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Afghanistan: Fraud, Opium and Taliban

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Posted on Oct 23, 2009
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If an athlete is caught cheating in the Olympics or another sports competition, that person is disqualified, and it is seen as a disgrace. In the case of the recent election in Afghanistan, however, cheating has been rewarded and even praised by no less than the president of the United States, says Link TV’s Jamal Dajani in this week’s “Mosaic Intelligence Report.”

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By Hulk2008, October 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment

How about just carpet-bombing the Afgahni poppy fields with agent orange left over from our Viet “classic”.  We can dump all the spent nuclear fueld and unused-and-unusable-ammo crud from prior conflicts and wipe out the opium industry ...... AS the last US troops are pulling out. 
  Once the poppy fields are wasted, the Taliban and the Al Qaeda remnants can figure out how to continue fighting without the ONLY cash crop ever raised there.
  As an alternative, maybe the US can offer to transport all the Medellin drug lords and their militias over to Afghanistan and Pakistan - they would K.O. Al Qaeda and the Taliban in short order to take over the opium industry.  Maybe the US could even get a discount on opium imports.

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By diamond, October 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm Link to this comment

Karzai used to work for the Unocal oil company and his brother is a drug lord in Afghanistan. America is hopeless at choosing its enemies and even more hopeless at choosing its friends.

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By Canada Guy, October 26, 2009 at 9:58 am Link to this comment
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Instabilty and war are the primary factors responsible for increased opium production in Afghanistan. Before the Soviet invasion, and during the brief rule of the Taliban, opium production was either very limited, or deliberated curtailed. Soon after the war is over, production is likely to plummet.

http://watching-history.blogspot.com/2009/10/opium-in-afghanistan.html

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By tropicgirl, October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am Link to this comment
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I find it hilarious that Kerry went there to challenge the election results. He can’t
even fight for his own stolen election and Gore’s (not one senator stood up, thats
all it would have taken).

Karzai is an american puppet that also serves the pashtoons (regular people), who
we are in the process of blowing up.

The other guy is wanna-be puppet with no local support except from agitators
who want to nation-build.

And before you criticize anyone for opium you might be interested to know where
the primary markets are (US, Britain, Russia) and whose laundering the money for
them. (too big to fail).

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By Blackspeare, October 26, 2009 at 8:02 am Link to this comment

Apparently Karzai hasn’t learned how to properly steal an election.  He will be given a second chance!

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By DGR, PhD, October 25, 2009 at 10:54 am Link to this comment
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How do we know that Karzai isn’t providing free opium or heroin to resisters of the US so they will
be forced to continue murdering to get their next fix?  This seems like a no-brainer to me but nobody is talking about it.

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By dihey, October 25, 2009 at 7:40 am Link to this comment

Secretary Gates has already stated the President’s position: “the election in Afghanistan will have no bearing on the CIC’s decision on eszcalatio”. We are our own puppet!

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By johannes, October 24, 2009 at 3:03 am Link to this comment

What do you think how much people geth bloody rich with this OPIUM business, and it are not alone Afganes, belief me.

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By randyha, October 23, 2009 at 8:35 pm Link to this comment

Afghanistan is a lost case. We should get the hell out of there. Didn’t we learn from Iraq?

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By Wendy Martinez, October 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm Link to this comment
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Karzai is a US puppet. That’s why Obama is willing to look the other way.

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