Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production
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drug money laundering is continuing to this day .) The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields: As Wikipedia notes : Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001. Indeed, a brand new report from the United Nations finds that opium production is at an all-time high . Common Dreams notes : The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistana nation under the military control of US and NATO forces for more than twelve yearshas risen to an all-time high, according to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey released Wednesday by the United Nations. According to the report, cultivation of poppy across the war-torn nation rose 36 per cent in 2013 and total opium production amounted to 5,500 tons, up by almost a half since 2012. This has never been witnessed before in the history of Afghanistan, said Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the outgoing leader of the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , which produced the report. *** The U.S.