Skip to comments.IG for Afghanistan paints grim picture of possible narco-criminal state
Posted on 01/15/2014 6:40:51 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan are in a perilous state despite billions of dollars spent to combat the spread of drug production there, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko told Congress on Wednesday. [snip] Poppy cultivation hit a record level in 2013, with 209,000 hectares, or about 516,000 acres, devoted to growing the picturesque red flowers that provide the base ingredient for opiate drugs, including heroin, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Thats a 36 percent increase over 2012.
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what difference does it make?
“U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan are in a perilous state despite billions of dollars spent to combat the spread of drug production there,”
This is so far beyond BS it is stratospheric.
Sorry to be insensitive, but parents are losing their sons for no other reason than providing Europeans the means to shoot up. Maybe next time, you'll consider who you vote for with the utmost scrutiny. It's no secret that the Karzai family, as with many tribes, are funded by DRUGS.
Hey State Dept, How's that nation building working for you? You bunch of faggots.
There is no way a feudal society based on mudslime values and making a fortune selling opium is EVER going to do anything else.
First the Brits, then the Russkies, now us.
We achieved every military objective we needed to in the first three months after 09/11. We should have got out then and left the savages to kill each other. We didn’t and now its a corporate style quagmire.
Nation building my arse.
Another success story from the War on Drugs.
The Karzai family controls the heroin trade.
every poppy field needs to be air sprayed with Gylphosate / Roundup . Way less toxic than the dioxin mix created by 24D and 245T . In Vietnam we were up against a great variety of plant types to overcome , most extremely resilient broadleaf , and a lot of rain fall to challenge the effects of any and all sprays . So they mega dozed the heaviest mixes anyone could think , with the now storied results . AFG is dry as hell , no jungle plant types to deal with , simple low toxicity Roundup would know it right out . This would be an excellent application for UAV’s use . Same with the weed fields ; knock them out and screw who screams about it .
additionally , there actually IS a biological attack on the species Papaver ( poppy) available : some sort of wilt or blight was engineered specific to that genus was developed some years ago , IN RUSSIA.... USE IT!
Karzai needs to meet with a 300 WinMag
And the US put the b@stard in power. Why do you think they did that?