug production and will be engaged in it

      Not quite a correct observation, or rather not at all true. When the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, poppy plantations declined significantly. After entering the amers, they grew more than 50 times!
      1. Deniska999
        Deniska999 April 22 2013 08: 30 New
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        But actually, why are you minus Alexander Romanov, because he is right.
        1. Armata
          Armata April 22 2013 08: 57 New
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          Quote: Deniska999
          But actually, why are you minus Alexander Romanov, because he is right.
          Azerbaijan is not beneficial for the amers to be dishonored.
          1. xetai9977
            xetai9977 April 22 2013 09: 22 New
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            What has Azerbaijan to do with it? What is the country responsible for the opinion of citizens? Personally, I have a low opinion of the United States, to put it mildly. Conan Doyle wrote about drugs from Afghanistan "Dr. Watson was familiar with the effects of opium from his time in Afghanistan" Several years of the Taliban authorities were unable to exterminate drug abuse in Afghanistan , as well as 70 years of atheism did not kill the belief in GOD in the USSR.
          2. xetai9977
            xetai9977 April 22 2013 09: 33 New
            +2
            Quote: Mechanic
            Azerbaijan is not beneficial for the amers to be dishonored.

            Master you put stamps. You would write books ..
            1. Armata
              Armata April 22 2013 09: 41 New
              +4
              Quote: xetai9977
              Master you put stamps. You would write books ..

              Am I stamping? Why do I need this? Judging by the actions of your government, Azerbaijan is leaning toward NATO. And how should we relate to our potential enemies? I have no prejudice towards the people of Azerbaijan, there are even friends from there. But now I’m not talking about this, but about the politics of the country as a whole.
              1. xetai9977
                xetai9977 April 22 2013 10: 05 New
                +1
                Dear, first of all, Azerbaijan is NOT seeking NATO membership. Your information is inaccurate. maybe a pro-Western policy, but not NATO membership, while a pro-Western policy is forced, because for 15 years I stubbornly DID NOT SEE the outstretched hand of friendship from Azerbaijan, supporting (and still supporting) the aggressor-Armenia. What was left to do, having Iran's eternal "friend" at hand?
                1. Armata
                  Armata April 22 2013 10: 30 New
                  +3
                  Quote: xetai9977
                  And the pro-Western policy is forced, because for 15 years I stubbornly DIDN'T SEE the outstretched hand of friendship from Azerbaijan, supporting (and still supporting) the aggressor-Armenia. What remained to be done, having at the side of the eternal "friend" of Iran?
                  Let's talk about this. The conflict with Armenia is beneficial to both yours and theirs politicians. And at least two hands reach out it does not stop. We will be friends with you (although we didn’t quarrel and our guys once pulled you apart and stood under bullets from two sides) then Armenia will begin to say that we are no longer friends and type (don’t write in my pot). You understand that this is a war of economic interests, not political. For a long time, you could have agreed on a neutral territory and living together on it without any claims from any of the states. So think about it at your leisure.
                  1. xetai9977
                    xetai9977 April 22 2013 10: 41 New
                    +2
                    The question is not that Russia should be friends with us and not be friends with the Armenians. But at least it remained neutral ... But instead, it openly supports one side, moreover, the aggressor. All right, we’re not talking about the topic. let's stop there.
                    1. Alexander Romanov
                      Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 11: 02 New
                      +2
                      Quote: xetai9977
                      The question is not that Russia should be friends with us and not be friends with Armenians

                      Russia- DO NOT NEED ANYTHING !!!
                      1. xetai9977
                        xetai9977 April 22 2013 11: 29 New
                        +2
                        WHAT DOES ALL OF YOU NEED RUSSIA?
                      2. Alexander Romanov
                        Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 11: 40 New
                        +2
                        Quote: xetai9977
                        WHAT DOES ALL OF YOU NEED RUSSIA?

                        Who owed Russia, Russia forgave almost everyone! But many owe Russia and this is a fact, just a fact and all.
                      3. xetai9977
                        xetai9977 April 22 2013 11: 49 New
                        +2
                        I DO NOT KNOW WHO, BUT AZERBAIJAN ALREADY SHOULD NOT ANYONE
            2. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 11: 01 New
              +1
              Quote: xetai9977
              but not NATO membership.

              well, it’s so far that tomorrow will be quite predictable. It didn’t work out differently.
              Quote: xetai9977
              (and still supports) the aggressor-Armenia

              And probably that’s why Azerbaijan sold a bunch of modern weapons to Azerbaijan
              Quote: xetai9977
              What was left to do, having Iran's eternal "friend" at hand?

