Obama caught on unwillingness to combat Afghan heroin


Barack, Obamabot: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

The administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013 rejected a plan to prosecute the commanders of the Taliban (banned in Russia) and their allies of the American drug courts. This writes the Politico.

A plan called “Operation response” (Operation Reciprocity) provided for the suppression of the supply of the drug worldwide and resistance to the Taliban, whose revenues from the drug trade contributed to the growth of the insurgency in Afghanistan and killing American soldiers in the country. However, the Obama administration, citing “political considerations” document was rejected.

“It was the most effective of all developed strategies for curbing the supply of drugs from Afghanistan and their separation from the Taliban,” says one of the developers of the operation Michael Marsac (Marsac Michael).

Now the authors of the plan — the Department for combating drugs and the Ministry of justice criticized the decision of the former administration and we hope that the current occupant of the White house Donald trump will adopt previously developed tactics to combat the supply of heroin from Central Asian countries.

The Taliban and related drug barons are responsible for supplying 90 percent of heroin in the world, the newspaper writes.

The Islamist Taliban movement emerged in 1994 in the midst of the Afghan war. In 1996-2001 the Taliban were in power in Afghanistan, and after the overthrow in 2001, began to conduct a guerrilla war with government troops and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Russia the Taliban is recognized as a terrorist organization.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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