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Europe’s 9/11

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Jose Maria Aznar

Jose Maria Aznar

Jose Maria Aznar
President of Spain 1996 to 2004.  Aznar engineered Spain’s policy to back the Coalition in Iraq, and has been strongly criticized for this support. The Madrid train bombs exploded three days before Spain’s presidential election.  Aznar was defeated. His interviews in this film provide his interpretation of events.

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Rafael Bardaji

Rafael Bardaji

Rafael Bardaji
Spain’s National Security Advisor,  Bardaji was a close aide to Jose Maria Aznar during his presidency and was in the corridors of power until Aznar’s demise in the elections after the March 11 bombings.  He attended many of the principal meetings on national security the days following the bombings.

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Digna van Boetzelaer

Digna van Boetzelaer

Digna van Boetzelaer
Chief anti-terrorism prosecutor in Holland, Boetzelaer took charge of the investigation of the Dutch Hofstad group terrorist cell, which was responsible for the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh.

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Rosa Maria de Ines de Vincente

Rosa Maria de Ines de Vincente

Rosa Maria de Ines de Vincente
Mother-in-law of Jamal Ahmidan, the main plotter in the Madrid Train Bombings. Her exclusive interview provides a different perspective on Ahmidan.

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Manolo Navarette

Manolo Navarette

Manolo Navarette
Head of the Spanish Guarda Civil Intelligence in Madrid, Navarette was responsible for the arrests of many suspects related to the Madrid bombing.  His experience leading anti-terror investigations in Spain date to well before the March 11, 2004 attacks.

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Dottore Maurizio Romanelli

Dottore Maurizio Romanelli

Dottore Maurizio Romanelli
As Chief Prosceutor in Milan, Romanelli was responsible for the arrest and extradition of one of the main players of the March 11th bombings.  

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José Cabanillas Sánchez

José Cabanillas Sánchez

José Cabanillas Sánchez
Head of Police Intelligence in Madrid, Sánchez was brought in after the March 11, 2004 attacks to conduct the police investigation.  He is an expert in Arab terrorism, especially from North Africa.

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Juan Jesus Sanchez Manzano

Juan Jesus Sanchez Manzano

Juan Jesus Sanchez Manzano
Sanchez Manzano was on the scene at many of the main events surrounding the 11th March attacks as the head of Head of TEDAX (Bomb Squad).  

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Jermaine Walters

Jermaine Walters

Jermaine Walters
Linked to the Hofstad Network, a terror cell based in the Netherlands, Jermaine is the son of an American solider based in the Netherlands and a Dutch woman.  He is also the younger brother of Jason Walters or Abu Mujahied Amrik, a young Islamic Dutch terrorist who is suspected of being a senior member of the Hofstad Network and who was convicted in 2006 by a Dutch court.  The film features an exclusive interview with Jermaine Walters, who speaks about the sufferings of Muslims in Europe.

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