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Forum Post: Afghanistan

Posted 6 years ago on March 11, 2012, 10:51 a.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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Funny how all these reasons keep popping up to perpetuate the conflict and give reason to stay.

What are the chances the soldier that shot up those kids yesterday was slipped a psychotropic drug shortly before he lost his mind?



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[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 6 years ago

It's hard to believe that the Korans were burned accidently. Did you know that opium production was cut 90% by the Taliban 6 mpnths before we invaded in late 2001? It is now double the pre 2001 level, even with our socalled eradication efforts. One could come to the conclusion that the US reason for invading was to increase opium production.

[-] 2 points by GildasSapiens (266) 6 years ago

Since the US invasion, much Afghani opium has been smuggled straight across the border into Iran, where it has caused massive social & crime problems, & it's the main reason Iran executes so many people. Also, many hundreds of Iranian border guards have been killed fighting the smugglers.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

G : You make yet another oft ignored but very important point and a couple of links that speaks to this are :

fiar pax ...

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 6 years ago


Star digging there and see if you can connect the dots. Thats what I'll be researching this week.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 6 years ago

Didn't see anything of interest in the link. Did you? It seems the reason to restore the opium supply would be to keep the price of opiates low, both legal and illegal. And to keep vast numbers of people addicted. Wasn't Rush still using Oxycodone, an opiate, back then?


[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 6 years ago

Or wasnt really a soldier at all....

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 6 years ago

Crazy stuff

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Crazy...no. Bunch of crap.

[-] 1 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

nobody know how was the exact situation happens. But we can see only the casualties. it could be anything to create international affair. Imagine situation like in Vietnam where a little girl sneaks to military base with hand grenade! Very selfless, very dangerous. People are fed up already!

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 6 years ago

According to the news that soldier was on his fourth tour and in the past he had been treated for a severe head injury in the past.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Two articles on this dark, despicable and dispiriting matter :

e tenebris ...



[-] 0 points by Pujete (160) from New York, NY 6 years ago

There have been differing reports over the number of casualties and the number of troops involved. Witnesses have told Reuters they saw a group of American soldiers arrive at their village in Kandahar's Panjwayi district at around 2am, enter homes and open fire.

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) 6 years ago

Remember back when Obama first starting talking about shortening our mission in Af, then they had two massive bombings that linked back to the Pakistan military, that we pay. The retaliation from the book burning was short lived, so now they try again to inflame the area? Every time it looks like everyone is tired of the fight, their is a provocation that just pops out of nowhere. The brass was caught using psy-ops on members of congress when they visited. It's time to rout the entire godamn pentagon. The 1% is corrupting domestic politics, but the military complex is terrorizing the entire planet.

[-] 2 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 6 years ago

More troubling is the fact that the Obama administration has now adopted assassination as a fundamental tool of American foreign and military policy and this is generally applauded by pundits of all political stripes.

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 6 years ago

This is, unfortunately nothing new. It was always an option for the CIA and covert operations. What Obama did was make it possible to do it openly. I'm not saying that's a good thing by any means, but only that such killings have been done throughout much of the last century. The Cold War was replete with them.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 6 years ago

Very true

[-] 1 points by Pujete (160) from New York, NY 6 years ago

That was candidate Obams talking peace. What we got from President Obama was Bush's third term.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 6 years ago

no, it was actually in the beginning of 2011. This isn't about politicians. It's about the corruption in our military and the abuse of covert methods.

[-] 0 points by Pujete (160) from New York, NY 6 years ago

The buck stops with Obama. It became his war with "the surge", which was supposedly such a big success in Iraq.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 6 years ago

Candidate Obama held that Iraq was the "wrong war" and Afghanistan was the "right war." It's his baby. I don't know if we the people of the USA whose reputation is collectively on the line here are ever going to be told what really happened.

[-] 0 points by Pujete (160) from New York, NY 6 years ago

Not unless you get the story from Wikileaks.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 6 years ago

Yeah, the UN rapporteur just made a statement about the conditions of the imprisonment of Bradley Manning.