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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:37 AM
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U.S. and Britain again target Afghan poppies

The U.S. and British governments plan to spend millions of dollars over the next two months to try to persuade Afghan farmers not to plant opium poppy, by far the country's most profitable cash crop and a major source of Taliban funding and official corruption.

By selling wheat seeds and fruit saplings to farmers at token prices, offering cheap credit, and paying poppy-farm laborers to work on roads and irrigation ditches, U.S. and British officials hope to provide alternatives before the planting season begins in early October. Many poppy farmers survive Afghanistan's harsh winters on loans advanced by drug traffickers and their associates, repaid with the spring harvest.

"We need a way to get money in hands right away," said a senior U.S. military official in Afghanistan.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32339723/ns/world_news-wash...
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:45 AM
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