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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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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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Based on the terrifying true story behind the World Trade Center bombing. 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 »

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[last lines]
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef: Next time, we will bring them BOTH down.
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Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

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Break Time
Courtesy of Hollywood Edge Music Library
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Disturbing
17 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is an excellent dramatization of the blunders of the FBI and the resolve of Islamic Terrorists. It puts a much needed face on terrorism right on American soil.

My father suggested that I view the film as he has had it in his possession for SEVEN years. I had previously heard of the film. Being an instructor of American History I was shocked that not only did the FBI miss the clues THEN, but that they failed to do so prior to 9-11. How could any agency not view this film and learn from it.

I recommend that ALL Americans watch this film in order to comprehend the resolve of our enemies. Also, the last scene is hauntingly accurate and worth the price of admission.

Stuart Smith Williamsburg, VA


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