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A Closer Look at Page 30 of The 9/11 Report

Smacholdt's picture

This page struck me for many reasons. The back and forth question and answer structure of the page really conveyed the power of the interview that was going on between Bin Ladin and the ABC person. It also appalled me that the US was given such a warning about the threat to civilian lives, which they subsequently ignored (i.e. Bin Ladin drove out the Soviets and he would do the same thing to the Americans.) In addition, the last picture on the page of just Bin Ladin’s eye was very dramatic. It reminded me of a close-up shot in a movie, a shot that a director would include in a scene to convey intensity. The backdrop of the page is a clock- maybe to convey how time before an attack is running out?  



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