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On the needle at the "peacemakers"

On the needle at the "peacemakers"

For the third year in a row, the occupation of NATO troops, Afghanistan has been setting records for the number of cultivated opium poppy. According to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in 2013, the opiate crops in Afghanistan took up record-breaking areas for the entire time of observation. Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, especially in the western and southern parts of the country, the poppy plantations together took more than 209.000 hectares, exceeding the previous year's figure by 36%.

Growth of opiates

Tab. 1. According to the report for two decades.

Tab. 2. Percentage comparison of 2012 and 2013.

Formally, the cultivation of opium poppy - the main component in the production of heroin - is prohibited by law in Afghanistan, but the number of provinces where it is grown is growing steadily. Opium production reached the 5.500 tonnes mark, showing an 49-percent increase over the 2012 year. Western propaganda in every way accuses the drug industry of the Taliban or representatives of the regime who are mired in drug trafficking, but these allegations are not consistent with reality.

The NATO command states that the Taliban, "who spoke at first against drugs, now either grow drugs themselves or tax the crops that farmers collect." However, the Taliban command has repeatedly pointed out that the Afghan Mujahideen conduct jihad against the occupiers, and Islam strictly prohibits both drugs and alcohol. And it must be said, the fanatical followers of Islamism follow these instructions rigorously.

As for Western puppets like Karzai and his entourage, there seems to be plenty of grounds for accusations. In October, a scandal erupted in 2013 in Kabul, when, during an inspection in Afghanistan, 65 high-ranking intelligence officers were discovered who turned out to be ... heroin addicts! A few years earlier, it turned out that the CIA is financing Ahmed Wali Karzai, Hamid Karzai's younger brother, who has been the leading opium dealer in the region for more than 8 years.

Researchers from the United States claim that from the American side, the opium trade is controlled by the networks and cartels that have been illuminated in the Iran-Contra case and have not ceased their activities with 1980's: “The pillars of the Karzai regime rely on drug support, and for us they are untouchable. We have turned Afghanistan into the largest supplier of heroin, and this happened under the control of the CIA, ”these researchers note.

According to major media reports (The Daily Mail, The New York Times, Pakistan Daily, and others), the largest suppliers of heroin to world markets are also: the governor of the Afghan province of Farah and the head of the Afghan anti-corruption administration, whose responsibilities include preventing the cultivation of opium, Izzatulla Vasifi, a childhood friend of Hamid Karzai, arrested by the US authorities for trafficking in high-quality heroin in July 1987, (!), Head of the National Youth Solidarity Party of Afghanistan and a member of the National Security Council In Afghanistan, Jamil Karzai is Hamid Karzai’s nephew, who does business with Haji Mohammad Osman, who has a drug lab in Achinsky district of Nangarhar province (Damgal district), a member of the Afghan Unocal Company Abdul Qaum Karzai, brother of Hamid Karzai I, and an associate from the Afghan parliament, former Unocal of the Unagan province of Afghanistan Shawali Karzai is the brother of Hamid Karzai, who has sown fields in the provinces of Kandahar, Nangarhar, Uruzgan, Zabol, Paktiya, Paktika and Helmand, as well as many dozens of executive and legislative representatives. Astey and officials of the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan.

According to Western mass media, Western puppets of the Karzai family and their hangers-ons are to blame for the rapid growth of heroin addiction on the planet. However, in the Karzai government-controlled northern and central areas of Afghanistan, only 20% of the opium poppy is grown. The rest of the income potion grows in the southern provinces of the country on the border with Pakistan, in the zone controlled by NATO troops. The main center of drug production is Helmand Province, which is under the tutelage of the British.

Instead of helping Afghan farmers switch to alternative cultures, Western “peacekeepers” are only limited to speculations about why drug production is increasing and, as local and international sources show, they are actively involved in this business. Some commentators explain this by saying that the United States avoids a potential conflict with drug lords, whose political support is important for the existence of the Karzai government. However, the US ignores the close connection between the drug business, the growing instability in Afghanistan and the growing terrorist activities in the region. Simply put, even if you believe that the United States thus gives free rein to drug lords in exchange for political support from the Karzai government, they are essentially undermining those goals under the pretext of which invaded Afghanistan - peace and security in this country.

