When asked about the amount of plastic explosives supplied by the CIA and transferred to the mujahedin by Pakistani intelligence with CIA and Saudi support, a U.S. official claimed, in an interview in July 1992, ” ‘We could have probably blown up half of New York with the explosives that the Paks supplied.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, Page 135