Whilst on the subject of War on Terror bullshit, this little snippet from Reuters tickled me...
U.S. says Qaeda safe haven inaccessible WASHINGTON (Reuters)
- Al Qaeda's safe haven in northwestern Pakistan is largely inaccessible to outside forces and unlikely to be eliminated soon by the U.S. or Pakistani military, top intelligence officials said on Wednesday.
"Al Qaeda is now in a part of Pakistan that is largely inaccessible to Pakistani forces, the Pakistani government. Always has been. And it is a very difficult operating environment for them," said Edward Gistaro, the top U.S. intelligence analyst on transnational threats.
"It is just a very difficult environment for outside forces to operate in," he added.
Movie geeks of a certain age cannot help but notice that Al-Qaeda's reported tactics are gradually shifting away from recycled James Bond plots (coordinated global crime networks/ underground bases) and starting to be more in line with classic 'Lost World' genre movies of the 1970s
And, of course, every movie geek knows that the most effective way to penetrate lost worlds is to fly through a swarm of pterodactyls in an airship piloted by an eccentric English aristocrat and his butler.
Somebody needs to tell the people in charge of US counter-terror ops to change their tactics ASAP
In the meantime, another picture of Dana doing that pagan woman thing which, intercut with scenes of fighting dinosaurs, left a profound impression on 13 year old boys everywhere...