Currently, Afghanistan is the source of 90 percent of the world’s heroin traffic. The potential production for an area of cultivation of 15,000 acres, should be well in excess of 6000 tons.

Who benefits? Well for one, major financial institutions by laundering the revenue acquired from illicit drug trade as well as a host of others. Who pays? The American taxpayer.

Now the smoke and mirrors; the lip-service propaganda perpetrated by the U.S. and the United Kingdom under President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

In the wake of the 2001 US bombing of Afghanistan, the British government heading a group of leading industrial nations to carry out a drug eradication program, which would, in theory, allow Afghan farmers to switch out of poppy cultivation into alternative crops. 

The British were working out of Kabul in liaison with the US DEA’s “Operation Containment”.  The crop eradication program is an obvious smokescreen.

Heroin is a multibillion dollar business supported by powerful interests, which requires a steady and secure commodity flow. 

One of the “hidden” objectives of the war was precisely to restore the CIA sponsored drug trade to its historical levels and exert direct control over the drug routes.

So now, the obvious individuals, namely Congress, who has the ability to dry up the source of this drug death and destruction  releases a directive to do something about something he can’t do. I for one am not impressed.