The CBC reported recently that Canada would soon be engaged in attacking herione plantations that supported the Taliban. They said it would be illegal to attack non-Taliban drug lords.
Now the pointman for the Obama administration also says the US will target the drug trade in Afghanistan:
It has been argued that the drug trade provided the West with huge sums of money that helped to propel the economy and that the Taliban's ending of the drug trade under their regime was economic warfare against the West and in particular the US and that, not 9/11 nor a pipeline, was the real trigger for the invasion.
So is attacking Taliban associated drug lords (and who makes the association?) merely one drug gang taking out the competition by killing off another? Has Canada's military just been recruited as enforcers in a global drug gang seeking to dominate the market?
I wonder ...