During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. supplied the Mujahedeen with Soviet weapons. It was a covert war. The United States used Soviet weapons and Afghan fighters to avoid obvious claims by the Soviet Union that we were directly engaging them. After the war, the Mujahedeen took over and morphed into the Taliban. The weapons that we once gave them are now used to fight against us. After the Soviet Union collapsed, many Soviet weapons were sold off on the black market and have circulated ever since, available to anyone with the money and the connections to make the purchase. Afghanistan has the greatest illicit opium producer in the world. They are accounted for 75% of the world's heroin supply. Opium is likely the biggest source of cash for their operations. The Taliban buys massive quantities of poppies from Afghan farmers, converts it into opium and heroin and sells it to the West. Another factor with the opium is that by purchasing it from the local farmers, the Taliban supports them. It is difficult to end opium production in Afghanistan because it is legal there. Burning down their crops would convince the farmers to go to the Taliban. With the money they get from selling the drugs, they are able to buy and smuggle weapons from other countries with similar interests like Iran, to fight the American troops. Money funnels into terrorist organizations through illegal charities around the world who support terrorism.
Ever since the Taliban were removed from power, they moved to…
Middle East and the Taliban
The countries in the Middle East have predominantly natural resource based economies. There are the Gulf States that are rich in oil and the other states that mainly rely on agriculture. Although the per capita of the Gulf States is much higher than the other states, Turkey and Israel are ranked higher than the rest of these agriculture based states.
In the Middle East, there are many dimensions, including internal and external factors. Internal dimension…
with help from US, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
1989: Communists fall; mujahadeen factions wage civil war.
1994: The Taliban, a Pakistan-sponsored hard-line Islamist movement, emerges.
1999 - UN imposes an air embargo and financial sanctions to force Afghanistan to hand over Osama bin Laden for trial.
2001 September - Ahmad Shah Masood, leader of the main opposition to the Taliban - the Northern Alliance - isassassinated.
Afghanistan was control by England at the late eighteen century…
between rebel groups
1996- A group of Islamie students calling itself the Taliban seized control of Kabul
1996- The Taliban took over the government of Afghanistan but the government was only recognised by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
August 20, 1998. US cruise missiles struck a terrorist training complex in Afghanistan believed to have been financed by Osama bin Laden
September 2001 anti- Taliban guerrilla leader Ahmed Shah Masoud of the group referred to as the Northern…
use and health, in 2012 about 669,000 Americans had reported using heroin in the last year, and the number of people using heroin has been on a rise since 2007. According to government report and Dr. Harry L. Chen, the Vermont Health Commissioner more Americans die from drug overdoses than car accidents.
The use of heroin is affecting the communities we live in. Heroin is on the rise in Vermont as well as here in Charlotte. Heroin doesn’t discriminate, it is possible that it could affect you, someone…
Little is known about the Taliban. About 90 percent of the people confuse the Taliban and Al-Qaeda on a daily basis. These are two similar groups on the surface. However, the two groups under the surface are actually very different. Contrary to most beliefs, the Taliban did not attack the United States of America on 11 September, 2001. Yes, they are a crucial part in the Global War on Terror and later it was revealed that they aided those who did attack the United…
with Chinese nationalism rising to chauvinistic levels under a communist dictatorship; with Russia under Vladimir Putin seeking to recreate the Soviet empire and silencing critics, sometimes through murder; with the totalitarian murderers of the Taliban about to retake much of Afghanistan; and with Islamic terror producing atrocities almost daily, it is the United States that is voted the greatest threat to peace.
Not the Chinese regime that still venerates Mao Zedong, the greatest mass murderer…
I am writing this letter to you, because I don’t what to do. I am really scared that my use of heroin is out of control. I feel pressured my friends to be a part of the drug scene. I see people in the media using drugs for pleasure. When I’m high on drugs, I forget all of my problems and school is unimportant. I dropped out of sports and I do whatever I can to get money for my drugs. I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone about this. Can you help me?
Jack Markham English 11/Set: 6
6/12/14 Research Paper
Heroin. Big H, smack, junk, black tar, dope, snow…it has many names, multiple forms, and a very strong grasp. Heroin is an opiate, a class of drugs that are either naturally derived from the flowers of the poppy plant, or synthetic substitutes. In the case of heroin, it’s produced from morphine, a naturally occurring substance that comes from the seedpod of poppy plants. This drug is and has been increasing…
As I started to consider what part of terrorism I was required to write a paper on, it happened to me that I really did not know much about the Taliban group. This group is one of the major terrorist group in today’s world. So I will try and explain this group the best that I can. In combine dissimilar aspects, primary what their rules are, secondary how they treat women, and third what type of a terrorist act they have committed. In the country of Kandahar, this group called the Taliban…