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An Illustration of the Cost & Futility of the War on Drugs

09 Jun

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“The Friday file: Since invading Afghanistan, the US has spent about $10 billion trying to eradicate poppy production. The result: in 2013 500,000 acres of poppies, a new record amount, were planted. Worse, the poppy planting that was eliminated occurred in places least hostile to the US, pushing more of the prolific and prodigious poppy planting production to Taliban controlled areas. Opium sales are worth $100 million/year to the Taliban.”

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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in America, government, law, nanny / police state

 

6 responses to “An Illustration of the Cost & Futility of the War on Drugs

  1. James and the Giant Peach

    June 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Will S I have said before that I used to be a Muslim before converting, and I could tell you as a former Muslim, the point of view most Middle Eastern people (non Jewish) have of the West in general and America specifically.

    The MiddleEast distrusts America for all its intervention. But that distrust does not stay only at the government, but it extends to CHRISTIANS. The west has always been associated with Christians, and especially with blunders such as George W. Bush calling the wars in the Middle East a “Crusade”, middle eastern people see it as a Christian attack on Muslims!

    So what is the end result of this? Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, every country that American intervenes in becomes MORE ISLAMIZED. More human rights are intruded on, there is even more instability, even more hatred towards the west and christians, even more power handed straight to the Islamic fundamentalists.

    The poppy example is merely one of many examples of strengthening the pro-Islam, anti-Christian, anti-West Middle East.

    A decade after liberating Iraq and Afghanistan and they have the lowest numbers of Christians ever recorded. Christians were literally better off under a dictator like Saddam Hussein than under America’s yoke.

    If America and the West continues this (and I think they must under the influence of Satan) then we are closing off another part of the world to the Christian mission. And this is truly sad for me personally, seeing as how opposed my sister and my parents were to me becoming a Christian.

    The only upside I see is that if the people in the Middle East see the heavy yoke of Islam, and see it for what it is: a stumbling block, then they may be open to other modes of though, including that of the way and the truth and the life. But for that to happen, America needs to leave first, and stop tainting the Christian name.

     
  2. Will S.

    June 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Indeed, the West should stop interfering in Middle Eastern affairs; not staying involved, would go at least a bit of a way towards not further provocation, at the very least.

     
  3. Eric

    June 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    LOL:
    I don’t remember if Canada participated in the Vietnam War very much, but this is an instant replay of the situation there. At the same time the Nixon Administration was launching the first ‘War on Drugs’, the CIA was running heroin labs in Laos and South Vietnam to fund their covert operations.

    In fact, the US never learned anything from Vietnam. Afghanistan is the same quagmire.

     
  4. Will S.

    June 10, 2014 at 3:49 am

    @ Eric: No we stayed out of the Vietnam War. Australia joined in, though.

    We thought it prudent to do so. I think we were wise in that.

    We are now out of Afghanistan, having wrapped up our mission there.

     

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