The administration of US President Donald Trump is seeking to prolong the war in Afghanistan largely to restore the heroin industry and ultimately serve the interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia, not the American people, according to a US intelligence and security specialist.
“What’s going on in Afghanistan very successfully under Trump and previous presidents is a production of heroin,” said Gordon Duff, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and senior editor at Veterans Today.
“It is running unabated and interest in Afghanistan is always tied to levels of heroin production. A settlement with the Taliban will bring an end to the narcotics production,” Duff told Press TV on Monday.
Trump “is similarly being driven, serving Israel on one end, serving his private business deals with Saudi Arabia tied to hotels and other places,” he added. “What’s not being done is the business of the United States…that’s not on Mr. Trump’s agenda.”