America is losing to the Taliban in the war of drugs?

Lots of heroin and opium can be supplied worldwide from Afghanistan. The country’s economy is largely dependent on drug production and marketing. Its control gradually went into the hands of the Taliban. The United States has taken a huge action plan to defeat the Taliban in the war, but it has closed midway. There is a possibility that the Taliban should be willing to pay for the United States.

90 percent of the world’s total heroin comes from Afghanistan. Militant Taliban gives security to heroin production and opiate cultivation Taleban has increased the focus of drug trade on the survival of Afghanistan after being overthrown by regime Due to the huge incomes of drug trade. That money is spent in purchasing the Taliban weapons and increasing the capacity. As a result, the Afghan government and US authorities can not succeed in reducing the strength of the militant group.

In a search of the press Politico, several government organizations in the United States have taken up a broad action plan to prevent the production of drugs in Afghanistan. Work has been done on this for years, success has also come. But former US President Barack Obama’s administration stalled this work in a hurry. Due to this, the work of drug production under the control of the Taliban gets the chance to move without any restrictions in a sense. It is said that the Obama administration had stopped the anti-drug work plan to advance negotiations with Iran to carry forward the negotiations. Because, Iran’s ally and Lebanon-based militant Hezbollah was involved in drug trade with the Taliban. The United States has stopped anti-drug operations in order to exempt Hezbollah against the nuclear deal. Eprothomalo

The US-led military alliance has been in front of the Taliban for nearly 17 years. Now the two sides are sitting in the discussion table. Photo: AFP
The US-led military alliance has been in front of the Taliban for nearly 17 years. Now the two sides are sitting in the discussion table. Photo: AFP
Analysts say that if the Taliban can not move from the profitable business of drug production and marketing, the economic potential of the militant group will not be reduced. As a result, it will not be possible to capture the Taliban. The Afghan government alone is very difficult to drive against the Taliban drug trade. Because, Taliban is becoming stronger by buying new weapons in the sense of drug trade. The Afghanistan administration authorities also regretted this work of production of opiate and heroin.

Although the Afghan government and the United States more interested in peace talks with the Taliban now Reuters news release, last week’s last week, was a ‘very positive’ meeting between the US and the Taliban representatives in Doha’s capital Doha. Analysts fear that there would be no progress in such peace talks if the Taliban can not be used to fight the drug. And the United States is back in the footsteps of one foot forward.

What the United States wanted?
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DAE) and the Justice Department of the United States wanted to destroy the entire chain of opium and heroin production in Afghanistan. The two organizations that created a broader action plan, its signature name was ‘Operation Recepcity’. This kind of plan was planned for the Colombian FARC guerrillas. Cocaine business was one of the major roles in funding the FARC guerrillas. To prevent this, justice was brought to the United States by arresting the Fark leaders related to the drug trade. In this way, Fark was economically weakened.

In the investigation of Polytecos, it was revealed that Operation Response was aimed at presenting 26 suspected persons from Afghanistan involved in drug trade in New York court. Then they questioned them. These top drug traders were thought to be sent to prison in response to the trial process in phases. This operation reception was created by mixing military, diplomatic and judicial processes.

The Afghan government sometimes seized the opium after the anti-drug campaign. But the country’s top government officials claim that it is not possible to stop Taliban-controlled drug production and smuggling on behalf of their government. Photo: AFP
The Afghan government sometimes seized the opium after the anti-drug campaign. But the country’s top government officials claim that it is not possible to stop Taliban-controlled drug production and smuggling on behalf of their government. Photo: AFP
After extensive scrutiny, the implementation of Operation Reciprocity began. But in just 16 months, the Obama administration stopped it. In 2011, then US President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of troops by 2014. After the announcement, Operation Reciprocity was going on. In 2013, the DEA and the State Department planned to accuse 26 Taliban commanders and drug dealers. But it was rejected by the State Department diplomat Tina Cidanao, who was in charge of Kabul at that time. He ordered that he should stop all the work.

The original manufacturer of this plan was Dae’s former regional director Michael Marsack. “It was the most effective and sustainable way to stop Afghan drug trade and smuggling,” he said. But now it is only in the archives of the archives. ‘

Why the United States retreat?
Tina Cadana is now working as the Chief Sub-Assistant Secretary of Political and Military affairs of the US State Department. In May 2013, while working as a diplomat in Kabul, he ordered the closure of Operation Response. In an interview with Politiko recently, Tina said that the plan violates the White House’s work in Afghanistan. That’s why it was canceled.

