Here is yet another indication of how foolish and wrongheaded American foreign policy is, how much it is based on false premises, and how it is doomed to failure after failure until it is either thoroughly overhauled or heads this nation into irreversible catastrophe. The poppy finances the global jihad. The people who were being paid to stop the poppy cultivation were aware of that. Many of them were also sympathetic to the global jihad. Thus they were happy to take the Infidels’ money, but were never going to make any serious effort to stop the poppy cultivation.
“Afghan Poppy Cultivation at ‘All-Time High,’” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, October 21, 2014 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid for by the United States, according to government oversight investigators.
Despite the spending to combat growth of the poppy plant, which is used to make drugs such as opium and heroin, cultivation has reached an “all time high,” especially in places once declared “poppy free,” according to new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
“After a decade of reconstruction and over $7 billion in counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high,” SIGAR concluded in its report released Wednesday.
The findings have caused concern about the effectiveness of the United States’ efforts to stymie poppy production, SIGAR concluded.
No kidding, really?