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I lived in OKC at the time of the Murrah bombing, (and Waco for that matter) stationed at TAFB. I was working up in the rafters of an old hangar and I think that we were probably the only people in Oklahoma City that didn’t feel the explosion though we were less than 3 miles away. Dark days indeed. I still remember how it rained that night as I saw a C-5 coming in bringing the FBI, etc. Of course they got more volunteers than they ever needed, but I went down there anyway. I guess I felt like I needed to see it with my own eyes because I couldn’t believe it.
I’ll also never believe that McVeigh and Nichols acted alone. Too many people saw things that didn’t make sense including the (canceled) APB for “two Arab men in a brown pickup” issued immediately after the bombing and the lame explanation that ended the search for “John Doe #2.”
Have you ever heard of Jayna Davis?
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I sure have. I had a short email correspondence with her several years ago, right after I read “The Third Terrorist.” She presented the book in a very believable way and appeared to go to great lengths to verify and again the version of events she suggests may have happened. It appears to me (and Ms. Davis has consistently maintained) that many relevant facts that might lead to a different conclusion other than the government accepted version of McVeigh and Nichols as the sole conspirators, have been completely ignored if not covered up. I’ll go further to say that Steven Emerson (who was marginalized on that very day for suggesting the attack originated from the ME) did a great deal of research (prior to the bombing) into Radical Islamist activity in Oklahoma City(!!) and the results were frightening, to say the least. The very arena in which Clinton spoke days after the bombing had hosted Radical Islamist conferences in the years immediately preceding the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. (verified on tape) This was completely unknown at the time, nationally or locally (in OKC) and only years after I left ( in 1995) did I find out about the radicals that had been operating openly there. Emerson’s research along with Jayna Davis’ is a lot of smoke, if not fire. Sure McVeigh and Nichols were involved, but the government was all too happy to pin it on them alone and close this case, despite evidence and questions to the contrary. I can’t remember exactly how many affidavits Ms. Davis got from respectable members of the community who saw events that not only corroborated each other, but that they were never asked about about any authority. (The number was over 100)
I never read her book but I have read her and about her on Front Page and World Net Daily.
I think the ATF failed to properly evaluate intel they were getting from Carol Howe.
I think McVeigh was executed with an alacrity rarely seen from the Federal Justice system.
I think Nichols’ “coincidental” path crossings with AQ and JI terrorists in the Philippines were never properly investigated.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Rahmbo made sure Clinton didn’t waste that one.
“I think Nichols’ “coincidental” path crossings with AQ and JI terrorists in the Philippines were never properly investigated.”
Good point, especially in light of the Bojinka plots origins in the PI and how active they (AQ/JI) were and are in that region. Only dumb luck prevented that disaster.
re: McVeigh. I don’t believe in recent memory we’ve ever seen the Feds so eager to execute someone. Not that he minded. Why do you think they let Fortier off with what he got? There seemed to be enough evidence without giving him such a relatively light sentence and giving his wife immunity.
I’m not well-read on Carol Howe. To your knowledge, is the information about her on the internet reliable?
And as you know, we’ve only begun to see how a crisis won’t be wasted.
Fortier got off light in a plea bargain in exchange for his testimony.
More about Carol Howe at Others unknown
I actually got that book off of Amazon a few months back but haven’t read it. Thanks for the heads up.
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