WEB Notes: This goes hand in hand with the story about opiates and how they killed more Americans in one year that all terror attacks in the last 20 years. The record amount of opiates is due to the record production of opium in Afghanistan and which nation is lording over it? The US. You do realize Afghanistan produces 90% of the world’s opium? Of course opium production is 40 times higher in Afghanistan since the US invasion. It may be tough to swallow, but this is the truth.