Thursday, July 21, 2016

US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling a Global Heroin Epidemic

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Tim Nolan said...

YouTube Description: Prior to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban had banned farmers from cultivating opium poppy, the plant from which heroin is derived. But not long after the Taliban was overthrown in the wake of 9/11 poppy production in Afghanistan skyrocketed, eventually flooding global drug markets and giving rise to a heroin epidemic that’s killed 10,000 Americans in 2014 alone. In this segment of “Behind the Headline,” Mnar Muhawesh looks at how the “War on Terror” and the “War on Drugs” overlapped in Afghanistan, leaving in their wake a legacy of death, addiction and government corruption tainting Afghan and American soil.