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tv   U.S. Air Force Film Terrorism  CSPAN  December 19, 2015 8:00am-8:21am EST

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ask witnesses to respond promptly.
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gunfire, one automatic weapon as far as i could tell. a pistol. i did not even realize i had been shot. just felt like someone had hit me really hard in the stomach. i told larry to go back to the ship to get some help.
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he did. tony, he was luckier than tim or me. i had to have stuff removed from me. tim lost his life because of it. >> the three marines were on their way to the u.s. embassy this morning when their truck exploded. all three were injured, as was the costa rica and driver. they believe it was a homemade bomb or grenade. the explosion was so powerful it out the back window of the car delivery truck. officials have no suspects, but they believe it was done by a well-organized extremist group. >> terrorists can travel anywhere for any cause. extremists have no boundaries. in london, a london -- a bomb blew up in a noncom's hands, and he survived. still, terrorists often use certain -- disguises, counting on speed and surprise. hoping that the victim won't be alert enough. they are innovative, learning from their mistakes and capable of ingenious planning. and they often have better weapons than the authorities.
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>> the blast was apparently caused by a timebomb placed next to a pillar in five -- inside the bar. the force of the explosion shattered windows. many of the 80 victims had pieces of glass and metal embedded in their bodies. 13 of the victims flew to an american army hospital in west germany. they were suffering from burns and punch her wounds. -- puncture wounds. greek and american investigators sifting to the wreckage found traces of a cloth and some wire, which they indicated was a device that was homemade. the 1500 american service personnel based here have been told to avoid the area while the investigation is going on. it is a resort frequented often by off-duty military people. >> one of those people was the air force chief master sergeant, robert agee.
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>> not a lot of panic, but there was a lot of screening it -- screaming and yelling. there were a lot of couples in the bar. there were husbands trying to find wives. boyfriends trying to find girlfriends, that kind of thing. everybody was going towards the door. there was quite a gin up at the door. i had never been in that before, i wasn't familiar which way to the door. i looked straight ahead and there was a hole in the wall. seems like a hell of a better way to get out quickly. >> it was really black in there. something was pushing me, like the force of the bomb was pushing me. i remember the force pushed me into somebody and he fell. and i just kind of stood.
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as he fell i remember reaching for something and i felt like a wall. i kind of stood there and i remember yelling to everybody -- don't run, don't run. >> whether americans are on or off duty hasn't seemed to have made much different in athens -- much difference in athens. >> there was strict security at the u.s. air force base in athens tonight. greek police say that two gunmen riding a motorcycle ambushed an american postal officer as he was driving from the american military mission to the air base. the sergeant was shot in the shoulder and hand. before accelerating away from the attacker. he reached the safety of the base before being rushed to the hospital. his condition is described as good. >> i was hit in the arm, hit in the back. it's been almost 20 months and i still haven't completely recovered physically. i remember looking at the
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windows, all shattered, hoping that they hadn't hit something that would cause me to bleed to death. the mental scars will always be there. as with any of these terrorist attacks and something totally unexpected, something that you -- you just you think it happens to the other guy. you see it on television, here it on the radio, think -- boy, that is nasty, a terrible thing to happen to anybody, but you never really think it's going to happen to you. you just -- something happens to the other guy. >> a terrorist's attitude is usually impersonal, but the results sure are not. just before christmas members of the u.s. military were aboard this train when a bomb exploded in a tunnel. one was seriously injured. then there was the infamous oktoberfest bombing in munich. >> the main blast was heard for miles. killing seven people instantly,
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hundreds were in the immediate area. eyewitnesses said the deafening blast was preceded by a wall of flame that leaped 15 feet in the air. many of the dead were burned beyond recognition and most of the injured were treated for burns, concussions, and shrapnel wounds area -- wounds. it was the largest attack since the 1972 olympics. taxis and private cars were pressed into service as panicky private cars flocked to escape the terror. as the water trucks hosed away the debris and they washed away the mud splattered signs, they assess the damage of what police were saying was an expertly made pipe bomb designated by a professional -- designed by professional. one woman said she was 15 feet away from the blast. she said she was stunned by the noise and still cannot believe she escaped injury. >> some american service people were casualties in munich, many more can have a good -- had a
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good time. which you can do anywhere in the world by having common sense. avoid the personal threat of terrorism by not being predictable. maintain low visibility to keep from calling attention to yourself as an american. remember to be alert. >> i think the most important thing is to be aware that it could happen. the threat is very real. you don't have to be bombing to recognize and appreciate the fact that terrorism works. >> they were totally astounded that anyone would have the audacity to do this. >> there are ways to avoid it. i wish i would have known that then. >> i think we have to try to blend in more with the local
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populace of the country, wherever it is, greece or germany, maintaining a lower profile, learning the customs and traditions of the country so that we are aware of all the people in the country and how they react and behave so that when something is out of the ordinary, we can recognize it. >> i never thought i would be a victim, but you never really know. it can happen again tomorrow, ♪ -- tomorrow, just walking down the street. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] everyrican history tv weekend on c-span3. tonight, louisiana history professor on the and like that area in the united states.
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thentific ideas that shaped politics and morals of that generation. establishingoff by the young men's improvement club. these were about improving their morals.y, individual they would read books and share ideas. these were young men like himself that were not born to wealth but believed it was possible to rely on yourself, study, and get ahead in society. at 10:00 a.m.,ng we look back at the 2000 campaign of george w. bush -- his announcement to run while in new hampshire, his visit to eliminate stand, -- a lemonade stand, and a pumpkin festival. film on at 4:00, the
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intellectual history host a panel of four historians to take are in a roundtable on the relationship between science and intellectual history. it was part of the seventh annual contest -- conference held in washington, d.c. >> good morning, everybody. for ouru for being here roundtable on science and intellectual history. we have a stellar array of talent. i'm mostly just here to moderate. let me do a couple of introductions on how the session will work and then we will get to it. my name is sarah. i'm in the history department at vanderbilt university. we are here today to talk about a number of things. i'm sure that more will come out in the discussions. the intellectual work of science, the place of science in intellectual history and the relations between science and intellectual history. many other threads as well.


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