November 1st, 2010
11:34 AM ET

Russian troops join the drug war in Afghanistan

CNN's Matthew Chance speaks to Russian drugs chief Victor Ivanov as Russian troops join the drug war in Afghanistan.

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  1. Julio Lyttle

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  2. Free

    Спасибо понравилось !

    December 1, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Me

    most of you are ridiculous. 1st- The fact that any of you think your religion is any more correct than anyone elses is just ignorant. Every person is created equal and the fact is religion is just a way for one culture to try and push their beliefs on everyone else. the real truth is everyone needs to get over themselves and look at the big picture. who wants to live in a world where everyone is trying to control everyone. I believe everyone has the right to believe in whatever they want as long as you are not hurting anybody. The fact extremists use there religion as a scapegoat for their actions is very disturbing, and there are extremists in all religions, in order for us as a human race to evolve we need to grow the f_ck up and realize all religion should be the belief in a greater power and not punish people for having different beliefs. i think that is the message all religions are trying to send. BASICALLY MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND TRY TO LIVE A RESPECTABLE LIFE BECAUSE HONESTLY FIGHTING GETS YOU NOWHERE NO MATTER WHAT THE REASON

    November 23, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. JIm

    We should simply TAX and LEGALIZE drugs; everyone KNOWS that fignting drugs is a fools errand, and that the revenue will soon have the government of Afghanistan awash in more money than it will know what to do with.
    Irrefutable logic, right?

    November 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. eleni russell

    to all of you:..cant any of you ever have a disucssion and or debate using critical thinking..objectivity..instead of always
    interjecting god, jesus, allah..baloney ..baloney...baloney!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is not a Deity in the sky!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy.....

    Larry ..I was a Buddhist. I was taught about trinity when I went for Baptism classes. So I believe what they taught me. and reading from the bible and other books. But God was letting me know he exists before the Baptism. Our God is compassionate and great !!! God is everything !!

    November 4, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I noticed how the right-wing news media never mentioned the fact opium production in Afghanistan was at an all time low back in 2001,just prior the U.S.led invasion. How hard they try to make NATO look good!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Do You really think You are any better??? The Old Testament and the 10 Commandments is the only true words of GOD!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      we are in a new covenant after Jesus came. We are guided by the holy spirit now. It says in the Hebrew 8:11 ...No longer will a man teach his neighbor ,or a man his brother ,saying know the lord, because they will all know me.,from the least of them to the greatest.
      Under the old covenant God spoke only through some specially chosen people . People had to inquire of them to know the will of GOD IN ANY SITUATION. Now ,every believer can look withing himself and listen to the holy spirit as he reveals the will of God. Everyone from the least to the greatest ,is able to know the lord personally like I do.

      November 4, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. LarryKegel(US Army)

    You are know better than They are... Because You bring Your Faith by saying Hindu as they do when They talk about Jesus!!! Why can't we talk about Religion where it belongs and not have it brought up in every subject that We discuss??? You Catholics are the Worse with doing it!!! Jesus is not the answer for everything...

    November 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I wonder what You would call Me with the way I think??? I'm sure others would like to know too!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      LarryKegal(US army) what ever it is... I thank you for your post and I am happy and in peace as reminded me to read the old testimony again.

      November 6, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The Jews just talk about GOD it was the Catholic Religions that brought GOD The Father into the Book!!! Everyone has a different way of calling the Real GOD- GOD and only GOD knows which is the right way to Talk With GOD...

    November 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      LarryKegal (us army) ..If you ever get time ..please read Mathew Chapter 1. This is where I found Jesus is Messiah. But now I read old testimony too again from the beginning.

      November 5, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Dan: Most of the Verses that You quote are from the Old Testament!!! So in short You are quoting from the Jewish Bible not the Catholic Bible!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Dindy: Why don't You read the Old Testament??? You will get more truth from that than the New testament!!! Personally I'm not interest in Your quotes and I'm sure Others of a different Faith thinks the same way as I do...

    November 3, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      Larry ...I too have fallen love with the old testimony if I am speaking the truth. I have read it all. My favorite is Psalms .

      November 4, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. LarryKegel(US Army)

    It is not the Devil work if We don't believe in Jesus... Because I have more right to my belief Being Jewish than You do in Yours!!! Because all Religions are from the Jewish Religion...

    November 3, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Could that be because You don't read it with a Open mind??? I might not always agree with what He has to say when He talks right... But I do Respect what He has said and Told Him where I think He is wrong!!! I do that with everyone...

    November 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I hate to say this... But the only true Religion is the Jewish Religion!!! All the others was formed from That Religion...

