In The Thick Of It: Sept. 11 From The Middle East On Sept. 11, the American diaspora all over the world watched the horrific day unfold. NPR foreign correspondent Michael Sullivan experienced it from a hotel room in Islamabad — a city at the center of a conflict that was both perilously near and achingly far.
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In The Thick Of It: Sept. 11 From The Middle East

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In The Thick Of It: Sept. 11 From The Middle East

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MICHAEL SULLIVAN: On 9/11, I was in Islamabad, at the Marriot, eating dinner in my hotel room. I'd just finished filing a piece for MORNING EDITION on the assassination of Ahmed Shah Massoud.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

That's former NPR correspondent Michael Sullivan.

SULLIVAN: And after so many years of civil war on the Soviets before that, the average Afghan accepted this deal with the devil. Where's the security 10 years on?

SULLIVAN: And I've got a Taliban visa dated 9/11 I'll sell to the highest bidder. All proceeds will go to an appropriate Afghan NGO. They're going to need all the help they can get.

BLOCK: That's Michael Sullivan, who spent years covering South and Southeast Asia for NPR.

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