Taliban say
June 16, 2001 12:19 PM   Subscribe

Taliban say they underminded the US economy by halting opium production. ``It's known in select circles.. that opium is more influential than oil in terms of its economic role in America in particular and the West as a whole,''
posted by stbalbach (7 comments total)
yeah, i was wondering why there are so many more opium stations than gas stations.
posted by jcterminal at 12:26 PM on June 16, 2001

If they tell this to Bush, he won't need the budget he asked for. All he need do is get the opium trade going again. How come my broker did not know about this.
posted by Postroad at 12:50 PM on June 16, 2001

That's right, because Afghanistan is the only place in the world where Opium is grown, so no other supplier can possibly make up for them.
posted by wenham at 1:21 PM on June 16, 2001

and if it's so damn big out here, why is it so hard to find some? :P
posted by jcterminal at 1:26 PM on June 16, 2001

try Baltimore 1 in 10 rides the horse
posted by stbalbach at 6:35 PM on June 16, 2001

Well perhaps if dot-commers were on opium but last I knew, opium wasn't top on the list of drugs which helped you meet your code cutoff deadlines...
posted by fooljay at 7:59 PM on June 16, 2001

perhaps this is why the influx of synthetic smack is on the rise. (someone should write a story about the death of the middle-man)
posted by clavdivs at 6:51 PM on June 17, 2001

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