Most Americans think of the Taliban and al-Qaeda as a bunch of bearded
fanatics fighting an Islamic crusade from caves in Afghanistan. But that
doesn’t explain their astonishing comeback along the
Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Why is it eight years after we invaded
Afghanistan, the CIA says that these groups are better armed and better
funded than ever?
Seeds of Terror will reshape the way you
think about America’s enemies, revealing them less as ideologues and
more as criminals who earn half a billion dollars every year off the
opium trade. With the breakneck pace of a thriller, author Gretchen
Peters traces their illicit activities from vast poppy fields in
southern Afghanistan to heroin labs run by Taliban commanders, from drug
convoys armed with Stinger missiles to the money launderers of Karachi
This isn’t a fanciful conspiracy theory. Seeds of Terror
is based on hundreds of interviews with Taliban fighters, smugglers,
and law enforcement and intelligence agents. Their information is
matched by intelligence reports shown to the author by frustrated US officials who fear the next 9/11 will be far deadlier than the
first—and paid for with drug profits.
Seeds of Terror
makes the case that we must cut terrorists off from their drug earnings
if we ever hope to beat them. This war isn’t about ideology or religion.
It’s about creating a new economy for Afghanistan—and breaking the
cycle of violence and extremism that has gripped the region for decades. Download and start listening now!