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U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields | General Says 20,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan

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Many news stories about U.S. Military protecting poppy fields fail to point out some of the very obvious hypocrisy.

It’s not just that poppies are grown for opium, that can be turned into heroine. If the fact that our military budget assists in other countries drug problems, that would be a small, but relevant point of hypocrisy. The larger picture is that these opium fields are also used to supply opium all over the world and are used to create pharmaceutical drugs that we use in the United States as well as everywhere else in the world.

Yes, as usual, the wealthy mega-corporations exploit the poor and exacerbate their problems to make a profit.

U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields

Dr. Paul L. Williams   Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Marines of Bravo’s Company 1st Platoon sleep beside groves of poppies Troops of the 2nd Platoon walk through the fields on strict orders not to swat the heavy opium bulbs. The Afghan farmers and laborers, who are engaged in scraping the resin from the bulbs, smile and wave at the passing soldiers.

The Helmand province is the world’s largest cultivator of opium poppies – the crop used to make heroin.

Afghanistan grew 93 percent of the world’s poppy crop last year, with Helmand alone responsible for more than half of the opium production in the country, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

we are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid benjamin franklinHeroin, as it turns out, represents the only staple of the Afghan economy. The country manufactures no domestic products for exportation and the rocky terrain yields no cash crops – – except, of course, the poppies.

The poppies fuel the great jihad against the United States and the Western world. More than 3,500 tons of raw opium is gleaned from the poppy crops every year, producing annual revenues for the Taliban and al Qaeda that range from $5 billion to $16 billion.

Destroying the fields could very well put an end to terrorist activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

But the Obama Administration remains intent upon protecting the poppies so that the Afghan farmers and local drug lords can reap the benefits of what purports to be a bumper crop.

Many Marines in the field are scratching their heads over the situation.

General Says 20,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The American commander in the Middle East said on Tuesday that he had recommended that 13,600 United States troops remain in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends in 2014, a number slightly higher than the one being considered by NATO and Pentagon officials.

The officer, Gen. James N. Mattis of the Central Command, revealed his recommendation during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he also said that a NATO contribution to an enduring mission in Afghanistan could equal half of the American deployment, for a total alliance troop presence of 20,000 under his proposal.

President Obama has not decided on the size of any troop deployment after 2014, which would also require agreement with the government in Kabul.

During a session of NATO defense ministers last month, alliance officials discussed a proposal for training, support and counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan after 2014 that envisioned a force of up to 9,500 American troops and up to 6,000 more from other coalition nations.

George Little, the Pentagon press secretary, said those talks focused on a smaller range of 8,000 to 12,000 troops over all, including American and allied contributions. There are about 66,000 American troops in Afghanistan today, with that number to drop to 32,000 by early next year.

Discussing Syria, General Mattis told the Senate that providing weapons and other lethal aid to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad was complicated, and potentially self-defeating, since the situation was so chaotic that the arms could end up in the possession of militants linked to terrorist organizations.

His assessment of Iran’s nuclear program is that Tehran is enriching uranium at a pace far beyond any peaceful purpose, but that he fully supports economic sanctions. General Mattis warned Iran not to view reductions in American deployments in the region as a sign of weakness; they were brought on by budget cuts under the sequester.

poppy nacartics afghanistan troopsIn particular, he noted that he had other combat assets to make up for the decision to deploy just one aircraft carrier in the region, rather than two. “I have what it takes to make it the enemy’s longest day and their worst day,” General Mattis said. “And we’ll get the other carrier out there quickly to reinforce.

General Mattis testified alongside Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of the Special Operations Command, who also was questioned on the impact of the sequester on his ability to carry out training and missions.

Admiral McRaven said the sequester cut of $900 million per year for the Special Operations Command would be made even worse by reductions in money to the various armed services that support his organization and its personnel.

“So the service cuts that they take compound the problem of Special Operations support,” he said. “I get a tremendous amount of my support from the various services, and that will absolutely affect the Special Operations capability of this nation.”


