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Remembering the Path to 9/11

Posted By James Carafano On August 29, 2011 @ 12:42 pm In Featured | Comments Disabled

The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama sprawling across eight-and-a-half years, four continents, and multiple terrorist attacks. The film generated great controversy when it originally aired in 2006. It achieved phenomenal rating numbers, drawing 28 million viewers.

Written and produced by Cyrus Nowrasteh [1], (who also wrote the screenplay for Stoning of Soraya M. [2]) it remains the single most comprehensive film on the origins of the global war against terrorists. If you missed the film and try to order a copy on Amazon, all you will find is a notice that says you’ll be “notified when this item becomes available [3].” Unfortunately, you are likely to be waiting a long time. The film was never released on DVD. Citizens United [4] has made the case that there has been a concerted effort to prevent distribution [5] of the film.

Join us [6] on September 7 at The Heritage Foundation for a special screening of The Path to 9/11 and examine once more the courage and cowardice, the insight and oversight, the politics and players, and the heroes and the terrorists as they all collided on their paths to 9/11.

The film provides backdrop for two key Heritage reports: “Homeland Security 4.0: Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics [7]” and “A Counterterrorism Strategy for the ‘Next Wave [8].’”

As we remember the path to 9/11, it is vital to take stock of what must be done to ensure that America never sees another day like it.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Cyrus Nowrasteh: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0637493/

[2] Stoning of Soraya M.: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277737/

[3] notified when this item becomes available: http://www.amazon.com/Path-9-11-Harvey-Keitel/dp/B00005JPHZ/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1314628997&sr=8-13

[4] Citizens United: http://www.citizensunited.org/

[5] concerted effort to prevent distribution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZPChq6SyIU

[6] Join us: http://www.heritage.org/Events/2011/09/Path-to-9-11

[7] Homeland Security 4.0: Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/08/homeland-security-4-0-overcoming-centralization-complacency-and-politics

[8] A Counterterrorism Strategy for the ‘Next Wave: http://origin.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/08/a-counterterrorism-strategy-for-the-next-wave

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