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Afghanistan’s Opium Industry Now Employs More People Than Its Military

On November 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BI Afghanistan’s opium economy provides more employment – “up to 411,000 full-time-equivalent jobs” – than even the country’s armed forces, according to aquarterly report released today by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...

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Honduras facing narco nightmare as opium cultivation takes hold

On July 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: JTF-BRAVO Soto Cano Air Base major U.S. military hub  for counter narcotic missions. Are U.S. military-corrupt government officials complicate in the cultivation and distribution of   Central America Opium? There is more profit in production...

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SE Asia’s war on drugs is ‘fueling production’

On June 2, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: UCANEWS.COM Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs claims by governments that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy...

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Opium production jumps near British base in Afghanistan

On March 20, 2014 by stratagem
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            Source: BBC The opium-growing area around Britain’s main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, the UK government has said. Poppy fields took up 19,136...

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Narco State: Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan’s politics and underworld

On March 18, 2014 by stratagem
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            Source: Phys Org Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the “mule” that carts...

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Cameroon Becomes Vortex For Arms Trafficking In Troubled Region

On February 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Mintpress News A spate of recent arms seizures and arrests of traffickers in Cameroon destined for neighboring Nigeria is reflecting the increasing instability being created by Boko Haram, a report by IRIN...

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The “Hidden” geopolitics: The case of the Afghan heroin production and the aftermath of NATO exit

On January 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Serbianna “Suppose the prisoners were able to talk together, don’t you think that when they named the shadows which they saw passing they would believe they were naming things?” PLATO, The Republic,...

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NSA, Unit 8200, Technion, NICE systems, Comverse, and Check Point’s role in U.S. militarization, domestic-international intelligence surveillance and drug trafficking

NSA, Unit 8200, Technion, NICE systems, Comverse, and Check Point’s role in U.S. militarization, domestic-international intelligence surveillance and drug trafficking

On November 17, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: mondoweiss [...] Technion’s links with surveillance operations The American Technion Society, which is a New York City-based fundraising/public relations outlet for Technion, states in a YouTube video: “The world often turns to...

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Narcotic revenues absorbed by the banking system

Narcotic revenues absorbed by the banking system

On November 12, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Vestnik  Kavkaza Yesterday the director of the Federal Service for Drug Control, Viktor Ivanov, spoke about successful international strategic operations in Central America and Afghanistan and stated that “the cocaine outlet market...

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Narco State: Marijuana cultivation still widespread in Afghanistan

Narco State: Marijuana cultivation still widespread in Afghanistan

On September 13, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Stars and Stripes Marijuana cultivation remains widespread in Afghanistan, but may have leveled off compared to past years, Afghan and United Nations officials said Tuesday. Nearly 25,000 acres of land in Afghanistan...

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Snow Job: U.S. Air Force Flies Cocaine from Costa Rica to Miami

On August 5, 2013 by stratagem
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            Editor’s Note: The global economy is still afloat without a complete collapse due to perpetual wars  along with a massive global drug trade and money laundering schemes...

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How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs

On August 3, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it,...

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U.S. Covert War in Tajikistan: U.S. Special Forces, Freedom House, GKNB and Drug Trafficking

U.S. Covert War in Tajikistan: U.S. Special Forces, Freedom House, GKNB and Drug Trafficking

On June 28, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Atlantic [...] The number of civilians killed is smaller than initial reports suggested, and one unusual thing about this uprising is that instead of presenting themselves as victims, the people of Khorog...

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Taliban thriving on Afghanistans opium economy

Taliban thriving on Afghanistans opium economy

On June 26, 2013 by stratagem
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Afghanistan 2015: The Dawn of a Regional Opium War? Source: SAM The nature and extent of insurgency in Afghanistan has been predominantly shaped by the opium economy. The dynamics of the opium economy...

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Afghan opium production levels top world

Afghan opium production levels top world

On June 26, 2013 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note:  Narcotic Superhighways: The Top 5 Routes for Drug Trafficking, Afghan Air Force Probed in Drug Running , Afghan Airline Ferried Opium Source: UPI More than 70 percent of the world’s illicit production of...

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Nagorno Karabakh – “new Afghanistan” of the region

Nagorno Karabakh – “new Afghanistan” of the region

On June 13, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: APA Due to the international organizations’ indifferent attitude, new “drugs factory” has emerged in the region that is able to compete with Afghanistan Baku. Vugar Masimoglu – APA-Analitik. “Poppy is the only winner...

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Narco State: Karzai’s Office Gets Bags Full Of C.I.A. Cash

Narco State: Karzai’s Office Gets Bags Full Of C.I.A. Cash

On April 28, 2013 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Afghanistan: C.I.A., U.S. Special Operation Forces, Bags of Dollar Bills and Militia Proxy Forces Source: NYT For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on...

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