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Is the CIA running opium trade out of Afghanistan?

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Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes. In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths …

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Afghan opium cultivation ‘grew 40-fold’ under US occupation

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Opium production in Afghanistan has “grown fortyfold” in the 13 years of US Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the head of the Russian Security Council. The intervention has “exacerbated existing problems,” rather than solved them. “Unfortunately, the failed policy of Washington did not solve, but on the contrary exacerbated, the …

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Opium cultivation hits record high in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has once again set a new record for opium cultivation despite a constant U.S. military presence for the last thirteen years. According to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium production rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. “The total area under …

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U.S. to start carving up Afghanistan’s vast resources

In yet another move that could be seen coming from a mile away by even the most casual observer, a recently released statement from the Department of Defense is announcing that U.S. agencies are now “aiding” Afghanistan to locate and pinpoint the nation’s mineral wealth. This “treasure mapping” of Afghanistan is being …

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HSBC headquarters raided in Argentina

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Call it “the Mother of the Vultures.” HSBC, the Crown Jewel of the British monarchy’s Opium Wars, then and now, found its Buenos Aires headquarters and two other offices raided Wednesday by agents of Argentina’s AFIP tax bureau, in search of documents for the tax-evasion and money-laundering case opened against …

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12 ways tax payer money is being wasted in Afghanistan

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Everyone knows America’s campaign in Afghanistan has been an enormous foreign policy success. The Taliban harbored al-Qaeda before and after 9/11 so naturally, the US had to oust Mullah Omar and company on the way to chasing Osama bin Laden through the mountains whilst laying waste to whatever civilization existed …

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Terrorist attack: United States bombs civilian hospital in Afghanistan

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Up to 20 civilians were killed by U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan early Saturday morning that hit a hospital in Kunduz. According to reports, another 37 people have been injured and many more remain unaccounted for. The hospital is operated by a French affiliate of Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MFS), and was the only …

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US preparing for war with China and Russia to save the banks

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The United States is preparing for a possible war against China and Russia aimed at preventing the collapse of the Western banking system, an American political commentator and activist says. Michael Billington, Asia editor for the Executive Intelligence Review and author of Reflections of an American Political Prisoner: the Repression and Promise of …

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Afghan president Karzai accuses U.S. of colluding with the Taliban

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was greeted on his first visit to Afghanistan since taking office by suicide bombs, threats and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s accusation that the U.S. is colluding with the Taliban. As Hagel prepared to leave a U.S. military compound in Kabul on March 9, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself …

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Ditching the dollar: Russia, China to create new gold market

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While key Western banks are artificially restraining gold prices to breathe life into the diluted and devalued dollar system, Russia, China and other emerging economies are involved in “the genial move” to establish an entirely different gold market, F. William Engdahl underscores. Key central banks, particularly the Federal Reserve and …

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Is another false flag attack coming?

False-flag attacks are an example of the political technique known as Problem-Reaction-Solution.  1) Create a problem 2) Wait for the reaction 3) Provide the solution The most popular type of false-flag attack is where a government actually carries out an attack, such as a terrorist attack, against it’s own people, then blames it on …

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The Federal Reserve Cartel

Part 1 – The Eight Families The Four Horsemen of Banking, Bank of America JP Morgan Chase Citigroup Wells Fargo, …own the Four Horsemen of Oil, Exxon Mobil Royal Dutch/Shell BP Chevron Texaco, ..in tandem with, Deutsche Bank BNP (Banque Nationale de Paris) Barclays other European old money behemoths But their …

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Using Al-Qaeda in Syria like sending Gitmo inmates to fight – Putin

In an RT global exclusive premiere, President Putin gives his first post-inauguration interview, speaking in depth with RT’s Kevin Owen ahead of the APEC summit in Vladivostok. Touching upon a range of issues, he discusses topics from the Pussy Riot trial to the Julian Assange case, from the upcoming US …

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