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The Terror Timeline

The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A


The Terror Timeline: Year
Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11 — and America's Response is
by Year, Day by Day,
described by its publisher as a compilation of over 5,000 reports and articles
Minute by Minute: A
concerning the September 11, 2001 attacks.[1]
Comprehensive Chronicle
The book was compiled by a Stanford University alumnus and 9/11 researcher Paul of the Road to 9/11 — and
Thompson, and by other contributors to the History Commons website (formerly America's Response
operated by the Center for Cooperative Research). The timeline chronicles events Author Paul Thompson
leading up to the terrorist attacks and America's response. The timeline was first
Country United States
published in mid-2002 under the web address www.complete911timeline.org, a host
Subject September 11
name that has since become obsolete. A timeline similar to Thompson's original
attacks
timeline can be found at www.complete911timeline.com.
Publisher ReganBooks
Publication September 7, 2004
date
Contents Pages 608
Influence ISBN 0-06-078338-9
Contents
OCLC 56568292
Author - Paul Thompson
Notes and references
External links

Influence
The book and its online counterpart were perhaps most notable for their use by the
Jersey Girls in their attempts to influence the work
of the 9/11 Commission. Kristen Breitweiser has personally endorsed the book, stating, "If you want to know everything about 9/11,
you must read this book ... Our intelligence agencies should be recruiting people like Paul Thompson, because he's brilliant".[2] The
9/11 Truth Movement film "9/11: Press for Truth" documents the journey of the Jersey Girls and it uses the book and website as its
primary reference.[3]

Thompson's work was cited as a key piece of research in a Complaint and Petition, which seeks a criminal inquiry and/or grand jury
investigation into "the many still unsolved crimes of September 11, 2001," that was filed with and accepted by the New York
Attorney General's Office.[4]

His work is also cited in the books Bad News by Tom Fenton[5] and Fog Facts by Larry Beinhart.[6] Richard Clarke has put it on his
reading list for his course on "Terrorism, Security, and Intelligence" at Harvard University.[7]

Contents
1. "Before 9/11" - the background ofOsama bin Laden and the beginnings ofal-Qaeda; early assessments by
intelligences agencies concerning the possibility of a large scale attack.
2. "The Terrorists" - profiles the al-Qaeda cell inHamburg, Germany, the mastermind of 9/11,Khalid Shaikh
Mohammed, and the other terrorists who were involved with the plot.
3. "Geopolitics and 9/11" -Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Iraq: their relationships with and assessments of al-
Qaeda.
4. "The Attacks" - a minute-by-minute account of the day , September 11, 2001.
5. "The post 9/11 World" - America's response ni the War on Terror and the investigations into the attacks on 9/11.
The Terror Timeline had contained previously published reports that were subsequently retracted, including allegations against a
Saudi man, Mohammed Al Amoudi, that he had funded, supported, or is associated with Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and their
terrorist activities.[8] The sources cited in the book also incorrectly said that Al Amoudi was a defendant in a lawsuit filed by families
of 9/11 victims.[8] These reports were based on published news reports that were later retracted but cited in first edition runs of the
[8] HarperCollins removed these references in reprints
book before later being retracted by the news sources who made the allegations.
after January 2005.[8] Upon discovery of this, Paul Thompson and the Center for Cooperative Research made a public apology and
[9]
the information was removed from the organization's website as well as from future editions of the book.

Author - Paul Thompson


Paul Thompson is the author of The Terror Timeline, a compilation of over 5,000 reports and articles concerning the September 11,
2001 attacks.[10][11] The book was based on research conducted by himself and other contributors to the History Commons website.
Thompson's research in the field has garnered over 100 radio interviews, along with TV interviews on Fox News and Air America
and interviews in print, such as for Buzz Magazine. Articles about himself, his research and its reception by the
9/11 Truth Movement
have appeared in The Village Voice and Esquire Magazine's "Genius Issue".[12][13][14] and recognition as "an authority on terrorism",
even though, "He never studied, trained", as noted by Esquire.[12] In 2005, Thompson was asked to speak at a congressional briefing
on the 9/11 Commission’s final report, he addressed what he defined as failures by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and
.[10][15]
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)

Paul Thompson was born in Pacific Beach, California and currently holds a psychology degree from Stanford University obtained in
1990.[10][16] He now spends time there and in New Zealand. He is a freelance researcher and has worked in the past as an
[10][11][16]
environmental activist at an environmental-protection firm.

