...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



non-satirical non-ironic Mission Accomplished:

Afghan opium cultivation has reached a record level, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy for the first time, the United Nations says.
The UNODC report said the harvest was 36% up on last year, and if fully realised would outstrip global demand.
Most of the rise was in Helmand province, where British troops are preparing to withdraw.
One of the main reasons the UK sent troops to Helmand was to cut opium production.
BBC  13.Nov.13
Most regular folks are dubious to disbelieving of the claim NATO is still in Afghanistan, years after any rational justification viz. terror-hotbed, to lock up the world opium supply.
 But all you need to tie it together is the concurrent claim that world heroin traffic is in the same corporate portfolio as behind-the-scenes direction of contemporary American foreign policy and domestic criminalization prohibition yadda-yadda crap.
 A tough case to make, but we slog on.
Because American soldiers and Afghani children are dying for this evil horseshit.

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