Sunday, August 19, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the Guardian today there's a story ostensibly about Brit soldiers in Afghanistan maintaining their stiff upper lip while suffering a huge rate of casualties in the field. Whether by accident or perhaps even on purpose, the accompanying photo is a curious choice that really has nothing to do with the story. This is the picture with the caption:

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A British soldier patrols in poppy fields in Sangin, a district Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/AP

Hmmm. A quick check with any search engine will bring up this info:

Record opium crop in southern Afghanistan
"Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, where some 7,000 British troops are based, is on the verge of becoming the world's biggest drugs supplier, cultivating more opium than entire countries such as Burma, Morocco, or even Colombia, the UN warned yesterday."

I suggest that soldier is doing his job well and there's nothing wrong with this picture at all, according to the real agenda, which has nothing whatsoever to do with "fighting terrorists".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah-ha, so the oil-pipe-line theory for the invasion of Afghanistan was really just smoke and mirrors to hide the real agenda!

It's the CIA/DEA and Vietnam all over again.

I wonder how much of that is going to Iraq?

Nick Z.

20/8/07 4:50 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Funny, isn't it Nick, that when the Taliban was busy blowing up Buddhas they also completely shut down the opium industry. That didn't sit well with the real drug cartel who started/allowed poppy production to re-commence when they invaded late 2001, and has enjoyed record harvests ever since.

I'd suspect a lot goes to Iraq, but most gets channeled to western europe through Kosovo, courtesy of the cabal's buddies the KLA. Funny again, isn't it, that wherever our raging crime syndicate here in america gets a foothold in the world the drugs flow quite freely. One only needs to look at the bushista's best buddies in Columbia for evidence of that.

20/8/07 7:37 AM  

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