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    Re: Afghanistan: Talking Points US Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Why has Afghanistan OPIUM production increased under USA stewardship? Under the Taliban in 2002 production was 290 tons per year. Under USA stewardship production has increased to over 10,000 tons per year. We, the USA, obviously are encouraging and protecting the production. Would that be big CORPORATE Pharma's contribution to our well-being? Could the USA be the World's biggest drug dealer? What does recent history say i.e., Noriega, Iran/Contra (coke for arms), Phoenix Program, Corporate Banking in America laundering drug money, and the list goes on. There is rot on the vine. Systemic. Sleazy.
    I would assume its because they were more afraid of the Taliban than us? THey want money, opium makes money. Ive seen no evidence of whatever conspiracy youre talking about though.

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    Re: Afghanistan: Talking Points US Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Yes, if you have an opinion, support it with an argument. THis is a debate forum, not a comment section.
    My opinion was that it was discombobulated. What did the smart card have to do with what you typed?
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    Re: Afghanistan: Talking Points US Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I would assume its because they were more afraid of the Taliban than us? THey want money, opium makes money. Ive seen no evidence of whatever conspiracy youre talking about though.
    There, something I can work with: you're absolutely right. The Taliban often killed people that farmed poppies. They killed people that didn't rat out poppy farmers. The current Afghan government doesn't do that. And the US, in an effort to try to allow rural economies to grow- so the young men aren't poor, disenfranchised, and drawn to extremism (like many of our conspiracy theorists on this very website)- often looks the other way when they stumble upon poppy fields.

    That's why opium production is up. Not because the US is a global drug dealer lol
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    Re: Afghanistan: Talking Points US Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    My opinion was that it was discombobulated. What did the smart card have to do with what you typed?
    It was stated in the OP

    Why aren't our congressman explaining to us why we are still there, why soldiers are memorizing propaganda for journalists, instead of killing the enemy or coming home?
    The implication being that if our soldiers have time to memorize propoganda to make the war seem less tragic, they should be brought home.

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