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From Al Jazeera:

Is Afghanistan-made methamphetamine about to flood Europe?
Afghanistan is already the world’s largest supplier of opium. But opium, which is used to make heroin, is not the only illegal drug that the war-torn nation is producing.

Over the past four years, Afghans have also been getting better at making methamphetamine, known colloquially as speed, crystal or meth.

In some parts of Afghanistan, methamphetamine output already appears to be outpacing that of opium. But, researchers have argued, not enough attention has been paid to the burgeoning illegal drug trade.

Now, with the US withdrawal, some European Union authorities worry that illegal Afghan methamphetamine might pose an increasing danger to Europe.

“The German federal police is intensively monitoring the situation,” a spokesperson from the authority told Al Jazeera, “because methamphetamine has been produced in large quantities in Afghanistan for several years now, and because of the danger that it could also reach the German or European market via traditional heroin smuggling routes.”

Makes a lot of sense - Afghanistan shares a border with China. China sells the precursors to the Taliban, they manufacture the drugs and arrange for shipping through the established network of "refugees" already in place. They make money and Western Civilization takes a big hit.

Only good news I can think about is that the people who will fall into addiction are those people who do not contribute to society. Quick and easy way to clear out the deadwood before we start to rebuild.

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