Yeah. In case you didn’t realize before, look at that picture. Think about it. Remember those pictures of supposed Iraqi WMD depots and crap? Look at the supposed pictures of dead Osama. So obviously shopped. Its all bullshit. This announcement, whether he was killed, is still alive, or was killed years ago, is probably all propaganda intended to get Obama re-elected, or maybe even cover/distract from some covert operation in Syria. You don’t wonder why all of the major networks are slamming this ‘news’ all day?
I don’t know how they did it, but I’m not even sure its really a coincidence that the name of America’s supposed number one enemy for many years is only one letter away from the name of our president. I think maybe they set it up that way on purpose just to fuck with conservatives and divide the population.
Afghanistan was supposed to be about Bin Laden as much as anything. You know what it is actually about, aside from territory and fossil fuels? Heroin. The Taliban actually eradicated the opium crops, so we went directly over there and turned the entire country into a giant opium plantation at the point of our soldier’s weapons. The Afghans are our slaves. Its not that they only want to grow opium because its the only way to make money. They _can’t_ grow other crops, because they know if they try, our soldiers will shoot them.
Relative to other parts of the world, Afghanistan isn’t all that far from India. Look at the history of the British in India. Anyone ever heard of something called the Opium Wars? Coincidentally, the majority of Americans are of British descent.
On the history in India:
[Opium financed British rule in India](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7460682.stm)
>_Sea of Poppies is a historical novel. Is it the fact that the British were the world’s biggest opium suppliers two centuries ago that led you into this story?_
> I should correct you. It was not two centuries ago. Under the British Raj, an enormous amount of opium was being exported out of India until the 1920s.
>_When and how did you end up researching and learning more about the British opium trade out of India?_
I was looking into it as I began writing the book about five years ago. Like most Indians, I had very little idea about opium.
> I had no idea that India was the largest opium exporter for centuries. I had no idea that opium was essentially the commodity which financed the British Raj in India.
Notice the sharp dropoff in 2001. The UN reported that the Taliban had succeeded in eradicating the opium crop that year.
> The American findings confirm earlier reports from the United Nations drug control program that Afghanistan, which supplied about three-quarters of the world’s opium and most of the heroin reaching Europe, had ended poppy planting in one season.
> Many of the photos do not mention anything related to destruction or removal of poppies. Instead, they describe how troops “patrol” through and around the fields. In one instance, a US soldier even seems to be even helping with cultivation… November 2009, the Afghan Minister of Counter Narcotics General Khodaidad Khodaidad stated that the majority of drugs are stockpiled in two provinces controlled by troops from the US, the UK, and Canada. He also said that NATO forces are taxing the production of opium in the regions under their control and that foreign troops are earning money from drug production in Afghanistan.
[Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.](http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html)
>Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years, according to current and former American officials.
[US Department of State, Question Taken at Daily Press Briefing on July 13, 2009](http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/july/126044.htm)
>_Question: What is our reaction to the recent release of five drug lords in Afghanistan?_
>Answer: We note that the Government of Afghanistan has scored some notable successes in arresting, successfully prosecuting, and sentencing known narco-traffickers.
>The U.S. has aided Afghanistan in these efforts. The Department of State, through the U.S. Department of Justice, has contributed approximately $6 million to the development of the Criminal Justice Task Force. Established in May 2005, this joint task force is responsible for investigating and bringing cases against mid- and high-level traffickers.
>It is disappointing however, when successfully-prosecuted traffickers are later released, as has occurred recently. This undermines the work of the Afghan Ministries of the Interior and Counter Narcotics.
If it was 4,500 metric tons per year in 1999, last few years it is probably way more than 6,000 metric tons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_Afghanistan
According to this http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_southern_az/yuma/agents-recover-22-pounds-of-black-tar-heroin 22 lbs. of black tar heroin has a street value of 1.7 million. Thats 10 kg. So assuming that opium converts to a similar weight, thats $170,000 per kg. 6000 metric tons = (6000 x 1000) kg * $170000 = $1 020 000 000 000 per year or $19 billion per week.
Which means if the war costs $2 billion per week, there is a potential profit of $17 billion per week. Or if I am way off the mark and the opium is worth say, half, thats only a potential war profit from drug sales of around $8 billion per week.