Marines Bypass Taliban Opium Fields in Afghanistan

Yet the Marines are not destroy­ing the plants. In fact, they are reas­sur­ing vil­lagers the pop­pies won’t be touched. Amer­i­can com­man­ders say the Marines would only alien­ate peo­ple and drive them to take up arms if they elim­i­nated the impov­er­ished Afghans’ only source of income.

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Oh? The Taliban had all but eradicated the opium growers before the US invasion. What did the people have for a source of income then?

And if the opium is for the Taliban, why is cheap heroin flooding into the United States?

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