The global proceeds of the Afghan drug trade is in excess of 150 billion dollars a year. There is mounting evidence that this illicit trade is protected by the US military.
Historically, starting in the early 1980s, the Afghan drug trade was used to finance CIA covert support of the Islamic brigades. The 2003 war on Afghanistan was launched following the Taliban government's 2000-2001 drug eradication program which led to a collapse in opium production in excess of 90 percent.
The following report, which accuses the United States of using military transport planes to ship narcotics out of Afghanistan confirms what is already known and documented regarding the Golden Crescent Drug Trade and its insiduous relationship to US intelligence.
February 23, 2008
Russia, facing a catastrophic rise in drug addiction, accuses the U.S. military of involvement in drug trafficking from Afghanistan.
RLCC: This is consistent with U.S. historical tactics. Most of the heroin to the West flows through Turkey. As for Russia, the Bush administration loves it that Russia is having a heroin problem.
There is a great deal of money made by the global plutocrats on these drugs. All the money laundering allows them to take a big cut through the banks and wire services they completely control.