Afghanistan opium at record high August 27, 2007Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
The US prior to invading Afghanistan were dedicated in destroying opium production by the Taliban in which the US also accused the Taliban of using opium production to fund their terror government, well can US explain this news? After all the US and Europe are in charge of Afghanistan and their current government.
This is another total disaster by the US:
BBC News, Kabul
The UN says opium production in Afghanistan has soared to record levels, with an increase on last year of more than a third.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime report says the amount of opium produced there has doubled in the last two years.
It says Helmand province is now the biggest single drug-producing area in the world, surpassing whole countries such as Colombia.
Afghanistan now accounts for more than 93% of the world’s opiates.
Despite billions of dollars of aid and tens of thousands of international troops, the report says 193,000 hectares of opium poppies are being grown in Afghanistan.
“The results are very bad, terrifyingly bad, because cultivation has increased by 17% to an historic level,” said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the Office on Drugs and Crime. [read more]