Afghanistan And Mexico A Writers Perspective

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As we brought you Rage over Gitmo Detainees Release, This three part series of A writers perpective is going to dulge into whats really going on in Afghanistan, And Mexico. Whats is really going on, As rioters clashed with police in london today at the the start of G20 summit, Homeland secretary Janet Napolitano at the mexican border, And from some politicians a cry to put military at our borders with mexico.

There is no doubt of problems exist in Afghanistan and mexico, It has been for years, This is not something new. Although our Goverment would like it to go away, It is not going anywhere. The year is 1978, Soviet forces invade Afghanistan backed by the Democratic party of Afghanistan a pro Soviet party, To flaten a anti communist revolution, Or Guerrilla Groups known as the Mujahiddin. As we refer to them today as the Taliban. Many that that were to young to participate grew up in  mujahiddin refugee camps in Pakistan, Which bring us to where we are today.

Many of us wonder what does this have to do with drugs. The year is 1980 the U. S strongly supported such extremism groups around Peshawar Tribal areas. The C. I. A And a variety of U. S allies ensured the most fanatical groups, Massive external aid, Noting that they were best if trained and armed. The group that recieved the most U. S. aid was Hisb-i-Islami, Headed by Gulbadin Hekmatyar and was as bad as the communist that he opposed with an appalling human rights record. The mujahiddin turned to drug trafficking to finance their guerrilla operation transforming Afghanistan into a world source or opium.

Afghanistan being the largest producers of opium for the local and regional areas, Began shipping large quanities to Pakistan for the production of herion. And then shipped around the world, The Mujahiddin were the principle drug traffickers, The C. I. A sought to block an investigation into the Afghan drug connection. although we today do not veiw this form of extremism  with as much enthusiasm. But we have to wonder if our role in Afghanistan today could of been avoided.

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