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In this episode Adam explains the origins of Islamist terrorism inside the United States, with the CIA facilitating the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman coming to New York and the ensuing assassinations of Jewish extremist Meir Kahane and Islamist Mustafa Shalabi. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #8)

In this episode of our continuing series, Adam Fitzgerald explains the history of Iraq and role of the Gulf War on the rise of Islamist terrorism. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #7)

In the latest episode in the series Adam Fitzgerald explains Western governments continued use of Islamist forces, this time to facilitate the breakup of Yugoslavia. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #6)

In this latest episode Adam explains how the Pakistani ISI, CIA and MI6 continued to support Islamic extremists after the Soviet-Afghan, in an attempt to control the direction of former Soviet republics. We look particularly at Azerbaijan, where the prize of control over gas fields was up for grabs. Interviewer is Richard Cox. (Series #5)

In this episode of the Roads to 9/11 series, Adam Fitzgerald explains how the organisation we know as Al Qaeda arose out of the Afghan-Soviet war. He describes the size and scope of the organisation against claims of it being everything from all consuming to non-existent. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #4)

In this episode we look at some of the fall out of the Afghan Soviet war, when radicalized Muslims return to their home countries and are met by popular Islamic political movements. We focus on Algeria, where the country descended into civil war and look at claims of collusion between the Algerian state and the Islamists.. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #3)

In this second episode Adam Fitzgerald explains how the collusion between Western governments and radical Islam was ratcheted up during the Afghan Soviet War, and the disastrous consequences of this policy for the long suffering people of Afghanistan. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #2).

This is the first episode in the first segment of an interview series with Adam Fitzgerald, looking at the deep history that led to the events of September 11th. In this segment we will be looking at the rise of radical Islam and how it was fueled by collusion with Western governments, seeking to suppress Nationalist movements in the Arab world. Interview conducted by Richard Cox. (Series #1)

Committee member, Peter Hoekstra, interviews Robert Mueller (FBI-Director) and George Tenet (CIA-Director). Hoekstra asks Muller and Tenet about the comprehensive strategic plan regarding the risks assessment facing the United States. Is there a comprehensive strategy document which has the Intelligence Communities input,, what are its fundamental components. Does the strategic plan address border security. (10-17-2002)

Committee member, Peter Hoekstra, interviews Cofer Black (Director Counter-terrorism) and Dale Watson (Former assistant Director Counter-terrorism). Hoekstra opens up his inquiry regarding "planning" against the war on terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda. What resources are needed at the CIA to combat terrorism. (9-27-2002)

Committee member, Pat Roberts, interviews Cofer Black (Former Chief Counter-terrorism) and Dale Watson (Former assistant FBI Director). Roberts opens up his inquiry regarding his perception about the demoralization within the Intelligence Communities and gives a scathing review of the handling of the information regarding the 9/11 operatives. Cofer Black is asked to apologize to Pat Roberts, where in which Cofer Black lends an incredulous response to Roberts harsh opening.(9-27-2002)

Committee member, Pat Roberts, interviews Michael Rolnice (FBI-Washington DC) and anonymous Phoenix FBI agent. Roberts begins his inquiry in regards to an all source analytical center which is needed for the FBI agency. Training, retention and recruiting of annalists and better analytical resources..Who has the responsibility in handling foreign threats inside the United States. (9-25-2002)

Committee member and co-chair, Porter Goss, gives an opening statement about the tragedy of the September 11th attacks and why it happened.(9-18-2002)

Committee member, Pat Roberts, interviews Lee Hamilton and William Odom (Former National Security Council). Roberts begins his inquiry to Homeland Security and its need for an analytical center. Roberts also inquires about about the number of subcommittees and investigative committees and how would the Joint Inquiry could be a "permanent" committee. (10-3-2002)

Committee member and co-chair, Porter Goss, interviews George Tenet (CIA-Director) and Michael Hayden (NSA-Director) about why no one listened to the Intelligence Communities after the 1998 U.S Embassy Bombings in East Africa. Goss asks Hayden about if Bin Laden had "come across the bridge" would there had been capabilities inside the United States available per FISA Act, (10-17-2002)

