Narco-terrorism in Afghanistan, a warning!
The relation between narcotic and terrorism is generally accepted. It is supposedthat narcotics and drugs financially support terrorism. At the same time, terrorismand narcotics (especially cultivating of poppy) are two major problem of Afghanistan. Although evidences show that there is close relation betweennarcotic and terrorism and insurgency groups (Taliban), but the narcotic problemseems complicated in Afghanistan. There are different groups of people whocultivate poppy so different solutions should be held simultaneously. Therefore,the solution for eradication of poppy should be comprehensive and different. ThusI suggest some Social and Economical solutions as well as maintaining present policies and strategies for it.In Afghanistan different category of people cultivate poppy. We can classify themin three major groups:
Terrorists and Taliban:
In some insecure provinces Taliban cultivate poppydirectly or they exploit from poppy cultivation by others. They usually increase thelevel of their attacks in order to make the situation more insecure for gatheringtheir harvest. We can see the relation of narcotics with Taliban and their Terroristsupporters in provinces that insecurity and narcotic exist to gather, like Helmand province. Also in other provinces that poppy cultivation is more common, theinsecurity and Taliban’s operation is more common as well. It clearly shows thetight relation between narcotic and terrorism.
Warlords, drug dealers and smugglers:
Because of insecurity, administrativecorruption and three decades of war, a mafia of narcotic and illicit trade on it has been formed in Afghanistan in last years. These groups are a serious threat for