Increasing Number of Children Removed From Parents Custody For Refusal to Give Medications and Vaccinations

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Incidence of children being taken away from parents because of refusal to give dangerous medications, vaccinations or treatments is increasing at an alarming rate. This despite the fact that there is no law requiring a parent to give their child any medication, let alone dangerous or questionable medication that is known to have potentially severe side effects. There are no laws on the books requiring parents to vaccinate their children, which is good considering the large amount of mercury in most vaccines.

So why are parents subjected to CPS abuse cases and lengthy, expensive court cases for doing what they feel is right for their children- especially when it is not illegal? Some children have even been removed from their parents homes due to refusal of the parents to give medications with well documented potential side effects. According to the Daily Mail:

A mother was involved in a ten-hour stand-off with a police SWAT team after refusing to give her child some medication. Maryanne Godboldo, from Detroit, was accused of medically neglecting her 13-year-old daughter Ariana by not administering her with an anti-psychotic drug. Staff from the Child Protective Services, accompanied by police, turned up at Godboldo’s home to take her child into state care.

A SWAT team then descended on the 56-year-old woman’s house with a tank and automatic rifles after she was accused of firing a gun at police officers. After a ten-hour stand-off, which resulted in the mother giving herself up, Ariana was taken into protective custody. The girl had been home-schooled by her mother but wanted to start going to a regular school, which required her to take a number of immunisations, reports

The girl then suffered adverse reactions to these shots and her mother was told to put her on a prescribed pyschotropic drug. ‘She began acting out of character, being irritated, having facial grimaces that have been associated with immunisations,’ the child’s aunt, Penny Godboldo, told the Detroit News.

Another recent incident involving CPS seizing a newborn because the mother didn’t want to give a hepatitis B vaccine casts questions on what the law specifically requires parents to do. Can CPS go around child grabbing at will or do they actually have to restrict their child grabbing to cases of abuse?

When Jodi Ferris arrived at Hershey Medical Center after giving birth in an ambulance, the last thing she and her husband, Scott, expected was to lose custody of their newborn daughter, forcing them to spend the first night of their daughter’s life sleeping in their car in the parking lot across the street.

mercury in vaccinesBut that is exactly what happened after Jodi—like any concerned mom—apparently asked hospital staff too many questions about the care her baby daughter was receiving.

In March we told you about the civil rights case HSLDA filed against the Pennsylvania social worker and Hershey Medical Center staff who seized “Annie” shortly after she was born.But that is exactly what happened after Jodi—like any concerned mom—apparently asked hospital staff too many questions about the care her baby daughter was receiving.

Several months later, in July, the social worker and the medical defendants both asked the federal district court judge to dismiss the lawsuit. If these motions had been granted, the case would have ended.

Now, we’re pleased to report a major victory in this case. Last week the judge denied both motions to dismiss, allowing the Ferrises’ case to proceed.

In a world where anti-psychotic medications come with warnings that they sometimes cause psychotic episodes, homicidal thoughts and suicidal thoughts, and where vaccines are laced with aluminum and mercury, does it even make sense to trudge unquestioningly following every order doctors give? Or should we all be asking questions and staying informed about our children’s healthcare?

Here is a great tip from a fellow blogger about options that you do have if you decide to have your children vaccinated:

If you decide to get the flu shot, keep this advice in mind: Insist on being vaccinated from a “single dose vial.” Flu shots come in multi-dose vials and single-dose vials. Multi-dose vials are preserved with 25mcg of Mercury, a neurotoxin which has a toxicity level 1,000 times that of lead. Drug companies label this as Thimerosal. Single-dose vials are mercury-free with the exception of GlaxoSmithKline’s “FluLaval.”

It’s thought that mercury combined with other preservatives in the vaccine, – formaldehyde and aluminum – creates a potentially toxic, synergistic effect. One scientist stated that “people who received the flu vaccine each year for 3-5 years had a ten-fold greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease than people who did not have any flu shots ( International Journal of Clinical Investigation 2005; 1:1-4).

