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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by wistahpatsfan, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. wistahpatsfan

    wistahpatsfan Rookie

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    There's one thing Afghanistan is twice as good as the rest of the world at (sic):

    Report: Afghan drug addiction twice global average – Afghanistan Crossroads - CNN.com Blogs

    "Three decades of war-related trauma, unlimited availability of cheap narcotics and limited access to treatment have created a major, and growing, addiction problem in Afghanistan," Costa said.

    Some observers might say the answer is counternarcotics - getting rid of the poppy fields not only would help the Afghan people, it would cripple the Taliban by cutting off its funding. The illicit drug trade is a major source of revenue for the Taliban, which “taxes” Afghan farmers and traffickers to fund the insurgency.

    A report by the U.S. Senate, however, found that eliminating drug crops has a negative effect: It leaves farmers bitter and angry because they no longer have a source of income for their family


    Now what?:confused:
  2. khayos

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    Withdraw and let the warlords commit genocide on their own people.
  3. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Could not agree more..
  4. TBradyOwnsYou

    TBradyOwnsYou Rookie

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    Reports of Afghanis being addicted to drugs.
    Reports of the ANA/ABP/ANP/etc... being sub-par, corrupt, ineffective.

    I'm saying nothing, but allowing you to draw your own conclusions...

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