Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – US Department of State

International risk managers need to reflect that according to Google this document is being highly cited.

Source: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

For breaking news see:

Netanyahu at odds with Israeli military and intelligence brass over whether to push Trump to scrap Iran nuclear deal – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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Opinion – Trump’s Afghan Speech Ignored Record Opium Profits Funding Taliban – Breibart News

English: Afghanistan Opium Production for 2005...

English: Afghanistan Opium Production for 2005-2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

US Marine on a Poppy Field

US Marine on a Poppy Field (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: President George W. Bush and Presiden...

English: President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House Monday, November 10, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: VOA reporter interviewing Afghan popp...

English: VOA reporter interviewing Afghan poppy cultivators. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s surprising that it took Steve Bannon‘s Breibart News to highlight that President Trump did not explicitly address the high levels of opium production in Afghanistan, a lucrative source of funding for the Taliban.

Source: Trump’s Afghan Speech Ignored Record Opium Profits Funding Taliban

Of course, it took an op-ed from Russian news agency RT to further highlight:

It’s the opium stupid ‘Afghan surge guarantees CIA black ops budget boost’.

Explore Google’s response to the question, ‘Who is involved in the Afghanistan drug trade‘?

Meanwhile, the opioid epidemic in North America is well documented, and widely featured in the media.

Close examination of the evidence will highlight a strong correlation between President Obama’s policy in Afghanistan and America’s opioid epidemic.

According to Wikipedia, Steve Bannon’s political views have been described by others as nationalist, right-wing populist, and paleoconservative, adding that he describes himself as an economic nationalist. 

When Trump fired Bannon as his Chief Strategist, Bannon threatened to get even with his political enemies in the White House. There’s been widespread conspiracy theory about US opium policy in Afghanistan.

Let’s explore an open question:

Is Steve Bannon about to link the dots concerning US foreign policy in Afghanistan, alleged CIA black ops budgets and North America’s opioid epidemic?

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