Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Afghan Military Campaign and Increased Opium Production

The Daily Telegraph on the 15th September 2006 have here qualified the NATO campaign in Afghanistan as counter-productive in both reducing the supply of opium and in stabilizing the region. Comments by Kim Howells, a Foreign Office minister, focus on the "instability" of the region as preventing effective counter-narcotics programmes whilst the article itself highlights that it these very counter-narcotics programmes which have encouraged Afghan farmers to back the Taleban and thus increased the "instability".


Anonymous said...

Fantastic isnt it, now we have the Taliban back, but this time they allow and encourage opium.

If we werent paying millions of pounds to really nasty warlords in the North they'd be growing it there too.

Ali G said...
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