On Friday August 7, 1998, two car bombs exploded simultaneously at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 268 people. Was this the work of an individual terrorist or the symptom of more deeply rooted vendettas against the U.S.? The Frontline documentary speaks about Osama Bin Laden and his engagement with the United States, and tries to answer to this question by interviewing many people, including Prudence Bushnell (U.S. Ambassador to Kenya), Ahmed Sattar, Saad Al-Fagih (Saudi Dissident), Milt Bearden (Former CIA Officer), Said K. Aburish (Journalist and Author), Mohammed Al-Masari (Saudi Dissident), Frank Anderson (Former CIA Officer), Abdul-Rahman Amjad (Student), Inayat I. Lalani, M.D., Khalid Y. Hamideh (Attorney), Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir (President of Sudan), Larry C. Johnson (Former Director of the U.S. State Department), Dr. Ghazi Salah Al-Din Atabani (Minister of information, Sudan), Maoulid Hadji (Local Muslim Leader, Dar es Salaam), Samuel R. Berger (National Security Advisor), Thomas Pickering (Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs), Sheikh Ali Shee (Chairman of the Council of Imams), H. Ibrahim Salih, PhD (Political Science Professor), and Yasmin Khan M.D.
English language, Date of air: 1999-04-13, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 52 min.