Tuesday, December 20, 2011

NATO said Monday that US-led forces in Afghanistan will continue night raids, despite renewed objections from Afghan President Hamid Karzai after a pregnant woman was killed during an operation.
Night-time raids are one of the most contentious issues in Afghanistan. Karzai has led public criticism, saying they endanger lives and harass local communities, and called on international forces to stop entering Afghan homes.
His latest objection came after the pregnant wife of the provincial anti-drugs chief, Hafeezullah, was killed while he was detained during an operation early Saturday in eastern Paktia province.
I suspect that the slaughter of this pregnant woman was no accident.
Notice her husband's title: he was a counter-narcotics chief who was conveniently detained for just the time it took to assassinate his wife, then released after the hit team had done its job.
One has to wonder: was this man doing his job perhaps too well, and was this a warning to him to back off?!?
Since the US/NATO invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, opium production has soared. After 10 years of US-led war in Afghanistan, the country remains the world’s leading opium supplier, responsible for 90 percent of the global supply, according to the United Nations.
And to those of you still in denial about US military involvement in the trafficking of drugs, perhaps you should see this!
The following photos were released by the DoD and NATO over the last month.
Notice that none of these soldiers appear to be involved in any kind of eradication efforts whatsoever.

More Photos of US/NATO Troops Patrolling Opium Poppy Fields in Afghanistan

April 26, 2011 in Headline
The following photos were released by the DoD and NATO over the last month. See also:

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