Terrorism Close Calls is a ten-episode series that uncovers the true stories behind the world’s deadliest terror plots.
Terrorism Close Calls
10 x 50' (ENG, GER)
Leading counter terrorism experts and the agents who stopped the plots take viewers from discovery of a threat through the investigation as they go after terror threats on a global scale as well as the ones within our own borders to reveal its impact on security and intelligence counter-measures and the way we live our lives today.
1. THE NY CITY SUBWAY PLOT
Three homegrown US operatives link up with Al Qaeda and hatch an audacious terror plot to wreak maximum carnage on the New York City Subway system. It’s up to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and their counterparts to stop the plot before the terrorist’s strike.
2. THE STUDENT BOMB MAKER
A Saudi chemical engineering student plans an attack on America using homemade IED’s. The FBI in Dallas along with local partners must stop him before he unleashes his deadly attacks.
3. CARGO BOMB PLOT
Al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula [AQAP] plot a large-scale attack targeting cargo planes with explosives. The FBI along with their counterparts in England and the United Emirates work together to locate, identify and eliminate the threat.
4. THE AMBASSADOR, THE CAR SALESMAN, & THE MEXICAN CARTEL
The FBI conduct a sting operation on an attempted assassination against a Saudi Ambassador in Washington DC, the investigation reveals a bizarre link between an Iranian-American car-salesman, a Mexican drug cartel and the top echelon of the Iranian government.
5. “OPERATION OVERT”: SEVEN PLANES – SEVEN BOMBS
A British terror cell plans a large-scale coordinated attack targeting seven international flights with liquid explosives hidden in sports drinks – the plot drives both the US and Britain to new levels of transatlantic security and intelligence sharing.
6. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY PLOT
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force conduct a manhunt for 37-year old Kevin Harpham a domestic terrorist with deep ties to white supremacy – his target – the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Spokane, Washington his goal is to kill as many people as possible.
7. THE SAUERLAND CELL
An extremist Islamic terror cell based in the region of Sauerland targeted the US Ramstein Airbase and popular bars and nightclubs in Germany. The plot to kill “many” is considered one of the most significant homegrown terrorist threats to Germany and resulted in the largest undercover surveillance operation in German’s history.
8. THE ISRAELI HONEY TRAP
A suicide attack by a young Palestinian woman launches a sting operation and targeted killing of a top Hamas terror operative and recruiter –Israeli special forces would utilize a female agent in a plot to seduce, pinpoint the targets location and eliminate the threat.
9. AUSTRALIAN ANZAC DAY PLOT
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance to those who served and died in wars past and present in Australia, but it is also the day marked for a terror attack. Police in England reveal a link between a 14-year-old boy with over 24,000 twitter followers and a link to a terror plot on the other side of the world.
10. GERMAN JIHAD & THE EURO PLOT
The jihadist group of ten German citizens and residents planned a multi-pronged terror attack in France, the UK and Germany - if successful the Euro Plot would have resulted in hundreds of casualties. The investigation reveals how Germany has evolved from a safe haven for jihadists to becoming an important target for terrorists itself.
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1. The NY City Subway Plot
2. The Student Bomb Maker
3. Cargo Bomb Plot
4. The Ambassador, the Car Salesman & The Mexican Cartel
5. "Operation Overt": Seven Planes - Seven Bombs
6. Martin Luther King Day Plot
7. The Sauerland Cell
8. The Israeli Honey Trap
9. Australian ANZAC Day Plot
10. German Jihad & The Euro Plot
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