Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ISIS Supplying Half of all Afghan Heroin Entering Europe


 Russia is making this claim and of course that means it is to be ridiculed.
But, knowing the history of drug running, CIA and the funding black ops I can't see how this can be dismissed or derided.
Bearing in mind that by all appearances ISIS seems to be NATO covert army.
The ability for it to move mass quantities of heroin from Afghanistan (occupied largely by the US under that giant NATO umbrella) to fund it's operations at an arms length seems in keeping with other sordid episodes in history of this type
Iran/Contra of course comes to mind. But that wouldn't be the only instance of drugs for covert ops.
First the latest and then I will relink some older posts from myself and AP @ Twelfth Bough

Terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Al-Shabaab are known to have obtained funds from drug smuggling.

Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) has claimed that the Islamic State (IS) extremist group is obtaining a “fabulous” income by providing half of the supply of heroin from Afghanistan to Europe.

In comments widely reported in the Russian media on November 26, FSKN head Viktor Ivanov said that the “large-scale transit of Afghan heroin acts as a renewable financial base for the functioning of the Islamic State group, which obtains fabulous profits by providing half of the total heroin supply to Europe via destabilized Iraq and some African countries.”
Ivanov said that the foreign military presence in Afghanistan would lead to the growth of “antigovernment armed groups” in that country. The FSKN chief noted that the United States had “already announced that reducing the number of troops [in Afghanistan] has been delayed until 2015.”
“It is clear that without the elimination of large-scale drug production in Afghanistan, there is no point in talking about resolving conflicts in these countries,” Ivanov said.
Ivanov appears to suggest a connection between large scale drug production and occupation
In October, Spanish intelligence said that European cells of the Islamic State group and other extremist groups were using ties to the illegal drug trade to finance operations in Iraq and Syria.

Spanish intelligence sources said that extremists in the country also used knowledge of drug-smuggling routes to export arms and other contraband to Iraq and Syria from the European Union, "Newsweek" reported.
"Newsweek" cited Haras Rafiq of the antiradicalization think tank the Quilliam Foundation who said that illegal trade was in the “heritage” of Islamic State, which took over from Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Al-Shabaab are known to have obtained funds from drug smuggling.
In May, the Australian warship "H.M.A.S. Darwin" seized over 400 kilograms of heroin from a smuggling vessel off the coast of Somalia. The drugs had an estimated street value of $132 million.The ship’s commander, Terry Morrison, said the haul “removed a major source of funding for terrorist and criminal networks including Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Al-Shabaab."

Phillip Seymour Hoffman & the Military /Terror/Drug & Banking Complex


 700 Military bases in Afghanistan 


From AP's Post- heroin the star of the show


Private Spies and Provocateurs


  1. Hi Penny:

    To support your contention about who is behind the drug trade...I offer this critically important quote by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov....

    "We have been treated as “subhumans.” For over a decade, Russia has been trying to establish partnership ties with NATO through CSTO. These efforts were not just about putting NATO and CSTO “in the same league.” As a matter of fact, CSTO is focused on catching drug dealers and illegal migrants around the Afghan border, and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation is the backbone of the international security forces, which, among other things, were tasked with fighting the terrorist threat and eliminating its financing schemes, which involve drug trafficking. We tried everything: we pleaded and then demanded real-time contact, so that once NATO detects a caravan transporting drugs and is unable to stop it, it alerts us across the border, so that this caravan could be intercepted by CSTO forces. They simply refused to talk to us. In private conversations, our NATO well-wishers (and I actually mean this in the positive way) told us that the alliance can’t view CSTO as an equal partner for ideological reasons."

    Lavrov's recent speech is probably the one of the most important speeches that has come out of Russia in a decade...I will be dealing with it on my blog in a future post.


  2. Taking this information into consideration, if anyone even remotely still entertains that ISIS is NOT a full-fledged Zionist Western army then they are an effing dupe - albeit witting or unwitting.

    Oh, so ISIS is not only involved in the oil trade but now they're going to horn in on the smack operations that the Zionist West worked so hard over the last decade to resurrect and control.

    Seriously, any commentator that even begins to think that ISIS is somehow NOT a Western Zionist entity should immediately be ignored as either too stupid or too much of a propagandist and that includes most of the most popular "alternative" geopolitical blogs.


    1. I hear ya, J S
      I hear ya!
      And there is "incompetence' and other foolishness.....
      A term that is so wrong to use for so many reasons

    2. Absolutely!
      I can't figure out why Russia continues to speak of ISIS/ISIL as though they were for real. I guess they serve the purpose of hyping the big scary Chechen terror meme which allows for more crackdowns on the people??

      And why Russia continues to provide BS cover for US and NATO drugs production in Afghanistan is anyone's guess.

    3. Neither links support your contentions.
      No direct quotes- nothing
      As for the chechens- if it looks like a NATO terrorist and it smells like a NATO terrorist - It must be a NAtO terrorist
      I can only point out the numbers of chechens that made their way to Syria to kill Syrians as proof of chechen terrorism
      run along disinfo agent, run along

  3. Not to forget that since the invasion of Afghanistan by nato, drug users have gone from a few thousands to more than a million people! Diseases have also increased. Surprisingly, drug users were almost none existing during the taliban regime. I was shocked when I went back in 2009

  4. Want to add one more thing.

    I heard/seen videos of farmers confessing that they were encouraged to grow opium and the reason they did it was because that was the only thing that could grow in that area. They did ask for the government to help them enrich the soil, but they were ignored.

    Also, in the hellmand province, farmers were offered protection.

    1. Hi shoes
      drug users in Afghanistan increased also- Rampant drug addiction is social engineering and NATO is very well aware of this.

      For the farmers, I see them as not having much choice in the matter.
      No doubt they have families to feed.
      And perhaps they continued to grow opium with guns to their heads?