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IN AFGHAN PROVINCE, POPPY PLANTING HAS STRONG APPEAL
November 10, 2003 3:59 PM   Subscribe

IN AFGHAN PROVINCE, POPPY PLANTING HAS STRONG APPEAL It isa good to be freed from the constraits of the Taliban and to engage in capitalism at the global level. Chhers for the family farmers.
posted by Postroad (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
How many times are you going to randomly assemble syllables and pass them off as a FPP?

I vote you off the island.
posted by Satapher at 4:01 PM on November 10, 2003


Hey, just like the good O' America, fore fathers growing hemp crops.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:10 PM on November 10, 2003


i guess no one in the whitehouse wants to talk about drugs and terror when its our guys getting rich off them
posted by specialk420 at 4:12 PM on November 10, 2003


Sataphre, read FPP for explanation syllable of the afghan random.

The article says The outlawing of poppy production, which the fundamentalist Taliban enforced..

That's not how I remembered it.
posted by stbalbach at 4:13 PM on November 10, 2003


The Taliban banned poppy crop in mid-2000.
posted by dabitch at 4:16 PM on November 10, 2003


Better they grow poppy than starve to death.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:17 PM on November 10, 2003


Last time you posted on this topic, postroad - Afghanistan leads in poppy production Now that we have rid the country of the nasty controlling party, it is good to return to normal business so that exports can help make this a better world. Is this a part of our re-construction plan? - was a full 12 months & 15 days ago.... and no spelling mistakes!!

Makes a change from all those Iraq posts, tho, eh, what?

Ooh, I forgot, don't criticise th equality of a post - it's not done any more.
/snark
posted by dash_slot- at 4:23 PM on November 10, 2003


That was a poor example above, not knowing the thc level in the hemp crops. New freedoms seem more like open laws when first starting out then with a better governed land this may end, like the wild wild west. Thought the UN was in charge of Kabul too.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:33 PM on November 10, 2003


first of all, you don't have to shout, do you know how many internet etiquette laws you are breaking by typing in all caps like that? .. ... well... you're breaking one... don't type in all caps....
posted by Space Coyote at 4:35 PM on November 10, 2003


We should be able to find a safer use for all those poppies. Maybe MickeyD's could use poppy seeds instead of sesame on their Big Mac buns...

Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!
posted by wendell at 5:47 PM on November 10, 2003


Taliban banned poppy crop in mid-2000.

..only after holding western countries hostage financially to do so. Then they confiscated the entire countries stockpile of opium and didn't burn it. The Taliban were makeing money off it one way or another either directly through selling or bribes not to grow/sell it.
posted by stbalbach at 6:31 PM on November 10, 2003


Silly Afghanis. Maybe they could use some Adderalâ„¢ to help them focus on the task at hand : killing Americans rebuilding their country with string and chewing gum.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:35 PM on November 10, 2003


Poppies! Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!
Poppies! Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!
Mushroom! Mushroom!
posted by quonsar at 11:24 PM on November 10, 2003


what the hell is going on in here?
posted by Espoo2 at 12:53 AM on November 11, 2003


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