Friday, October 26, 2007

Who you gonna call? Terrorbusters
Tom Baldwin in Washington
The CIA, where secret agents are sometimes known as “spooks” and which uses “ghost prisons” overseas for enhanced interrogations, now appears to be taking a lead from a supernatural comedy film.A logo being used by its counter-terrorism office in Langley, Virginia, is clearly inspired by Ghostbusters, the 1984 movie.The international red forbidden stripe cuts across a black-clad terrorist waving an AK47, attached to which is a bayonet with a Saracen curve on it. Above is the message “Terrorist Buster”.The film, starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in a battle to save the world, had a hit song that featured the refrain: “Who ya gonna call? Ghost-busters!” In this case, however, the CIA may already know who you have been calling.

CIA Counterterrorist Center "Terrorist Buster" Logo
"Victory will come, but it will take time and require the kind of focused and sustained national commitment that we saw during the Cold War. Most importantly, it will require a relentless global campaign, joined by those in the Muslim world who are repulsed by al-Qa'ida's savagery, to expose the terrorists for what they are: peddlers of a hopeless, negative, backward vision of the world...."— D/CIA Michael V. Hayden, speaking at the Duquesne University Commencement Ceremony May 4, 2007

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