Afghan military tied to drug trade

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Sep 4, 2003.

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    zimv20

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    http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0904/p06s01-wosc.html

    oops.
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    I've been hearing about this for awhile now. The Taiban may have been brutal and reactionary, but they did quash the opium trade. Since we had no plan for Afghanistan beyond toppling the Taliban regime, the people turned back to what they knew -- growing opium poppies.
     

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