Abusing and Impoverishing Afghans

John Glaser, January 06, 2012

This Frontline documentary is well worth a watch. It covers opium eradication policies in Afghanistan and all of the pain and suffering that ends up causing ordinary, peaceful Afghans. Watch, in particular, for Afghan government authorities, watched after by NATO forces, destroying impoverished people’s crops with which they planned to pay back debts. They’re failure to do so leads to violent retribution and sometimes being forced to sell off their daughters to radical thugs and Taliban forces. Watch also for farmers protesting in the fields of Afghanistan, only to be shot at with live rounds by Afghan policemen. And it gets worse.

Watch Opium Brides on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.




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