Mr. Thompson has made numerous appearances on Link TV and Free Speech TV. He helps these independent channels raise money
.

Notes and references


1. The Terror Timeline is published by ReganBooksISBN 0-06-078338-9
2. Thompson, Paul (2004).The Terror Timeline. Harper Collins, New York. ISBN 0-06-078338-9
3. Shawna Galassi. "9/11 film digs into the past"(http://www.santamariasun.com/index.php?p=showarticle&id=1897).
Santa Maria Sun.
4. "NY Attorney General's Office Accepts Unprecedented: Citizens' Complaint Demanding Criminal Inquiry into 9/11
Crimes" (https://web.archive.org/web/20041109073907/http://orbstandard.com/News/911breakthrough.html) . Orb
Standard. 2004-10-28. Archived fromthe original (http://www.orbstandard.com/News/911breakthrough.html) on
2004-11-09.
5. Fenton, Tom: "Bad News", Chapter 4, References 4 and 8.
6. Beinhart, Larry: "Fog Facts", Chapter 1, Page 10, Citation 4
7. "Harvard University Course Pages: Terrorism, Security, and Intelligence" (https://web.archive.org/web/20110719205
324/http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/degreeprog/courses.nsf/0/df34b482dc3f592485256f3400527713?OpenDocument
&ExpandSection=2). Harvard University. 2005-02-01. Archived from the original (http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/degre
eprog/courses.nsf/0/df34b482dc3f592485256f3400527713?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=2) on 2011-07-19.
8. HarperCollins' Public Statement Re: The T
error Timeline, Business Wire January 25, 2005
9. Paul Thompson. "Correction to timeline entries containing erroneous information about Mohammed Hussein Al
Amoudi" (https://web.archive.org/web/20050404124101/http://cooperativeresearch.org/essay .jsp?article=al-amoudi_
correction). The Center for Cooperative Research. Archived fromthe original (http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/es
say.jsp?article=al-amoudi_correction)on 2005-04-04.
10. Martin Jones Westlin. "In Focus: Thompsons Timeline" (http://www.sdcitybeat.com/article.php?id=3462). San Diego
CityBEAT.
11. James Ridgeway (2004-04-20)."Timeline of Tragedy: Picking up the pieces of 9-11, putting them in order
, trying to
make sense" (http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0416,mondo1,52830,6.html). The Village Voice.
12. Doug Cantor (2004-01-01)."Paul Thompson: One man can change the world. Or at least much of its what, when,
where, and how" (https://archive.is/20080410123208/http://www
.keepmedia.com/pubs/Esquire/2004/12/01/645158?
ba=m&bi=15&bp=24). Esquire (republished). Archived fromthe original (http://www.keepmedia.com/pubs/Esquire/20
04/12/01/645158?ba=m&bi=15&bp=24)on 2008-04-10.
13. "UQ Wire: 'Complete 9/11 Timeline' Book Published" (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0409/S00120.htm). Scoop.
2004-09-09.
14. Kristen Matthews (2005-03-13)."Tracking The Terror" (http://www.mediavillage.net/test/modules.php?op=modload&n
ame=News&file=article&sid=393&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0) . The Sunday Star Times (republished).
15. "July 22nd Congressional Briefing: The 9/11 Commission Report One ear Y Later: A Citizens' Response - Did They
Get It Right?" (http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ga04_mckinney/pr_050722_congressionalbriefing.html)
.
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. 2005-07-22.
16. Erin Scottberg (2006-09-14)."Paul Thompson: 9/11 Media Sage"(https://archive.is/20070927210514/http://www.rea
dbuzz.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=1e6fedc5-0acf-42f8-aa32-e554a04e65b8) . Buzz
Magazine. Archived fromthe original (http://www.readbuzz.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=1e
6fedc5-0acf-42f8-aa32-e554a04e65b8)on 2007-09-27.

External links
History Commons (Formerly operated by the Center for Cooperative Research)
The Complete 9/11 Timeline investigative project
Fox News interview with Paul Thompson
Nieman Foundation Feature on History Commons
9/11 - Press for Truth (includes an interview with Paul Thompson)

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