long history of drug trafficking, and understand the significance of what this article, written by an Afghan Parliament member is saying, in particular:
The reality is that only the drug traffickers and warlords have been helped under this corrupt and illegitimate Karzai government.
Michael Ruppert predicted in early 2001 that the Taliban's destruction of the poppy fields was tantamount to an act of war against the CIA.
Something to think about.
Here is more from her:
“Afghanistan, after eight years of occupation, has become a world center for drugs,” Joya told me. “The drug lords are the only ones with power. How can you expect these people to stop the planting of opium and halt the drug trade? How is it that the Taliban when they were in power destroyed the opium production and a superpower not only cannot destroy the opium production but allows it to increase? And while all this goes on, those who support the war talk to you about women’s rights. We do not have human rights now in most provinces. It is as easy to kill a woman in my country as it is to kill a bird. In some big cities like Kabul some women have access to jobs and education, but in most of the country the situation for women is hell. Rape, kidnapping and domestic violence are increasing. These fundamentalists during the so-called free elections made a misogynist law against Shia women in Afghanistan. This law has even been signed by Hamid Karzai. All these crimes are happening under the name of democracy.”
From an article called Opium, Rape, and the America Way