Cultocracy note :
The recent surge of opium seems to be hitting the U.S. the hardest , markets are flooded & street prices fall creating a new generation of addicts & dealers .
There was also a surge in heroin addiction in the UK during the 1980’s which coincided with the Russian invasion of Afghanistan , working class communities were hit the hardest . There was also a recession in the UK during this period due to the neglect & decline of traditional industries including coal mining . The ‘Cold War’ received all of the attention and cash , governments had been systematically corrupted by their establishment paymasters , the Crown has always been at the forefront of global opium supply .
Cultivation dropped to a historic low in 2001 prior to the 9/11 attacks , the Taliban were concerned about the growing Afghan heroin epidemic . Drugs can also be used as a weapon to destabilize countries & communities , both domestic & foreign . Drug money is used to fund insurgent groups , geopolitics & destabilization are the name of the game .
As more of the blame for the world’s exacerbating opiate overdose crisis is now being rightly put on the pharmaceutical industry, the dark side of this epidemic in the fact that the production of opium containing poppies has exploded since the military occupation of Afghanistan beginning in 2001.
According to Russian diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, there are signs of collusion between NATO and drug producers and traffickers working to flood the world with opium. Remarking on how the mission to rid Afghanistan of terrorists quickly became distorted after the invasion, ultimately creating a never-ending supply of drugs to the West.
During their operation in Afghanistan, the terrorist threat has not been rooted out, while the drug threat has increased many times over. The drug industry prospered. There is factual evidence that some of the NATO contingents in Afghanistan turned a blind eye to the illegal drug trafficking, even if they were not directly involved in these criminal schemes. ~Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister
So, what exactly is the evidence? In a 2014 report, the UN notes that poppy production had reached an all-time global high, with shocking increases in heroin users worldwide.
The amount of land used for cultivating opium poppies around the world is at an all-time high, says a UN report. Afghanistan is largely behind the increase, with its crop growing by 36 percent over a year, producing 80 percent of the world’s opium.
A World Drug Report(PDF) released by the UN’s Vienna-based Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has charted the global use of drugs. Although it says that global drug use is “stable,” it notes that the cultivation of opium has grown drastically. [Source]
As noted by TDC:
When the Untied Nations produces a report that reads like a corporate stock prospectus you know something is fishy. The UN report was very detailed about the number of new addicts, the flow of drugs out of Afghanistan and the final destination. [Source]
In short, if a NATO country is overseeing the security and military occupation of Afghanistan, and suddenly poppy production explodes, then at the very least NATO is permissive of the cultivation and exportation of the world’s deadliest and most addictive street drug.
Furthermore, as noted by Lavrov, there is a strategy of managed chaos in play at present in the Middle East and northern Africa, disrupting and ruining the lives of millions of people, for the benefit of America and those in positions to temporarily profit from unfettered access to the natural resources of targeted nations.
The concept of managed chaos appeared long ago as a method of strengthening US influence. Its basic premise is that managed chaos projects should be launched away from the United States in regions that are crucial for global economic and financial development. ~Sergey Lavrov
Also related :
- Part I: Opium Wars, Crown Drug Pushers and Victorian Indulgence
- Part II: Emergence of Heroin, Criminalization and the Harm of Prohibition
- Part III: UK Heroin Epidemic, the Trainspotting Generation, Looking to the Future
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