Monday, August 27, 2007

Afghanistan's opium crop hits record "High" level

The family that grows opium together, stays together. Don't you feel good our sons and daughters fought so that these fine people can grow more drugs ?

The Government has been accused of "spectacular failure" after it emerged that Afghanistan's opium crop had hit record levels.

The amount of opium poppy produced in the troubled country is set to top 8,200 tonnes this year - up 34% from 2006, according to a UN report. The southern province of Helmand - where British troops have been engaged in fierce and increasingly deadly clashes with the Taliban - saw a 48% rise in cultivation and is responsible for more than half the crop.

Altogether Afghanistan now accounts for 93% of global production, and insurgents are actively promoting the trade to earn money, the report concluded.

Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, said the situation was "dramatic and getting worse by the day", adding: "
No other country in the world has ever had such a large amount of farmland used for illegal activity, beside China 100 years ago.

Entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. Had enough yet of Islam? I have. We should separate ourselves from Islam, ban Muslim immigration, tell any Muslims here that have sharia inclinations they must leave, and cutoff ALL jizya, whatever form it takes and that includes ALL aid to Muslim nations.