Committee member, Richard Shelby, interviews Louis Freeh (Former FBI Director). Shleby opens up his inquiry regarding Freeh's tenure as FBI Director whether the FBI did it's best in combating terrorism inside the United States. Also that the FBI-CIA cooperation was troubling and the lack of sharing information was imperative. The Phoenix memo was never shard with CIA, TSA or aviation officials. The lack of sharing from the Intelligence Community to State and Aviation agencies was absent which allowed terrorism to take place on September 11th. (10-9-2002)

Warren Rudman (U.S Commission National Security) gives an opening statement in which he covers whether the United States was not prepared with terrorist attacks within the homeland what measures need to be taken to prevent another attack. He also details what the Intelligence Community needs to prevent future terrorists attacks. (10-9-2002)

William Odom (Former National Security Counsel Director) gives an opening statement in which he explains 3.overarching structural issues which are analytical issues, management resources and counter-intelligence.(10-3-2002)

William Webster (Former CIA & FBI Director) gives an opening statement in which he covers his biographical experience into counter-terrorism and how it evolved during his long tenures in the intelligence community. (10-3-2002)

Committee member, Richard Burr, interviews Dale Watson (Former assistant Director Counter-terrorism). Burr asks Watson about certain notifications to the Intelligence agencies from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding imminent threats, or specific information about being targeted by terrorist operatives. (9-27-2002)

Committee member, Richard Burr, interviews Richard Beer (State Department VISA Officer), Michael Rolnice (FBI-Washington ) and anonymous CIA and FBI case officers. The inquiry opens up with Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi are connected at the first time with the 1998 U.S Embassy Bombings in East Africa. They both attended at the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Al Qaeda meeting and their photos were taken by CIA. Burr asks CIA agent about al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi's plans to enter the United States and whether this information cable, created on March 5th, was sent to State department and FBI in the U.S Burr asks Richard Beer would have the pair have been apprehended/detained if they were put on a watch list. al-Hazmi files a Visa extension with his California address.and was granted and whether that extension was approved of if he was on a watch list.(9-20-2002)

Committee member, Tim Roemer, interviews anonymous FBI agents from the Phoenix and Minneapolis field offices. Roemer opens up his inquiry regarding how likely the United States is likely to be impacted again by terrorists that are inside the country. Roemer also states that strategic analysis has been hindered by downsizing. (9-25-2002)

Committee member, Sherwood Boehlert, opens up his inquiry stating that the federal and state agencies and the complaints about resources that are lacking and the individuals who are success stories who have thwarted future terrorist attacks inside the United States. Boehlert asks Gilmore what advice would be for the panel members, he also states that Zacarious Moussaui was an illegal alien and whether a "national ID card" should be implemented to those who visit the United States is viable. Another point of contention is that CIA's war on Bin Laden should have been related to state agencies. (10-1-2002)

Committee member, Tim Roemer, interviews Michael Hayden (NSA-Director), George Tenet (CIA-Director) and Robert Mueller (FBI-Director). Roemer begins his questioning in which he states mistakes were made which could have prevented 9/11. He states that intelligence agencies didnt share pertinent data with each other, but is wiling to forgive their mistakes. Roemer also states that there needs to be an independent committee to continue investigation with the information the Joint Inquiry is still collecting. Roemer asks Hayden if they need linguists at the agency, due to the NSA stating they couldnt read the data since no one spoke Arabic. He also asks Mueller, whether the FBI has the necessary data bases which will help with information. (10-17-2002)

Commission member, Tim Roemer, interviews Paul Wolfowitz (Deputy Secretary of Defense). Roemer makes some short statements regarding Iraq war and Osama Bin Laden and hopefully stopping the next "91/1 terrorist act". Roemer asks Wolfowitz about briefings regarding moving resources and money which were requests made by George Tenet (CIA-Director) against the "war on terror". (9-19-2002)

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My interests are about the events of 9/11, and the areas that have had a direct influence pre and post on the day itself. These include: U.S. Foreign Policy Intelligence Agencies Military Industrial Complex Religious Fundamentalism Middle East Affairs