Monday, September 04, 2006

War on Drugs Turns Afghanistan into Narco-State

This article, published on the 2nd of September 2006 on the website for Radio Free Europe, reveals that a senior US counter-narcotics official has warned that the state of Afghanistan risks turning into a narco-state such is the vast increase in opium production this year. This is another triumphant endorsement for the US and UK strategy in attempting to eradicate the trade. The more the West seeks to clamp down on opium production the higher the level of production becomes. Has anyone told the counter-narcotics agents that there's a worldwide shortage of morphine, a vital medicine, derived from the opium poppy?

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