Here’s another good post on the impending Afghanistan crisis. Yes, it’s that serious. So its time for people to start offering up new ideas. Here’s mine:
Allow the Afghan farmers to grow all the Heroin they want and then have the US government buy it at market value and then burn it. When there are no jobs in a nation except for Heroin, use that to the US’s advantage rather than sanctimoniously pretend it is such a “bad thing.” The farmers don’t care what happens to the Heroin, as long as they get their money. If the farmers are happy, then the country eases more towards a stable economy.
On that note, the US could overnight almost completely disrupt the drug flow from Columbia by adapting such a policy. Let the cartels grow all the drugs they want, then buy them up and destroy them. Money talks. Economics is economics.
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