              Did Iran threaten you? As far as I remember, a kind of congress in support of southern Azerbaijan was held not long ago in Azerbaijan, or is it not so?
              1. xetai9977
                xetai9977 April 22 2013 11: 37 New
                +1
                Russia sold arms to Azerbaijan because it bought at world prices and paid immediately, without any credits. And Russia GIVES arms to Armenia, transportation is also at your expense. And to Iran the very word "Azerbaijan" is like a bone in the throat. 30 million people there are deprived elementary rights.
            3. xetai9977
              xetai9977 April 22 2013 11: 26 New
              0
              word i missed
            4. xetai9977
              xetai9977 April 22 2013 11: 27 New
              0
              word i missed
  3. xetai9977
    xetai9977 April 22 2013 09: 11 New
    +1
    I put the minus in response to the minus. The arguments of the respected Alexander only emphasize the scale of pre-Taliban drug trafficking.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 11: 03 New
      +2
      Quote: xetai9977
      I put the minus in response to the minus.

      I did not set it for you hi
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 April 22 2013 11: 51 New
        +4
        sorry then.
    2. Armata
      Armata April 22 2013 11: 46 New
      +2
      Quote: xetai9977
      I put the minus in response to the minus. The arguments of the respected Alexander only emphasize the scale of pre-Taliban drug trafficking.
      I confirm. I looked, Romanov did not put you cons.
  4. bezumnyiPIT
    bezumnyiPIT April 22 2013 16: 48 New
    0
    Just because the Taliban do not encourage trade with "infidels", albeit very, very profitable
  • Predator-74
    Predator-74 April 22 2013 08: 05 New
    0
    It is interesting how the UN plans to deal with this, if of course it does, because the so-called developed countries suffer mainly from drugs.
    1. UFO
      UFO April 22 2013 08: 24 New
      +3
      The UN is a pocket organization of the richest people in the world. They do not care about countries and continents, nations and states, the rich and the poor. They have priority only POWER and CONTROL (total). hi
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 April 22 2013 09: 29 New
        +2
        I agree, dear! What is the use of the UN? toy in the hands of the powers that be ..
  • smart ass
    smart ass April 22 2013 08: 07 New
    0
    I wonder when the Soviet army in Afgan was, locals also grown?
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 22 2013 08: 19 New
      0
      Do you think where in the USSR in the 80 years the problem of drug addiction appeared?
      1. smart ass
        smart ass April 22 2013 08: 32 New
        -1
        I think the problem of drug addiction in the USSR got in especially acute after the "DRY" law, they began to eat all kinds of nasty things, from diesel fuel to dichlafos
      2. воронов
        воронов April 24 2013 00: 17 New
        0
        Quote: Nayhas
        Do you think where in the USSR in the 80 years the problem of drug addiction appeared?

