Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Looming Tower Is Very Good

One of the best television series' I am currently watching is The Looming Tower.

Its penultimate episode aired on BBC 2 last night and I've just finished it. I cannot wait until next week.

The series is all about the CIA and FBI's hunt for Osama Bin Laden before the 9/11 terror attacks and is based on a book of the same name by Lawrence Wright.

Jeff Daniels plays the part of John O'Neill who was the head of the FBI investigation during the time when Al-Queda was on the rise and attacking places like the US Embassy in Kenya and the USS Cole navy ship which was docked in Yemen's harbour.

The thing that is such a tragic irony about O'Neill is he had to leave his job at the FBI for certain reasons in 2001. After departing the job, he took on a job as head of security at the Twin Towers and started his job only weeks before the attacks on September 11th.

O'Neill was one of the many who perished on that day.

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