Are American Troops Protecting Afghan Opium?

Published on Global, on Washington’s Blog, by blog owner, Oct. 28, 2012.

As many have noted, the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – protected drug operations. (Big American banks also launder money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this. Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. But that’s beyond the scope of this post. 

The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields: … //

… (full text, video 2.01 min and many pictures).

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