1988- Carlos Mavroleon, aka "Kareemullah"
in Peshawar. He had volunteered to Younis Khalis' Hezbi Islami
faction operating between Khyber and Jalalabad. He was fluent
in Pashto and was an armed combatant in Afghanistan. Driven by
personal demons, he was fearless and yet had a disarming Etonian
demeanor that could charm a Victorian MP. Eventually harnessing
his demons, he became a video cameraman and budding producer
with some considerable talent. He was instrumental in the production
of a Frontline documentary, "Ambush in Mogadishu" and
was about to get married. He was much maligned by other journalists
envious of his knowledge, nerve and charisma. Shortly after the
controversial missile strike ordered by President Clinton on
Jalalabad in 1998, he went to Pakistan to try and get some video
of territory he was much familiar with. He was found dead in
his hotel room, allegedly of a heroin overdose. Few people who
knew him believe it. But the story was given currency when Harper's
published a fanciful tale called "Addicted to Danger"
which took a Pakistani police report at face value.