posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 07:34 PM
Originally posted by heyo
awww, the poor heroin manufacturers. I mean it's sad, cause we all know that the poor ignorant Afghanistanis have no idea what they do. How could
they, they're.....from the middle east, which means....what?
I don't for one second believe these guys don't know what heroin does. The taliban would kill these guys for not selling to them? Sounds like the
cia should be ashamed!! How dare they cut heroin production AND cut into the taliban's finances!!!
The day they can grow heroin to feed their families is the day we can steal or sell drugs to feed ours. It's the same morally....the thing about dirt
is it doesn't care what plants are grown on it, yet somehow it HAS to be heroin and it's not their fault? right.
Opium growing and Heroin production are a multi-billion dollar industry where profits are enormous. But don't mistakenly believe that everyone
involved is getting rich on it at all levels.
There is a long chain through many countries, and many middle men, before the finished product reaches the end user. Those benefiting least are the
people actually growing the plants at source.
Thousands of Afghanis probably receive, let's say, $5 a day for working the fields, planting, harvesting, etc. Their alternative might be growing a
staple food crop. Given the primitiveness of tools, the inhospitable environment,
the unreliability of climate, one might only be able to eke out, say, $2 a day. And that's with ideal conditions.
And maybe it costs $4 a day to survive and feed a family. So should the uneducated disadvantaged rural Afghanis opt out and grow millets to appease a
Western sensibility of correctness?
Lack of education and dire poverty give most of the world fewer options.