Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Wed 06/26/2019 View Tue 06/25/2019 View Mon 06/24/2019 View Sun 06/23/2019 View Sat 06/22/2019 View Fri 06/21/2019 View Thu 06/20/2019
1
2019-06-26 Afghanistan
Special Forces kill, detain 6 Taliban militants; destroy 3300 pounds of opium seeds, Urea
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6503 views ]  Top
 File under: Taliban 

#1 Is It Easier To Grow Poppy Than Wheat?
Yes, but it’s a pain to harvest.
By Brian Palmer June 29, 2009
Why is Afghanistan hooked on poppies?

Richard Holbrooke announced in Rome on Saturday that the U.S. will shift anti-poppy efforts in Afghanistan away from destroying crops and toward supporting alternatives.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-06-26 08:51||   2019-06-26 08:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Why is Afghanistan hooked on poppies?

Because it’s a steady income for the Taliban, who guard the producer for a cut of the profits. They wouldn’t be needed to guard pistachio orchards or saffron fields. Also, Afghanistan has an excess of uneducated peasants to harvest the poppies, many already opium addicts, so that isn’t an issue.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 13:17||   2019-06-26 13:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Oh no, a poppy seed shortage!

Does that mean that my poppy seed muffins and bagels is gonna see an increase in price?
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-06-26 14:31||   2019-06-26 14:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Does that mean that my poppy seed muffins and bagels is gonna see an increase in price?

No. Poppy seeds for cooking are mostly grown in the Netherlands and Turkey, Seeking cure.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 16:54||   2019-06-26 16:54|| Front Page Top

#5 I forgot to add the "sarc" tag. Poppy seeds are also grown in California and yes it is legal to grow poppies, what's illegal is the harvesting of poppy sap.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-06-26 22:50||   2019-06-26 22:50|| Front Page Top

#6 :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 22:56||   2019-06-26 22:56|| Front Page Top

23:42 trailing wife
23:13 trailing wife
22:56 trailing wife
22:50 Seeking Cure For Ignorance
22:27 Skidmark
21:52 james
21:37 DarthVader
21:34 Procopius2k
21:16 james
21:12 Woodrow
21:08 Woodrow
21:03 SteveS
20:58 Phaick Uneretle6310
20:57 SteveS
20:53 SteveS
20:52 Woodrow
20:50 Phaick Uneretle6310
20:20 Frank G
20:19 Frank G
20:18 Frank G
20:16 Frank G
20:09 Frank G
20:05 Hupolet Bourbon1119
20:04 rjschwarz
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com