So in that article, you see corruption as an issue. Well one countries idea of corruption and another's is different.
There are places where greasing the palms is how they do business. They have a patronage system whereby you do favors for each other. Not unlike the
political system in the USA. Only theirs is maybe not as slimy. More transparent.
The SCO (again with the SCO lol) they should handle the security writ large there. Its close to Russia and China, they know what they are doing there
in terms of security.
So if lets say European and Asian pharmaceutical companies, and now Japanese and Russian, since they have agreed to manage security when NATO leaves,
at least that part which relates to pharmaceuticals, keeping in mind Afghanistan is a supplier to those companies, codeine is made from those poppies
as are other pharmaceuticals.
But poppies are easy to grow they grow them everywhere as suppliers including Turkey and India. Pakistan as well.
But the advantage to Afghanistan is it has a very large undeveloped area that could be secured.
Companies like that need security. So you could make a large secure trade zone. I would not put it by Kabul.
This industry would want to make its own region, and it would want to draw labor from universities in Iran and Pakistan.
And maybe Moscow and Japan.
So then you might have to have small regions that companies can also provide their own security in.
And just have an overseer security force, and well as far as the Afghanistan gov taking them to the cleaners well you have to have deals in place long
And if the custom there is that you have to grease the wheels, well then maybe that is how they do business.
But if its foreign to you, then maybe someone else should handle security like Russia and Japan, but then you still need the SCO in there and not just
Russia. You need China too. You want to include everyone, and then you have a better chance of it working and Afghanistan not pissing anyone off with
high taxes later.
There would be too many major players for them to not just be rational.
But keep in mind they are the second poorest country. So grease the wheels.
edit on 6-7-2012 by Rocketman7 because: (no reason given)