RUSSIA GOES HEAD TO HEAD AGAINST AMERICA DRUG RUNNING IN AFGHANISTAN
Editor’s Note: The drug cartels of Afghanistan have also taken into its fold the top level players from Pakistan. Whenever drug trade of Afghanistan is studied, it must also take Pakistan into its study. Without the study of Pakistan, this study remains inconclusive.
Colonel Eugene Khrushchev
“Since Afghan drug lords’ special rep Richard Holbrooke, in cahoots with CIA and Karzai Bros Drug Inc., hijacked US Afghan policy, DEA & SOF counternarcotics strategy has gone into a tailspin and the war on drugs has been jettisoned in favor of micro-soft policy on dope.….somebody somehow (did I say CIA Red Cell?) dusted off old Soviet geological data, updated by the US and UK experts in ’06, and planted a “feel good” story about a trillion dollar treasure trove in Afghanistan, lest your mind will not go into overdrive about the consequences of US creeping reconciliation with Afghan drug lords.”
Moscow International Forum “Drug Production in Afghanistan: A Challenge to the International Community” has been the latest public litmus test to check the validity and veracity of various approaches advocated by the main stakeholders in the Afghan Opium War.
To put the diplomatic niceties aside, it was a tacit showdown between the Russian counter-narcotics strategy and American dope policy.
Russia has emerged as the undisputed leader in the War on Drugs by re-taking the initiative from the United States and reiterating its unflagging commitment to zero-tolerance policy towards narco-cultivation in Afghanistan as a clear and present danger “to global peace and security” (Rainbow-2 Russian drug elimination plan).
This impression was punctuated by the Russian President address to the Forum: he announced the approval of the National Drug Control Strategy to 2020 and pointed to NATO’s notorious narco track record in Afghanistan – “political games around what is without any exaggeration a common global problem are simply unacceptable as they undermine our common international efforts and weaken our entire anti-drugs coalition”.
To beef up its counternarcotics strategy and to get the message across that Russia is dead-serious about slaying the Afghan Drug Dragon, the Kremlin has deployed the most formidable Task Force to the Forum: The President, Counter-Drug Tsar, Chairman of the State Duma Security Committee, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to NATO, FSKN chief representative to Afghanistan.
Drifting dope policy
Since Afghan drug lords’ special rep Richard Holbrooke, in cahoots with CIA and Karzai Bros Drug Inc., hijacked US Afghan policy, DEA and SOF counternarcotics strategy has gone into a tailspin and the war on drugs has been jettisoned in favor of micro-soft policy on dope.
The US newly-professed Drug Control Policy in Afghanistan has endorsed unconditional prohibition and abolition of opium poppy elimination and eradication under disguise of lavish lip service to drug interdiction and interception.
The demolition of counternarcotics strategy in the United States has triggered inevitable chain reaction:
• NSS, National Security Strategy has been carefully doctored to omit the Afghan Drug Control of US foreign policy.
• The status of the American delegation at the International Forum in Moscow correctly reflected the irrelevance of the of the Afghan drag challenge for the White House and the absence of a foolproof counter-narcotics strategy to present and promote. That’s why it was no match to the Russian delegation: US president or veep, Drug Control Tsar, DEA, FBI, State Dept. Chiefs; US/ISAF Commander and Ambassador to Afghanistan, the Committees Chairmen of Senate and Congress were all AWOL, mysteriously misled by “the most wanted” individual – the nefarious narco troubadour from the Foggy Bottom.
• Consequently, the US media was politically correct to pay as much attention to the Afghan Drug Cancer as the White House – that is, between zilch and zip. Instead, somebody somehow (did I say CIA Red Cell?) dusted off old Soviet geological data, updated by the US and UK experts in ’06, and planted a “feel good” story about a trillion dollar treasure trove in Afghanistan, lest your mind will not go into overdrive about the consequences of US creeping reconciliation with Afghan drug lords.
Conclusion: so far, America is able, but not willing, to protect Afghanistan from the Drug Menace. Russia is willing, but unable to execute its counter-narcotics strategy – until Afghanistan remains a US protectorate and the State Department foreign policy is manipulated by the narco moles.
The forecast: there’s a will, there’s a way. The wind of change is coming…
Colonel Evgeny Khrushchev is the military analyst at RT. (Russia Television) Contrary to the family tradition, he didn’t apply to Vladivostok Navy Academy to join the Pacific Fleet but enrolled in the Red Banner Institute specializing in Central Asian affairs. Experience Afghanistan PSYOPS officer of the 56th Airborne Assault Brigade in Gardez, Paktia, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Yugoslavia The Russian Airborne peace-keeping mission under the aegis of UNPROFOR. The United States The main mission: to promote rapport & rapprochement between Russian & American veterans, in close cohesion with US military attaché General Reppert and Special Forces General Metaxis. * Led the 1st delegation of Soviet Afghan Vets to the US at the invitation of VVA & VVC * Addressed SOLIC Command and JFK Special Warfare School * Consulted CBS 60 Minutes on the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan * Interviewed by ABC 20/20 and Discovery Channel * Featured by France Press, Boston Globe and USN& WR during the 1st Moscow putsch. Inspired by Chinese strategy, Persian Sufi poetry and British cats; addicted to Country & Blues and muscle cars. Favorite personal/personnel carrier – KA-50 Black Shark, due to financial & social constraints, settled for KTM 950 SM