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Investigating Terrorism

Date: 10-07-04
Host: George Noory
Guests: Peter Lance

Investigative reporter Peter Lance shared his detailed research on the events leading up to 9-11, dating back to 1989. Because of all the warnings and ignored evidence, he believes the last three administrations are at a minimum guilty of "criminal negligence." He placed the blame on individuals and accountability rather than the systems themselves.

As he delved into his research, he began seeing the same names of terrorist and al Qaeda suspects over and over again. These suspects and an overview of their actions are documented on the Terrorism Timeline posted on Lance's site. The work of special agent Nancy Floyd is featured on the timeline, and the 1993 attack on the WTC might have been prevented had her efforts not been stopped, he said.

Lance said the crash of TWA Flight 800 was the second biggest terrorist attack on America, and was code named "Bojinka" which means big noise. He was highly critical of the US's war in Iraq which he called the "Viet Nam of our time." The conflict has set the war on terror back years, he said, as radical Islam insurgents now control more of Iraq than before.

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