ABC's "Path to 9/11": Clip Synopsis
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Thanks to a anonymous regular over at Television Without Pity, here's a synopsis of each scene depicted in the ABC clips.
Against a barren central Asian landscape, an American special action
team moves in for a "snatch" operation on Osama bin Laden. But back
in Washington, DC, Clinton's National Security Advisor cannot bring
himself to make the final call.
The Americans and their local allies are stunned to find themselves
countermanded by the Clinton Administration at the moment of
decision. Frustrated and alone in a hostile land, they contemplate a
needless failure as their Afghan allies reproach them. Back in
Washington, DC, Bill Clinton becomes less preoccupied with American
security, and more preoccupied with his impending impeachment. Out
in east Africa, al Qaeda plots its next move.
In Nairobi, Kenya, horrific slaughter ensues as al Qaeda attacks the
American embassy. Clinton's DCI receives a teary remonstrance from
the only sane person in the entire American intelligence hierarchy in
A team of Americans and Kenyans tracks a reluctant jihadi through a
Nairobi slum. A chase ensues, and the fugitive is caught. "American
devil!" he yells in Arabic, but one assumes real devils wouldn't take
prisoners. A threatening crowd of slum-dwellers gathers, toting
machetes, but the Americans escape. Back in DC, bureaucrats and the
NSA discuss how the Lewinsky investigation is hampering the
President's efforts. Madeleine Albright argues against taking on the
Taliban on purely legalistic grounds. William Cohen opines that
going to war is an "overreaction." The clown carnival plans its
infamously ineffectual cruise-missile strikes on Afghanistan and the
Sudan. The Sudanese are predictably irate.
The Sudanese express their anger at America by trashing their own
neighborhoods. Ayman al-Zawahiri calls ABC News for a friendly
chat. Massoud's Northern Alliance suffers a Taliban offensive in
response to the American strikes. Massoud himself is piqued: why did
the Americans ever trust the perfidious Pakistanis whose forewarning
saved bin Laden? Thank God we've learned that lesson. George Tenet,
Sandy Berger and Madeleine Albright exchange harsh words.
Khalid Sheikh Muhammed: champion offroader! And hideous villain, too
-- the man has it all. We see an al Qaeda training camp in
operation. It's like the Boy Scouts, but with automatic weapons,
none of the Christian overtones, and twice the recreational sodomy.
KSM reveals he has a secret plan in mind. He calls it "The Planes
Operation." It involves....planes. As dusk falls, the jihadis
machine-gun a projection screen upon which Clinton's visage is
speaking, thereby eliminating the sole source of entertainment in
Waziristan, and disrespecting their own MVP. KSM and al-Zawahiri
exchange tender words. Much desert scenery and ululating ensues.