And here’s some helpful information about anti-psychotic drugs for your information:

What is even more nonsensical about the explosion in prescription antipsychotics is that there is hardly any scientific data to show that the drugs are effective at treating what they claim to, while there is significant amounts of research linking antipsychotics to suicide, diabetes, weight gain, decreased life expectancy, and triggering an array of metabolic conditions.

Of course the link between suicide and antispychotic and anti-depressant drugs was completely covered up by Eli Lilly & Co, the makers of Prozac. Despite research conducted as far back as the 1980′s finding that Prozac actually leads to suicide, which is the very thing it is often prescribed to treat, the company hid the evidence until a Harvard psychiatrist leaked the information into the press. The psychiatrist, Martin Teicher, stated that the American people were being treated like guinea pigs in a massive pharmaceutical experiment.

So be informed and be aware and share factual information with others. We don’t need to go along with everything that doctors and government agencies say blindly. We need to be informed and make decisions based on our own intuition and common sense for the well being of our children’s future and try to further individual thought in society. That’s the only hope we seem to have of keeping the next generation from being brain damaged by deadly toxins disguised as beneficial medications.



US Government Arms Mexican Drug Cartels to Promote Gun Violence to Justify Disarming Americans

US Government Arms Mexican Drug Cartels to Promote Gun Violence to Justify Disarming Americans

FLASHBACK September 2011 – Secret recordings emerge over Operation Fast and Furious and the ATF’s conspiracy to put more guns into the hands of Mexican drug gangs. Why? It turns out they wanted to increase gun violence and use it to justify disarming Americans, but that’s not the “official” story.

You just gotta love the audacity of the U.S. federal government and its active staging of crimes in order to achieve political goals. Operation Fast and Furious is the most recent example of a U.S.-run criminal conspiracy pursued for the ultimate purpose of dismantling the Bill of Rights. It involved ATF agents running a criminal scheme that sold literally tens of thousands of guns to Mexican drug gangs, after which the government planned to call for “gun sales restrictions” following the wave of gun violence that would inevitably result.

There was only one problem with the government’s evil plan, however — some ATF agents blew the whistle, and then the whole conspiracy exploded in their faces. Now even the mainstream media — which usually won’t touch government conspiracies — is all over Operation Fast and Furious. Heck, the LA Times even has an entire special section dedicated to it, and the paper is actually producing some decent stories on the subject:,0,…

One of their newest stories reports, “Top Mexican officials say the U.S. kept them in the dark. One official was stunned to learn that the cartel hit men who killed her brother had assault rifles from Fast and Furious in their arsenal.” (…)

And for all those who say they don’t believe in “conspiracy theories,” well, it turns out they were all just naive, as usual. Here’s a conspiracy fact right in your face —

…and the government has now been forced to admit to it!

Even CBS is breaking some of the news on all this, including publicizing newly-released secret audio tapes that reveal Agent MacAllister and Howard (the gun dealer) expressing concern that “…whistleblower ATF special agent John Dodson has further evidence that could be damaging to the government.” (

This is total government criminality caught in action, folks. And if you really want the whole story on Operation Fast and Furious, read up on

The mainstream media bought into the cover story

US Government Arms Mexican Drug Cartels to Promote Gun Violence to Justify Disarming AmericansWhat’s clear about Operation Fast and Furious is that it involved not only the ATF but also the White House. The LA Times and other mainstream media papers are incorrectly reporting it as a “failed sting operation,” but that’s just the cover story. In reality, Operation Fast and Furious was a raging success! It achieved its stated goal which was placing thousands of rifles and pistols into the hands of Mexican drug gangs, then hoping enough violence would spill over into the USA that the American people would call for gun sales restrictions.

Whether you admire the Second Amendment or not, you’ve got to admit this is a particularly insidious conspiracy because it has the government directly promoting sales of weapons to criminals. Normally when you walk into a gun store, you can’t buy a weapon without passing an FBI background check. So there’s a safety mechanism in place to prevent guns from being purchased by felons or non-citizens. But in this conspiracy operation, the ATF specifically told gun store owners (such as Lone Wolf in Arizona) to sell guns to criminals even if they didn’t pass the background checks. This is just one example of how the U.S. federal government has become a criminal organization that promotes gun violence in America.

