Afghan Heroin: The Lost War

Afghan Heroin: The Lost War is a documentary which investigates how the war on terror in Afghanistan has unleashed heroin into the mainstream.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on Earth. Some 90 per cent of the drug is grown in Afghanistan and this hard hitting documentary investigates how the War on Terror has inadvertently unleashed a massive supply of the deadly drug.
After the Western coalition troops started their hunt for terrorist Osama Bin Laden and his Taliban allies in late 2001, the country torn apart from decades of war once more became the world’s opium growing capital.
Many impoverished farmers had no choice but to grow the opium poppy to feed their families.
The documentary delve into the devastating effects of addiction that includes shocking scenes of a young Norwegian couple hustling, scoring and shooting up several times a day in order to appease the monster inside them.

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  • Fghfgh

    Shit doc, full of prohibitionist propaganda.

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  • Gizmohamus

    prohibitionist propaganda lol goodone Fghfgh

  • Ricopericle

    what a load of old arse… really

  • Ricopericle

    what a load of old arse… really

  • guester

    “Inadvertently”

  • Nicky

    I wouldnt say its prohibitionist propaganda. They make it quite clear that the system in Norway is far better than locking people up. Anyways since the war on drugs isnt beeing won, and opium production is increasing again because afghanis need some way to make money. I would suggest taking this heroin in afghanistan and selling to heroin addicts in special clinics. The heroin would then probably be a lot cleaner, which wouldnt lead to the decrease in life expectancy of the addicts. Also it would be a lot cheaper since theres no criminal middlemen aka the Taliban making huge profits off it. It seems like common sense to end the war on drugs, since it prevents criminal gangs and terrorist organization from getting funding. Also it helps us find out who addicts are, give them clean drugs allow them to live longer lives, less crime and in the end the taxpayer pays less for a war on terror and a war on drugs!

  • Nicky

    I wouldnt say its prohibitionist propaganda. They make it quite clear that the system in Norway is far better than locking people up. Anyways since the war on drugs isnt beeing won, and opium production is increasing again because afghanis need some way to make money. I would suggest taking this heroin in afghanistan and selling to heroin addicts in special clinics. The heroin would then probably be a lot cleaner, which wouldnt lead to the decrease in life expectancy of the addicts. Also it would be a lot cheaper since theres no criminal middlemen aka the Taliban making huge profits off it. It seems like common sense to end the war on drugs, since it prevents criminal gangs and terrorist organization from getting funding. Also it helps us find out who addicts are, give them clean drugs allow them to live longer lives, less crime and in the end the taxpayer pays less for a war on terror and a war on drugs!

  • dave

    look i was in afghanistan from 09 to 10 and u have no idea how many U.S., British, French soldiers are using H everyday i was one of em. thats the shit the Gov don’t want u to know

  • dave

    look i was in afghanistan from 09 to 10 and u have no idea how many U.S., British, French soldiers are using H everyday i was one of em. thats the shit the Gov don’t want u to know

  • dave

    look i was in afghanistan from 09 to 10 and u have no idea how many U.S., British, French soldiers are using H everyday i was one of em. thats the shit the Gov don’t want u to know

  • Brian Kerr

    National Geographic should be ashamed of this total political and drug war propaganda.
    Disgusting actually.

  • Brian Kerr

    National Geographic should be ashamed of this total political and drug war propaganda.
    Disgusting actually.

  • Brian Kerr

    National Geographic should be ashamed of this total political and drug war propaganda.
    Disgusting actually.

  • Brian Kerr

    National Geographic should be ashamed of this total political and drug war propaganda.
    Disgusting actually.

  • The blame game..

    I keep hearing “Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan”, but one fact remains; Every one of those individuals made the choice to stick a needle in their arm – they would have done it no matter where it came from..

  • The blame game..

    I keep hearing “Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan”, but one fact remains; Every one of those individuals made the choice to stick a needle in their arm – they would have done it no matter where it came from..

  • Marie

    pure heroin in Europe is a myth the UK has heroin that is only 5% pure at most and most overdoses are first time users or users mixing benzos and heroin so how many times has it been jumped on since it left Afghanistan is anyone’s guess.

  • Me

    The US invades a country where drug production had all but ceases under the Taliban(look it up)…and then the US begins to be flooded with H…and you people think it’s the Afghan farmers who are responsible…LOL
    Watch Fox and CNN much?…

  • Me

    The US invades a country where drug production had all but ceases under the Taliban(look it up)…and then the US begins to be flooded with H…and you people think it’s the Afghan farmers who are responsible…LOL
    Watch Fox and CNN much?…

  • Me

    The US invades a country where drug production had all but ceases under the Taliban(look it up)…and then the US begins to be flooded with H…and you people think it’s the Afghan farmers who are responsible…LOL
    Watch Fox and CNN much?…

  • TNS

    Heroin is not a natural  substance. It is created in a laboratory. Heroin was invented in the western world. Heroin is made in the western world.  Heroin is bought, sold and used ….in the western world. The inventors were looking for a non addictive replacement for the pain relief drug morphine. It turned out to be the more addictive.  The plant shown in this movie is opium.  Rarely does it ever reach the western world. To try and blame Afghanistan or any other country is like blaming Japan for the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Find a good quality book on medical history and look it up. Thanks for listening  TNS

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698861834 Kalie Coverdill

     Thanks for my daily dose of war-on-drugs propaganda, National Geographic, you fucked up. 

  • http://twitter.com/SAFAMARK Mark

    I don’t disagree, or agree but if you so label this documentary and most documentaries about Afghanistan as “Propaganda” what is the real story ?

    Easy to watch this documentary and point finger ! 

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  • Kiki

    This documentary is horrifically misleading and reeks of political propaganda. To start of with, unadulterated heroin and opium isn’t “deadly”… Utter bollocks!

    • nicebutnothanks

      You are correct in that people can use it for decades and get away with it, though plenty of people overdose on it and die on the spot. After ten tears of addiction and 5 years clean I know what I prefer…. it is deadly, just not in the way that a lot of people think. It tends to kill you slowly…. I love the stuff but I hope I never run into it again.

  • kiowhatta

    Yes of course, street level heroin is not only expensive, addictive, controlled by ruthless sociopathic quasi -corporate gangs, which leads to degradation, poverty, alienation, prosecution, injury and sometimes death.
    The real problem is that as individuals (adults) we are not given the right and freedom to choose if we want to use it. Like Dostoevsky said, the true exercising of one’s freedom is caprice. If I choose to use Heroin, and am not responsible for young children who’s lives are being affected, then so be it.
    But what would happen to the prison industrial complex? Law enforcement? Rhetoric played over and over about saving our children from drug dealing bogeymen?
    Well answer this: at what point do our innocent children cross that imaginary socio-political line and become the hunted down predator’s? At what age do our innocent little babes change into murderous filthy criminals?