But we are going to address Afghanistan and the unseen disaster America’s gangster government walked into. Afghanistan has always been a trap, first for Alexander, then Britain and finally Russia. For America it has been a very special kind of trap, drawing in the greedy, the corrupt, bringing them what they desire most, and letting them drown in their own vomit.
America’s first goal was to meld a regime between former Communists and the Uzbek and Tajik minorities of the “Northern Alliance.” The purpose for this was to rebuild Afghanistan’s old opium production capability destroyed by the Taliban and use American taxpayer cash to modernize it, refine it, build it on an advanced business model, and fund, with the trillions it would produce, global regime change.
Toward that end, USAID and the State Department began land redistribution projects in close partnership with Afghan druglords who had been pushed into hiding by the Taliban. Now, with tens of thousands of US and NATO, along with other “coalition” read “drug” partners on the ground in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of acres could be converted for opium production using specialized fertilizers and aided by “nation building” irrigation projects, all of which only went toward narcotics production.
In order to avoid the loss of profits from exporting hundreds of tons of opium paste to Turkey or into Kosovo/Albania, heroin production facilities were constructed across Afghanistan. Some were to be entirely owned by Karzai lieutenants while others were controlled by member of America’s congress and by large financial supporters of the Bush presidency.
Managing this properly could only be done through privatization. It wasn’t that the Pentagon and Department of Justice/FBI along the State Department and CIA, weren’t willing to “do anything for a buck.” The truth was far from it. It was just that they weren’t trustworthy enough to handle this kind of cash or to run a profitable business. All the Pentagon knew how to do is steal. Few now remember that immediately before the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Defense announced a 2+ trillion-dollar shortfall which was under investigation by a special unit that were all killed during the 9/11 attack. They were never replaced, the money was never found, the shortfall was never mentioned again....
...from Gordon Duff, Vietnam veteran