A Bull Market in Afghan Opium Production

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    Good news. It appears that, like other commodities around the world, the price of opium is soaring. That's welcome relief to the hard hit economy of Afghanistan.

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    With production up 17% over last year, and global market share of 82%, Afghanistan is raking in their largest earner of foreign currency.

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    Estimating Heroin
    Availability

    Our best estimate is that roughly 12 to 13 metric tons of heroin are used in the United States during a given year, and that the level of use has not changed appreciably during the last several years. (The
    number of heroin users may have changed, because relatively inexpensive and high purity heroin may have attracted occasional users, but occasional users account for a low proportion of heroin use.)

    if we cant keep 12 to 13 metric tons of heroin from getting into the country how could you even conceive of keeping out terrorist ,dirty bombs, anthrax or anything else this can only occur with the complicity of many at the highest levels of government intelligence agency's
     
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    I see that Muslims are doing their part to eradicate infidels.
     
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    We only want the right traffickers making the bucks if you know what I mean *wink*. Besides--our country needs the bucks right now.
     
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    Drug addiction a big problem in Afghanistan...
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    Afghanistan, the drug addiction capital
    10 April 2013 - Afghanistan produces 90% of all opiate drugs in the world, but until recently was not a major consumer. Now, out of a population of 35 million, more than a million are addicted to drugs - proportionately the highest figure in the world.

     
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    Near record poppy crop in Afghanistan...
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    Afghan opium production increases for 3rd year in a row, nearing record
    Monday, Apr. 15 2013, Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the UN said in a report released Monday.
     
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    Poppies makin' a comeback as US troops prepare to leave Afghanistan...
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    As US draws down, Afghan opium production thrives
    May 1, 2014 ~ Pink-and-white poppy blooms stretch toward the horizon in this field in southern Afghanistan as laborers slice open the green bulbs swollen with raw opium, the main ingredient in heroin.
     
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    Damn whatever happened to [MENTION=3851]eots[/MENTION]?
     
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    Rehab is my guess.
     

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