Hamid Karzai's Narco State suppresses Community Anti-Drug Activists with help from US Special Forces as Glut of Opium causes Heroin Crisis /Sheberghan


Mr. Hamid Karzai is the Jewish governor of Afghanistan (as shown at left). Back in 2001, the American army conquered that nation. In the intervening 7 years, the American government has succeeded in turning the country into a narco state. "US Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton's use of the term "narco state" to describe Afghanistan in a recent Senate testimony has caught the attention of her Afghan counterpart." (Afghanistan protests Clinton's description as 'a narco state', Gulfnews.com, 17 Jan 2009)


A narco state is a place where lots of drugs get produced, and drug money can buy anyone in the government.

Back in 2006, Ariana (Afghan) airline president Mohammed Atash stated, "We have been one of the most corrupt institutions in a very corrupt country." (Eric Ellis, Making money in Afghanistan: Still risky business, FORTUNE Magazine, 5 Oct 2006)

Three years later, nothing has changed. Even the American president Mr. Obama has figured out that the puppet government in Afghanistan is riddled with corruption. (Obama tells Karzai to do more against corruption, Reuters, 6 May 2009)

Of course, things haven't always been this way.


There was a time when Afghans ran their own business, and actually outlawed opium production. That was back in 2000. Production fell drastically, but once the narco state was set up by the American government, production bounced right back. Right back up to 3400 metric tons of opium in 2002. (Taliban gone, opium returns, The Sun-Herald, 27 Oct 2002)

Since then, new records have been set. In fact, production has risen so sharply that the European heroin market has been flooded. "A glut of opium on the world market, fuelled by a record Afghan harvest, threatens a new heroin crisis in Britain, the European Union's drug agency warned yesterday." Yes, under American government, or, as they like to put, coalition government, the numbers are way up!

"The heroin warning from the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug abuse follows two record opium harvests in Afghanistan of 8,200 tonnes in 2007 and 7,700 tonnes this year." (Alan Travis, Record opium harvest in Afghanistan threatens new heroin crisis in Britain, The Guardian, 7 Nov 2008)


There is so much opium out there. So many addicts. And all this misery brings in so much money! Where have we seen this before?

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The narco state came in with a bang. This special gift came from the people of the United States of America with the title "Operation Enduring Freedom"! Too cool.

So much freedom. Freedom to smoke cigarettes, drink sugar water, paint up those faces with cosmetics, and, of course, to eat American junkfood. All with plenty of drugs on the side.

America was coming to Asia!!


And the previous, popular Afghan government? Where were those boys, anyway?

"Human rights groups are urging that mass gravesites in northern Afghanistan be immediately secured and investigated for evidence of possible war crimes involving United States military personnel. An Irish documentary maker has secretly filmed mass graves near the northern city of Mazar-e-sharif and interviewed witnesses who claim that container loads of prisoners were dumped in the desert. It's alleged that most suffocated in the sealed containers, but those left alive were shot on the spot. Key aspects of his claims are backed up by a detailed report from the group Physicians for Human Rights." (Tony Jones and Jonathan Harley, Mass grave discovered in Afghanistan, Australian Broadcasting Corporation LATELINE, 19 Jun 2002)

Word got around as to what was going on, and Afghan prisoners didn't like what they heard one bit. And so the Americans turned to their air power, dropping bombs on unarmed prisoners:

"An uprising by defiant Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners was crushed under British and American guidance. With the might of air strikes as many as 400 prisoners were killed in what's been widely described as a massacre." (id.)

Wow! Dropping bombs on unarmed prisoners. What a model of warfare.

But at least it was a quick way to go.

"But new material alleges that this horrific chapter was only part of a much larger and deadly story around Mazar-e-sharif, in which prisoners of war were murdered and buried en masse.

JOHN HEFFERNAN, PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: We then went out to the site and really did kind of a preliminary assessment and we were able to determine, yes, in fact there was a large area that had been recently bulldozed because the tracks were still there.

There were quite a bit of skeletal remains as well as clothing.

So we speculated that perhaps the people in this site, the bodies in this site, were the people who were unaccounted for in what is referred to as the surrender of Kunduz.

JONATHAN HARLEY: Surrounded and faced with only a fight to the death, at least 6,000 Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters surrendered in the town of Kunduz in November.

Several were taken to the fort near Mazar-e-sharif, scene of the deadly uprising.

Around 3,000 were taken further west, to be held at a fort in Sheberghan.

But at least 2,000 prisoners who were supposed to be protected under the Geneva conventions appear to be unaccounted for.

EYEWITNESS: Many of the prisoners lost their lives on the journey and at Sheberghan they offloaded the prisoners who were still alive.

But some of the Taliban were injured and others were so weak they were unconscious.

We brought them to this place.

They took the injured who were still alive and shot them over there and also over there.

JONATHAN HARLEY: The Boston-based Physicians for Human Rights believe those men may be in mass graves about 10 kilometres outside of Sheberghan.

Citing eyewitnesses and having exhumed 15 bodies the human rights watchdog is urging an international inquiry and fencing off the area immediately.

