Lebanon army resumes eradication of hashish crops

The army resumed eradication of hashish crops in the Bekaa town of Yammouneh after it deployed military reinforcements and helicopters following clashes with hashish growers, National News Agency reported.

Earlier in the day, hashish growers attacked the security forces for destroying their crops and targeted them with B7 mortar shells.

The army is facing other problems in its eradication effort in the Bekaa Valley, one of the world’s leading hashish-producing regions

According to reports the bulldozer owners in the area are refusing to rent out their equipment for eradication operations out of fear they will be targeted by the hashish growers.

  • wargame1

    Interesting event!! where is Aasir? Its going to be a whitewash only because a real eradication of poppy will make CIA and Hezbushaitan upset; Taliban will burn it inshallah when they come to Lebanon and Syria with their practical experience of burning poppy field

    • 5thDrawer

      SAVE THE CEDARS !!!
      Hmmm .. can’t rent the tractors. Don’t some tanks have plow-blades?? 
      Where’s the Hezzy Army? They could Liberate a lot of plants from the soil, I’m sure.
      And then, there’s refugees who need some work to do …. 3 meals and some wages for smokes, or baby formula. Better than sitting around all day feeling sad. I’m sure they would volunteer.

    • Hannibal

      Taliban in Lebanon? That is a new twist…

  • wargame1

    Interesting event!! where is Aasir? Its going to be a whitewash only because a real eradication of poppy will make CIA and Hezbushaitan upset; Taliban will burn it inshallah when they come to Lebanon and Syria with their practical experience of burning poppy field

    • 5thDrawer

      SAVE THE CEDARS !!!
      Hmmm .. can’t rent the tractors. Don’t some tanks have plow-blades?? 
      Where’s the Hezzy Army? They could Liberate a lot of plants from the soil, I’m sure.
      And then, there’s refugees who need some work to do …. 3 meals and some wages for smokes, or baby formula. Better than sitting around all day feeling sad. I’m sure they would volunteer.

  • wargame1

    Interesting event!! where is Aasir? Its going to be a whitewash only; Taliban will burn it when they come to Lebanon and Syria with their experience of burning poppy field 

    • 5thDrawer

      SAVE THE CEDARS !!!
      Hmmm .. can’t rent the tractors. Don’t some tanks have plow-blades?? 
      Where’s the Hezzy Army? They could Liberate a lot of plants from the soil, I’m sure.
      And then, there’s refugees who need some work to do …. 3 meals and some wages for smokes, or baby formula. Better than sitting around all day feeling sad. I’m sure they would volunteer.

    • Taliban in Lebanon? That is a new twist…

  • all

    The eradication of  the Hashish cropes is a good thing and I am all for the Lebanese government eradication all illegal activities including assassinations’ attempts on political figures and kidnapping of Syrian dissidents plus illegal armaments of  political groups outside the roam of the government!
    But; what is the government’s incentive for these farmers not to plant narcotics? As we see today and due to the Syrian civil war; trucks loaded with Lebanese crops are stranded at the Syrian border for days with its cargo in ruins! However and strangely enough the Hahsish crop is still making it through….!

  • all

    The eradication of  the Hashish cropes is a good thing and I am all for the Lebanese government eradication all illegal activities including assassinations’ attempts on political figures and kidnapping of Syrian dissidents plus illegal armaments of  political groups outside the roam of the government!
    But; what is the government’s incentive for these farmers not to plant narcotics? As we see today and due to the Syrian civil war; trucks loaded with Lebanese crops are stranded at the Syrian border for days with its cargo in ruins! However and strangely enough the Hahsish crop is still making it through….!