Afghan Opium Yields Highest Ever
During the Vietnam War, the amount of heroin, which was exported to the United States, became so immense that the operations could not remain clandestine. Consequently, in the 1960s, it became prudent for CIA operatives to stash heroin in caskets of dead Americans as well as in body bags, areas, which would be least, searched. When the bodies of American GIs were flown to military bases on the West coast, the heroin could be easily removed. In addition, boxes and crates, which were sent back to the states, carried heroin and coded labels alerted CIA operatives as to where to look.
Heroin Smuggled in Body Bags of GIs
British Director Ridley Scott who is responsible for such films as Gladiator ,Thelma & Louise , and many others has new movie set for release on November 2 , 2008 called American Gangster starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. In American Gangster the plot revolves around real-life Harlem based Heroin Kingpin Frank Lucas (Washington) and the cop (Russell Crowe) who pursues him. While this story concerning a body bag drug smuggling is 100% true it is merely a side show compared to the extent of this sordid operation. If you want to get a more realistic picture of what really occurred I would recommend watching a Miami Vice episode which guest starred real-life retired FBI agent and Pardoned Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy as a Special Forces Army Colonel who had masterminded the body bag Heroin operation another TV series China Beach also had an episode on this grotesque topic.
Sadly even in Death the GIs were misused as US Government pawns this wasn't just isolated rogue acts but clearly a widespread practice. Make sure to watch the new CNN special on Heroin in Afghanistan that airs this upcoming Saturday night. Let me be blunt anybody who still has any faith in the War on Drugs most likely believes that the Surge is working in Iraq , Fox News in Fair and Balanced , the Tooth Fairy is real , GOP Senator Larry Craig is not Gay , and are dedicated members of the 9/11 Truth Movement.