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After 12 Yrs of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Sets Record for Growing Opium
CNSNews ^ | 12/2/2013 | Ali Meyer

Posted on 12/03/2013 12:08:10 PM PST by rktman

“Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a sobering record high in 2013,” said the UNODC. “According to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey, cultivation amounted to some 209,000 hectares, outstripping the earlier record in 2007 of 193,000 hectares, and representing a 36 per cent increase over 2012.”

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Sports
KEYWORDS: afghanopium; afghanwar; junkies; opium
Globull/climate change warming increased CO2. More beneficial to crops. Somebody is gonna be happy about this. I'm sure these massive amounts will bring down the cost of morphine. Lucky we have troops to protect the crops. Is that our next target? Destroy the poppy fields? You thought the afgani clowns were cranked up before just over religion, wait til they get hit in the pocketbook.
1 posted on 12/03/2013 12:08:10 PM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Mission accomplished. Our military has been abused to make money for druglords and banks and even governments and WE have paid a heavy price for their comfort. Damn them all.


2 posted on 12/03/2013 12:16:24 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine; Revolting cat!

Where is the market?

Kids are into cocaine, pot, X, and other trips. I hear that there are no “gateway drugs”.

The music of today isn’t heroin chic worthy.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 12:24:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rktman
Put the government in charge of the Sahara and sand will go to $50 a yard.

/johnny

4 posted on 12/03/2013 12:26:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: a fool in paradise
Where is the market?


5 posted on 12/03/2013 12:26:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MestaMachine

Beat me too it! I was just about to send you a “no surprise to you” ping.


6 posted on 12/03/2013 12:27:36 PM PST by thouworm
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To: a fool in paradise

“Where is the market?”

Apparently that’s a good question. I found an article on BBC from 2008 that said Afghanistan was producing more than twice the known demand back then.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markeaston/2008/10/map_of_the_week_the_mystery_of.html


7 posted on 12/03/2013 12:32:54 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Revolting cat!

Maybe California and Colorado can open medicinal/holistic heroin boutiques.

Take the profit motive out of it.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 12:33:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Heroin use is on the rise in the US...primarily in the suburbs, of all places.

People got hooked on the Oxy pills...put those have become more expensive. Not only has there been a clamp down on doctors who improperly prescribe them, but a gel has been added to the pills to make them impossible to crush and snort.

So the heroin is much cheaper, and gives a much quicker high than swallowing pills.

If you google any major city and add ‘heroin deaths’, you will likely see a story about a rising number of fatal overdoses.


9 posted on 12/03/2013 12:34:51 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: rktman; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

More Heroin for everybody! It’s another Obama success story!

Ah, Elaine. The road to denial is a long one.

Better bring a poncho. /Seinfeld


10 posted on 12/03/2013 12:39:41 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: a fool in paradise

A couple of friends of mine that were in Iraq said the radical muslims that were fighting were into heroin.

A lot is probably going to Syria.


11 posted on 12/03/2013 12:44:40 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: rktman

War on drugs here. War to produce drugs around the world.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 12:54:45 PM PST by MinstrelBoy (If you're a conservative today, you're a hero.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Heroin’s big these days. The failure to launch crowd, having no life, is into being kind of dead.


13 posted on 12/03/2013 12:57:24 PM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: discostu

Excellent post.


14 posted on 12/03/2013 1:02:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: IMR 4350

A lot is going to Russia and Europe and the ME is saturated with it. Don’t get much news out of Asia, but I would be willing to bet they are saturated with it as well...even though the penalties are steep.


15 posted on 12/03/2013 1:04:04 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: thouworm

But nobody listens...and if they do, they tell me I’m crazy. Goes with the territory, I guess.


16 posted on 12/03/2013 1:11:23 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oddly enough, a lot of the market for that opium and heroin is in Iran. One in four males there have tried an opiate and one in eight is an active addict. Also Russia has a bad heroin problem. The vast majority of that opium is not finding its way to the US, it stays in Eurasia.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 1:22:23 PM PST by Alexander James
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To: MestaMachine

I wonder if some of these radical muslim groups may be stockpiling for another round of “arab spring” uprisings or possible war with Israel.


18 posted on 12/03/2013 1:35:49 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: rktman
After 12 Yrs of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Sets Record for Growing Opium

I take we've taught the Afghans modern farming techniques?

19 posted on 12/03/2013 1:38:52 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: rktman

CIA’s gotta make money somehow.


20 posted on 12/03/2013 1:40:25 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Did I say CIA? I meant Shadow Government.


21 posted on 12/03/2013 1:41:03 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Did I say Shadow Government? I meant Soros and friends.


22 posted on 12/03/2013 1:41:37 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Yes, just as the Vietnam War was a fight over the poppy fields there so, too, was the war in Afghanistan. Before we went in there the Taliban had a dispute with the CIA and then cut them off of the supply and outlawed the growing of poppy.

Looks like the CIA is making quite a bit of money these days.


23 posted on 12/03/2013 2:11:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: rktman

Opium is the religion of the people...


24 posted on 12/03/2013 5:52:02 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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