Friday, November 19, 2004

HEROINE- It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore....

Afghan Poppy Production Reaches Highest Levels In Country's History-

Despite all of Bush and Rumsfeld's repeated proclamations that eveything is just fine and dandy over in Afghanistan now that they have their "democratic" government, it appears that all hell is STILL breaking loose. Afghanistan has always been a world leader in poppy production, and they are at an all-time high. Evidently the market is so over-saturated that it has caused the price for the narcotic to drop and average of 65% across Afghanistan. This means cheap heroine for everyone! Yay! (eyeroll..."sarcastic font")

As Afghanistan's interim President, Karzai had made decree outlawing the production and harvest of Poppies. Unfortunately, there was no strong-arm to back this up. Why not just use pesticides you ask? Spraying the crops isn't an option- nobody wants another paraquat incident like Mexico/America had on their hands.

America may have ousted the Taliban regime, but they never ousted the warlords who, much like Columbian druglords, have the real control over the farmers in this impoverished country.
Needless to say, this year's record-breaking poppy harvest has
Europe and the UN up in arms. Since Karzai's election in October, he has promised to crack down on narcotics production. We'll see about that.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

Erica,
I know you wany someone to tell you that your not crazy, but the fact remains...that you are :)

love,

jennifer

1:43 PM, November 19, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay! junk! breakfast of champeens and calm people everywhere.
Erica, love, of course you're not crazy. Anyone who thinks so is cheerfully invited to kiss this hairy arse.

2:38 PM, November 19, 2004  

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