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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 02:38 PM
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12. If the NY Whore Times says...
that the Taliban is responsible, it must be a lie. After we invaded, and our pals the warlords were in charge, production skyrocketed. The Taliban may be looking for more funding now that Bin Laden has been dead for several years, but opium production in Afghanistan fits a pattern going back to the CIA in SE Asia in the 1950s and '60s, and then in Central and South America in the '70s and '80s. When the CIA comes to town, they pay their bills with drug money. See "The Politics Of Heroin" by Alfred McCoy, and "Dark Alliance" by Gary Webb.

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  -Opium: Iraq''s deadly new export Roland99  May-23-07 09:12 AM   #0 
  - Iraq is in dire need of Pain Killers  bahrbearian   May-23-07 09:14 AM   #1 
  - I guess the US will become their biggest customer  Missy M   May-23-07 09:18 AM   #2 
  - Are you sure it is an unintended consequence?  Zensea   May-23-07 09:45 AM   #3 
  - I don't know what American would dream of poppies in S. Iraq  Kagemusha   May-23-07 09:47 AM   #4 
  - Maybe Hastert's buddies are branching out!  Roland99   May-23-07 10:31 AM   #7 
  - Well, perhaps a consequence that no one cared about.  Roland99   May-23-07 10:30 AM   #6 
  - I see a pattern here...  ixion   May-23-07 10:59 AM   #9 
     - Hmmm, subduing Iraq with opium isn't the worst thing that could happen  JVS   May-23-07 02:42 PM   #13 
  - A similar thing happened in Afghanistan  Rob H.   May-23-07 10:19 AM   #5 
  - Well what's different here is, S. Iraq has no long, illustrious history of this.  Kagemusha   May-23-07 10:46 AM   #8 
  - True  Rob H.   May-23-07 02:23 PM   #11 
     - You've got a good point there.  Kagemusha   May-23-07 05:56 PM   #15 
  - If the NY Whore Times says...  Chemical Bill   May-23-07 02:38 PM   #12 
  - dam i wish they`d start growing  madrchsod   May-23-07 11:55 AM   #10 
  - This is not an accident.  Chemical Bill   May-23-07 02:46 PM   #14 
  - Another link to the story  eridani   May-24-07 03:15 AM   # 
  - Another link to the story  eridani   May-24-07 03:15 AM   #16 

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