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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)

The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »

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Emad Salem
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Nancy Floyd
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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
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Mahmud Abouhalima
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Mohammed Salameh
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The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant among the terrorists, but refused to pay him $500/wk for more information. They eventually had to pay $1 million and place him in the witness protection program. A story of incompetence on all sides. Written by Bob Farnsworth

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No one expected a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. But many could have prevented it. See more »

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 June 1997 (USA)  »

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This film has not been aired on HBO in the USA since 9/11/2001, but it has been shown on HBO Canada, and was released on DVD in the US June 5, 2007. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef: Next time, we will bring them BOTH down.
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Connections

Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

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Que Te Han Visto Llorar
Written by Demetrio Vite & Guillermo Estrada
Published by Maximo Aguirre Music Pub. Co.
As Recorded by Gladdys Jannette
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Prophetic in the initial viewing - now history

I watched the premiere of "Path to Paradise" way back and was stunned by it, dramatic license and all. I lived in NYC (Brooklyn) a few years and kept in mind. Today, given the links to groups such as Al-Queda, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad, I see it as a warning not recognized by our government. For that I place the blame on our bureaucracy and leaders. 9.11.01 was a new tactic to behead two of our branches of gov't and there is no excuse for our gov't to prevent it, period. "Path to Paradise" was but a dramatic view of the '93 preview, and no one cared. Now, nearly 3,000 deaths later, and years behind, we struggle to find an answer that is decades to resolve.


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