I’m watching The Path to 9/11 as I write this. I’m getting the same chills as I did watching United 93 while they show Mohammed Atta and the Airplanes. I can’t look at the towers anymore without the chills.
I’m shocked at the simple mistakes that happened.
I hope they have Rick Rescorla in this.
It’s fascinating that the first attack, in 1993, was not a suicide mission. I wonder what they learned from that.
The cops just threw the homeless man out of the airport. They walked right by the real threat, just like the rest of us for so long.
We couldn’t see the enemy, we were forced to follow rules, we were treating it like a crime when they were treating it like a war. That’s why they got their hit in and we were the ones who caught the sucker punch.
That was a satisfying clip from the Stupid Terrorist Tricks reel. But hey, back to our way of life, nothing happened, no need to worry.
“Don’t they have a right to be protected from terrorism?” Tou-che! Thank you! Why are the Republicans the only ones who say that?
Guncotton + Nitroglycerine? Isn’t that Cordite? Didn’t the Brits come up with that about a century ago? Well, at least we know they go for tried and true stuff, the experimental stuff. A good lesson to remember.
The difference between us and them is that their torture methods are routine, ours are an exception.
Spiders. I love the metaphors in this docudrama.
Ramzi Yousef is Sunni, Crazy Mahmoud is Shia. I don’t care either way. If they want to kill me, I don’t care. I just don’t care. I want them stopped. Is that too much to ask?
He went back for his laptop? How stupid can you get?
Gotta love the Marines.
Uncle and cousin laugh as if its some game, killing people en masse. These people must be stopped. They must.
Ishtiak is screaming about how we don’t know these people. This film, if it does nothing else, should how us just how dangerous these people are. It should make us know these people.
This scene is known to be a composite of about a dozen different occasions. If this is how all these occasions went down, there is no question why the towers fell. They fell because we treated it like crime, not war. There’s nothing new here.
Yousef is a blameshifter. Blameshifters never admit they’re wrong. And he’s too cocky by half. No wonder he got caught.
Or not. John Miller makes his appearance. If there was ever a moment when I wished journalists knew the martial arts, it was this moment.
CTU Langley. Too bad that’s not Mary Pat Foley.
Is Massoud played by Billy Dee Williams?
Okay, maybe not.
Still with the indictments. Like John Adams in 1776: “Fat George has declared us in rebellion. Why the hell can’t they?”
Political fallout? Typical. Finger wagging. Typical.
Sandy Berger must be filling his document-loaded shorts over this. Clinton too.
Are there men in Washington? No. Austin? Yes.
Patricia summarizes the entire previous decade’s fight against terror.
Ah, Madeline. What depth of martial skill, what sense of law and justice. What devotion to measured responses.
No wonder Clinton hates this show. It reminds everyone of how much a slimeball he is.
Life continues. We celebrate birthdays despite terrorists. But at least we have one eye on them at all times. I hope.
The flaming ring of fire. Haven’t we seen that somewhere before?
Ahmed Ressam has obviously never heard the sniper’s adage: don’t run, you’ll only die tired.
At least they managed to break up a New Years attack.
When does it end? When they realize God will not reward them for murdering their fellow man. It might be a little tough to convince them of that.
The chills are back.