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9-11 and the Afghan Opium Connection
I won't be detailing all the evidence available that 9-11 was an inside job but what I will say is that all the evidence gathered to date that unseen forces within the US itself were responsible for felling the World Trade Center on the 11th September 2001 and not al-Qaeda, is pretty much overwhelming. This evidence has been gathered by qualified professionals such as demolition experts, physicists, engineers and aviation experts as well as by eye witnesses on the ground that day such as the fire services carrying out the rescue efforts. (GlobalResearch - All You Need to Know about 9/11 to Prove it was an "Inside Job".)
But having acknowledged that insiders must have been responsible for the events that took place in New York that day the question still remains, why
did 9-11 have to happen? However we don’t have to look very far to answer this question. The event of 9-11 triggered the invasion of Afghanistan which occurred almost immediately after; so can it be just a pure coincidence that the Taliban successfully banned opium production in Afghanistan in the months immediately prior to 9-11 having previously been the world’s leading supplier?
The above news article taken from the New York Times archives is clearly dated 20th May 2001, less than four months before the September 11th attacks. It is titled, “Taliban's Ban On Poppy A Success, U.S. Aides Say”. Part of the article reads, “The first American narcotics experts to go to Afghanistan under Taliban rule have concluded that the movement's ban on opium-poppy cultivation appears to have wiped out the world's largest crop in less than a year, officials said today. 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.” And just to underline the point, the successful conclusion to the opium ban had occurred sometime prior to May of 2001.
The above graph produced by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime is also quite revealing. The Taliban ban on opium occurred in the year 2000 and this event is clearly marked on the graph. By the following year of 2001, as a result of the ban on opium production in Afghanistan, output had fallen to almost zero. However after the U.S. led invasion of 2001 opium production bounces back in the following year of 2002. Indeed by 2006 and 2007, opium production in Afghanistan had far exceeded anything else that had come before and we have to bear in mind that before the allied invasion of 2001 Afghanistan was producing 75% of the world’s opium supply.
We are told that the occupying allied forces are actively destroying the opium crops in Afghanistan but any measures they are taking don’t go anywhere near far enough as the statistics on the above graph clearly indicate. Since the allied invasion of 2001 opium production in Afghanistan has increased every year to reach record levels. Indeed the Taliban had been far more successful at eradicating the opium crop than the occupying allies forces have been as the graph again clearly indicates. In fact time and time again we see photographs from Afghanistan of allied forces patrolling the opium fields as if they were protecting them and sometimes we also see them apparently assisting in the production of the raw opium from the poppy crop (public intelligence - US/NATO Troop Patrolling Opium Poppy Fields in Afghanistan). The official explanation we are given for such activities is that the occupying forces are helping to ‘maintain stability in the region’.
However we shouldn't forget the damage done each year by heroin. On 9-11 some 3,000 innocent people lost their lives but heroin from Afghanistan is thought to kill some 100,000 people across the globe each year and has resulted in some 16 million addicts worldwide. Further to this a half of all property crime is carried out by drug addicts and billions of dollars worth of goods are stolen from every nation in the western world each year. A half of all sex workers are addicted to drugs and were forced into their profession to fund their habits. If the heroin supply from Afghanistan were stopped this cycle of misery and crime could be stopped.
The event of 9-11 and the accompanying invasion of Afghanistan had the effect of restoring the cheap supply of heroin to Europe and elsewhere. The allied governments who orchestrated this invasion are apparently completely unabashed by this apparent duplicity of values and the whole thing makes a mockery of the ‘War on Drugs’ slogan used by the Right. How easy would it be to stop the global supply of heroin over night but it seems the world's governments want the very opposite?