Sunday, June 19, 2011

Afghan Opium production skyrockets 4,400% under U.S. occupation

"Either Afghanistan destroys opium 
or opium will destroy Afghanistan"
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai -
- appointed convicted heroin dealer Izzatullah Wasifi to head anticorruption committee
 “U.S. Army planes leave Afghanistan 
carrying coffins empty of bodies, but filled with drugs.”
- Nushin Arbabzadah *the Guardian*
 "This is all times highest drug production rate from Afghanistan (after US invasion) than it was in the time of Taliban"
“In Afghanistan, a conservative estimate suggests that Taliban insurgents generated some US$125 million per year in profits from the local opiate trade alone in the past several years. In Pakistan, Taliban allies such as al-Qaida and other like-minded groups have bases along the main heroin/opium trafficking routes and are well located to benefit from trafficking.”
- UNO report *page 38*
Since 2001 the opium cultivation increased over 4,400%. 
Under the US/NATO, Afghanistan became world largest opium producer, 
which produces 93% of world opium.

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