        Yes, at least from the same Chuy valley, tell me where it is?
  • darksoul
    darksoul April 22 2013 08: 27 New
    0
    What can I say, the United States has fulfilled its task ...... our authorities promise to introduce a more thorough search, a visa regime with Asian countries, where all this rubbish comes to us from, let's see what happens
  • Strashila
    Strashila April 22 2013 08: 27 New
    +4
    Everything is natural ... the Shuravi built factories, schools, developed agriculture ... at the beginning of the feeding up of the Americans, the Taliban all destroyed the legacy of the Soviets, their masters came and did the final sweep, driving Afghanistan into the primitive age.
  • Nayhas
    Nayhas April 22 2013 08: 31 New
    0
    There is a misconception that the Taliban banned poppy cultivation and drug production. The Taliban came to power in 19996, at that time a stream of opium poured into Russia, from all my acquaintances who became drug addicts became addicted to poison in 1996-1998. Raw opium, otherwise "khanka" cost a penny, 20 rubles. (denominated) for a "stick" (about 1 gr.). The price was kept until the Americans entered Afghanistan, after which the general "kumar" began, the "khanka" practically disappeared, the price jumped, over time the volumes recovered, but the "khankau" began to supplant heroin. The statement that Russia is the main consumer of heroin is frankly far-fetched, what is 30 tons per year? Nonsense. The main consumer of heroin is Europe, where the main flow of heroin goes through Russia. Now heroin consumption has dropped, narcotics have switched to Chinese chemistry, which is cheaper, so Afghan heroin is losing its relevance ...
    1. riding
      riding April 22 2013 11: 09 New
      -1
      Chemicals - China's response to XNUMXth century opium wars?
      The war and the dismemberment of Yugoslavia contributed a lot to the opening of a wide flow of drugs to Europe. Given the role of European leaders in those events, different questions arise.
  • VadimSt
    VadimSt April 22 2013 08: 37 New
    0
    Doctors, in this case, would probably say so - you need to fight not with the poppy, but with the cause.
  • Standard Oil
    Standard Oil April 22 2013 09: 04 New
    +4
    Why would Russia invade Afghanistan? After all, you can in the end just bombers regularly invade the airspace of Afghanistan and flood the opium fields with napalm or all sorts of chemicals, or you can follow the example of the CIA, which in the 60s threw locusts by air into some banana Latin American country, though there they fought for monopoly for the United Fruit Company, it seems the operation "Mongoose", but I could be wrong. And in general, it's enough to feel sorry for everyone in a row, no one will regret us. We have no other ways to fight drugs, and we don't have to hope for the "inviolability of borders" of Turkmenistan and other Uzbeks there corruption is worse than ours (although much more).
    1. Praetorian
      Praetorian April 22 2013 11: 01 New
      0
      There will be a scream .. Amer will scream most of all.
      Yes, and ours will not do this - cowardly too, and the aryshes from this have definitely some. And the Americans will never fight drugs, for good reason, really. It is beneficial for them to poison our country, but this is a no brainer. National politics, so to speak.
      1. Standard Oil
        Standard Oil April 22 2013 11: 04 New
        0
        And we are quiet at night. am
        1. Dante Alighieri
          Dante Alighieri April 22 2013 11: 45 New
          0
          We quietly, quietly go down the mountain .......... well, you continue to know. In general, a worthwhile idea, I thought about something like this more than once. Maybe then the Afghan farmers would again have a reason to sow and grow wheat, as once.
  • itr
    itr April 22 2013 10: 47 New
    +1
    The decision just needs to be sent to them by our Minister of Agriculture. In a couple of years there will be a desert
  • bubla5
    bubla5 April 22 2013 11: 00 New
    0
    The main owners of the Afghan drug market and traffic are in the emirates and in Arabia, so it’s a sin to sin only on Afghans, that's why amers turn a blind eye
  • sanyabasik
    sanyabasik April 22 2013 11: 17 New
    +1
    Quote: vadson
    they live differently, for them the primitive communal system is closer than liberal values


    Once upon a time they lived quite well (pictured Kabul)
    1. vadson
      vadson April 22 2013 11: 48 New
      -1
      Quote: sanyabasik
      Quote: vadson
      they live differently, for them the primitive communal system is closer than liberal values


      Once upon a time they lived quite well (pictured Kabul)

      maybe I'm talking about the fact that they do not accept amers and their values, especially since the Taliban do not need a secular state, it’s easier to manage a stupid herd
  • aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 22 2013 11: 58 New
    0
    The cultivation of dope in Afghanistan is a historical fact, it is in their blood. Under all sorts of "sauces", when we are, with merikatos, they will still grow opium poppy. It is simply PROFITABLE for the Afghans themselves. Of course, under the Merikatos, the cultivated areas have grown significantly ... and, unfortunately, there is no way out of this global "marasmus".
  • lesnik.
    lesnik. April 22 2013 12: 15 New
    +2
    Revenues of Afghan “collective farmers” exceed $ 3 billion a year
  • Simple
    Simple April 22 2013 13: 21 New
    0
    Quote: Standard Oil
    After all, you can in the end just bombers regularly invade the airspace of Afghanistan and fill opium fields with napalm or all kinds of chemicals, or you can follow the CIA’s example, which in the 60’s threw air into some kind of banana Latin American country



    Sow new plantations.
    And the drug lords are sponsoring the development of new varieties of poppy-chemical resistant and "tasteless"
    for locusts or other species from the order of insects