Western experts, such as Thomas Ruttig, director of the Afghan Analysts Network, an independent research center, point out that “due to the upcoming withdrawal of the NATO contingent from Afghanistan, the pressure on poppy producers by the authorities has noticeably decreased. The UN report says, among other things, that in 2013, authorities destroyed crops by 24% less than before. ” Consequence: Afghanistan is established in the position of the world's largest opium producer, which in 2013 was over 90% of world production. Three years ago, the UN noted that poppy was grown in only 14 regions of the country from 34, then at the beginning of 2014, their number is already 20. Large opiate plantations have reappeared even in the provinces of northern Afghanistan, such as Balkh and Faryab, previously loudly declared "lost status" of opiate producers. These Afghan provinces coexist with two CIS countries - Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

At the same time, the process of rapid militarization of international drug groups concentrated in this region is underway. Viktor Ivanov, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), says: "We see that armed groups are a segment that grows out of drug cartels located in the north of Afghanistan. These groups have their own military units ... In Afghanistan, drug groups are rapidly militarizing. They are all are already well armed: have a rifle weapon, firearms, grenades, grenade launchers and apply them regularly. The budget of such drug groups is about 18 billion dollars. It is so much income gives them a drug. Therefore, such groups have become a serious factor in the formation of the political, economic and criminal situation in the vast states of Central Asia. "

For years, Americans have been using a cold war against the post-Soviet republics to destroy their human potential against post-Soviet republics. On the eve of the withdrawal of the occupying parts of NATO from Afghanistan, they are using all means to encourage drug production and contribute to the transition of this war into the “hot” phase with the help of the drug mafia gangs armed with Islamist slogans that they are arming and concentrating…
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  1. dark_65
    dark_65 25 January 2014 07: 31
    And why not let the pilots frolic, to be shy? There is a war going on against us, competently legally arranging, and a few defoliants with napalm, I think it would not hurt.
    1. AVV
      AVV 25 January 2014 11: 38
      Or send all these batches of heroin to the USA, let them frolic !!! And after that the Anglo-Saxons consider themselves civilized ???
      1. ele1285
        ele1285 25 January 2014 12: 01
        Quote: AVV
        Or send all these batches of heroin to the USA, let them frolic !!! And after that the Anglo-Saxons consider themselves civilized ???

        Do you think that they do not direct? And you consider yourself the most civilized. Nothing personal, just business.
      2. ddmm09
        ddmm09 26 January 2014 03: 48
        How do you ship these batches of drugs to the US? Ask their government to sell?
    2. knn54
      knn54 25 January 2014 15: 31
      - “Afghanistan, occupied by NATO troops, has been setting records for the number of grown opium poppy for the third year in a row.
      Here it is, the “advantage” of the capitalist mode of production!
    3. Prapor-527
      Prapor-527 25 January 2014 18: 35
      During the war, the US Army sprayed 72 million liters of Agent Orange defoliants on the territory of South Vietnam to destroy forests, including 44 million liters containing dioxin... Howling with wolves is a wolf howl ... To pour this infection on the poppy and hemp crops.
      1. ddmm09
        ddmm09 26 January 2014 03: 49
        Obviously there is a safer way to combat poppy and hemp crops, I think that in the arsenal of the Russian Federation there are already such a long time ago.
  2. Humpty
    Humpty 25 January 2014 07: 40
    "Afghan mujahideen are waging a jihad against the occupiers, and Islam strictly prohibits both drugs and alcohol."

    Extreme hypocrisy. Muslims smoked opium all the way, and that didn’t stop them talking about the regional executive committee, turning to Mecca. Opium, silver and rams served as currency in the calculations even in the 20th century.
  3. makarov
    makarov 25 January 2014 07: 41
    "For the third year in a row, Afghanistan, occupied by NATO forces, has set records for the number of opium poppy grown."

