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Subject:  years of sacrifice and American lives for this? Date:  1/29/2013  11:25 AM
Author:  telegraph Number:  668913 of 749401

Opium gangs in Afghanistan are using the sons and daughters of farmers as collateral for unpaid debts - with horrendous consequences for those who refuse.

A documentary has exposed the stomach-churning reality facing the war-torn nation's farmers, who borrow money from drug lords to set up cultivation of opium, used to make heroin, but are left destitute when NATO-backed Afghan forces destroy their crops.

The drug lords then take their children, including girls as young as 10, to places like Pakistan and Iran to sell them into the sex trade or use them as drug mules.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269619/An-Afghan-fa...




Just wait till Obama pulls all the troops out...



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