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Three entries recently published in the 9/11 Timeline cover films with 9/11-style themes made before the attacks. 1977’s Black Sunday had terrorists crashing an explosive-laden blimp into the Superbowl stadium, 1996’s Executive Decision featured a planned suicide attack with a commercial jet, and a late 2001 Chuck Norris vehicle originally entitled The President’s Man: Ground Zero was too close to real events for comfort and CBS refused to air it.
Elsewhere, al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri was unsurprisingly unimpressed with Barrack Obama, two of the 9/11 hijackers asked a neighbour for their towel back shortly before the attacks, and some of the 2006 “liquid bomb” plotters were convicted in Britain in September, although others were acquitted. Their alleged leader Rashid Rauf was hit by a drone last year, although doubts about his death persist.
Finally, some Democrats kicked up a stink after the famous August 6 Presidential Daily Brief item was made public in 2002, former CIA agent Larry Kolb thought the US was less safe than ever in 2007, and alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four associates expressed a desire to plead guilty to charges against them in military commissions late last year.
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