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Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is at record levels, according to a new report from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. That's despite more than a decade of American efforts to knock out the Afghan drug trade—at a cost of roughly $7.6 billion. SIGAR's data, which comes from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), shows that Afghan opium cultivation nearly tripled between 1994 and 2013. More than 780 tons of heroin or morphine could be produced with the current crop, whose total value is estimated at nearly $3 billion, up from $2 billion in 2012.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
A pattern is emerging...
War on Poverty=more poverty.
War on terror=more terrorists.
War on Drugs=More Drugs.
The scary thing is the USgov recently decleared war on Ebola.
originally posted by: Dabrazzo
a reply to: seasoul
That girl is the truest patriot I have ever seen. Its this kind of support that makes me proud of our boys overseas doing what they do, bringing only the finest heron back home.
To all the troops out there, she no doubt salutes you, thanks guys!.