The tragedy that could have been prevented: 9/11
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in America. Two passenger airliners crashed into the World Trade Center buildings in New York, and one into the Pentagon. Almost 3,000 people died. The attacks started a new era – of a US-led war against terrorism, which resulted in two major military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Just a few months ago, the US Enemy Number One Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. But did his death really change anything? Did the ten year campaign produce any result except the growing insurgency on the one part and Islamophobia on the other?
We ask the former chief of the Osama Bin Laden tracking Unit at the CIA, Michael Scheuer.