    Really there is a new recipe for the production of biofuels from poppy in the world ??? There’s such an innovation, ”he took a sip, and enjoyed it with the gurians. laughing
  4. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 25 January 2014 07: 52
    And what was the secret? Then what? who will say in whose interests to smash this American drug industry? Here I am talking about too. Nobody will do anything, then why shake the air about it at all.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 25 January 2014 08: 16
      Here, billions of dollars in profits, and those who are obliged to fight this duty only pretend that they are fighting.
      After all, what prevents asking scientists to develop parasitic bugs or a genetically modified type of opiate and to throw them on poppy plantations in AFGHAN, after all, a war is being waged against our people in the literal sense and our relatives and friends die (if not from drugs then from drug addict crimes)
      1. krokodil25
        krokodil25 25 January 2014 17: 32
        The production of drugs in Afghanistan is one of the plans to destroy RUSSIA as a state for mattresses; from the beginning it was profitable by the way, we have more and more narcotics.
  5. shelva
    shelva 25 January 2014 08: 11
    If Islam prohibits the use of drugs by the faithful, then it does not prohibit selling them to "giauram" - this is a kind of jihad, and even profitable. Moreover, the Americans protect themselves from their own authorities, who, by the way, officially prohibit the cultivation of opium poppy.
    Wherever the American army was present, drug trafficking increased. The junior ranks were consumed and the older ones made fortunes on drugs, its transportation.
    1. Rattenfanger
      Rattenfanger 25 January 2014 09: 03
      Poppy in Afghanistan, by the way, began to be cultivated during the years of the Soviet presence with the filing of the Americans. The Peshawar seven did not reckon with anything, because money, as you know, does not smell (for some, at least). That is, now we are witnessing not a spontaneous phenomenon, but the continuation of a long-term operation directed against Russia.
      Interestingly, the radical Taliban (as opposed to the purely commercial and terrorist al-Qaeda al-Sulbah) told the drug "haram", and during their rule, the production of drugs could cause irreparable harm to the health of importing manufacturers.
    2. alone
      alone 25 January 2014 10: 48
      Quote: shelva
      If Islam prohibits the use of drugs by the faithful, then it does not prohibit selling them to "giauram" - this is a kind of jihad, and even profitable. Moreover, the Americans protect themselves from their own authorities, who, by the way, officially prohibit the cultivation of opium poppy.

      Do not say what you do not understand. Want +, ask, I will put it to you.
      Those who sell drugs are not Muslim, neither Christian nor Jewish. This person is subject to destruction. As for the roof, I dare to assure everyone here that not only Americans are involved in this business. There is an international criminal syndicate, which by the way has real support and in Russia.
      1. avg
        avg 25 January 2014 17: 07
        Quote: lonely
        Those who sell drugs he is not a Muslim, neither a Christian nor a Jew.

        Yes, they are multicultural, tolerant Americans. Maybe they don’t sell, but what is covered is for sure.
        And then everything is correct.
  6. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 25 January 2014 08: 52
    Data of the same organization, but for a larger period.
  7. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 25 January 2014 09: 20
    The graphs presented in the article cause distrust: the real growth in the production of drugs during the American presence, according to domestic and a number of foreign experts, has grown by 40 or more times.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 25 January 2014 09: 26
      Look at the data for 2001, when during the invasion drug production fell almost to zero, and compare with the current one.
  8. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 25 January 2014 10: 23
    Oh leave us a second Mexico ....
  9. baku1999
    baku1999 25 January 2014 10: 38
  10. Kurbashioglu
    Kurbashioglu 25 January 2014 11: 28
    The Taliban need to return to power!
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 25 January 2014 11: 37
      "More drugs!"
      The Taliban then grows it.
      1. Arhj
        Arhj 25 January 2014 11: 50
        I am not a fan of the Taliban, but it is the Taliban who are the last to fight the drug production for real. It can be seen from the table that the largest drop in production occurred just when the Taliban almost put the country under control. Then came NATO, and production was only growing.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 25 January 2014 11: 58
          Let's see how they fought.
          And so we take it from 1990, when the Soviet troops had already left the country, and until 2000, when the Americans had not yet entered.
          In 1990, 1600 tons of drugs, in 2000, 3300 tons. The result of the Stakhanov struggle in person.
          1. Arhj
            Arhj 25 January 2014 12: 29
            The Taliban actually took the country only by 2001. Look at the 2001 crop on your table. NATO came in the fall and could no longer influence the crop. Until 2001, the country was controlled by field commanders. After 2001, Afghanistan has no control at all. But the fact remains, as soon as the Taliban arrived, drug production in this territory fell.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 25 January 2014 14: 16
              You are trying to invent facts to confirm your opinion.
              They were the dominant force already in 1990, and the DRA fell in 1992. And thus the power passed to the Taliban.
              1. Arhj
                Arhj 25 January 2014 15: 04
                To begin with, minus the one who disagrees with you is at least not decent. I didn’t put you down.
                Secondly, the Taliban as a movement appeared only in 1994, and began active hostilities in 1995, noting the capture of Helmand. At that time, according to expert estimates, their number was less than 30 people. That is, they could not control Afghanistan in any way in 000.
                At the time of the capture of Kabul in 1996, their numbers still had not reached 100.
                Drug production increased for some time in the territories they occupied, but in 2000 the Taliban completely banned the cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan.
                In 2001, at the time of the NATO invasion, the Northern Alliance was mainly involved in opium production in Afghanistan.
                In 2009, the share of the Taliban in the trade in Afghan heroin, according to the UN estimates, was less than 6%
                1. Kurbashioglu
                  Kurbashioglu 25 January 2014 16: 19
                  Quote: Arhj
                  To begin with, minus the one who disagrees with you is at least not decent.

