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If you ask me, this big Russia Bear surely is no Goldilocks Papa
In 2014 the Afghan opium cultivation has once again hit a record high, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 Afghan Opium Survey.
In the course of the last four years, there has been a surge in Afghan opium production. The Vienna based UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals that poppy cultivation in 2012 extended over an area of more than 154,000 hectares, an increase of 18% over 2011. A UNODC spokesperson confirmed in 2013 that opium production is heading towards record levels.
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 Afghan Opium Survey.
According to the 2012 Afghanistan Opium Survey released in November 2012 by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). potential opium production in 2012 was of the order of 3,700 tons, a decline of 18 percent in relation to 2001, according to UNODC data.
There is reason to believe that this figure of 3700 tons is grossly underestimated. Moreover, it contradicts the UNOCD’s own predictions of record harvests over an extended area of cultivation.
originally posted by: Blissful
Ah man, my patriotism is collapsing.
Damn it, U.S.A, *facepalm* better luck next time!
So you would rather the middle east be control by western conglomerates keeping the price of oil or drugs artificially high?
originally posted by: tony9802 I'm wondering how Israel is responding to this all..
If you ask me, this big Russia Bear surely is no Goldilocks Papa..
Remember when, just before the 2012 elections, when Obama and Putin sat together for the press.....and Obama, not realizing his mic was on, said to Putin:
originally posted by: intrptr
The Russians aren't taking over, they're helping take back.
Difficult to argue with success.