21 March 2008

Struggling for solutions as Opium Trade Blossoms

Washington Post article about Uruzgan province Afghanistan. Beware the production figures. Not too long ago, the DEA site actually showed Burma well out-producing Afghanistan. It's only since the West decided to try to stop opium production that the figures have increased logarithmically.
Either: the West has the worst policies in the world for drug eradication, that do the opposite of what is intended
Or: the figures are complete inventions.
Or: organised crime took over the military a long time ago.

Make up your own explanation, but there is something wrong somewhere. The figures are the most likely to be manipulated, using Occam's razor to find the simplest explanation.

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