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    Taking Diab Fattah’s picture could change everything – it would raise all kinds of red flags regarding Hugo Chavez’ associations with international terrorists and it would shed a light on the threat Venezuela now posed to America’s national security.   *          *          *   The camera was pointed straight at Fattah – the anticipation… the ...
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    We were on the run – I could hear gunshots popping in the distance and the sound of bullets hitting the side of our vehicle. I could feel the engine rev up and down as we swerved around and jumped a few curbs before getting off the road, across a muddy field and onto a ...
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    Walking into Diab Fattah’s store would be suicide – not only were we faced with three oversized Arab security agents on the lookout, but we were surrounded by some of Chavez’ goons as well – not far from the street corner we were parked at, were two unmarked vehicles from Venezuela’s DISIP… waiting… their engines ...
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    Diab Fattah, the terrorist, slipped through everybody’s fingers – he was deplaned through the back of the aircraft by two DISIP (Venezuelan Political Police), put on a jeep waiting on the airport tarmac and driven away never to be seen again. The FBI called Ferreira to have the terrorist returned to the US for an ...
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    The day General Marcos Ferreira and I met marked the beginning of a manhunt that would define me as a storyteller and a citizen of two countries at odds with one another. * * * I had a plan – I’d go back to NY to put together a team and a few bucks to ...
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    But it did make sense to do it; the country’s crisis wasn’t just a local problem – the dictatorial regime itself might be, but Venezuela was the fourth largest crude exporter in the world, which meant that a prolonged strike by PDVSA could trigger a North American energy crisis only comparable to that of the ...
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    Sometimes writing isn’t enough; I know, been there. Sometimes you have no other option than to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and do it all yourself – take your idea, run with it and shoot it… you know, “Guerrilla Style”.   I know, this may not be what you think you’ve signed up ...
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    The Book business is a tough one. I’m sure most of you have heard that – kind of like Hollywood but with a much smaller profit margin. I know… I know what you’re thinking – why even do it, right?   Well, I’d say that if you’re a true writer, the idea of crafting the ...
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    And so I went from hero to zero in a split second. The last thing I ever wanted to be was difficult; but we were not talking about the same project. I needed to let Mr. Jaws know – in so many words – that as exciting as his new vision was, it would take ...
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    I’ll never forget the day I received the first call from a Hollywood producer – I stuttered throughout the entire call. I was so excited, I was practically hyper ventilating; especially because I didn’t expect my very first story to ever get anyone’s attention – let alone be offered what for me was a good ...