U.S. Inner Cities: Casualties of U.S. Afghanistan War

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Since the United States has driven the Taliban out of Afghanistan, that countries opium crop has been climbing to record levels. The result: Heroin quality up, prices down. The effects of this are evident on the streets of New York.

“You’re starting to notice the addicts more. The heroin addict homeless population in the City’s subway system has more than doubled.” So says author Michael Alan Townsend. “Maybe this is coincidental, but it’s strange how the so called enemies of freedom (the Taliban) had a positive effect on the illicit drug trade. Where as the moderate regime put in power by Bush seems incapable of putting a stop to the problem.

“The word on the street,” Mr. Townsend says is, “That there is some new high quality stuff available now.” He goes on to say, “It’s ironic that as the U.S. wins the war on terrorism and brings freedom to Afghanistan, we see minority youth enslaved to drugs and nodding on corners.

Michael Alan Townsend is the author of the book, Black Power: Strategies for Achieving and Utilizing Power in America. The book is available at amazon.com

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