Opium Harvesting, c.200 metres from Camp Bastion Airfield Perimeter
Anthony C Heaford
(RINF) – In this 7.5° view of Afghanistan, captured from an Airfield guard tower, we can see several less auspicious elements of the ISAF invasion and occupation:
• Heroin Production
The photograph shows five men harvesting opium a couple of hundred metres from Camp Bastion perimeter defences, seen in the foreground.
Not only was this illegal drug production being carried out in the shadow of ISAF’s Main Operating Base, it was being done under the protection of British soldiers. Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Army and RAF) were protecting this man’s cash crop from illicit ‘taxation’ by the Afghan National Police or Army.
The duplicity is in what the Ministry of Defence tell people we are doing, and what we are actually doing. As this photo was…
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