Is the War in Afghanistan to Combat Terrorism or to Protect Exploding Opium Trade?

The US continues to show it is a nation of hypocrites…

Openhearted Rebel

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

Afghanistan’s US and UK militarily-protected opium accounts for nearly 90% of the world’s trade of this crop. Are we to believe that an ongoing war in Afghanistan is to keep terrorism at bay, or are there other economic motivators?

Farmers in Afghanistan that grow opium have enjoyed a 35-fold increase in production while the U.S. suffers from one of the largest opioid crises in the history of mankind – but who is really promoting drug deals in Afghanistan and Iran? If the Taliban is one of the largest dealers in opium, then why is the U.S. bankrolling its further cultivation?

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