US: 40 tons of Afghan hash seized

US: 40 tons of Afghan hash seized

There are 7 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Nov 3, 2008, titled US: 40 tons of Afghan hash seized. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

KABUL, Afghanistan a ' A U.S. military spokesman says Afghan and coalition troops have seized 40 tons of hashish during a raid in southern Afghanistan.

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SFX

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Nov 3, 2008
The War on Terror also has the benefit of attempting the War on Drugs!! Two brids, one stone!! I love it!!

SFX
JB WIlliams

Powhatan Point, OH

#2 Nov 3, 2008
are you kidding!! Is that all? What a waste of resources.

Since: Sep 08

Miyazaki

#3 Nov 3, 2008
Wonderful. Except that the really bad stuff coming out of Afghanistan is opium and heroin. All this shows is that the drug lords are diversifying. Why are U.S. troops going after the petty stuff?
JB WIlliams

Powhatan Point, OH

#4 Nov 3, 2008
Steve van Dresser wrote:
Wonderful. Except that the really bad stuff coming out of Afghanistan is opium and heroin. All this shows is that the drug lords are diversifying. Why are U.S. troops going after the petty stuff?
it is easier.
SFNMtraveler

Vista, CA

#5 Nov 3, 2008
We seem to forget that the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is a USA puppet and during his USA backed regime Afghanistan has (again) resumed their position as the dominant supplier of opiates (heroin, opium) producing anywhere from 70% to 90% of the WORLD market.

Thus, it is the USA which not-so-covertly bankrolls and looks the other way while the heroin drug trade takes place with the complicit silence of Pres. Karzai. This is not all that different from the Vietnam War when the "Golden Triangle" (Thailand, Burma, etc.) was then the principal source of opiates, and our own government not only ignored, but sometimes participated in that trade (the CIA used heroin traffic as a source of funds and to influence Asian drug lords).

Heroin is a major plague on our USA society, and our own government has yet to seriously address sources of supply.
Chris Mechels

United States

#6 Nov 3, 2008
All of this, and the US government, assumes that the problem is "the supply". The problem is NOT the supply but the users, which create a demand for the supply.

We need to look at legalizing marijuana for starters and look into our laws on hard drugs. In other words, we need to take a European approach. All we are doing with our current stupidity is making a lot of Bush cronies rich.

Along with a new approach we need to look at the 2.5 million in our prisons, many on drug charges, mostly minorities.

We need a new approach. Bush has made things worse and McCain is no help. Obama has talked about the prisons problem.

This, and other issues, demand change. With Obama we have a chance to address these issues.
Faren D

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Nov 3, 2008
Damn! give it to me, I'll smoke it!

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