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CIA"s opium wars in Afghanistan

A. A. Sirohey

CIA"s opium wars in Afghanistan

opium for enlightenment

by A. A. Sirohey

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Published by Al-Asr Publications in Lahore .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesCentral Intelligence Agencys opium wars in Afghanistan
Statementby A. A. Sirohey
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV5840.A-Z (Afghanistan).xA6-Z+
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24477337M
LC Control Number2009361368

  True, he acknowledges that “Opium first emerged as a key force in Afghan politics during the CIA covert war against the Soviets,” and he adds that “the CIA’s covert war served as the catalyst that transformed the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands into the world’s largest heroin producing region.”.   And, of course, Afghanistan is by far the biggest producer of opium in the world. According to the US military, 90% of the world's heroin is made from opium grown in Afghanistan.

  CIA involvement in the drug trade hardly began with its involvement in the Soviet-Afghan war. To a certain degree, the CIA’s responsibility for the present dominant role of Afghanistan in the global heroin traffic merely replicated what had happened earlier in Burma, Thailand, and Laos between the late s and the s. A contemporary counterpart would be a recent book by Italian journalist Enrico Piovesana detailing the New Opium War in Afghanistan. The return of Air America A Pakistani intel source with vast Pashtun/ tribal area contacts delves into even more incendiary territory; “According to our best information the CIA has brought in their al-Qaeda.

In fact, opium production in Afghanistan has increased dramatically since , when US troops invaded Afghanistan. How much Opium is being imported from Afghanistan is a very difficult number to find out. No surprise. According to Professor Michel Chossudovsky, “One of the ‘hidden’ objectives of the war was precisely to restore the CIA. The reason for War in Afghanistan was because Taliban outlawed opium growing which ended economic wars (opium wars) against Iran, Russia and China The heroin epidemic is now affecting cities and towns across the U.S. Edstrom estimates that , American’s will die from the heroin epidemic in the next 10 years.


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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11 Cited by: 1.

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Be The First to Review This Book Author: A. Sirohey Binding: Hardback, Pages Published Year: Language: English. In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the heroin market not only in Russia and Iran but especially in the US.

Up to 93% of the world’s opium comes from Afghanistan. Contrary to predominant Western perception, this is not an Afghan Taliban operation.

CIA agent accuses the US government of trying to frame him, as he is about to release a book that will “blow the lid off the CIA’s drug smuggling operations in Afghanistan”. Afghan war veteran, Eric Lockhart, 42, who retired from CIA recently; has been convicted of possession of child por**graphy, accusations he claims “its a US government setup” to stop the publication of his book, “The CIA in.

The CIA [s Afghan Crusade: Opium Wars, bin Laden, and Mujahideen ^When the operation started inthis region grew opium only for regional markets and pr oduced no heroin. Within two years, however, the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands became the world [s top heroin producer CIA assets again controlled this heroin trade.

How Opium Greed is Keeping US Troops in Afghanistan Many people outright dismiss the notion of the CIA overseeing the trade of illegal drugs as crazy talk.

However, history shows that it’s crazy not to entertain such a notion, especially during times of war profiteering. In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the heroin market not only in Russia and Iran but especially in the US. Up to 93% of the world's opium comes from Afghanistan.

Contrary to predominant Western perception, this is not an Afghan Taliban operation. And, opium isn’t the only drug our government is dealing in. Remember that CIA plane that went down over the Yucatan two years ago carrying TONS OF COCAINE.

Allow me to refresh your memory: [ /09/26/cia-plane-crashes-in-yucatan-carryingtons-of-cocaine. ] Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation   Follis says reports that the Taliban was sitting on a large amount of opium on the eve of the Afghan War in are accurate: “I know that before [the United States and its allies] entered from Author: AJ Vicens.

A series of subsequent civil wars saw Kabul finally fall in to the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in to end the country's civil war and anarchy. Following the 11 September terrorist attacks, a US, Allied, and anti-Taliban Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Usama BIN.

The Root of the Opium War: Mismanagement in the Aftermath of the British East India Company's Loss of its Monopoly in Abstract The histories of the Opium War, of which there are many, have posited that the roots of the conflict are diverse and interconnected, ranging from cultural differences to conflicting perspectives on trade.

Many Author: Jason A Karsh. CIA map tracing opium traffic from Afghanistan to Europe, The CIA cite, updated in states, “Most Southwest Asian heroin flows overland through Iran and Turkey to Europe via the Balkans.” But in fact drugs also flow through the states of the former Soviet Union, and through Pakistan and Dubai.

A brilliant Indian novel about the First Opium War Balzac (and lots of people after him) thought that “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” Nowhere is that aphorism more baldly illustrated than in the 19th-Century opium trade that enriched England, Scotland, and the United States and created a score of hereditary fortunes that have.

The reason for War in Afghanistan was because Taliban outlawed opium growing which ended economic wars (opium wars) against Iran, Russia and China The heroin epidemic is now affecting cities and towns across the U.S.

Edstrom estimates thatAmerican’s will die from the heroin epidemic in the next 10 years. He was very often in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the CIA had a special Cold War interest in pressuring the Soviet Union as noted. [10] Ramadan and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem—the old anti-Semitic friend of Hassan al-Banna and of SS-leader Heinrich Himmler—had revitalized the moribund Muslim World Conference in Jerusalem.

Anthony Poshepny, US Army officer who accused the Laotian Major General Vang Pao of using the war, and CIA assets, to enrich himself through the opium trade. Ike Atkinson, former US Army sergeant and convicted drug trafficker, thought to have been a major figure in smuggling heroin into the United States from about to   In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the  heroin  market not only in Russia and Iran but especially  in the US.

Up to 93% of the world’s  opium  comes from Afghanistan. Contrary to predominant Western perception, this is. uring the s, the CIA’s secret war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan helped transform the Afghani-Pakistani borderlands into a launchpad for the global heroin trade.

DIRECTORATE S The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan By Steve Coll Illustrated. Penguin Press. $ Steve Coll has written a book of surpassing excellence that. In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the heroin market not only in Russia and Iran but especially in the US.

Up to 93% of the world’s opium comes from Afghanistan. Contrary to predominant Western perception, this .Afghan Poppies Bloom: The War-Ravaged, Opium-Dependent Country Lives in Fear of a New Drug War By Parenti, Christian The Nation, Vol.No.

3, Janu Read preview Overview The Wars of the Poppies; Leslie Marchant Sees the Opium Wars as a Philosophical Clash between Two Cultures and Two Notions of Government and Society By Marchant.CIA involvement in the drug trade hardly began with its involvement in the Soviet-Afghan war. To a certain degree, the CIA’s responsibility for the present dominant role of Afghanistan in the global heroin traffic merely replicated what had happened earlier in Burma, Thailand, and .