3 September 2006

Flower-Power

It sounds like business is achieving some "high" numbers in US-occupied Afghanistan:

Afghanistan's world-leading opium cultivation rose a "staggering" 59 percent this year, the U.N. anti-drugs chief announced Saturday in urging the government to crack down on big traffickers and remove corrupt officials and police. The record crop yielded 6,100 tons of opium, or enough to make 610 tons of heroin — outstripping the demand of the world's heroin users by a third, according to U.N. figures.

5 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Very impressive. If only the Afgan poppy farmers could control the economy of a western nation... if they increase opium output that much in wartime.. just imagine what they could do with other industries in a time of peace...

Correct me if I'm wrong... but isn't it part of the Allied Forces mission to stop the export of opium to the world? I guess that its one more part of the 'plan' that isn't working...

Pisces Iscariot said...

Looks like The War on Terror is at war with The War on Drugs.

LaPopessa said...

Wouldn't you know that's the one success story out of Afghanistan.

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Praguetwin said...

Great. I guess that means I can expect Prague to be flooded with cheap heroin soon and I can enjoy the sights of teenagers nodding off on every corner.

I knew there was something I missed about the 90s.