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Thread: Interesting perspective on US policy in Afghanistan wrt opium production

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    Default Interesting perspective on US policy in Afghanistan wrt opium production

    I can't really say anything about the merits of the argument either way, just thought it's an interesting take:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...?refreshed=yes
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    I made a few posts touching on this topic in the other thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Being View Post
    The price of opioids and saffron should slowly decrease as the supply skyrockets. I mean those are two things you just cannot effectively sanction.
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    And let's not forget how much opium and saffron the UK purchases each year.
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    Did the Papers touch on the failure to bring the farmers into the fold? That is the mother of all failures here. Alienating the farmers from the beginning assured failure because the farmers are Afghanistan. Everything else is peripheral.
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