Barack Obama’s presidency was highlighted with constant scandals.
Even after leaving office, more and more of the shady and corrupt thing he did has been revealed.
And one thing that Obama did to support global terrorism was just exposed.
Global drug trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Much of the drugs come directly from the Middle East and are often controlled by international terrorist cells, which profit off of drug sales.
This is how terrorist groups continue to operate.
That’s why President Trump has made fighting the international drug trade a priority.
But it seems that former President Obama didn’t share that motivation.
A recently released report shows that Obama’s administration had drafted a plan to stop the spread of global narcotics around the world, but that Obama had stopped it from being implemented for political reasons.
The plan was known as Operation Reciprocity and was drafted by Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Justice legal advisers.
It was built largely off of a similar strategy used against drug Guerillas in Columbia.
A major tenet of the plan was to indict 26 drug lords and try them in U.S. Courts.
This is an effective method because war-torn countries are known for having corrupt justice systems.
Even if a drug lord is tried and jailed in many war-torn countries, they have enough pull in the area to get out.
In the United States, escaping from justice is much more difficult.
But that wasn’t the only goal of the operation, another part of the plan, which seemed to be the most controversial portion of the plan was to separate Afghan drug traffickers from the Taliban.
With this plan being implemented in 2013, at a time where the Obama administration was attempting to initiate peace talks with the Taliban, this was seen as unproductive to those talks, which would score Obama major political points.
Another speculated reason as to why the plan was shut down had to with the White House’s exit strategy from Afghanistan.
The exit strategy involved dramatically reducing the United States’ military presence in the region.
But detractors argue that the U.S. had already spent $686 billion, and lost more than 2,000 American lives in the war.
With that commitment already in place, many felt that completing a plan to cripple the Afghan drug trade would be extremely productive.
Taliban forces were involved with supplying more than 90 percent of the world’s heroin, fueling the growing opioid crisis in the United States.
With so much to gain, many feel that President Obama chose to gain an easy win, by exiting from Afghanistan, and continuing peace talks with the Taliban.
But many argue that peace talks with the Taliban are useless when they are providing a drug that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year.
Heroin has destroyed families and entire communities and has also funded bloodthirsty terrorist cells in the Middle East.
But while Obama was weak on this important issue, President Trump has been proactive, targeting Taliban revenue centers.
Trump has dropped a record number of bombs on training and narcotics facilities.
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