    November 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The one thing You have to under stand is the Bible that GOD gave us is the Old Testament.... The New Testament is written from the head of the faith that believes in Jesus not the rest of the Religions!!! Why do You think there are so many different Religions??? Who has the right to say which one is right besides GOD???

    November 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. LarryKegel(US Army)

    You might not agree with it... But it is a lot better than what We usually get wouldn't You say??? We do not have to agree with the Person... But We can respect what They have to say and Tell Them how You think They are wrong!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  19. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Now that I can agree with... Why can't everyone say How they feel rather than calling a Person a name??? We can learn from both sides of the same story!!! As long as You discuss it and not just say it is wrong...

    November 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LarryKegel(US Army)

    What I say is My feeling not from the Jewish Bible!!! That to me is better than preaching to the People of other faith....

    November 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Dan In Lafayette, In: Why did you see the Tea Party with Uzzi at the Protest in Washington D.C.??? Were they planning to use it???

      November 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I personally think that the Buddha's Way is a lot better than the Hindu!!! They are more into medicating... Any Religion can practice the way of the Buddha!!! Because it is a way of living not a Religion...

    November 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  22. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Dindy: You have a good point there... The Jews believe We are all GODS Children!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  23. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Anononoe: Don't we all have Issues??? Other wise why Would We waste Our time on here???

    November 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dindy.....

    t these people believe in 360 .still forgiveness salvation (that was the only purpose that Jesus was sent to earth by God) But killing every one who believes trinity. Jesus took the curse of humanity upon himself on the cross of Calvary. we now have both the word and the indwelling holy spirit.we dont live seeking after prophecies because we have the holy spirit living inside of us.If someone prophecies over us ,it has to agree with word and what the holy spirit says inside of us.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I can't believe that anyone could ever believe in that!!! Why would Jesus Give His Life so that People can sin and have Him take that sin by Him??? It makes more sense if Everyone live by GODS 10 commandments!!! That way You wouldn't be sinning in the first place... For what Reason would GOD want GODS People to sin??? That would be more that the devil would want You to do... So if You believe that You are believing in the Devil not GOD!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Larry...Jesus came for reunion. People were still sinning even though there was Ten commandments. Only Nova was good by the face of God. So God destroyed every one else. Gamora and Sadom destruction was also worse. Then there was a prophecy that the messiah is coming. It is fulfilled as Jesus came and died on the cross. Now no one can sin. Because Jesus do not come back to die on cross for others sin. But he comes back to Judge. This is in the new testimony.

        November 4, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  25. thetideisabouttoturn

    you people don't believe this bull do ya? You know it wasn't the heroin they blew up. They didn't show it did they. Not close up of anything. NOT ONE OZ. They show barrels rolling on the ground empty, you heard it's sound. Then you see the small grenade boom from around the corner. hahahaha. EVil has found a willing servant. cnn is also pure evil. 100% pure evil I say. The zionists are nothing but shifty snakes. If i'm lie'n i'm die'n. And I ain't. I was there and trust me. The taliban had it all but wiped out in 2000 after years of steady decline then we came and it has gone up dramatically since the day we stepped foot looking for dead bin laden. We knew he was dead since 2001 dec. Everybody except u.s. population knows it. our msm is pure evil I say. We set a new heroin record each year. Russia has been trying to negate it but we say, "no thanks, it's a dirty job but,...somebodies gotta' do it." eeeeeyahhh.! hahahaha. Our country,has been double evil since 1913 at least. Our presidents, fakes. Traitors. Blackmale victims. The mega rich roachchilds put in comprimised people so they can control them. Clinton with that girl, she was mossad. depends on the definition of is, is. hahaahhahar.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  26. jacob

    what is the use , give more money and wepons to pakisthan ..they know what to do?

    November 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnson & Johnson

      You're probably some Chinese joker who hates the CIA.

      November 3, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  27. Hello I am Russian

    If You have VODKA I will fight for this with NARCOTICS!!! =)

    p.s. with bear and balalayka.

    I do not like the USA the NATO and so on, I do not like te USSR, but now the USA is the worst.... than USSR! =))))

    November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Sounds like you are a good candidate to convert to Islam.

      November 9, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  28. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    You still don't want to answer why you can take verses like Isaiah 42 and I think your talking about John 16:13 and say that it is prophecy for the coming of your prophet Muhammad, but if you look in John 14:16 it tells you that the helper or the comforter which you proclaim to be Muhammad, cannot be received by the world because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him because He dwells with you and will be in you. Surely He is talking about the Holy Spirit!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Still you do not answer why you take verses from the Bible like Isaiah 42 and use them for your own prophecy and not of that of Jesus but you call the Bible not the written word of God! you also have taken verse of John to proclaim the coming of the comforter which is the Holy Spirit not your false prophet! You are a hypocrite! And a bad one!

