The BBC on Al Qaeda. There never really was one. Al Qaeda was a loose confederation of radicals with no name. We named them. Only after 9/11 and their rise in our media did radicals begin to use the label Al Qaeda.
We imagined their massive multi room cave bunkers complete with hospital, offices, hotel, hydroelectric power plant, roads large enough to drive a tank on, and oh, 2,000 soldiers to drive the tanks.There were small ammunition stores. That was all they found in the caves of Tora Bora.