Aussie Troops becoming dependant on drugs in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Jaiden, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Jaiden macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    My Blog Link Post

    To put it short:
    - Iraqis selling cheap drugs to Soldiers in an attempt to make them fight like ****
    - Soldiers becoming dependant on drugs and coming home addicts.

    - Jaiden
  2. danielcollier macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    Its BS...

    Defence slams soldier drug addict claims

    AAP November 22, 2009 05:02pm

    DEFENCE force chief Angus Houston has described as "completely baseless" reports Australian soldiers on tours of duty in Afghanistan are returning home as drug addicts.
    The Sunday Telegraph claimed figures obtained under Freedom of Information revealed hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen have tested positive to a string of illegal drugs since troops were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    All random and targeted prohibited substance tests on soldiers deployed to Afghanistan since 2005 had produced negative results, defence said.

    "On the basis of these results, today's story is completely baseless," Air Vice Marshal Houston said in a statement.

    The defence force conducted 35,000 drug tests on its personnel between June 2005 and August 2009.

    The average rate of positive results during that period was 1.54 per cent, it said.
  3. RodoLana macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Moons of the 7th planet
    So are you saying that, Iraqis are importing cocaine from Colombia, then smuggle it into Afghanistan and sell it cheap to soldiers in direct competition to the Afghani opium trade???

    You might want to read that news article you've linked to one more time.
  4. dmr727 macrumors G3


    Dec 29, 2007

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