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Black Tar Heroin - Mexico is Large Producer

Heroin aka Mr. Jones -- whatever you want to call it, is an evil drug due to it's addictive properties. Once it has its hold on you, few can escape it.
In my "Hood" Toronto, my neighbourhood is discussing more HARM reduction sites, evidence of the quality and availability of this black devil, known as 'Black Tar'. Mexico is a large producer of this product.

Vice news has a documentary, titled "The Rise of Mexican Black Tar". It's a good watch and available below. Some commentary from Vice:

As the rate of opioid addiction has surged in the United States, Mexico has become the world's third-largest producer of opium used to process heroin. Mexican cartels are now the primary suppliers of the drug to the US, producing a crude and unrefined form known as black tar.

VICE News travels to the fertile mountains of western Mexico, where we see the beginning of the path black tar heroin takes to the US on plantations growing poppies used to make opium. We th…

Analysis of SAA Tactics

English: Syrian anti-tank teams successfully deployed French-made Milan ATGMs during the war in Lebanon in 1982 as well. Français : Les équipes antichars de l'armée syrienne ont utilisé le missile Milan durant la guerre du Liban contre, en autre, l'armée israélienne en 1982. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Southfront has a well written piece of how the Syrian Arab Army has performed in vast Syrian deserts.

Five years of war have taken their toll on the SAA. By 2013, Syrian government forces had already lost a quarter of their military equipment. Nearly 1800 tanks and armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) along with trucks and artillery were lost due to destruction or capture . Between Western coalition-backed weapon deliveries and the amplified wear-and-tear on machinery as time progressed, it is now estimated that attrition has claimed over half the SAA’s original strength. As a result, the availability of tanks and AFVs is an ever growing hurdle for SAA commanders to overcome. It is not …