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December 04, 2004

For your next vacation...

...consider Tora Bora! The clash of capitalism in Afghanistan. The Afghans want to open up Tora Bora as a tourist attraction for Americans. The locals and the Pakistani scrap merchants are frustrating this by hauling off all the junk military hardware and ordnance to sell as scrap.

Dr Hassamuddin Hamrah, the man in charge, believes that the caves which once housed bin Laden and his fighters, together with the remains of mangled Russian tanks and crashed helicopter gunships from the 1980s, will prove a tourist magnet.

Read all about it here, via the Telegraph.

I dunno about you, while I wouldn't mind visiting, right now I still think I'd like an escort of some 'rough men' in US uniform. Sounds like a long-term project to me, Dr. Hamrah.