    November 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Your insane, you cannot stand to be refuted!

    November 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Is that what Muhammad thought before he became religious?

    November 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      You guys of 360 degrees are the animals with no respect for humans other than those of your 360 degree circle or rectangle whichever you want to call it!

      November 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    So why do you take some of the verses and use them as the coming of the so called spirit of truth prophet Muhammad?

    November 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  33. naz

    you are all crazy are you dumb or confused or ignorant or all three,the russians invaded Afghanistan for the soul purpose of the heroin trade they had going on that was about to stop on them when the muslim finally rised and said follow islam stop being greedy the russian warlords and there afghan followers didnt like there is petrolem. what ever i said is proven from my father who is a Afghan pashtun to america even explaining russias war with Afghanistan. why would russia have a issue with a country that has no money no nothing what can they see in them? o wait you dont see it your being tricked. Afgahnistan is the Gold mine for the world you find the product that is used to build nucs in Afghanistan, you got opium big drug trade plus medecine use. you got fine hash thats exported through out the world even to amsterdam dont be fooled i been there they have it and its the same as Afghan hash what a coencedent. they have petrol they have this new supposly but i believe they knew before, coal mine mixd with many other things thats over trillionsof dollars. they dont care for the people they want the riches and we are allowing them to kill i say if you want Afghan richs sit wit them and make trades and deals dont kill all and take all. russians are evil like everyone else no one cares the gov't of afghanistan really doesnt they just want power. i went off topic a little sorry. but back to topic the russians dont care just more drugs they could seiz and then put in there back offices for evedence and its gone or supposly they discard it seriouse????? you think russia or anyiother country through away 82million they all need money and are greedy...

    November 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Naz: The Catholics can not talk on the Subject... So They bring religion into it!!! That is why the rest of us talk Religion instead of what the Subject is... I just try to answer what I read sorry... If I get off the subject...

      November 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dindy.....

    Muhammad never did miracles like Jesus. Adam gave the God given Authority to Devil and God sent Jesus to take it back from Devil. Jesus did not agree when devil asked him to worship him and in return he would give whole earth and its wealth to Jesus what Adam had given to Devil. But Jesus said no. Jesus took the Authority back from devil and reunite people with God. No one should underestimate that great sacrifice of Jesus. For that Jesus was rewarded by God. That is why we ask everything in Jesus name as we are not Holy like him in the face of God.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Dan: Were You there to see Jesus Miracles??? The only Miracles I see are the ones That GOD made for us!!! One of GODS best Miracles is berth of GODS Children... The animals and Sites that GOD gave us!!! Those are miracles... Please tell us the Miracles Jesus gave us???

      November 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Larry ..K(US ARMY).... Sir...I just said Jesus saved me from the fear of death. Also you must have seen the movie 9/11 about wtc. There two men who has survived has seen Jesus. People who are crazy with evil spirit come to salvation when we bind those spirits in Jesus name.
        On the last supper ..Jesus has said to remind him till he come back again . That is what we do when take the holy sacrament. Anyway I believe each of has a mission from God . I am going to the villages where I never have been earlier as Holy spirit sends me . Then I tell about God and bless them .Can see a big change in these houses. Each of us have a mission. Praise God for all the people who think about others and pray for each other and help each other and correct each other no matter where they come or what they believe,.

        November 4, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  35. Dindy.....

    Christianity is nothing....??? I was a Idol worshiper and sinner . One day I was experiencing death in a dream. I was going inside a dark tunnel. Jesus appeared to me at the end of that dark tunnel and I was not scared after that. Before that dream I had never read a bible. His face was like sun. Feet were like silver swords. His cloak was brilliant white. i NEVER FORGET that image. Jesus is a living spirit and a comforter. Jesus is with God again.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I'm happy that You have a Dream and Jesus was in it!!! That still doesn't make him the Messiah for the rest of Us... So Please keep your belief to Yourself!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Dindy and Dan: It is great that You have Your beliefs!!! But to say it is GODS word is where I have to have You stop it... Because the only thing that is GODS words is the Old Testament and the 10 Commandments!!! So Please quit trying to through Your beliefs to the rest of Us...

        November 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Larry kegal(US Army) what I was telling is what Mathew Chapter 1 verses 18 to 23 saying in the new testimony.Also chapter 1verse 1 saying. Please read ..It says Jesus is Messiah

        November 5, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dindy.....

