Things are getting serious. A senior State Department official said Tuesday that U.S. officials would “move into thwart mode” if inspectors tried to return to Iraq without a new resolution. Now, if I remember correctly, the last time that officials moved into thwart mode was after applying the kill punch to the level 7 end boss during the Zondar Campaign. Fortunately the fragmentation of the vector blade array was far too optimized for the technology of the other players. Still, it was a close call.