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Afghanistan: 2 More Americans Killed ‎

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posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by Logarock
reply to post by LittleSecret
 


Ok but are you not sure that the reason there has been a pickup in the number of junkies as you say is becouse the Taliban isnt around to blow thier heads off for doing so?



Nope it is because the US allowed drugs back in to the country, the Taliban as I said previously destroyed drug productions almost completely.

I think I have refuted all the lies planted to your head, so I will do the same for this one:


JALALABAD, Afghanistan (February 15, 2001 8:19 p.m. EST
U.N. drug control officers said the Taliban religious militia has nearly wiped out opium production in Afghanistan -- once the world's largest producer -- since banning poppy cultivation last summer.

A 12-member team from the U.N. Drug Control Program spent two weeks searching most of the nation's largest opium-producing areas and found so few poppies that they do not expect any opium to come out of Afghanistan this year.

"We are not just guessing. We have seen the proof in the fields," said Bernard Frahi, regional director for the U.N. program in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He laid out photographs of vast tracts of land cultivated with wheat alongside pictures of the same fields taken a year earlier -- a sea of blood-red poppies.

www.opioids.com...

Just when the drug production almost vanished America found an excuse to invade it and bring it back.




posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by LittleSecret

Originally posted by Logarock
reply to post by LittleSecret
 


Ok but are you not sure that the reason there has been a pickup in the number of junkies as you say is becouse the Taliban isnt around to blow thier heads off for doing so?



Nope it is because the US allowed drugs back in to the country, the Taliban as I said previously destroyed drug productions almost completely.

I think I have refuted all the lies planted to your head, so I will do the same for this one:


If you want to discuss this please refrain from flattering yourself.


As far as opium goes only a small % of it actualy ends up as smack really. Most of it is used by the medical world.

But really who is the Taliban to come in and say no one can grow poppy? Not that I believe that. They have been buying weapons with it for years just like the Hezbollah has been doing in Lebanon.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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Afghanistan has produced so much opium in recent years that the Taliban are cutting poppy cultivation and stockpiling raw opium in an effort to support prices and preserve a major source of financing for the insurgency, Antonio Maria Costa, the executive director of the United Nations drug office, says.


New York Times


Last year, the insurgents made as much as $300 million from the opium trade, by United Nations estimates. “With two to three hundred million dollars a lot of war effort can be funded,” said Mr. Costa, an Italian diplomat who has served at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for six years.


Afghanistan Dope


But is the experience of long-term war the only explanation? The answer appears to be “not entirely.” Another reason for the high rates of drug use is the availability of cheap, raw opium. After all, Iran shares a border with Afghanistan, a top producer of unprocessed opium...


And how long have the Tailban been in power? !996? And they oversaw the opium trade in Afghanistan for those years. And even after the "ban" Afghanistan still accounts for 75% of opium in the world? They are just trying to drive up the price.



[edit on 20-6-2010 by Logarock]



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