Sunday, October 31, 2010

Shooting up together

Russia Today's youtube verbiage for the above:
Russia and the US are celebrating their first joint victory in the war on Afghanistan's opium trade. On Thursday their operatives destroyed four drug-producing labs in the country, and seized a ton of heroin. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has denounced the operation, saying it violates his country's sovereignty. But Russian officials say they're puzzled by this statement, as everything had been agreed with the Afghan Interior Ministry in advance. The drug raid marked a return for Russian special forces to Afghanistan, over 20 years after Soviet troops left. And for some, the fact that Moscow had to step in and give the U.S. a push in the right direction came as a complete shock. RT's Ekaterina Gracheva reports.

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At October 31, 2010 3:45 PM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

Roping them in on drug interdiction is so much more clever than asking them to reinvade Afghanistan.

At October 31, 2010 5:29 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Also, there's the bonus of bragging about a new co-operative agreement, as opposed to admitting that US intel in the region is below par because they've spent so many years antagonizing the locals.


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