The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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This investigation uncovered the strong ties between Fawaz Damra, a seemingly peaceful spiritual leader of Ohio's largest mosque, and Osama bin Laden. The investigators found that before moving to Ohio, Damra headed a radical mosque in Brooklyn, to which the people behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing belonged. Furthermore, he was directly involved in fund-raising for terrorist "charities." Damra's charity was the predecessor of Al Qaeda, and gave bin Laden a foothold in America.
Close on the heels of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad's capture in Pakistan, CBS investigate's his larger role in world terrorism, particularly against USA. Specifically, CBS traces how Mohammad had directed his nephew, Ramzi Yousef, in the first WTC bombing in 1993. Further, Mohammad was not only the cheif architect of the failed American Airlines hijacking attempt in Phillipines, but also blending these two plans to make a blue print for the 9/11 attacks. The article also focuses on a raw copy of the audiotape with the voice of Ramzi bin al Shibh, who was Mohammad Atta's roommate in Hamburg, Germany.
This set of three stories delves into the huge system failure hidden behind the 9/11 attacks. Newsweek reports on the various signals before that day which hinted at a possible disaster and those the administration chose to ignore. What follows is an account of Bush's first reactions to a disclosure that he had been warned earlier about the possibility of Al Qaeda hijackings in the United States. And after detailing the four key mistakes instrumental in the U.S missing the clues and not knowing what to do, the Newsweek team finds that the security system is broken and much is left undone. Also included are opinion pieces by a former CIA Chief and an anonymous FBI Field Agent.
WBUR-FM investigates the connection between the security in Boston's Logan Airport and the two hijacked planes that were crashed into New York's WTC. Current and former officials at the Federal Aviation Administration blame their agency for its lax oversight of aviation security. Sources say the FAA was aware of security lapses at Logan Airport,but took no action.
Newsweek investigates the global reach of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, how its "cell" structure worked, how it laundered money and how its leader Osama bin Laden attempted to obtain weapons of mass destruction. The first part of the series, published in February 2001, predicts that the threat posed by bin Laden is growing. The second one, two weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, reveals details of a possible 20th hijacker involved in the tragedy. Some of the online stories examine possible links between the WTC suspects and USS Cole bombers, and reveal that FBI has identified more than 1,000 people with suspected terrorist ties inside the U.S. The series documents "numerous intelligence and policy failures that kept U.S. authorities from detecting the terror plot being hatched under their noses."
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