558. 12/18/1992

Afghan Pashtun tribal and guerrilla leader “Abdul Haq wrote [on December 18, 1992] to [U.S. Special Envoy to the Afghan resistance Peter] Tomsen during this period: ‘Afghanistan runs the risk of becoming 50 or more separate kingdoms. Foreign extremists may want to move in, buying houses and weapons. Afghanistan may become unique in becoming both a training ground and munitions dump for foreign terrorists and at the same time, the world’s largest poppy field.’ ”

 – Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, Page 238-239

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