It’s WMD all over again. Anonymous “US officials” are once again accusing a targeted “regime” of using “chemical weapons” & threatening that the U.S. may have to “hold it accountable”. Once again, western media is broadcasting these accusations & threats without skepticism or investigation.
Afghanistan under US military occupation produces approximately 90% of the World’s illegal supply of opium which is used to produce heroin. The production of opium in Afghanistan has registered a 49 fold increase since 2001.
Whilst there are no golden ages, it is abundantly clear that the world today is in a very unhealthy state. From Eastern Europe to North Africa to the Middle East, countries have been severely destabilised, resulting in carnage & the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives.
Below is Robert Parry’s incisive article on Hollywood’s interpretation of the Soviet Afghan war. The US sponsored “Freedom Fighters” were Al Qaeda. The Mujahideen were mercenaries recruited by the CIA. It was all for a good cause: destabilize a progressive secular government, occupy and destroy Afghanistan.