Disaster in Afghanistan

The most important current issue in Afghanistan is the drought, the crop failure, and the prospect of famine. This story has received no coverage in the North American media. Over the last winter Afghanistan received well-below normal rainfall and mountain snow pack. The spring runoff was light, and crop yields from irrigated agriculture have been significantly reduced. There are conditions of drought throughout the country. In many areas there are no crops and livestock has perished from lack of pasture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If death resulting from famine is how the US and NATO characterize "success" in Afghanistan, it's obvious that they've been magnificently successful.

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