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Aid groups vow to stay as NATO exits Afghanistan

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I wish they would leave, the terrorist will come back, but this time they wont be so gentle, and nice.

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One of the biggest problems facing Afghanistan are the millions of heroin addicts, probably the country with the most numbers. It kills and destroys more people than the Taliban. A small daily bag of low grade heroine costs $5/day. The dealers are allowed to do business on the streets if they pay thousands of dollars every month to the police.

Corruption is at every level starting from the president down, who will step down a rich man.

Guns and ammunition supplied by NATO ends up in the market place and some reach the Taliban. There are many problems which NATO will never be able to resolve. America and Europe have spent billions and billions of dollars, and given too many of the lives of their troops.

Clearly, in Afghanistan there's more than one type of war.

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These aid groups are I'm sure, well meaning but perhaps a little foolhardy. At best they may be taken as hostages to be traded for cash. At worst they will be murdered as collaborators or agents of the west. They most certainly won't get a pat on the head from the Taliban and told to keep up the good work.

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As previously stated above, get set for a NEW Wave kidnapings, be headings on video, and torture types never before seen on video, all of which will be gladly accepted for distribution by Al Jazeera.

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The heroin addiction problem was highlighted earlier in the year by the BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22091005

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