JONATHON HEFFERNAN: With we need to protect that site and carry out a more no row investigation so the entire site can be examined.

What I said is that the numbers of people that are unaccounted for from the surrender of Kunduz, between 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, the numbers vary, but clearly quite a few people.

JONATHAN HARLEY: How they die asked the subject of a yet to be released documentary by Irish film-maker Jamie Doran.

His crew went secretly into the desert outside of Sheberghan where they were shown what appears to be a mass grave site.

Clothing and bodies are seen in shallow graves.

The site was identified by two local truck drivers.

The documentary alleges as many as 3,000 Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners were buried outside Sheberghan under the gaze of American troops.

JOURNALIST: When you brought them here were any American soldiers around?

EYEWITNESS: Yes, there were.


EYEWITNESS: Yes. Here. Maybe 30 to 40.

JONATHAN HARLEY: Citing testimony by commercial drivers and Northern Alliance soldiers including at least one senior officer, the documentary alleges a range of atrocities.

Among them that Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners were crammed into cargo containers for their journey from Kunduz, that with up to 300 men per container, many suffocated, and that others were shot dead while in the containers, albeit as a gruesome attempt to give them some air.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE SOLDIER: My commanders ordered me to shoot the containers to make holes for ventilation.

Because of that some of the prisoners were killed.

JONATHAN HARLEY: And those prisoners who made it to Sheberghan fort may have been little better off.

The documentary alleges atrocities by American personnel as they interrogated prisoners.

EYEWITNESS: They cut their legs, I was a witness.

They cut their tongues and cut their hair and beards.

I was watching." (id.)


The patriotic people of Afghanistan wanted to shut down the drug business in their country.

And their reward? Mass murder and horrible torture.

At left we see an Afghan soldier being brutally beaten by the servants of "Uncle Sam".

Maybe this is a new development, though. A special response to a horrible terrorist threat!

Or maybe, actually certainly, not.

You can see this sort of thing anyplace where the drugs, booze, or "national security" scams are running.

There are those genius types running the racket. They get lots of money, big houses, and "power". And who guards the racket?

Oh, its the enforcers. You can see how this works in the outstanding film American Gangster, or just walk down to the "nightlife". Clustered around the door, you'll see some big boys with big muscles (but not big brains). At the finer "clubs", they wear black suits, as if they were in high society.

Their job is easy to understand. Bossman gets to sell his alcohol (and whatever else) at a high price, and anybody who
disturbs the operation will fly on out the door.

But that's at the alcohol shop.

In the heroin business, the stakes are a little higher, so the enforcers get a little meaner (as shown above).


Let's say you have a country like Afghanistan -- a country which has supplied world heroin markets for years -- and then some civic-minded citizens hurt your supply. They've been elected to run the country and clean things up. There are lots of them, and they know how to work their guns.

Who will you send in to enforce your turf claims?

How about a bunch of trees!!

But look more closely. Some of those trees are actually grown men who painted their faces with camouflage.

No. Are we really talking special forces here?


"U.S. Special Forces have begun the ground phase of America's war against terrorism in Afghanistan, operating in small numbers in southern Afghanistan in support of the CIA's effort in the Taliban heartland, defense officials said yesterday." (Thomas E. Ricks and Vernon Loeb, Special Forces Open Ground Campaign, Washington Post, 19 Oct 2001)

And the slaughter of unarmed prisoners in northern Afghanistan? "U.S. military officials have said since the war began Oct. 7 that Army Special Forces have been operating in northern Afghanistan to coordinate with the Northern Alliance, a coalition comprised primarily of ethnic Uzbeks and Tajiks." (id.)

"Unlike conventional soldiers, who are instructed to bring massive firepower onto the enemy (often indiscriminately), commandos kill few people.

A successful mission is usually one where they slip in, run their operations, then slip out undetected. Unnecessary killing risks compromise. If American generals found little use for special operations forces, politicians have. Covert action is an age-old instrument of state. The atomic era rendered the superpowers conventional armies good for not much more than deterrence. Secret unconventional armies, with their cover of deniability, became weapons of choice for the Cold War competition in the Third World. Despite any noble ideals they might profess, American presidents have always found it useful to have a force handy to fight dirty little wars that violate normal rules of conduct." (Douglas C. Waller, The Commandos: the Inside Story of America’s Secret Soldiers, Simon & Schuster, 1994, p 31)

And so we saw a "dirty little war" in Afghanistan. Where the "normal rules of conduct" were violated.

"An uprising by defiant Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners was crushed under British and American guidance. With the might of air strikes as many as 400 prisoners were killed in what's been widely described as a massacre." (Jones, supra)

These thousands of prisoners who were slaughtered "under the gaze of American troops" were people who absolutely had to go. And why?

They were bad for business.

You mean, the oil business? No, of course not, that was the Iraq job. In Afghanistan, its the opium/heroin trade.

