At MIT I saw a 10cm x 4 x 2 block of hash. It had "Kabul" in gold foil
on its larger face. It was a rare treat, harsh on the throat though.
Years later I had hash again and while smoking it came up with patents involving cryptograph hashing and pattern matching.
Back then the muj were "our" friends, getting Stingers from "US" to shoot
down the soviets (now defunct). Now, we are the soviets.
The "US" will soon dissolve like the soviets;
afghanistan seems to be some weird death-ritual fetish of empires.