WikiLeaks published 90,000 Afghanistan war documents on July 25th–mostly reports detailing operations by American and other allied forces in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2009. WikiLeaks threatened to publish thousands more Afghanistan War Documents. Oklahomans marched to the State Capitol Thursday evening in support of the 22-year-old intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of thousands of classified Afghanistan war records as of August 12th. WikiLeaks is self-described as a public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive materials to communicate to the public.
Heroin is a multibillion dollar business supported by powerful interests, which requires a steady and secure commodity flow.
The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers, and mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related details.
WikiLeaks is a non-profit website that offers the viewers the secret and uncensored information. WikiLeaks become popular overnight when readers applauded after the released the Afghan War Diary reports and the videos (uncensored) showing the US military that killed several citizens including the two reporters of Reuters.
The US Government has censored the context of war since Vietnam. The Vietnam war entered the homes of Americans that caused protestss.
Oklahoma City Peace House Director Nathaniel Batchelder said they endorse the march on the State Capitol, and he called Bradley Manning a hero along the lines of Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower behind the Pentagon Papers, which influenced decisions related to the Vietnam War. Ellsberg also supports Manning.
“We want to call the public’s attention to support the idea of whistleblowers like Bradley Manning who bring to light information Americans need to make informed decisions,” Batchelder said.
“There is no secret to the Afghanis or the Iraqis; they know their people are being killed every day. The secrets are hidden from us, the American people,” said Medea Benjamin, Co-founder of Code Pink Women For Peace and one of the organizers of the event.
Washington’s Hidden Agenda: To Restore the Afghan Opium Drug Trade:
Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent Afghan Opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the “international community”.
The heroin business is said to be “filling the coffers of the Taliban”. In the words of the US State Department.
“Afghan Opium is a source of literally billions of dollars to extremist and criminal groups. Cutting down the opium supply is central to establishing a secure and stable democracy, as well as winning the global war on terrorism,” (Statement of Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles. Congressional Hearing, 1 April 2004)
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium production in Afghanistan in 2003 is estimated at 3,600 tons, with an estimated area under cultivation of the order of 80,000 hectares.
A Prime Motivation for War in Afghanistan, Afghan Opium:
In the wake of the 2001 US bombing of Afghanistan, the British government of Tony Blair was entrusted by the G-8 Group of leading industrial nations to carry out a drug eradication program, which would, in theory, allow Afghan farmers to switch out of poppy cultivation into alternative crops. The British were working out of Kabul in close liaison with the US DEA’s “Operation Containment”.
The UK sponsored crop eradication program is an obvious smokescreen. Since October 2001, Afghan opium poppy cultivation has skyrocketed. The presence of occupation forces in Afghanistan did not result in the eradication of poppy cultivation. Quite the opposite.
The Taliban prohibition had indeed caused the beginning of a heroin shortage in Europe by the end of 2001
Heroin is a multibillion dollar business supported by powerful interests, which requires a steady and secure commodity flow. One of the “hidden” objectives of the war was precisely to restore the CIA sponsored drug trade to its historical levels and exert direct control over the drug routes.
Immediately following the October 2001 invasion, opium markets were restored. Opium prices spiraled. By early 2002, the opium price (in dollars/kg) was almost 10 times higher than in 2000.
In 2001, under the Taliban opiate production stood at 185 tons, increasing to 3400 tons in 2002 under the US sponsored puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai.
There are still millions of Americans who are deceived from the dubious propaganda of the New World Order controllers who prove themselves as greedy tycoons.