Tuesday, February 10, 2004


I've been talking about Afghanistan for a really long time so I'm not particularly impressed by the news that one lab was busted. It won't make a dent in the heroin supply to that hemisphere, but it was a great PR piece for the prohibition propagandists.

The Bush administration, jumped on the opportunity to tie the trade into Osama and the Al Qaida, building their pet narco-terrorist fantasy. [Warning linked story sponsored by Parents - The anti-drug].

Unfortunately for the indigenous Afghanis, all the PR in the world won't change the fact that their country has been bombed back into the Stone Age in the name of freedom. Ironic in that the poor farmers now have no choice. It was never a fertile country and at the moment the only profitable crop that can grow in that inhospitable climate is poppies.

And with the the infrastructure of the industry reaching deep into the governing bodies of the country and generating 2.8 billion dollars annually, token busts aside, no one is that serious about stopping them.


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