bush "Shoot-up and Go A-w-w-w" Plan for Afghanistan a Successposted by Bill Arnett @ 10:58 AM Permalink
I spend a lot of time knocking the worst president ever in American history, george w. bush, but there comes a time when you just have to give credit where credit is due.
When America attacked Afghanistan to kill or capture Osama bin Laden and wipe out the Taleban, Executive Order No. 420, was signed by bush to start what bush calls "Operation Shoot-up and Go A-w-w-w." This plan still remains so secret that my source for this article requested and was granted anonymity as she is a secretary in Tony Snow's office and not allowed to address the press.
The thrust of the plan was this: Get rid of the Taleban, which killed opium poppy growers and users, or did until America attacked, greatly increase the growing areas for the opium poppy farmers, provide them protection while the crop grows, turn a blind eye while opium production goes wild, and then buy the opium, convert it to heroin, and sell or even give away the heroin throughout the Middle East.
Make it the purest and most powerful heroin in man's history (the CIA and DoJ were heavily involved in this) so people get hooked with a single sniff or shot of this product. At last there is a Plan for Success in the Middle East.
And it's working like a charm. See this report on the record poppy crops from the the Huffington Post, based upon U.N. reports on the matter:
Afghanistan produced dramatically more opium in 2006, increasing its yield by nearly 50 percent from a year earlier and pushing global opium production to a new record high, a U.N. report said Tuesday.Clearly this plan has gone exceedingly well. It is, in fact, the only plan bush ever made or was involved in planning that is a roaring success by any measure.
The annual report also found that the estimated level of global drug use has remained more or less unchanged for the third year, although cannabis use continues to decline in North America.
Afghanistan's opium production increased from about 4,500 tons in 2005 to 6,700 tons in 2006, according to the 2007 World Drug Report released by the Vienna-based U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Opium is the main ingredient for heroin.
In 2006, Afghanistan accounted for 92 percent of global illicit opium production, up from 70 percent in 2000 and 52 percent a decade earlier. The higher yields in Afghanistan brought global opium production to a record high of nearly 7,300 tons last year, a 43 percent increase over 2005.
The area under opium poppy cultivation in the country has also expanded, from nearly 257,000 acres in 2005 to more than 407,000 acres in 2006 _ an increase of about 59 percent.
"This is the largest area under opium poppy cultivation ever recorded in Afghanistan," the report said, noting that two-thirds of cultivation was concentrated in the country's south.
Cornering the market in opium/heroin was no mean feat and required not only the invasion of Afghanistan, but also assistance from NATO (Northern Alliance Trafficking Opium).
The sheer brilliance of this program has been noted by commanders in the field who report finding entire units of insurgents passing around the pipes and needles, so stoned all they could otherwise do was "Shoot-up and Go A-w-w-w."
An unexpected benefit of the program aids in the torturing of captives by denying them the heroin we got them hooked on, making an interrogator's job much easier. Junkies will tell you anything for a dime bag, making them a valuable source of dubious intelligence for bush/cheney to manipulate, cherry-pick, exaggerate, and stoke more fear in the American people.
This idea has now been "imported" into the United States to use for political purposes as well.
Why do you think they drop all those balloons at political conventions? Because you have to take care of your base.