                  What does it mean not decently? I do not agree with this. You have nothing to supplement you do it yourself perfectly. I set the cons hi
                  1. Arhj
                    Arhj 25 January 2014 17: 03
                    I had in mind the cons in my address. Are you talking about them?
                    1. Kurbashioglu
                      Kurbashioglu 25 January 2014 21: 20
                      no, not about them, I didn’t. hi
              2. Rattenfanger
                Rattenfanger 25 January 2014 15: 39
                Quote: BlackMokona
                They were the dominant force already in 1990, and the DRA fell in 1992. And thus the power passed to the Taliban

                In the memoris!))))
                Taliban ("disciples" from Pashto) was founded by Omar Said-Muhamed Akhunzade in 1994. Work on its creation has been carried out in the Peshawar Haqqani Madrasah since 1992.
                Teach materiel.
  11. Arhj
    Arhj 25 January 2014 11: 44
    To reduce the production of drugs it is necessary to fight not with crops, but with sowers. Especially with those who organize this sowing.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 25 January 2014 23: 02
      Quote: Arhj
      To reduce the production of drugs it is necessary to fight not with crops, but with sowers. Especially with those who organize this sowing.

      With these or what?
  12. marshes
    marshes 25 January 2014 12: 48
    Afghanistan imports food products, grain, rice, millet. And it does not try to grow it on its fields, because food products are imported and distributed free of charge in the form of humanitarian aid, and if there is not enough money they buy from the sale of drugs.
    One conclusion is to introduce food sanctions in exchange for refusing to grow poppy, but land owners living in Britain and Pakistan will be very unhappy.
  13. Orakyl
    Orakyl 25 January 2014 12: 51
    Yes, you understand !!! the goal of the Americans is not the fight against drugs, but the increase in production and the direction of the countries of the former USSR. This is the increase in production that we see, and the consequences in its entrances and on the streets. Are there still those who think that the US and the EU wish us well? They need to squeeze such a quantity of population from us that they could extract natural resources for them, the rest, as almost all the top officials of the West say, at a cost.
  14. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 25 January 2014 14: 33
    In 1996, the Taliban that appeared in the country increased the area under crops
    a third of drug-containing crops, while they already controlled more than 96%
    territories where opium poppy grew. And only in 1999, the sown area
    opium poppy in the part of Afghanistan occupied by the Taliban increased from 64 to 90,5 thousand
    hectares. Taliban, according to eyewitnesses, charged a peculiar drug mafia 9
    tax of 10% of their profits. Farmers were often forbidden to sow bread and imposed
    cultivation of opium poppy for a fee. At the same time, agriculture was improving
    of this plant. According to some reports, in 2000 in Afghanistan, the yield was
    48 kilograms per hectare, which is 3-4 times higher than the nearest
    Myanmar's global competitor. As a result, up to 90% of Afghanistan’s economy was
    associated with the cultivation and processing of drugs.
    1999 was a record year - 4581 tons of opium were collected in Afghanistan. Total in the world
    this year 5770 tons were collected. That is, Afghanistan accounted for 79% of
    global volume. The Taliban thereby brought Afghanistan into world leaders in
    heroin production
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  16. Zomanus
    Zomanus 25 January 2014 15: 01
    Napalm with defoliants is too rude. The whole civilized world will eat us. In addition, we fastened on everyone around us to demonstrate our position of non-aggression and peacefulness. But let along the canals and small rivers supplying these fields with any chemistry ... Or insects, like the Colorado bug. Better yet, put a normal barrier on the border, uproot all the businesses that cover this business from the power and power structures of the Russian Federation.
    1. demel2
      demel2 25 January 2014 19: 42
