View Full Version : Books predicted terrorist attacks
09-17-2001, 03:27 PM
I was reading Barron's last night and came across an article about the similarities between Tuesday's tragic attacks and two books by Tom Clancy: Debt of Honor and Executive Orders.
I was going to publish an excerpt on the forums on my site but decided against it for legal reasons (the copyright). if you want to read the article go out and buy saturday's Barron's or get the trial subscription to WSJ.COM
Yep...we had many people who said that same thing at work on Tues. THough they didn't read the Barron's they just said that from having read the books.
09-17-2001, 03:42 PM
I was thinking about the parallel to Debt Of Honor while this was unfolding. Basically, in Debt Of Honor, a Japanese airplane pilot takes an empty airliner and crashes it into the Capital Building (I think) . . . killing just about everyone and leaving Jack Ryan as President . . . if I remember correctly. Anyway, just the thought of using a jet liner as a weapon was brought up there. Later on, I saw an interview with Tom Clancy. Surprisingly, they didn't bring it up at all.
09-17-2001, 03:46 PM
Haha, did anybody see the interview that they did with Clancy on Tuesday? He didn't have too many nice things to say about the media. Although kil45 pointed out that Clancy really never has anything too nice to say about the media in his books.
09-17-2001, 03:50 PM
Actually the interview I saw with Tom Clancy on either Tuesday or Wednesday stated that he actually brought up that contingency to some high up brass at a meeting of some sort. Clancy said that he asked if there was a contingency plan for such an attack and the brass said that they hadnt even considered such an attack. The brass then said that they would certainly be considering it right away.
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