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Friday, November 19, 2004


The United Nations has issued a study that reports on the level of drug trade in and through Afganistan:

Heroin production is booming in Afghanistan, undermining democracy and putting money in the coffers of terrorists, according to a U.N. report Thursday that called on
U.S. and NATO-led forces get more involved in fighting drug traffickers.

It is a consequence of the US invasion of Afghanistan that it has become a narco-state. An unintended consequence, of course.

If you want the opium trade in Afghanistan suppressed, put the Taliban back in power. When the Taliban ruled the country, they were committed to ending the growth of poppies, production of opium, and transport of heroin - all part of their puritanical ethic.

Now Afghanistan joins with Colombia on the world stage of globalization.

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