Remember the conventional cover story for all this? That the guns were going to be “tracked” to see where they ended up?

There’s just one problem with this whole story: There were no tracking devices installed on any of the guns being sold to criminals. Thus, the whole idea of tracking these guns is ludicrous, and the government’s official cover story falls apart (yet again). The purpose of Fast and Furious wasn’t to TRACK guns but to ARM CRIMINALS and then hope enough bodies would pile up that the government could call for restrictions against the Second Amendment.

US Government Arms Mexican Drug Cartels to Promote Gun Violence to Justify Disarming Americans

A lawless government

Did you ever notice how the federal government never faces any consequences when it breaks the law, but if you or I sold guns to Mexican drug criminals, we’d be facing decades in prison? As we’ve all seen from numerous examples, the government today is a lawless, criminal gang that breaks its own laws with impunity.

We now know that the U.S. government staged the 9/11 terror attacks and brought down the WTC 7 building using planned demolition charges. This isn’t even questioned by any rational person anymore, as thousands of architects and engineers have gone public in stating that WTC 7 was, without question, a demolition job ( We also know that the government conspired to put tens of thousands of weapons directly into the hands of criminal drug gangs. Time and time again, the federal government actively plots to break the law in order to crush freedom and usurp power. Yet the mainstream media largely doesn’t cover any of this, and the mainstream sheeple of America are for the most part too dumbed-down to even believe what’s really happening.

There’s no telling what the government is planning and plotting right now in its evil scheme to destroy our civil rights and unleash a total police state in America. What Operation Fast and Furious really proves is that the U.S. federal government will openly endanger innocent lives and break any laws it wants in pursuit of crushing freedom in America.

It’s not even about the guns, you see. It’s about the tactics that the U.S. government now uses to achieve its political aims. Rather than going to the People and asking for their rational views on security versus freedom, the government stages its own catastrophes and crimes in order to get people to REACT so that freedoms can then be stolen from everyone.

Isn’t that what “the terrorists” were accused of doing? Remember when George Bush said that terrorists targeted America because “they hate freedom”? But it turns out the real haters of freedom are the rogue agents within the federal government itself. The real roots of modern-day terrorism, it seems, are more easily found in Washington D.C. than Iraq or Syria.

We were just following orders, sir

Are there good agents in the federal government? Absolutely there are. It was ATF agents who blew the whistle on the ATF conspiracy in the first place. There are FBI agents who do good work to help protect America from legitimate threats. At every level of law enforcement, there are men and women who put their lives on the line with great courage and a real sense of duty. Yet sadly, there are just as many government agents who are ready and willing to commit serious crimes as long as they are told to do so. They make no distinction between good or bad and merely “follow orders.”

That’s how we ended up with Operation Fast and Furious, which was no doubt the brainchild of a bunch of gun haters at the White House who decided it was somehow okay for them to break the law as long as they were wrongfully framing (and blaming) gun shops. In their minds, you see, the ends justify the means, so they believe they can commit any and all crimes necessary to achieve their final goal, which might have nothing at all to do with guns. It might be a goal of crushing the raw dairy industry or keeping hemp illegal. Or even outlawing home gardens.

There’s no telling what our federal government will do next in its out-of-control desire to crush freedom and destroy our rights. It could stage its own terrorist attacks, unleash bombs in major U.S. cities, poison the water supply or even stage the deaths of U.S. Navy Seal Team members… and it would do it all with a straight face, claiming to be “protecting America” even though it is destroying America from the inside out. (

This is why Big Government is so inherently dangerous. When it becomes so large and powerful that it can run criminal conspiracies with impunity, it’s only a matter of time before the government itself becomes the enemy of freedom and spends more time figuring out how to destroy the nation than protecting it.

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