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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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John Anticev
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Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
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Nancy Floyd
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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
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Mahmud Abouhalima
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El Sayyid Nosair
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Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
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Ibrahim El Gabrowny
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Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
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Robert Brokaw
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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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The film also featured a connection with the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane on November 5, 1990. El Sayyid Nosair, the alleged assassin, was sentenced to 22 years in Attica State Prison in New York. It was later revealed that Nosair was linked to Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman where he was charged with terror conspiracy and sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1995. Nosair, while in prison in Attica, did involve himself in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the failed New York City landmark bomb plot and during his November 1995 trial, Nosair's relatives were receiving funds to pay off his legal defense fees from Osama Bin Laden - the latter of whom the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. See more »

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[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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Volare
Written by Mitchell Parish, Domenico Modugno, Franco Migliacci
Performed by Bobby Rydell
Published by EMI Robbins Catalogue, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Absolutely Shocking. Even more so than when I first saw it
29 October 2001 | by (Philadelphia suburbs) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie about 3 years ago. I was shocked at how stupid the FBI was not to prevent such a tragedy. It could have been easily prevented. This movie was just unbelievable.

Now seeing it after September 11th, I am appalled and can say that this could have been prevented more easily that most people would want to know.

This film is 100% true

In the final scene of the film, when the mastermind of the 1st attack is being taken to prison by helicopter and flies over the towers, he makes a spine chilling remark, that was laughed at when he said it. "Next time we'll bring them *BOTH* down." This was actually said by Ramzi Yousef after his arrest.

This movie reveals the shocking truth about how the first attacks were carried out right under the noses of the FBI and NYPD. It shows how the 1st and 4th Amendments are partially to blame for the attacks.

I watch this movie now and know that both attacks could have been prevented.


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