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eyeinthesky
8th Oct 2006, 20:30
Watching the news on BBC this evening, there was an item about the British Army's work in Afghanistan. A large part of it was about trying to persuade the local farmers to stop growing opium Poppies, against pressure from the Taliban to continue doing so. The item closed with a shot of 40+ TONNES of opium and 4 TONNES of Heroin being burnt.

Not being a partaker of either substance, and therefore perhaps naive, I couldn't help wondering as I watched the smoke blow away what effect this lot would have had on the people downwind of the conflagration... must have been a wild trip!

Saintsman
8th Oct 2006, 20:47
Weren't the Taliban anti drugs and all this prolification has happened since they were moved on?

tony draper
8th Oct 2006, 21:14
The Taliban were anti everything except beards. :rolleyes:

G-CPTN
8th Oct 2006, 21:21
And Toyota pick-up trucks
http://www.talibanreunited.com/images/wheelchair.jpg

tony draper
8th Oct 2006, 22:00
Once our technologists perfect the Beard Seeker War Head they is fecked,
:rolleyes:

Flash0710
9th Oct 2006, 07:50
Strange innit. War on drugs in columbia. war on drugs in afghanistan. another prolific cultivator...... Liquid cash.

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8967031618523610011&q=burning+drugs

Posted already but v funny......

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The SSK
9th Oct 2006, 08:10
Weren't the Taliban anti drugs and all this prolification has happened since they were moved on?

According to the BBC news report, the Taliban are encouraging poppy growing ... as part of the Jihad.

Weapon of mass distraction?

Parapunter
9th Oct 2006, 09:01
Is not the answer to pay the farmers more for growing wheat/barley whatever, than they get for growing poppies?? Money talks & all that.

Still, whadda I know??