Taliban’s Successful Opium Eradication Programme

The supposed war on terror is also serves the dual purpose of fighting drugs production in Afghanistan.Or does it? How ironic that the Taliban successfully implemented a 95% eradication of opium production in 2000-2001 before the invasion by western troops. Since then, opium production has exploded and the beneficieries of this lucrative contraband accrues to business syndicates, organized crime and western banking and financial institutions. A very small percentage accrues to farmers and traders in the producing country.

Here are four reports as evidence, including a UN document on the opium economy in Afghanistan.

Who benefits from the Afghan Opium Trade?
United Nations Report- The opium economy in Afghanistan
NY Times- At Heroin’s Source, Taliban do What ‘Just Say No’ Could Not
Taliban’s Eradication of Poppies is Convulsing Opium Market

oh and then there’s this:
MI6- Lords of the Global Drug Trade


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