March 9, 2006

Stopping Thugs and Terrorists

State sponsored terrorism needs to be stopped:

Springtime is on the way and already hundreds of farmers are tending pale-green shoots of Afghanistan's chief crop and economic mainstay: opium poppies.

It looks to be a bumper year. Some 320,000 acres are blanketed in rows of sprouts that eventually produce almost 90 percent of the world's heroin.

But drug agents are counterattacking. An army of 500 tractor-driving Afghans hopes to plow the plants under before producers grow powerful enough to corrupt the country's fledgling government.

These 500 thugs and their sponsors have no higher standing than common thieves and murderers.

If the Afghani government will not live up to its sole responsibility which is to protect the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of its citizens then these farmers have every right to form their own protective associations and deal appropriately with those who would destroy their property, land and lives.

Posted by Steve on March 9, 2006
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