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Journalist Peter Lance on the Blind Sheikh, Killing of al-Awlaki, and Long-term Failures by FBI and Justice Dept on Terrorists and Mobsters



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Peter Lance, former reporter for ABC’s 20/20, who is an author, novelist and screenwriter, returns to talk about a range of subjects.  Lance talks fast, and knows too much.  We open with the blind sheikh and the call for his release by Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi; we talk about the lack of a compelling public case for the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, and agree that KSM should have been tried in a court in New York.  Lately, Lance bought the publishing rights to Murder, Inc., a best-seller about the Mafia and is about to publish his own book about the Mob, SIX SIX SIX, which details the FBI’s handling of Gregory  Scarpa, Sr, who killed 25 victims while he was an FBI informant.  The thread through all Lance’s work is the failures of the FBI and Justice Department over the past 50 years.  Lots of information at his website.