Bush, Drugs, and the Northern Alliance

"There could be another consideration. Afghanistan is, by far, the world's largest producer of opium and most of it comes from territory controlled by the Northern Alliance. The border area with Pakistan has become the top heroin producer, supplying 60 percent of U.S. demand. Drug trade originating from this region flourished during the war against the Soviet Union and has grown exponentially since then and is linked with a vast, lucrative international crime network The conjunction between the operations of various drug and crime cartels and the conflicts and struggles for oil riches is an intimate one. That interconnection also has been a major factor in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia where the U.S./NATO forces have allied themselves directly with the Bosnian Muslim Army and the KLA which are deeply involved in these drug and crime activities, as revealed in numerous articles in the European press."

Afghanistan is Key to Oil Profits by Karen Talbot