And so the civic-minded Afghans were scheduled for elimination, while "The US is conducting a review of its Afghanistan policy against a background of growing disillusionment with the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, whose government is riddled with corruption and who has failed to extend government control much beyond Kabul." (Ewen MacAskill, Miliband to discuss Afghanistan with Hillary Clinton in Washington today, Guardian, 3 Feb 2009)


While the enforcers did a tolerable job, slaughtering thousands of prisoners, and torturing thousands more both in the Bagram and Kandahar torture centers, as well on Cuba, they didn't get the leadership, and they didn't even get all the Taliban soldiers.

The American style is to fight big wars, then grab the enemy leaders and put them on trial as common criminals. Like they did in Norway, Germany, Panama, Japan, and Iraq. Torture and murder lots of prisoners, as in Norway, Germany, Japan, Iraq, and the Philippines, and then move on to the next war -- handing out liberal doses of freedom and democracy along the way.

A lot of Afghans didn't like the narco state business, even if it was sugarcoated in talk of freedom and democracy, so these people have formed their own special forces units!!!


An A-Team consists of 12 Special Forces Soldiers; two officers, and ten sergeants. All team members are SF qualified and cross-trained in different skills. They are also multi-lingual.

The A-Team is almost unlimited in it's capabilities to operate in hostile or denied areas. A-Teams can infiltrate and exfiltrate their area of operations by air, land, or sea.

An A-Team can operate for an indefinite period of time in remote locations with little or no outside support. They are truly independent, self-sustaining "detachments".

The Taliban special forces soldiers were having a get-together:

"The latest fighting broke out Monday soon after Taliban fighters — including Taliban from Pakistan and Iran — massed in Farah province in western Afghanistan, said Belqis Roshan, a member of Farah's provincial council. The provincial police chief, Abdul Ghafar, said 25 militants and three police officers died in that battle near the village of Ganjabad in Bala Baluk district, a Taliban-controlled area near the border with Iran." (Afghan President Orders U.S. Bombing Probe, Fox, 6 May 2009)

The American Marine special forces showed up, and the boys traded fire.

By now, the people of Afghanistan know that when U.S. special forces show up, mayhem follows, and this situation was no exception!

"Villagers told Afghan officials that they put children, women, and elderly men in several housing compounds in the village of Gerani — about three miles to the east — to keep them safe. But villagers said fighter aircraft later targeted those compounds, killing a majority of those inside, according to Roshan and other officials." (id.)

The Afghans evacuated vulnerable people from the scene, and put them in a place they thought would be safe some 3 miles away from the fighting. But then the American planes came, and targeted the houses where the children, women, and the elderly were staying.

The scene of the crime was miles away from the actual fighting, so we know this had nothing to do with an immediate threat to the safety of the U.S. special forces.

So what was the military rationale? Or was this just cold-blooded murder?

We know what an A-Team is -- those are people who sneak around and kill. A B-Team supports the A-Team. But what in the world is a C-Team?

Oh, that the children's team. Who knows what those little kids will turn into when they grow up? Some of the children's fathers were in the Taliban special forces, so these little ones could easily follow their fathers' examples and fight against the opium trade.


And so the American Special Forces are taking no chances.

"A Western official in Kabul said Marine special operations forces — which fall under the U.S. coalition — had called in the airstrikes. The official asked not to be identified because he wasn't authorized to release the information.

Khan said villagers brought bodies, including women and children, to Farah city to show the province's governor. Khan estimated that villagers brought about 30 bodies.

Farah's hospital treated at least three wounded villagers, including an 11-year-old boy whose chest, arms and shoulders were completely bandaged. A girl named Shafiqa had bandages under her chin. Two of her toes were severed in the fighting.

"We were at home when the bombing started," she told AP Television News. "Seven members of my family were killed."

Khan said villagers told him more than 150 civilians had died, but he said he had no way to know whether that claim was true.

Journalists and human rights workers can rarely visit remote battle sites to verify claims of civilian casualties. U.S. officials say Taliban militants sometimes force villagers to lie and say civilians have died in coalition strikes.

But the villagers' claims Tuesday were bolstered by the wounded at Farah's hospital shown on AP Television News. And Khan's account of several truckloads of bodies taken to Farah city added more weight to the claims." (id.)

The little girl Shafiqa lost some toes, but is lucky to be alive. She knows the injuries and death were caused by the American planes. But the American military says this little girl is lying! "U.S. officials say Taliban militants sometimes force villagers to lie and say civilians have died in coalition strikes." (id.)

What effrontery.


But is this the first time the American military has tried to lie away the evidence of their atrocities? "An Afghan government commission previously found that an August 2008 operation by U.S. forces killed 90 civilians in Azizabad, a finding backed by the U.N. The U.S. originally said no civilians died; a high-level investigation later concluded 33 civilians were killed." (id.) The puppet government and the U.N. count the bodies, and find 90 have been murdered. The American military denies it. And then admits it was lying.

Its a sad matter. If they're not slaughtering children and women one day, they may be cutting the tongues of prisoners the next. Or, say, destroying a couple of houses for sport.counter for wordpress

Jesus knew about people like this:


"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44
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