The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133103 Message #3016856
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
27-Oct-10 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Has Afghanistan become another Vietnam?
Subject: RE: BS: Has Afghanistan become another Vietnam?
Little Hawk: "As for the opium trade, it's basically the only way that most of the country people in Afghanistan can earn a living, so that's why they are doing it. They have always done it, and they will continue to do it. The Afghan forces that have allied themselves with the USA love dealing opium, so nothing is going to change much in that respect regardless of whether the USA stays or not. Opium will continue to be sold from Afghanistan. That is a fact of life."
Yo-Ho!!.....Oh how right you are!!!...Sounds like the 'Golden Triangle' revisited! BTW, another similarity, between the two, is early in the 60's, there was discovered massive oil reserves in.........................guess where?............ The Gulf of Tonkin!! ...........but if they ennoble the cause, they can sell the idea...and have..to both sides!.....Sorta reminds one of Central America in the 80's and Mexico, now........oh, those poor 'immigrants', let's leave the borders open for the poor things...just like V.P. (at the time) Bush, in the Reagan administration cleared the radar channels to allow coke to be flown into our airspace...in trade for the guns going down there!
I guess, for a lot of our 'liberal' friends, if you do enough dope, you're easier to dupe!!!....and pretend its 'all for a benevolent brotherhood of do-gooding'!
As for the folks on the right, if its wrapped in a patriotic fuzzy blanket, then it can certainly be 'justified'...and a 'great idea'!
...but all in all, it's all the same...just a different sales pitch, to whatever ill informed audience their playing to.
Peace/Love!!....... Great shit!..and where did you say this stuff came from?????......soon as we get wasted, let's go down to the protest rally!!....but for some reason, they don't take us seriously...
It's pretty laughable...if it wasn't so damn tragic!