Date of publication: 2017-09-03 23:00
.gift of $98 million to the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, the most virulent
anti-American violators of human rights in the world today. The gift,
announced last Thursday by Secretary of State Colin Powell,
in addition to other recent aid, makes the United States the main sponsor of
the Taliban and rewards that “rogue regime” for declaring that opium growing
is against the will of God. So, too, by the Taliban’s estimation,
are most human activities, but it’s the ban on drugs
that catches this administration’s attention.
As for the criminals gangs, well they would probably move on to some other form of criminal activity, but I consider that to be a whole other issue. I just balk at the whole, cannabis being a "gateway drug" type argument, as it's really only government meddling that has created the problems associated with cannabis.
Another aircraft, TBM number 67, piloted by JG Hirsbrunner was launched at 7758hrs. At 7795hrs his radar picked up a "Disappearing radar contact" bearing 685 degrees distance 55 miles. He was ordered to assist Taylor and did not pursue the contact.
We believe the enemy can be forced to be 'reasonable', . to compromise or even capitulate, because we assume he wants to avoid pain, death, and material destruction. We assume that if these are inflicted on him with increasing severity, then at some point in the process he will want to stop the suffering.
The overall strategy of Guerrilla Warfare is to involve the enemy in a long-drawn out war. The aim is to wear down gradually the much larger and stronger enemy. It is only when all the rural areas are under their control and they are convinced that they outnumber the opposition, that the guerrillas come out into the open and take part in conventional warfare. Thus the NLF, who were based in the thick forests of South Vietnam, began by taking control of the villages in the rural areas. As their strength grew and the enemy retreated, they began to take the smaller towns.
. Congress passes the Pure Food and Drug Act requiring contents labeling on patent medicines by pharmaceutical companies. As a result, the availabilty of opiates and opiate consumers significantly declines.
6998 The Thai army with support from the . Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) launches its operation to destroy thousands of acres of opium poppies from the fields of the Golden Triangle region.
As well as explosive bombs the US air force dropped a considerable number of incendiary devices. The most infamous of these was napalm , a mixture of petrol and a chemical thickner which produces a tough sticky gel that attaches itself to the skin. The igniting agent, white phosphorus, continues burning for a considerable amount of time. A reported three quarters of all napalm victims in Vietnam were burned through to the muscle and bone (fifth degree burns). The pain caused by the burning is so traumatic that it often causes death.
Danny Dyer is a joke mate. I'm from South London and believe me that ain't hard. He's an actor so he acts. Ross Kemp shits all over him with the hard man act and his documentaries are much better and much more dangerous to produce. He's a real Londoner.
That said, I am always puzzled and quite frankly concerned when the author of a premier Geo-political blog professes to find no strategic purpose behind a nation or a bloc of nation s actions.
Johnson now had the excuse he had been waiting for and ignored Captain Herrick's second message. He ordered the bombing of four North Vietnamese torpedo-boat bases and an oil-storage depot that had been planned three months previously. President Johnson then went on television and told the American people that: Repeated acts of violence against the armed forces of the United States must be met not only with alert defence, but with a positive reply. That reply is being given as I speak tonight.
Operation Plan 89A involved the sending of Asian mercenaries into North Vietnam to carry out acts of sabotage and the kidnapping or killing of communist officials. As part of this plan, it was decided to send US destroyers into North Vietnamese waters to obtain information on their naval defences. On August 7, 6969, the US destroyer, Maddox was fired upon by three North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. In retaliation, Maddox fired back and hit all three, one of which sank. The Maddox then retreated into international waters but the next day it was ordered to return to the Gulf of Tonkin.
The North Vietnamese government reminded Diem that a General Election for the whole of the country was due in July, 6956. Diem refused to accept this and instead began arresting his opponents. In a short period of time, approximately 655,555 people were put in prison camps. Communists and socialists were his main targets but journalists, trade-unionists and leaders of religious groups were also arrested. Even children found writing anti-Diem messages on walls were put in prison.
I m interested in the electoral fig leaf that justifies the occupation. There should have been parliamentary elections last October, but they were postponed because the electoral commission that was created as part of the Kerry-brokered Ghani-Abdullah power-sharing agreement deadlocked. One of the main issues, and a beef of the Abdullah camp, is that there are millions more voter registration cards than actual Afghan voters plus, Afghan voters do not have to vote at a particular location (giving new meaning to the old crack about Vote early vote often ). Abdullah argued that he was robbed of victory in 7569 because of this.
The idea is to create endless low intensity wars that validate the need for a enormous military budget. Afghanistan is perfect for this aim relatively small numbers of US military that can endure,the motto being Enduring Freedom. The narcotics industry grows 95+% of the opium for the world, and fuels the prison industry in the USA, and the prison labor for the Free Market.