Being An Inconvenient Green
It is so good at it, Afghanistan is rated as being nearly four times better at making hash in kg per hectare than its nearest next best competitor, Morocco. [UNODC]
When MP Rod Donald had an Afghan (fmr) Trade Minister in Christchurch I asked, could a "Loyal Jurga" (national meeting of tribes) meet and resolve the required issues while UN 'drug prohibition' remained du jour. He flatteringly acknowledged my insight and replied "No".
I agree with "FrogBlog" commentator, SDC when he said "Heard of the term "double standards" and the concept of international standards being universal and not applied selectively." [Afghanistan has become America's longest war]
Come on Greens.. move to fix what is broken! At least the very least 'talk about it'.
No matter how hard we recycle, save whales, or demand clean water, unwinnable wars will always be a carbon intensive waste of energy.
Some even believe that the global carbon question cannot be resolved unless the world demilitarises and defuses the intensity of corruption so readily masked by and aided by a global war on some plants. (The US alone has spent more than $1.5 Trillion doing exactly that… trying its best to 'just say no' )
The old guard conservatively said its not 'an electable issue', however the 'new guard' while silent to date, may yet serve to restoratively resolve this vexing issue.
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