In an April 8, 1986, article in The Washington Post, a Reagan Administration aide commented on the potential misuse of Stinger missiles sold to the mujadhadeen. ” ‘Some of these guys are a lot closer politically, religiously, and philosophically to [Iran’s Ayatollah Ruholla] Khomeini than they are to us,’ the aide said. ‘There is concern that one of these guys could show up in Rome aiming a Stinger at a jumbo jet.’ ”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Page 109