pronarcotic erradication programs in afghanistan:
"experiments with alternative crops are lagging, and there are not enough forces to provide security for farmers willing to try growing something different". The drug lords are using our own methods to impressive effect: 165,000 hectares of poppy cultivation and rising this year, over a 50% increase from last year. If you grow anything other than poppy they'll come around and torch your field. If you do, then we'll come around.
Sucks to be in the Afghani farm worker payrolls.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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