"Venice (Fla) was a kind of quiet Mena (Arkansas)," stated a former drug pilot for The Company (CIA).
Almost two decades later, when Mohamed Atta first cast his malevolent eye down the runway in Venice, not much had changed. For some people, that was just fine...
The official story of the 9/11 attack goes like this:
"The arrival of Atta’s terrorist cadre at the Venice Municipal Airport was happenstance, and the terrorist’s presence there an accident of history, unrelated to any pre-existing climate of crime or corruption."
Once again, and emphatically: Nothing could be further from the truth.