    Dan in they believe is old testimony only. In Quran it says Jesus is a prophet only.That is how they are taught. They dont believe the miracles Jesus did. Only Jesus could do them in the whole history. Because he was the only one who was perfect in the spirit of God.No one else had done miracles like him before. So it is a great evidence that he is from father and he was with him even before the creation.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      In the Jewish Religion we don't even think Jesus is a prophet... We are still waiting for Our Messiah to come!!! We believe when He are She would come there will be PEACE on Earth...

      November 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Larry thank you for posting. I like to learn from each other.

        November 5, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  37. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Why do you make up such lies, but I guess it comes from your ancestors who come from the father of lies! You do not know the history of the United States so do not pretend that you do! We started as a nation with Judeo-Christian values that held respect for all religions and the freedom for those to worship any religion unlike any Islamic nation even today in the 21st century! We never allowed incest to happen in the history of America and the comforter you like to use from the gospel of John but nothing else(and I hope you know what god says about taking bits out of the Bible or putting them into it)Is the HOLY SPIRIT NOT YOUR ILLITERATE PERVERT OF A PROPHET MUHAMMAD WHO HAS NOT MADE ONE PROPHECY YET THAT HAS COME TO PASS!

    November 2, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You start out right that The Our Leaders believe in Religion... But They also believe that Religion and Politics should be separate!!! My problem is that the Catholic Religion is trying to force Their Faith on everyone... Just like How You People keep quoting from Your Bible as it is the word of GOD!!! I'm happy for you that You believe in Jesus and Your Bible... But being any other Religion it is not Our belief!!! So quit trying to force Your belief on the rest of us...

      November 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    You know nothing of Jesus or what He stands for, so do not measure your prophet up against God Himself! And when you call Muhammad the spirit of truth when the 55 year old man marries a 9 year old girl according to tradition is this not human sickness? Does this young girl not deserve to enjoy her childhood with other children instead of being a slave to an old pervert?

    November 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  39. George Patton

    As much as I admire the Russians,I wish that they'd refrain from helping the NATO forces in any way. I hate to see them fight on the morally wrong side of this conflict but then again,nobody's perfect!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The reason Why Russia is fighting on NATO and the US side is because the Tarriest has attacked Their Country too!!! There isn't any Country in the World that will not protect Their Country...

      November 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        If you're going to impersonate me,at least learn how to spell,will you? The word is "terrorist",not "tarriest"!!!

        November 3, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Jesus knew all about the prophets and the law and never denied the truth in them. He also said that I am the alpha and the omega!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Well I read the gospel of John and i can't find where he said that I am the alpha and omega, but he does say in John 8:58 before Abraham was I AM and also in John 10:30 I and my Father are one!

      November 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You weren't there so all You can do is what is told to You!!! That goes with any Religion including the Jewish Religion... I personally don't care what You think... What bothers me is when You try to force Your beliefs on Me and others that doesn't believe in it!!! The only ones that doesn't is the Jews and the Buddha... Because We are taught to respect others believes!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    So by going into a Church with the intent to kill as many as possible does not show you that they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    that has come to pass unlike your prophet who has not one prophecy come to pass!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Anonone

    Just what is needed – get more and more involved and bring in other countries... This is a road to hell – or 3rd WW

    November 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      It is a lot better working with other Countries than fighting Them wouldn't You say??? The way to make them change is by talking with Them and if They don't try to change... Either don't Buy Their Merchandise are charge a high Tariff on Their goods!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dindy.....

    well written sanity.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sanity

      why thank you!!!

      November 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anonone

        For your own sanity... stop replying to the Jacoby dude – he has issues...

        November 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Farooq Rabbani

    Under the Taliban drugs production had been eradicated!!!!!!!!!!!
    enter USA invasion and the drug growing increases by 5000%
    do the research


    November 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      How right you are,Farooq Rabbani. Thank you!

      November 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Honyak

        No Larry, Farooq is incorrect. The Taliban stopped the production of Hashish in order to keep their own troops from getting stoned all the time. Opium/Heroin was exported to be consumed by infidels and was not only tolerated but managed as a major source of revenue by both the Taliban & their ISI handlers. Never trust anyone named Farooq.
        Read Ahmed Rashid's new book "Descent into Chaos" to understand the truth of all this insanity.

        November 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Yakoba: I agreed with everything You said until You got to the Degrees!!! That I just stop understanding what You were talking about... My Friend Please leave that part out so That People won't mind what Your saying!!! They just might agree with You more... Just a Suggestion from a American Friend!!!

