Skip to comments.OKC BOMBING FALLOUT: 9-11 panel confronts Freeh on Iraq link
Posted on 04/14/2004 7:21:18 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
Sept. 11 Commission testimony by former FBI Director Louis Freeh yesterday lent credibility to a theory that Iraq was behind the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, according to an investigative reporter whose new book on the subject was addressed at the hearing.
Jayna Davis, author of "The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing," told WorldNetDaily Freeh's "carefully parsed" response to a question about her findings "expressed his belief that the book is a credible source."
The new release by WND Books presents substantial evidence of Iraqi involvement and a refusal by federal government agents to investigate the bombing that killed nearly 170 people in April 19, 1995.
Davis repeatedly has tried since 1997, with no success, to convince the FBI to examine her investigation.
Yesterday, however, Lehman brought the issue before the 9-11 Commission with the former FBI director on the witness stand.
LEHMAN: One last question. The Oklahoma City case again, one of the criticisms has been that one of the problems of the case law approach to intelligence is that, once you focus on a convicting particular terrorists, that there has to be a hypothesis of the case and that's where all of the investigative resources are put in. In the case of Oklahoma City, the hypothesis was that there were two Americans and they acted alone. There's a new book out now, as you probably know, called The Third Terrorist, that has new information that begs for further investigation showing the links or purporting very significant links between Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef in the Philippines, and also links between the two perpetrators and Hussein al-Husseini, the Iraqi, perhaps, agent. Are you satisfied that you ran all of these potential Al Qaida links to ground with McVeigh and Nichols?
FREEH: Well, other than that book, which I haven't read, you know, I don't know any other credible source with respect to that kind of a link. No, I have not run those links myself. I certainly was not aware of them when I was FBI director. I know that there is a review going on with respect to some of the matters that have been raised by his attorney in connection with the state murder prosecution that's ongoing. I guess I don't want to say anything with respect to that case as it's being tried now by a judge and a jury. But I don't know of any connections, except the one you've just mentioned, between Ramzi Yousef and that terrorist act.
Davis noted Freeh was careful to say he knew of no other "credible source," instead of dismissing the premise of the book outright.
"I find it very encouraging," she said, "because every time the FBI has been asked to officially comment in any fashion about my research, we have the same canned response that the Department of Justice is confident that all those responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing have been arrested, charged and prosecuted."
Or we hear, she continued, "that the FBI dedicated an untold number of resource and manpower into the largest criminal investigation of the 20th century and turned up no credible evidence of a Middle East connection."
Freeh's response, Davis emphasized, is "huge."
"He would not rule it out," she said.
Davis said it's possible Freeh was not aware during his time as FBI director of any credible sources linking Iraq to the bombing.
"It was my impression he was being sincere," she said. "According to my sources in the FBI, he was last to know anything."
Davis's reporting was vetted by former CIA director James Woolsey and given credibility by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last April when it dismissed a lawsuit filed against her after finding "defendants did not recklessly disregard the truth" in reporting on an Iraqi soldier's alleged involvement in the bombing.
"After eight years of oppressive litigation, the courts have vindicated my work ethic as a dedicated journalist," Davis told WorldNetDaily at the time. "The lawsuit was obviously designed to silence a legitimate investigation into Middle Eastern complicity in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing."
In an interview with WND in October 2001, attorney David Schippers, who prosecuted the House of Representatives' impeachment case against Bill Clinton, said his examination of the evidence Davis presented him was conclusive.
"I am thoroughly convinced that there was a dead-bang Middle Eastern connection in the Oklahoma City bombing," he said.
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The genie's out of the bottle. The sheeple must be controlled.
Or maybe we would find that the Iraqis his daddy resettled in Oklahoma City after our first incursion into Iraq were the very same Iraqis that were involved in the bombing of the Federal Building.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I have always thought Clinton covered up the Iraqi Connection because he could gain politically by placing the blame on McVeigh and Nichols and sweeping the Hussein al-Husseini connection under the rug. I sure wish Nichols would spill his guts if he is withholding information that implicated Iraq, Ramsey Yousef, and Hussein al-Husseini
Because the Clinton's did a bang up job convincing the American Public that the OKC bombing was done by a couple of VRWC whack jobs and no one else
He needed to take care of terrorism now
With that all said .. I do think he or someone needs to look further into the OKC bombing
I have always believed that.
During a civil suit for defamation against Davis and KFOR-TV, Hussain Alhussaini, a former Iraqi soldier, submitted psychiatric reports from 1997, in which he states that he worked for a while at Boston's Logan Airport (where two of the planes were hijacked on September 11). Alhussaini first told his psychiatrist that he quit his airport job because "If anything happens there, I will be a suspect." Then he later contradicts himself, saying that he wants to look for another job "because he feels unsafe in the environment he works in, in the airport, given the recent events involving his being previously suspected of involvement in the Oklahoma bombing." In a 1998 deposition, Alhussaini states he is still working at the airport and has fears of losing his job. Alhussaini's specific job was never identified. Alhussaini still appears to be living in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Port Authority, which oversees Logan's operations, declined comment on Alhussaini's current work status or his airport duties.
Oh crap!! I had no idea.
The crud just gets thicker and thicker. Amazing how all this is tied together.
Janya Davis has been on my local talk radio a couple of times. She said that she did confront Nichols with the information that she had. She said he wouldn't tell anything but that he did turn white as a ghost as she explained all she knew
Her thinking is there is some kind of threat Nichols is afraid of
The more I read and learn, the more questions come up.
I have long suspected that OKC held the key to a really ugly underlying story that has tentacles all over the government.
I certainly don't have any personal connection to OKC, but for some reason there is just too much dirt to ignore.
I will and for the record, I do think there is/was some kind of connection
The problem is there are so many tin foil conspiracy stories floating around and that is a big reason why I think many don't looked into more
Well, it's been hanging out there, just waiting to get batted out of the park for a long time, and the Bush Admin hasn't touched it. I have more cynical suspicions, I have to admit.
I've always felt he is protecting his Father in some way!!?
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