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The reality behind the 'war on drugs' in Afghanistan

Conventional accounts blame the Taliban for the expansion of drug production, and claim opium funds insurgency. Julien Mercille shows the reality behind the failed 'war on drugs' in occupied Afghanistan.

Penniless US is never short of money for endless war

When iPhone company Apple has more in the bank than the US federal government, the question is, how does Obama pay for his war in Afghanistan, costing $2bn a week, the occupation of Iraq, the drone warfare in Pakistan and the new war in Libya?