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Afghan opium trade fuelling insurgency: UN report

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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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Afghan opium trade fuelling insurgency: UN report


www.cbc.ca

Afghanistan's opium trade, which accounts for more than half the country's gross domestic product, is supplying insurgents with hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN's counter-narcotics agency warned on Friday.

In 2006, opiate exports were worth $3.1 billion. The latest report said exports to neighbouring countries were valued at $4 billion.

that the total value of opium and heroin exports jumped up 29 per cent from the previous year.
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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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We have Nato soldiers all over the country but we can't manage to stunt the production of the Opium. Would almost make one think they didn't want to stop the drug trade.

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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 09:12 AM
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And this report comes just as two more Canadians die from an ied blast.

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Sickening. Destroy the crop and the fight would be over a lot sooner. Nope can't do that. The West needs it's fix.



posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 09:45 AM
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Ok, so how does this vie with what we've been told about the Taliban being the ones who are controlling the poppy production? Suddenly the opium trade is part of Afghanistan's GDP? Like a legitimate export?? Aren't we (NATO) in control of the country?



posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 11:20 AM
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Yep cant burn those crops.... how will the afghanistans survive without their cash crop. Pfft.

Burn the damn things anyways. But then again the world needs drugs so....

seriously though. If they wanted to stop the drug trade those crops would be burnt to the ground. Obviously they dont because their supply is increasing....



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