Afghanistan, the Poppy and the West

Kash Kidnapped

Today, 13th November 2013, THE GUARDIAN: “Afghanistan’s poppy farmers plant record opium crop, UN report says. Despite 10 years of western efforts to curb production, a combination of economics and political instability means farmers in the world’s largest heroin-producing country are as enthusiastic as ever for the poppy” READ the full article on The Guardian

Below an extract from KASH KIDNAPPED book:

Kash Kidnapped, a revealing journey to Afghanistan

“Old road sign from Kandahar Drug Control Unit (KDCCU) reminds everyone that – also in Kabul – the abuse of drugs is forbidden in Islam.

The sign carried the signature in the Pashtun language (painted out in blue) of the Anti Narcotics Department from the time of the Taliban Government. Actually, during that regime, the Mullah Omar Edict was in force: this decree categorically forbade the cultivation and/or use of opium. Reports published by the UN between 2000 and 2001 acknowledged the role of the Taliban in…

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