    It is necessary to fight with the cause, and not with the consequence.
    Why does the Uzbek peasant not openly grow opium, arguing that “And for 4,5 kilograms of opium you can get more than for 5 tons of wheat
    (or rather, for so many tons of cotton) "?
  • shurup
    shurup April 22 2013 14: 39 New
    0
    This is a direct threat to Russia's security. And striking at the most valuable - the young generation. To whom it is beneficial to explain is not necessary.
    I am not bloodthirsty, but in this matter I am for the bombardment of poppy fields, regardless of their size, with high-precision, low-power nuclear munitions.
    First, warn, and then, if they do not understand, do it methodically.
    The precedent has already been. Japan had two bombs.
    1. Raphael_83
      Raphael_83 April 22 2013 20: 11 New
      0
      I am for massaging the dispersion of defoliants - the end effect is no less impressive and there is no need to worry about an adequate response from "peacekeepers around the world." Only take care of cleaning the final agent of dioxins to avoid accusations of genocide of drug producers.
  • JackTheRipper
    JackTheRipper April 22 2013 15: 08 New
    0
    It’s necessary to burn with napalm!
  • T-130
    T-130 April 22 2013 15: 27 New
    +1
    It is not clear what is stopping our security forces from airplanes from spraying substances that burn crops?
    1. Artmark
      Artmark April 22 2013 16: 18 New
      +1
      Ameri will not be allowed, this is their income
  • Humpty
    Humpty April 22 2013 16: 03 New
    0
    Until 2000, acetic anhydride was quite legally supplied to Afghan macorobes by Uzbekistan. Since then, heroin production has increased many times over. I think it’s not difficult to track who is the chemical supplier to Afghanistan right now. Although without the most radical measures of influence, Afghans will not stop doing drugs.
    1. djon3volta
      djon3volta April 22 2013 16: 47 New
      -6
      Quote: Humpty
      Acetic Anhydride

      sour or what? wassat But just before 2000, in Russia, the hunk was mainly for sale. In almost every city, almost everyone knew where and what they were selling. In the mid-90s there were a lot of drug addicts. Now they say there are a lot of drug addicts, I swear I’ve stopped I saw these drug addicts. Besides the talk in the internet that they are, there is nothing. Where are these nariks? request
      1. Humpty
        Humpty April 22 2013 19: 23 New
        +2
        Too bad I see them. It’s driving public transport, then it’s from the market. In the native yard of peers moss, those who have not tears, those have long been gone.
  • SPQR
    SPQR April 22 2013 18: 15 New
    +5
    Wherever Americans appear, the drug trade begins to flourish, in Vietnam, in Iraq, and in Afghanistan. Because of the sale of drugs, some dignitaries of both NATO and the government of Afghanistan have a considerable jackpot, and here the Russians received double benefit and money They put a needle on it, beauty is simple. Until we ourselves help with this matter, nothing will change there and no napalm bombings will help. We need to create jobs in Afghanistan so that people do things there and not bred drugs.
  • MG42
    MG42 April 22 2013 18: 30 New
    +4
    Amer not only guards opium fields

    But also help to harvest
  • Fox
    Fox April 22 2013 18: 42 New
    0
    the proposal is simple: help the Afghans with the delivery of heroin to the United States.
  • Naval
    Naval April 22 2013 19: 27 New
    0
    Why help. we need to lead and provide logistics services, you look and cut down money to help Syria, and let the enemies of the ants in their pants ... good
    1. family tree
      family tree April 22 2013 21: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: Naval
      Why help. we need to lead and provide logistics services, you look and cut down money to help Syria, and let the enemies of the ants in their pants ... good

      Some kind of criminality.
  • albai
    albai April 22 2013 21: 17 New
    0
    Quote: Clever man
    I wonder when the Soviet army in Afgan was, locals also grown?
    From a certain time, the southern direction became a matter of concern for law enforcement agencies of the USSR. From the republic of Afghanistan, where the contingent of Soviet troops carried out the “international mission”, “heavy” drugs began to arrive along with the coffins of the dead servicemen. Analysts of the KGB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR saw a particular danger in the fact that the transit and distribution of narcotic substances were “covered” by high-ranking officers of law enforcement agencies and individual representatives of the party apparatus. Attempts to calculate the geography of the transit flows of Soviet drug dealers were undertaken by the USSR Minister of Internal Affairs Vasily Fedorchuk, his deputy by personnel Vasily Lezhepekov and Chairman of the KGB of the USSR Viktor Chebrikov. On instructions from the Council of Ministers of the USSR, they let Mikhail Vinogradov, head of the psychophysiological laboratory of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, develop a task to develop a method for covert detection of law enforcement officers who either used drugs or came into contact with narcotic substances.

