Singapore Sleepers

Even by the dull standards of home videos, the tape is notably unexciting: a shaky, amateurish pan along a typically busy Singapore street, with views of a subway station and passing commuters. A bland voice provides a running commentary in well-educated English, a litany of street names and building numbers. But then comes a chilling remark: as the camera zooms in on a parking area, the narrator advises his viewers to "notice some of the boxes placed on the motorcycles, these are the same type of boxes that we intend to use"—to plant a bomb. The narrator describes where U.S. military...

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