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I kind of wish I thought the CIA and Monsanto had the ability to be responsible for such blight.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-05-24 06:08||
#2 Personally I'd rather see an end to drug prohibition and see the price fall.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-24 06:50||
#3 Agreed B.P. After years of supporting the "War on Drugs", I look back and see the wake of devastation it has caused and tremble. Let's take about 2/3rds of the laws/regulations off the American people and see what a really free society can do.
Posted by SLindsey 2012-05-24 09:48||
#4 Gee, a "blight", you say?
How, y'know, mysterious...
Posted by mojo 2012-05-24 10:34||
#5 I'm sure we could develope a blight, probably a fungus. We could weaponize this current blight and spray it on their fields, like we do with Roundup to coca in South America.
We COULD, the question to me is: Why have we not already?
My little brother went to A-stan and came back very disillusioned. They would go out on patrol and walk through fields of poppies, but no coalition forces were allowed to destroy a single poppy. Reconcile that with the knowledge that those poppies are going to be the main source of funding for your enemy. But they would gladly courtmartial you if you chopped them down and lit them on fire.
I think I'd start to wonder just why the f*ck I was there too.
Posted by Eohippus Elmuling8724 2012-05-24 10:44||
#6 Much more subtle breeding a hog for conditions and them just popping up out of nowhere, with incredible metabolism and appetite and quick breeding cycle, a previously undiscovered swine which must have been a cave dweller, chased out by the insurgents using the caves. Real wrath of allan stuff. If they could oink in an English accent could be the ghosts of Khyber back for revenge.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-05-24 12:24||
#7 Yeah, you weaponize a blight and go spraying it in places like Afghanistan and then people are gonna wonder why the American corn crop gets the blight.
I don't pretend to know who gets the money from the Afghan poppy crop but it is kinda funny how after the Americans invaded the place it became the world's leading producer of opium. From everything I'd heard before, the world's leading opium producing region was the Golden Triangle in southeast Asia. Whatever happened to that?
But then, it would be interesting to know where all that dope goes. Europe? America? Russia? China? Iran? You talk about biological warfare...a fertile imagination can come up with all kinds of conspiracy theories.
And as for a "really free society" where the people can smoke all the opium they want, just ask the Chinese how that worked for them. Maybe it's just as well if all the idiots smoke themselves to death. That's just Darwinism, right? I mean, think of all the people who can't quit cigarettes and then imagine them with opium or heroin. We won't have to worry about paying for their Social Security.
As for the War on Drugs being a failure, ask yourself: Is there anything our government does right? Anything at all? Somebody gets the money and the drugs keep flowing. Hell, we send guns to the Mexican drug cartels and they send us dope. That's a funny kind of a war.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-05-24 12:35||
#8 And they say there's a complete collapse of R&D in former Sov. U..
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-05-24 13:12||
#9 If we were going to have a war on drugs we should have developed sterile versions of the various crops long ago and found a way to cross-breed them to eliminate those crops. It would be a lot better than the war on drug use.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-05-24 14:54||
#10 It wouldn't be better for the employment prospects of those currently employed because drugs are bad MMMkay...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-24 16:29||