Afghanistan’s president said yesterday that he had not been informed in advance of Russian participation in a NATO-led drug raid that netted $56 million worth of heroin and morphine, and his administration demanded a formal apology from the alliance.http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/10/31/afghan_leader_decries_russian_role_in_nato_raid_on_four_drug_labs/
. . . Russian counter-narcotics agents teamed up with US and Afghan forces Thursday to seize four drug labs in an unprecedented joint raid in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistani border, officials said. The action came less than a week after Russia’s antinarcotics chief accused the United States of failing to dismantle such labs and slow down the flow of heroin into Russia.
Drug labs operate with the knowledge and complicity of the man our children are fighting and dieing to protect.
When we do shut down the drug labs, our supposed "ally" makes excuses and changes the subject.
The product of these drug labs is not for local consumption, but for export to Europe and the U.S.A.
Why do we protect this "ally"?