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Killing for Opium : If You Speak Out, You’re ‘Suicided’

In the above video, Officer Jack McLamb discusses the growing number of soldiers who are “committing suicide.”   Football star and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, discovered the true reason the United States is engaged in these foreign wars.  He planned on making this information common knowledge upon returning to the states.  Only a few days after making this announcement, Pat Tillman was assassinated with three bullets to the forehead.

An excerpt from a letter by Pat Tillman’s father to the Army investigator: “You are a General, there is no way a man like you, with your intelligence, education, military, experience, responsibilities (primarily for difficult situations), and rank… believes the conclusions reached in the March 31, 2005 Briefing Book. But your signature is on it.  I assume, therefore, that you are part of this shameless bulls__t.  I embarrassed myself by treating you with respect.  I thought your rank deserved it and anticipated something different from the new and improved investigation. I won’t act so hypocritically if we meet again.” “In sum: F__k you… and yours.” Read the letters here: Pat Tillman Sr Letters

Pat Tillman

Afghanistan has been the greatest illicit opium producer in the entire world, ahead of Burma(Myanmar) and the “Golden Triangle” since 1992, excluding the year 2001.[1] Afghanistan is the main producer of opium in the “Golden Crescent“. Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001. Based on UNODC data, there has been more opium poppy cultivation in each of the past four growing seasons (2004–2007) than in any one year during Taliban rule. Also, more land is now used for opium in Afghanistan than for coca cultivation in Latin America. In 2007, 92% of the non-pharmaceutical-grade opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan.[2] This amounts to an export value of about $4 billion, with a quarter being earned by opium farmers and the rest going to district officials, insurgents, warlords, drug traffickers.[3] In the seven years (1994–2000) prior to a Taliban opium ban, the Afghan farmers’ share of gross income from opium was divided among 200,000 families.[4] In addition to opiates, Afghanistan is also the largest producer of hashish in the world.” SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_Afghanistan

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40 thoughts on “Killing for Opium : If You Speak Out, You’re ‘Suicided’

  1. Yeah, some notice was made in SouthEastAsia on the same subject. Why did SEATO/U.S. continue a war without end in Viet Nam and what was happening with the Opium grown there ? Bad joojoo to speak of in millitary circles then, probably now in the new war in SouthWestAsia. Damn stuff is a money maker for sure. CASH Monies too.

  2. Truth Seeker on said:

    US Military = New World Order gestapo

  3. Mark Are on said:

    I have two books written by Colonel Bo Gritz. America Betrayed and Called To Serve. Both books get into the drug dealings that were going on in the Golden Triangle with Kuhn Saa during the Vietnam era. We have total psychopathic nut jobs running the world. They need to be removed. The same way they removed Pat Tillman.

  4. Azrael62 on said:

    Money, is money, is money….the rich dont care who they screw over to get it!…..eat the rich!

  5. parasitism on said:

    I have a solution.. Dont buy those shitty drugs

  6. Azrael62, do you reall think that people should be judged based on their bank balance rather than the content of their characters? Your hatred for those who earn more than you do seems to be based on simple bigorty.

    • daddylove on said:

      Yeah, the rich just can’t catch a break any more.

    • disabledvet420 on said:

      Rich Paul Freeman. I doubt you are in the class of rich that’s being discussed here. Unless you have enough $ to be considered a billionaire your not. And another important distinction is you used the word earn. The ppl that I have a problem with don’t earn their $, they invest in the opium trade which unless you can afford to buy your own private island, own your own fleet of jets and can buy and sell small countries then your poor compated too these folks. There are ppl with that kind of money who are good ppl too but the majority of them think of most humans as cattle. There’s nothing wrong with being rich. Thats what makes America a great..not the best but a great nation is if you apply yourself and have some intelligence you can go from rags to riches. The ppl that are heing discussed here are the ones who invest in the opium trade and if you want to stand up for those ppl then I would say you sir are scum. But I don’t think that’s what you were saying.

    • Smedly's Pit on said:

      “Earn more”? So Chilling in a CEO’s office while some 18-19 year old kid dies on foreign soil firing his weapon and treading on IEDs is “earning more”? Fuck you until you can’t take a shit. The rich have been exploiting the middle and lower class for generations, making them fight their wars for them while they increase their profits by 300% Fuck you coward.

  7. More than a few of our soldiers are returning home addicted – don’t hear much about that though.

  8. Harold jenkins on said:

    The rich do not care, in any situation, who suffers or dies, as long as they can continue enriching their bank accounts. What a shame!

  9. Terence Dunn on said:

    Britain had the Boxer Rebellion in China due to trying to force their Opium on the Chinese , but then a Chinese leader said ‘No Thanks ‘ and the war was on ! I firmly believe that all of this Worlds Non Natural Disasters are caused by the insatiatiable Avarice and greed of the Big Money crowd. They are the Axis of Evil that must be eliminated in order for ordinary people to even begin to hope to live in Peace. Warmongers aren’t the answer , they are in the service of the Problem People !

  10. By the end of my tour in Afghanistan, we were told not to set the marijauna and opium fields on fire anymore. I know the truth and have been speaking out since a firefight killing 6 of my brothers on the Afghan border. All the colonel said was,” This is the way of politics.” The bastard was in on it, corrupted and dealing with the enemy right under our nose as we suffered and fought for a lost cause. 10 years for nothing…

  11. He was murdered, McCrystal helped cover it up, & his journal, & uniform was burned, & his brother in the other platoon was not allowed to0 view the body!

  12. rudy wilson on said:

    “…say it ain’t so….”

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  14. To hell with the rich…… take back your country and your pride…. do it for your families sakes and do it for the innocents who are being murdered daily in your names. Start by making this common knowledge…… bring it out into the open.Shsre this page far and wide…..

  15. So why exactly would we be helping protect the poppy fields? Its not for the money because we have been spending well over 4 billion a month there so 4 billion isnt nothing. Someone inform me why then?

    • Cmac – because the money gained from the drug trade is available for any purpose with no oversight of any kind. Think back to Ollie North and the Contra scandal

  16. this does not surprise me at all….look at the U.S. we are overrun with opiate addicts….. this is where it mostly comes from so….. I’m sure it’s worse there and easier to get , and it’s pretty damn easy to get it here , so I can only imagine over there………… :(

  17. We need to have some large volume hangings on the Washington DC monument lawn, for all of the traitors (politicians and Pentagon/DoD brass) to show the world that we are better than those who are our ‘leaders’.

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  19. Pablo on said:

    The statistics says enough. I remember when the DEA and Scotland yard “controlled” the customs posts in Morocco. Hashish was never so cheap in the USA and England, and went rocket high in Amsterdam. There is no war on drugs.. just war on other drug dealers.

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  23. daddylove on said:

    It does not require a conspiracy to create the conditions depicted by the graph shown above. Poor people grow opium. The Taliban briefly banned opium production (graph units are # of cultivated hectares), with payments from the US Bush administration for their success. After 9/11, we invaded, and poor people again grew opium for money in their destroyed country.

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  25. Helen Highwater on said:

    War makes money whether drugs are there or not. Poor people do grow them for profit in war torn times, but our government also partakes in the haul.

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