If you like the countryside... then they're coming to get you.

Driving out this morning listening to all the chat about this ‘radical’ Abu Hamza guy, and Radio Scotland had a soundbite from an American reporter based in the area where he (allegedly - I’m only repeating what was on the radio) tried to set up his terrorism training camp.

I can’t give you word for word since I was negotiating the Edinburgh-Glasgow rush hour traffic at the time, but it ran something like this: “It’s a pretty rural area with lots of trees and dust and dirt and stuff, the kind of place you’d only really be interested in if you were trying to evade the law.”

Or if you, say, enjoyed a bit of piece of quiet in the countryside. Or just didn’t fancy hanging around in cities all the time.