never been able to go there - hard to get a visa on a UK passport. a long-term frustration.Monstrous detox program profiled to say the least, funnel the addict into prayer. Reintegration masking recidivism
Tehran and Iran as a whole has an opiate problem that‘s well hidden. Ever passed through @shakahislop ? Hefty purity, punctuates classes
If any org deserves a spare tenner anyone has kicking round this crew are worthy of it, more Afghans than ever hitting migration bottle-necks and none of it goes towards blister-packed pharmacology (masked as treatment) either
hi from kabul, appropriately. it's absolutely clear that starting a war anywhere puts you in a situation where it's pretty much impossible to predict accurately what the consequences will be. the guys who are in a position to make that decision (Bush, Blair, Putin, whoever) have access to what I'd imagine is very good analysis of the situation, including from intelligence but also from the Foreign Office and so on. but that kind of analysis can only go so far because the consequences of any invasion or foreign intervention are unpredictable. Russia in Ukraine is the obvious example at the moment of a situation which has gone totally contrary to how anyone seemed to expect.What do you think of this, @shakahislop ?
The intel failures behind conflicts from Vietnam to Afghanistan are not identical, but most of them come down to the people in power not listening to the spies on the ground.www.thedailybeast.com
It's a bit of an intelligence services puff piece with that title and lines like this . . .
"Why did America's policymakers dismiss the astute counsel of the CIA’s wise men?"
. . . but it's reasonably convincing.