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Friday, February 22, 2008

Afghan farmers earn about $1b from opium- IMF


Afghan farmers earn about $1b from opium- IMF
Afghan farmers earned about $1 billion from opium production in 2007, by far the country's largest cash crop, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. The IMF said opium production in Afghanistan had spiralled up to 8200 tonnes in 2007 from 185 tonnes in 2001. It said Afghanistan's share of world supply increased to about 93 per cent in 2007 from 52 per cent in 1995, making it the world's largest opium producer despite efforts to bring production under control since the fall of the Taleban six years ago.

The joke is that the opium crop had dropped under the Taliban, so much so it was sent money from the US out of their war on drugs budget, since invasion the Taliban now use it as a source of income and it being the only cash crop that is paying the bills amongst farmers, they will continue to grow it, the West should buy the crop for medical morphine production so as to stabilize the economy and rob the Taliban of their control of the populace and stunt their ability to fund raise, thus forcing them to the negotiation table. The American’s just want to spray poison all over the country to kill all the crops, killing legitimate crops for food, making the farmers poorer and reliant on seed from the Taliban, thus actually enslaving the farmers to the Taliban.

Great.

4 Comments:

At 22/2/08 10:50 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American’s just want to spray poison all over the country to kill all the crops, killing legitimate crops for food,...

Really? I'd like to see a source for that.

 
At 22/2/08 12:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca_eradication

 
At 22/2/08 1:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the CIA was taking their cut of the action....

 
At 23/2/08 8:42 am, Anonymous Legio X said...

Immmmmm

*drools*

 

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