I have arrived in Dallas for a week-long meeting. While I have some spare time (chuckling) on Sunday, I’m trying desperately to catch up with my reading (emails, favorite blogs, etc.)
So I just came across this documentary airing TONIGHT and TOMORROW nights on the National Geographic Channel. And I just spent a painful 20 minutes on the phone helping my Mom (who is dog-sitting) work through recording it on TiVO. Thanks, Mom!
Inside 9/11 – “War on America” – Sunday Episode (9pm Eastern/Pacific time)
Inside 9/11: “War on America” takes viewers into the secret world of al Qaeda and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism dating back to the Soviet-Afghan War.
Inside 9/11 – “Zero Hour” – Monday Episode (9pm Eastern/Pacific time)
Inside 9/11: “Zero Hour” takes viewers inside the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and deconstructs the events on that fateful day.
Excerpts from the review:
A startling wake-up call, Inside 9-11 concludes with a string of chilling analyses about the war on terror.
“Even if [Osama] bin Laden is killed or captured, there is sufficient momentum for the jihad campaign against the West to continue,” says Rohan Gunaratna, author of Inside al-Qaeda. “He has galvanized a movement that will certainly outlast him.”
The narration concludes that al-Qaeda has grown from a terror network to a worldwide movement and cites as evidence the bombings since 9-11 in Bali, Spain, London and Egypt.
If that doesn’t shake viewers, the final image should. A bin Laden comment from November 2001 fills the screen: “We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us.”
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org