    The Republic of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan were chosen as a testing ground for practicing the method, and a special team took part in the annual routine inspection of the personnel of the internal affairs bodies. As a result, it turned out that the police officers of these republics, starting from the generals and ending with the rank and file, in 60 cases out of a hundred personally used drugs. But the most important thing for which the operation was planned and what the direct head of the research, Mikhail Vinogradov, did not know then, was the confirmation of the information that all narcotic flows from Central Asia and the Caucasus from the BEGINNING converged in the STAVROPOL REGION ..

    And now it became clear why in the 1978 year, Mikhail Gorbachev was pushed from the first secretaries of the Stavropol Territory to an insignificant position as secretary of the CPSU Central Committee on "failed" agriculture.
    Removed from the blow?
    Or maybe, on the contrary, they substituted a “committee” under the repressive rink? After all, by that time, the security officers had let him follow the outdoor advertising.

    Gorbachev was saved by a miracle. True, it can be said that this miracle was of a man-made character. The strange quick deaths of two general secretaries, Andropov and Chernenko, who, in theory, were supposed to be nursed and nurtured by the doctors of the Fourth Directorate of the USSR Ministry of Health, still haunt many specialists and historians. Whatever it was, but after coming to power, Mikhail Sergeevich immediately defeated a group of experts from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR dealing with the scandalous "Stavropol drug transit", sending someone to retirement, someone to retire.
  • albai
    albai April 22 2013 21: 24 New
    0
    Quote: Clever man
    I wonder when the Soviet army in Afgan was, locals also grown?
    From a certain time, the southern direction became a matter of concern for law enforcement agencies of the USSR. From the republic of Afghanistan, where the contingent of Soviet troops carried out the “international mission”, “heavy” drugs began to arrive along with the coffins of the dead servicemen. Analysts of the KGB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR saw a particular danger in the fact that the transit and distribution of narcotic substances were “covered” by high-ranking officers of law enforcement agencies and individual representatives of the party apparatus. Attempts to calculate the geography of the transit flows of Soviet drug dealers were undertaken by the USSR Minister of Internal Affairs Vasily Fedorchuk, his deputy by personnel Vasily Lezhepekov and Chairman of the KGB of the USSR Viktor Chebrikov. On instructions from the Council of Ministers of the USSR, they let Mikhail Vinogradov, head of the psychophysiological laboratory of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, develop a task to develop a method for covert detection of law enforcement officers who either used drugs or came into contact with narcotic substances.

    The Republic of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan were chosen as a testing ground for practicing the method, and a special team took part in the annual routine inspection of the personnel of the internal affairs bodies. As a result, it turned out that the police officers of these republics, starting from the generals and ending with the rank and file, in 60 cases out of a hundred personally used drugs. But the most important thing for which the operation was planned and what the direct head of the research, Mikhail Vinogradov, did not know then, was the confirmation of the information that all narcotic flows from Central Asia and the Caucasus from the BEGINNING converged in the STAVROPOL REGION ..

    And now it became clear why in the 1978 year, Mikhail Gorbachev was pushed from the first secretaries of the Stavropol Territory to an insignificant position as secretary of the CPSU Central Committee on "failed" agriculture.
    Removed from the blow?
    Or maybe, on the contrary, they substituted a “committee” under the repressive rink? After all, by that time, the security officers had let him follow the outdoor advertising.

    Gorbachev was saved by a miracle. True, it can be said that this miracle was of a man-made character. The strange quick deaths of two general secretaries, Andropov and Chernenko, who, in theory, were supposed to be nursed and nurtured by the doctors of the Fourth Directorate of the USSR Ministry of Health, still haunt many specialists and historians. Whatever it was, but after coming to power, Mikhail Sergeevich immediately defeated a group of experts from the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, who were involved in the scandalous "Stavropol drug transit", sending someone to retirement, someone to retire. " It was like that ....!
  • Thor
    Thor April 23 2013 04: 12 New
    0
    Quote: self-propelled
    Quote: zart_arn
    It wasn’t necessary to stir this nest

    I have often heard statements like "burn, pour chemicals, uproot (underline as appropriate) poppy plantations; destroy laboratories, sow fields with another crop, create jobs for Afghan peasants ..." and stuff like that. There's something about it. But I am afraid that behind the Afghan heroin producers there are very influential forces in the world that simply will not allow anything to change with this state of affairs. and all the talk about the world's fight against drug trafficking is just talk.

    And who is stopping US forces from burning all these fields with flamethrowers