As the USA prepares for war with North Korea, politicians and the media have failed to tell the public about the vast opium fields in the country.
As Afghanistan’s drug trafficking business continues to soar following the illegal occupation by U.S. forces 16 year ago, the military industrial complex are now setting their sights on North Korea.
“In its early stage, the Kim Jong-un regime declared a war against drugs, getting rid of poppy fields,” North Korea’s opium poppies remained at least somewhat secreted from its citizens under the rule of Kim Jong-il.
Ma Young Ae, a defector and former North Korean spy who lives in Virginia, explained. Ma told us the North Korean government produced opium on a large scale. But it hid its poppy fields from most of the population. Ma only saw the fields because she was an insider.
After harvesting the fields, the government would put its empty factories to use. The government would turn on its production lines at night and process opium. Then they would pack the product in plastic cubes the size of dictionaries and export it out of the country through China.
Funding an entire government’s operations from the cultivation and production of opium should be a piece of cake, should illegal markets fail, America has an insidious obsession with opioids.
Tens of thousands each year die of overdoses from heroin, opioids, and/or their synthetics in the USA alone, in large part, courtesy of the pharmaceutical industry’s reckless devotion to painkillers.
US doctors began to fill out a record number of prescriptions for the drugs in an attempt to treat patients’ pain conditions. Then, people hooked on painkillers began to move over to heroin, as they or their sources of drugs, lost their prescriptions.
And recently, more people have begun moving to fentanyl, an opioid that’s even more potent and cheaper than heroin. The result is a deadly epidemic that so far shows no signs of slowing down.”
Opioids doled out like candy by doctors and hospitals to those suffering but unaware of the addiction pitfalls inherent in rising tolerance, short-term prescriptions, and — in particular — the availability of potent substances like heroin and fentanyl on the black market.
The recent HSBC bank scandal exposed how trillions of dollars in black market sales are brazenly being laundered offshore.”
It must be duly noted, America’s opioid epidemic mushroomed only after U.S. troops invaded Afghanistan.
The War in Afghanistan saw the country’s practically dead opium industry expanded dramatically. By 2014, Afghanistan was producing twice as much opium as it did in 2000. By 2015, Afghanistan was the source of 90% of the world’s opium poppy.
Claiming terrorism as the impetus for invading Afghanistan would be at least as absurd as the Drug Enforcement Agency claiming the global War on Drugs has been a success. Taliban forces have returned in strength to the nation whose opium poppies are guarded by U.S. troops.
Whether that war includes plans for the U.S. usurpation of North Korea’s literal cash crop of opium poppies will undoubtedly be determined soon.
Your News Wire.com / ABC Flash Point Opium News 2018.