        November 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Who ever is using My real name??? Will You please quit it... I do not agree with What He said and if I did I would tell Him myself!!!

        November 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sanity

      and under the Taliban, no human rights, women get acid thrown in their face, shall i go on?

      November 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        I keep saying that I would like an explanation to your math problems...360 degrees etc. But i guess you don't read very well because you haven't explained it yet. I'll tell you what, I will type really slowly since I know you read very slow. It is clear that you are brainwashed by the trinity of taliban (filthy) education. 180 degree (taliban)->horrific, makes you incredibly uneducated. You attack the intelligence of the west, but without us, you would all be living in caves running around cutting each others heads off, oh wait, you're still doing that.

        November 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • atal

        Yalobi aka Mohammad A Dar spouts his rubbish here because he is under the misapprehension that people think everything he posts is of interest. he used to post comments in the Dawn newspaper (India) until he got himself blocked.

        November 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        HoneyAk: So will You please tell Me Who's Drugs did We burn??? If the Taliban is against it like You say!!! Why is it We were the ones getting rid of it instead of Them??? You can't have it both ways!!!

        November 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Farooq is incorrect.

      The Taliban shut down opium production for only one season. This was to purely drive prices up because they were so low for all the years they were cultivating during the failed regime.

      November 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Sanity: I read what He had to say too... He started making sense until He went to His old way of thinking!!! What He says I agree with until the end...

        November 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Sanity: Up to the 360 degree I agreed with Him again!!!

        November 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Atal: If you would read between the craziness You might even agree with some of the things He says!!! You just have to read between the degrees...

        November 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Now that I can agree on!!!

        November 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. U. No Who

    Bush & GOP put the Drug Traffickers back in business after the Taliban shut them down. The CIA increased their drug market share from 60% of world market to 90%. If Obama shuts them down & shuts BP oil down, the CIA will do to him what they did to Wallace, King, Kennedys & what Neil Bush's friend did to Reagan. I would give up all jobs to see China & the other Communists go down. Obama kissed BP's a_s, just like the rest of them did. The Demoncrat & GOP leaders are traitors. Up with the People and down with the GOP & Demoncrat scu_.

    November 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Tom Posey: Like I said before the reason why is the way We are doing it compare to the way the Russian did it!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Sorry Tom,I didn't post the above. The Russians were trying to save a tottering Communist government from falling. The Russians were motivated by their ideology whereas The NATO forces are motivated by their own greed as they're aspiring to exploit Afghan resources!

        November 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      If you see how Russia and China is doing business today... The only difference between us and Them is the wages!!! Their way of Business is other wise the same as Ours... Otherwise They would have the American Manufactures there doing Their work for them!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  47. LarryKegel(US Army)

    It just shows even Russia knows which side to fight with!!! It is about time the World got together to get rid of the Drug Trade and Tarriest...

    November 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      Agree need drugs and no need suicide bombers. Both things are terrible

      November 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Honyak: That sounds more reasonable to me!!! Thanks for letting us know...

        November 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Honyak

        Aye Larry, now just read that book. It'll make you shake your head in wonder at the insanity of it all. You won't be able to put it down.

        November 5, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      The Russians would do a lot better to try to find a face-saving way for NATO to pull out of Afghanistan. Besides,as long as there is a demand for drugs people will always find a way to meet it. Moreover,the right-wing media conveniently forgot to mention the fact that the drug production was at an all-time low in 2001,prior to the NATO invasion!!!

      November 1, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Honyak

        Dan, your report of opium pruduction in 2001 being at an all time low is correct; do you know the reason why?
        Because the Taliban had overproduced enough opium in 2000, they had stored the surplus and viciously supressed the poppy farmers in 2001 in order to keep the price up.
        Please read the book "Descent into Chaos" by Ahmed Rashid about this and everything else going on in that crazy place. He writes well & he was there in the heart of it all.

        November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom Posey

        Quite right,Dan. Another reason NATO should never have gotten into Afghanistan any more that the Russians. In fact,had the Russians been successful back in the 1980's there would be no drug production in Afghanistan today.

        November 2, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        I think the way We did it was a lot better than when They tried doing it!!! They were trying to take over the Country...

        November 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ceasar

        this just proves one thing. The enemy of our enemy is our friend. Way back in the 1979 Russian invasion of Afganistan, US's enemy's enemy was Afganistan. Unfortunately US had it mishandled causing decades of chaos and lawlessness in the land. As the US and Nato strives to bring back order, it is a great advantage if both can get help from the russians – not necessarily their fire power, but more on their experience of a humilliating defeat

        November 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |