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dinsdag 2 mei 2017

Opiaten doden in de VS jaarlijks 10 keer zoveel mensen, dan terroristen in de afgelopen 20 jaar..!!!

Anti-Media bracht afgelopen zondag een artikel van The Free Thought. Hierin aandacht voor het gebruik van opiaten in de VS en dan m.n. het gebruik van voorgeschreven pijnstillers......

Volgens de schrijver, Claire Bernish, overlijden dagelijks gemiddeld 91 VS burgers aan het gebruik van pijnstillers als OxyContin (oxycodone) en illegale drugs als heroïne. Maar al te vaak, stappen chronische pijnpatiënten over van OxyContin of Vicodin (hydrocodon) naar heroïne, daar ze niet voldoende pijnstilling vinden in de voorgeschreven medicatie. Overigens een fiks deel van die 91 dagelijkse doden, is te betreuren door de inname van een hogere, dan de voorgeschreven dosis, daar men ondanks de voortdurende pijn geen hogere dosis krijgt voorgeschreven door de arts.

Ook aandacht voor de illegale oorlog tegen Afghanistan, waar voor de inval van de VS nog amper papaver werd verbouwd, is de productie nu hoger dan ooit tevoren........ Binnen 6 maanden na de VS inval, was de productie van opium van 185 ton gestegen naar 3.400 ton........ Het schijnt zelfs voor te komen, dat VS militairen papavervelden bewaken voor bevriende 'krijgsheren............' (zie de foto in het Free Thought artikel hieronder)

Wel wil ik aantekenen dat het aantal alcoholdoden in de VS, de 91 dagelijkse 'opiumdoden' ver moet overtreffen. In Nederland gaat het dagelijks om een gemiddelde van 12 alcoholdoden per dag, dit getal zou voor de VS op rond de 200 doden per dag moeten liggen...... Tja, de harddrug alcohol is nu eenmaal 'sociaal geaccepteerd', ook al maakt deze harddrug vergeleken met alle andere harddrugs opgeteld, verreweg de meeste dodelijke slachtoffers........... (dit nog naast de andere directe en indirecte schade door overmatig alcoholgebruik, zoals kanker, verkeersdoden, mishandeling, scheiding enz.)

Lees en zie de hypocrisie van de VS en haar oorlog tegen drugs, die nog steeds doorgaat, ook al zei Obama er een streep onder te hebben gezet........ Een oorlog waarin de VS overheid (zelfs de DEA) niet treuzelt om zelf beter te worden van bijvoorbeeld het heroïne of cocaïne gebruik in dit 'land.....' Zie wat dat laatste betreft o.a. de tweede (laatste) link in het artikel van Free Thought.

Eén ding is zeker, het jaarlijkse aantal doden door opiaten in de VS, ligt 10 keer hoger dan het aantal doden dat in 20 jaar tijd door terrorisme in de VS te betreuren was.... Let wel: voor die doden door terrorisme voerde en voert de VS illegaal oorlog in een fiks aantal landen, het aantal mensen dat daarbij werd vermoord, overtreft het cijfer met drugsdoden (ook die door alcohol) op een gigantische manier...... Zo heeft alleen de illegale oorlog van de VS tegen Irak tot nu toe al aan meer dan 1,5 miljoen Irakezen het leven gekost........

In One Year, Opiates Killed Ten Times as Many Americans as ALL Terror Attacks in Last 20 Years

