Alcohol Abuse in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman throws a box of beer out of a truck to be destroyed in Kabul on July 17 2006 560x315

%nameVia CNN.com comes the sad story of Alcohol Abuse in Kabul :

Thousands of bottles of alcohol were destroyed in Kabul this week, in what authorities described as the product of a crackdown on illegal smuggling and sales.

The bottles were confiscated over a two-year period in and around the Afghan capital, according to Kabul police and criminal investigations chief Mohammad Zahir.

Alcohol is mostly banned in Afghanistan (its a Muslim thing), so its sales and consumption is a criminal offense.¬†Apparently¬†Allah also forbids them from selling the booze to help offset the costs of rebuilding their country. At the very least they could have given the alcohol to the American troops stationed there. If we didn’t already have plenty of reason to withdraw our forces, I think this confirms it.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.
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