Talk:2005 Afghan opium harvest begins
Have been looking for official explanations as to "why" there is no aerial spraying going on (like there is in Columbia)..no luck yet Paulrevere2005 13:34, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
also, a good photo of the opium harvest would be nice Paulrevere2005 13:43, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
- I found a good source of information in an AP article from January, so I added some information to the end of the article. Just wait until we get some Afghan correspondents, then I'm sure we can get all the opium photos we could ever want. :-) DouglasGreen 17:39, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
- Great work DG. Now we can see why no spraying is going on;
story has more historical flow now. Paulrevere2005 23:01, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
- Opium production growing right under the noses of "war on drugs" and little is done because if it was, what else would the Afghan farmer grow? -Edbrown05 18:00, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
- Maybe I am mistaken on the purpose of the talk pages but shouldn't the talk be about revisions and the like? Also should the comments have a NPOV like the article?Tardigrade 05:40, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
- Correction: While I agree with the conclusions made I need to correct one statement made in the article: "In terms of national Gross Domestic Product, 86.7 billion USD is more than the GDP of the 39 largest nations - and this is just opium." According to recent Worldbank statistics this amount of revenue is less than the GDP of the 39th "richest" country, the Czech Republic, and more than the GDP of the 40th "richest" country, which is Venezuela. What the author probably meant is that if all the money generated by Afghanistan's Opium/Heroin production would flow back into that country, Afghanistan would be "richer" than Venezuela, the oil-giant of the Americas! From another perspective, the amount of 86 billion USD is more than the combined GDP of the 60 poorest nations on earth. --ShalomSalaam 23:36, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
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