 April 28, 2017

So, why, then, has a killer of tens of thousands each year still on the loose inside those putatively impermeable borders? How could this executioner, unmasked and identified, roam main streets of small towns as comfortably as a seedy alley in some decrepit corner of an urban metroplex — unhindered by the threat of detention or arrest?
How could this nefarious reaper sever the lives of ninety-one Americans each and every day, yet — rather than earn a notorious status as Enemy of the Public Number One — this killer is encouraged to thrive, intentionally or not, by those supposedly the most trusted to guard us from bodily harm?
Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States has waged the pernicious War on Terror — combating a concept most of its citizenry will never encounter firsthand — nearly everywhere on the planet, even toppling ostensively brutal but sovereign regimes in its name.
Yet, Terror — its tactics used most often by disciples fighting in the name of religion — has not been as efficacious in destroying American lives as the opioid medications prescribed, without irony, to kill their pain.
Since 1995, terrorists of varied stripe have killed 3,181 people in the U.S. — nearly 3,000 of them in the September 11 attacks, which sparked the nation’s unending war, alone.
That’s a startling figure, indeed — particularly in a country known for Orwellian surveillance and tracking of visitors and citizens, alike — but terror’s death toll cannot be examined separately from known killers more easily stopped.
In 2014, the span of a single year, an astounding 29,467 Americans died by overdose of opioid-related drugs, including prescriptions — and the following year saw more than 15,000 lose their lives to overdose on opioid medications legally prescribed by medical personnel.
Unintentional drug overdose is now the primary cause of accidental death’ in the U.S. — and prescription opioid industry bears a significant bulk of culpability in the problem.
Many opiate addicts never sought the escape of a substance recreationally — but were given prescriptions for medications like Vicodin (hydrocodone) or even OxyContin (oxycodone) following surgery, a serious injury, or as treatment for the chronic pain of another illness.
What might seem innocuous when written by a physician can quickly turn malevolent — a single month of prescribed medication might not be sufficient to fight the pain of a complex fracture or chronic ailment. If the prescriber then refuses an extension of that opioid — all-too frequently, under the benign premise of preventing dependence — that patient might seek other means to procure the same relief.
Many turn to heroin — highly illegal, but readily available from the black market — and without the rigorous federal restrictions guarding its legal opioid brethren. In fact, a large percentage of heroin addicts began using after prescriptions for strong opioids like OxyContin ran their course, leaving the patients suffering without recourse.
Every day, around 1,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for misuse of prescription opioids — and in 2014, alone, roughly 2,000,000 abused or were dependent on those opioid medications. One-quarter, given such a prescription on a long but terminal basis, struggles with dependency.
Fifteen-thousand people perished by overdosing on prescription opioid painkillers in 2015 — and the figures compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grow exponentially by the year. Even as the War on Terror rages on around the globe.
Indeed, veteran American troops have stumbled on that war’s undiscussed elephant in the room while fighting the supposed terrorists we’re made to believe threaten our security, overseas in Afghanistan — the origin, by most reports, of the majority of the world’s opium supply.
Standing guard over fields of opium poppies isn’t expressly stated in U.S. military recruitment brochures, yet troops returning stateside report that media images showing them doing so are entirely accurate.
Immediately prior to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan some sixteen years ago — in an irony of tragic shame to warhawk politicians and the pharmaceutical industry — the Taliban had all-but eradicated the opium poppy from the fertile lands under its control, evidenced by a record-smashing low, 185-ton, harvest.
Reversing that became paramount priority — even before dust kicked up by the boots of incoming soldiers had time to settle.
Within six months of the U.S. invasion,” wrote Matthieu Aikins for the December 4, 2014, Rolling Stone, “the warlords we backed were running the opium trade, and the spring of 2002 saw a bumper harvest of 3,400 tons.”
To call the revival a success would severely undercut the facts. Production of Afghani opium doubled by 2014, and Afghanistan’s potent poppies — rumored to be rivaled in quantity only by secreted fields of the North Korean government — soon dominated markets, comprising 90 percent of the entire planet’s supply.
Opiates fuel a crisis of dependence and addiction that — in tandem with a dearth of treatment programs attainable by those with low incomes or lacking insurance — has mushroomed into an epidemic, without indication of diminishing soon.
Correlation might not equal causation, but that span and gravity of that epidemic run in lockstep with the astronomical rise in production of Afghanistan’s opium — and both share a birthdate roughly coinciding with the U.S. invasion.
Opiates are profitable. Opioid prescription painkillers — doled out to Americans for temporary relief of pain, four times more often than in 1999 — are Big Pharma’s bread and butter. Even when the health of the millions stands in peril — an epidemic reaching across class, gender, race, and income lines to perfect a stranglehold — prescription opioids profit their manufacturers and distributors so many billions, ethics can’t take priority.
Sadly, and with tragic irony, the opioid crisis rekindled the flames of another highly ineffective war — the war on drugs. This most violent, futile, and rights-violating attack on Americans does nothing to stop the problem and only serves to bolster the bottom line of the prison industrial complex.
In fact, the war on drugs has served its purpose in creating the very crisis it ostensibly fights — a result known by all those who’ve ever taken the time to study the horrid effects of prohibition. 
It must be understood, black-clad terrorists shouting, ‘Death to America!’ might offer a captivating tidbit for nightly national news. However, in actuality, these militants do not present so much as a distant threat to anyone living in the confines of the United States.
Rather, the unscrupulous players in the pharmaceutical industry, motivated by profit more than individuals’ long-term health — and their lackeys in government, specialists in lax legislation tough in language, only — whose decisions, given the chain of responsibility in crises, can ultimately destroy countless families.
Our government will wage this War on Terror, assumedly until the ‘threat’ of ‘terrorism’ decreases substantially. In the meantime, the opium overseas, guarded by U.S. troops and tended by local farmers both incentivized by and hawkishly watched by Taliban warlords, will be to blame for the epidemic killing scores the terrorists otherwise couldn’t.


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