      I completely agree with you, otherwise, we are looking for the guilty, and the state people themselves were picking garychy the other day they took GKNK employees with 20 kilos gerych, and a couple of days later Ivanov reports to Putin about perfectly well done work. And this is only one case about which it became known. would do something ourselves and not cry, because it bothers us to live, why we still do not have an article on the life sentence for drug trafficking as in most countries of the world, didn’t we ask ourselves such a question? I think this is beneficial to someone. I suspect the same, who brings in Gaster millions, hiding behind geopolitics.
  17. 25 January 2014 15: 26
    We know the history of China in the 2001.09.11th century badly in the USSR (RF) school! Opium Wars! To put the greatest empire in Asia under opium anesthesia, to deprive it of a positive future. This is the goal of the "Elizabethan" officials of the XNUMXth century! The creation of the "golden triangle" is also a merit of the British. Now the successors of their struggle against "Asian expansion" are the Americans, who organized the XNUMX. Until the owners of the "printing press" are "put in operation" and their ErEf accomplices are not identified by a thorn - WE WILL NOT SEE A CENTURY OF WILL!
  18. igor-pchelkin
    igor-pchelkin 25 January 2014 16: 40
    Demand creates supply. And where does the demand for drugs come from? Turn on the brains! The lack of a future is the main supplier of drug addicts. They really have no future. What needs to be done so that people have a future? But at school it’s still to say that people are not the body, that people are souls living in the body. Everything is not right away, but it will fall into place.
    1. wax
      wax 26 January 2014 02: 29
      Dear, speak beautifully, but not on business. Most drug addicts are already at school. So you think that schoolchildren have no future and they are aware of this? Drugs are an empire, a well-established global industry, comparable to state financial capabilities. And you won’t cope with any lectures.
  19. Platov
    Platov 25 January 2014 18: 08
    A foreign citizen captured on the territory of Russia should receive a life sentence. And relatives are forbidden to enter Russia for 25 years.
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    2. demel2
      demel2 25 January 2014 19: 56
      But is a Russian citizen caught for drug trafficking should receive less? And if he is also ordered by the state to fight the spread of drugs, should he not be punished at all? Or if he is a citizen, is it possible?
  20. Prapor-527
    Prapor-527 25 January 2014 18: 42
    V.V. Vereshchagin. Opium-eaters. 1868.
  21. Nayhas
    Nayhas 25 January 2014 20: 28
    If you look at the path of heroin to Russia, then we will see on it all human vices, greed, venality, hatred, cunning ... Long traffic fraught with many dangers ... Looking at the path of synthetic drugs to Russia from China, we will see only the Internet and Mail Of Russia. Heroin is undoubtedly a terrible thing, but why is no attention paid to chemistry from China in the media? Why does no one shout about the simplicity of their delivery to Russia using its state postal service? Why there are NO complaints to China, in which the constituent chemical. drugs are produced at chemical enterprises. industry? Why is China’s policy of destroying the youth of Russia (you can’t call it anything else) not noticed by anyone?
    GRIGORY 26 January 2014 07: 23
    Why this country "Afghanistan" simply cannot be destroyed by nuclear bombing. laughing
    These phonics will go to heaven and we will be happy. wassat

    That's what good this country has given the world ??? I understand that growing poppies is often the only source of income for Afghan peasants. But if it were not for the Americans and the Taliban would have at least a little brain, then people in this country lived 10 times better than now.
  23. igor-pchelkin
    igor-pchelkin 26 January 2014 10: 37
    I answer vaksa. Demand creates supply. Any empire will die if people don’t buy the goods manufactured by it. And the winner is the one who first tells his children and grandchildren about drugs, tobacco and alcohol. The empire succeeds first - you lose. If you are the first to succeed, the empire has lost. You have a lot more opportunities to tell first. No need to fight with anyone, let alone fight. The right information in a person’s head is the key to all our victories. What will this empire do with all of its billions if I do not consume its products? NOTHING!