US Military Fail In Sick Opium Poppies Case

News and Society | | September 27, 2011 at 6:54 am

Afghanistan is the largest drug farm on Earth, with more than 90 percent of the world\’s poppy plantations. But now the killer crop has met its match – a mysterious disease. Afghan farmers blame the government and foreign forces for poisoning their main source of income. RT\’s military analyst Yevgeny Khrushchev says the U.S. is actually failing to take advantage of the situation…

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4 Comments

  1. Wow, I never thought about that – I guess drugs are like any other crops and are subject to disease and water shortages. I wonder if this will make drugs more expensive in the West (which would be good and bad – it might make a lot of people seek rehab but at the same time violence could escalate over an increasingly more rare product).

  2. Laguna032 says:

    Good for them! Now there would be less poisoned people all over the world. Opium poppy is the main ingredient for making cocaine.

  3. I been watching this about poppy plants in Afghanistan and found it quite interesting, seems that they are finally meeting there match without our help.

  4. Hoevel862223 says:

    Right that heaven's providence. I don't think there would be any means of livelihood aside from growing poppies.