Skip to comments.It's easy for soldiers to score heroin in Afghanistan
Posted on 08/07/2007 4:06:19 PM PDT by chessplayer
Afghanistan -- Just outside the main gate to Bagram airfield, a U.S. military installation in Afghanistan, sits a series of small makeshift shops known by locals as the Bagram Bazaar.
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Exactly right. I understand it’s easy for Salon employees to score cocain and PCP too. Course you’d have to ween them off heroin for it to matter.
Don’t even try to get me to think of my offering as any different than theirs on our troops.
The DC Press Corps is smearing the troops again. Some things haven’t changed in the past 40 years.
You can get it just as easy in the U.S..
Who do they think they are kidding?
The entire country is awash in opium poppys
So they have MLK Boulevards in Afghanistan, too?
[. . .The anecdotal information, however, suggests there may be a wave of new patients coming, and it will include many heroin users. . .]
“Anecdotal information” is what reporters use to prove a point when no concrete information exists.
Down near the end of the article is the truth:
“The VA is the world’s largest provider of substance abuse services, caring for more than 350,000 veterans per year, of whom about 30,000 are being treated for opiate addiction. Only preliminary information for Iraq and Afghanistan is available, however, and veterans of those conflicts are not yet showing up in the stats.”
Despite the hopeful “not yet”, you can bet the truth is very near zero......I say this because the VA loooooovvveesss anything it can claim to increase its own budget of money to waste..............after 6 years of being in Afghanistan, it just isn’t happening, no matter how hard the lefties wish for or try to conjure it......and you can bet that the vast, vast majority of “opiate” cases the VA cites are legitimate Rx’s that they themselves Rx to veterans for legitimate purposes that got out of hand.
Afghanistan and Iraq are not producing the junkies so desirable and dear to the lefties.
It’s easy for Airmen to score weed just outside Kirtland AFB.
It’s easy for Airmen to score cocaine just outside Nellis AFB.
It’s easy for Airmen to score crack just outside Shaw AFB.
It’s easy for Soldiers to score heroin just outside Ft. Jackson.
The titles could go on and on.
Do they do it? Not likely, but some may.
Just sticking to their tried and true tactics.
I left about the same time you arrived.....I never once saw or heard of heroin, and I knew plenty who smoked weed when back in the rear....my frame of reference ends in Jul 68....the only other thing I saw beside weed and alcohol was once in a while someone came up with some of that blue stuff to smear on a Winston......
The true extent of the heroin problem among American soldiers now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is unknown
How do you write an article on drug abuse and not have a soldier as an example. The Marines test guys all the time and lose very few due to positive tests.
Seems like it would be easy for the military to institute drug testing, if this became a problem.
If fact, I thought they already did some drug testing, but I’m not sure where/how/if?
reading what I wrote above makes it sound like I am denying that heroin was a problem in Vietnam.....I could have written it clear, to make the point that it came LATER than 1968, at least in anything one could possibly interpret as widespread......and I’m still not sure it was as widespread later as it was made to seem.
The true extent of the heroin problem among American soldiers now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is unknown.
“So we’ll come up with a headline hoping to make the public think they’re all drug crazed baby killers!”
Sounds like Salon either has an addict or a dealer on the payroll. Would it take more than one transaction to prove you can buy the drugs in Bagram?
This just in, it’s easy for soldiers to get Twinkies at 7-11, and a Big Mac at McDonald’s. I hope they are not accusing my friends over there of being addicts.. I do not think I could look down on the MSM any less if they are.