WEB Notes: This article is from 2016 and pulls the quote below from a 2013 RT article documenting, since the US invasion of Afghanistan Opium production has increased 40 times. That is absolutly astounding.
According to Time,
“amid a worsening economic and security situation, opium production shot up by more than 40% in 2016, fanning the insurgency with illicit funds“.
NATO led by the US invades Afghanistan and opium production shoots through the roof. Further, it is documented opium is being used to fund terrorism. Coincidence? Not a chance. This goes right in line with the article we posted titled, “The United States Funding Of Terrorism Created ISIS“.
About 90 percent of the world’s illegal opium is estimated to come from Afghanistan.
Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, or FSKN, fueling organized crime and widespread death.
The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium growth in Afghanistan increased 18 percent from 131, 000 hectares to 154, 000, according to Ivanov’s estimates.
“Afghan heroin has killed more than one million people worldwide since the ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ began and over a trillion dollars has been invested into transnational organized crime from drug sales,” said Ivanov according to Counter Current News.