Reporting Afghanistan

John Wendle

rain

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Its raining today. It started around 4 a.m. when the sound of the fat drops dripping off the security grill over my window woke me up. Its fitting that its raining today since I’m driving down to Spin Boldak – leaving in 7 minutes. Spin Boldak is the border crossing between Kandahar and Quetta the twin cities of the Taliban. It is fitting because 10 years of drought in this dry land has pushed farmers to a more hardy crop – the opium poppy – and it is through Spin Boldak that a lot of the product passes.  Maybe today will be the end of the dry spell?

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/03/04/Drought_grips_Afghanistan/UPI-75691236218844/

and

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34262

and

http://desertification.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/afghanistans-drought-and-food-crisis-threatens-millions-google-ekklesia/

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Written by johnwendle

December 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

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