A state where peasants were forced to grow opium
it’s an operation in stabilizing profits from those poppy fields.
The Taliban and others thought it would hold the poppy industry hostage against the world bankers when they had disputes. Wrong, Growing poppies is part of the debt owed to world bankers, and no matter how much American apologists say they try to get them to grow “other” things, Afghan farmers really don’t have a choice. Soldiers are there not only to protect the fields, but to make sure they happen.
Producing and using heroin and other illegal drugs is forbidden by Islamic law. The IMF however, forbids the forbidding of paying them back, in poppies.
In July 2015, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths in the United States. “Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18–25 in the past decade.”
(the article below doesn’t cover everything, but it’s a good primer)