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  1. #1 Report: Obama Admin ‘Shelved’ Plan to Prosecute Taliban Heroin Traffickers 
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    The Obama administration, citing “political concerns” in 2013, derailed a plan to prosecute Taliban drug kingpins in U.S. courts that could have curtailed unprecedented heroin operations in Afghanistan that fueled the deadly opioid crisis across the United States, a Politico investigation found.

    Identified as Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) legal advisers at the time, the authors of the plan, code-named Operation Reciprocity, told Politico, “The real reason it was shut down was fears it would jeopardize the administration’s efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks and still-secret prisoner swap negotiations involving U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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    On one hand, you have the article.

    On the other hand, Bush43 never even entertained the thought of a plan. I'd occasionally forum-rant about Mullah Omar and the Afghan tribal-leaders being allowed to keep using the fields for cash.

    On the third hand, humans were cultivating the stuff thousands of years before Christ. Homer had Odysseus interacting with it as part of his 10-year journey back from Troy. Morpheus, the Greek God Of Dreams, would presently have morphine named after him.

    Queen Elizabeth I was sending ships to bring back " Only the finest " opium.

    Recently, the Bayer Aspirin Company synthesized a stronger version of morphine in 1895... heroin.

    There'll always be groups of people who'll make sure we never eradicate the crap. That said, there's no excuse to not napalm the shit out of Afghan's poppy-fields. Their farmers went all-in on it centuries ago. Too bad for them. Shame on the Jarrett/Obama Administration for backing-away from the crisis.
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