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Thread: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

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    Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Can we at least do this how can we expect to achieve results when we are burning away their economy.
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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Can we at least do this how can we expect to achieve results when we are burning away their economy.
    We stopped a while back.

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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    We stopped a while back.
    Since when
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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Can we at least do this how can we expect to achieve results when we are burning away their economy.
    But isn't their economy then based on the illegal drug trade? I mean we can argue whether or not we should do it. Burning their crops definitely makes things harder on us and makes things well more unfriendly. But at the same accord....what they're doing is engaging in illegal drug trade. So it's not like we're burning corn or wheat.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But isn't their economy then based on the illegal drug trade? I mean we can argue whether or not we should do it. Burning their crops definitely makes things harder on us and makes things well more unfriendly. But at the same accord....what they're doing is engaging in illegal drug trade. So it's not like we're burning corn or wheat.
    No we can use them to treat drug addicts if we buy them.
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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    No we can use them to treat drug addicts if we buy them.
    Yeah, but we can't buy the whole crop. And besides maybe us buying to make other drugs to ween people off harder drugs...they're still in the illegal drug trade. It's not like they're doing good things with their poppy crop.
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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, but we can't buy the whole crop. And besides maybe us buying to make other drugs to ween people off harder drugs...they're still in the illegal drug trade. It's not like they're doing good things with their poppy crop.
    No Morphine is used as a painkiller in all western hospitals.
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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Since when
    Looks like late June...

    From the Associated Press:


    U.S. won't burn poppy fields in Afghanistan
    New strategy will promote planting alternative crops
    By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009

    TRIESTE, Italy - The U.S. is shifting its strategy against Afghanistan's drug trade, phasing out funding for opium eradication while boosting efforts to fight trafficking and promote alternative crops, the U.S. envoy for Afghanistan said Saturday.

    The aim of the new policy: to deprive the Taliban of the tens of millions of dollars in drug revenue that is fueling its insurgency.

    The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, said poppy eradication - for years a cornerstone of U.S. and U.N. drug trafficking efforts in the country - was not working and was only driving Afghan farmers into the hands of the Taliban.

    "Eradication is a waste of money," Holbrooke said on the sidelines of a Group of Eight foreign ministers' meeting on Afghanistan, during which he briefed regional representatives on the new policy.

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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Looks like late June...

    From the Associated Press:
    Yea but that is crap they are not going to be able to do that over a short period of time its no replacement economically.
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    Re: Should we stop burning the poppy fields in Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Yea but that is crap they are not going to be able to do that over a short period of time its no replacement economically.
    So it looks like you should kill the thread b/c your question has been answered

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