However, the people involved in the creation of the operation reception were demanding that it was in line with the White House’s strategy. They believe that the Obama administration had taken steps to cancel the peace talks with the Taliban.

In another Political Research Report, it has been said that the then Obama Administration had adopted the policy of giving leave to Hezbollah to make progress in negotiations with Iran. Hezbollah involved with global drug smuggling and crime ring Taleban is also in this cycle of drug trafficking. Due to Hezbollah, the US administration withdrew from the plan to halt drug production and trade.

The concerned are hoping that the current US President Donald Trump will take action against the Taliban-controlled drug gang in Afghanistan. But the last month saw a lot of interest in the trump administration to discuss peace with the militants,

Drugs seized in the anti-drug drive in Afghanistan are being destroyed by fire. 44 percent of the country’s total crop production has captured drug cultivation. Photo: AFP
Drugs seized in the anti-drug drive in Afghanistan are being destroyed by fire. 44 percent of the country’s total crop production has captured drug cultivation. Photo: AFP
The United States is trapped in its trap
Drug production and smuggling in Afghanistan took place in the hands of the United States. The US government gave legitimacy to the illegal action by taking the shadow of Soviet opposition. Now the country is trapped in its trap.

According to The Guardian’s report, the United States was the first to nose in Afghanistan during the Cold War. The CIA sponsored Afghanistan’s militants to prevent the then Soviet Red Army. Since 1979, the CIA provided nearly $ 3 billion of weapons to the Mujahideen guerrillas for almost 10 years. At the same time local militants and separatists were encouraged to cultivate opiate. The United States had adopted this method to keep the Soviet army in the forefront. At the same time, the US government helped to create opiate production and heroin production. That time it has become tense now.

Since the attack in Afghanistan in October 2001, the United States has had to eat the fat to keep the Taliban repeatedly. The main reason for this is that the country’s opiate-heroin production and smuggling could not be stopped. Afghanistan produced 180 tons of opiate a year before the US invasion in Afghanistan. But since the start of the attack, it reaches three thousand tons annually. In 2007, the amount increased further. The opium production was more than eight thousand tons per year. In 2017, it stood at nine thousand tons. Not only opium, Afghan drug traders involved in manufacturing and smuggling heroin and morphine. Almost 44 percent of the total crop production in Afghanistan is occupied by drug cultivation.

According to the United States and the United Nations, the amount of $ 100 billion to $ 350 million in the drug trade is estimated to be $ 25 million. Afghan drug dealers have a huge coalition. Taliban gives security to all the activities of this alliance. With this money the costs of guerrilla fighters of the Taliban were met and funding was done in full separatist activities. Run-Attack-Violence Bribes were also given to different level officials of the Afghan government to maintain drug production and smuggling.

Afghan foreign ministry chief M. Ashraf Haider told Politiko that the Taliban ran with money from the drug money. There is no salvation from the Taliban if this cycle is not broken. But this is not possible for the Afghan government alone to do this. Haider said that it is not possible for the Afghan government to face trial in Kabul after the arrest of drug dealers.

Peace will come peace talks?
The US-led military alliance has been in front of the Taliban for nearly 17 years. Now the two sides are sitting in the discussion table. But whether it will return to peace in Afghanistan, it is uncertain. Analysts fear that peace talks can be prolonged and it will not be wise to be optimistic about it.

In a first meeting held in Doha in Qatar, a US State Department delegation met the delegation of four members of the Taliban in a meeting with the Reuters news agency. The concerned people said the negotiation environment was “friendly”. The Taliban leaders are reluctant to call this meeting peace talks. According to them, this is a step in a series of meetings.

According to the analysis of The Times, Taliban are not interested in walking on peace. The Taliban and the Afghan government announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan a few days ago. But Taliban did not take time to break the promise. These militants demanded that all foreign troops be withdrawn from Afghanistan. At the same time the Taliban does not like the present Afghan government.

The US government thinks that by negotiating the Taliban can be removed from the path of violence. But analysts say that it will never be possible to sustain drug production and smuggling. As long as the Taliban remains economically strong, it is difficult to pull it down. So, to weaken the Taliban, we have to win the drug war.