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|ININ: Quiz about opium and Afghanistan|
|10/01/01 at 23:32:22|
|This was posted at ININ; I don't agree/disagree. Not sure if you're familiar with the 80's movie, "Deep Cover", but this kind of reminds me of the fact that the drug war is not necessarily a war of fighting "addiction", as much as it is about $, control and other covert agendas that I can't remember now. That movie is mad old...|
A QUIZ - sumbitted by Omar Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Q- What does Afghanistan have?
Natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc,
barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious
and semiprecious stones, and more opium than the
Burmese Golden Triangle.
Q- The British Government fought a war in China over
their "right" to sell what product to the Chinese
Opium. The corruption brought to China triggered the
Boxer Rebellion and eventually helped the Communists
Q- In what business did the Tafts, Forbes, and Coolidges
make their initial family fortunes?
Selling Opium to the British for export to China,
called the "China Trade" in polite society of the
time. Ever see those paper flowers the military
veterens hand out on Memorial Day? Those represent
Opium poppies, symbols of a deep sleep, and date from
the time of the "China Trade". L. Frank Baum had opium
in mind when the Wicked Witch Of The West used poppies
to put Dorothy to sleep in the way to Oz.
Q- What was the original funding source for the
mysterious "Skull And Bones" fraternity at Yale
University, of which so many of our leaders are
Opium sold to China funded the Russell Trust, "Skull &
Bones" legal name.
Q- What was the French Secret Service smuggling out of
Vietnam and into the United States?
Opium, via the "French Connection", made famous by the
movie of the same name.
Q- After the French left, what was the CIA smuggling out
of Vietnam and back to the United States in the body
bags of our war dead?
Opium, via Air America, made famous by the movie of
the same name. The Opium was sold to fund covert
operations that the Congress would not approve of. The
Opium was deliberatly sold (converted to heroin) in
black neighborhoods to reduce the political backlash
if discovered. When the Vietnam War ended, the US
heroin problem went away. Prediction: Once we are
mired in Afghanistan, the heroin problem will return
to our streets.
Q- Who has the largest stockpile of weapons-grade anthrax
in the world?
The United States Of America.
Q-Who was the last military commander to successfully
Alexander The Great
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