Skip to comments.Evidence Suggests Larger Conspiracy in Okla. Bombing (Audio-Follow Link)
Posted on 05/07/2004 4:10:37 PM PDT by TigerTale
NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports on evidence there were more conspirators involved in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Nichols is on trial in McAlester, Okla., on state charges stemming from the largest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
It is worth noting that, in this case, the existance of a conspiracy is not disputed--it is established fact. The question is, how far did the conspiracy extend? Did it stop with Nichols and McVeigh, or were there others involved? This is an exercise, not in conspiracy theory, but in conspiracy analysis.
Anyone with any interest in, or connection to, the OKC bombing should listen to Goodwyn's excellent report.
Follow the source URL link for the NPR page, where you can get the story in the Real Audio and Windows Media formats. The reports link, above, is WMF only.
If you have any interest in the topic, I recommend witholding judgement until you listen to the report, regardless of the source. The segment is extremely well-done.
I admit, I have not made study of the matter, so perhaps I found this treatment more compelling than would others. I had never heard of the Aryan National Army (I think that's right--hard to remember without a transcript.) I was blown away to learn the FBI has 20 prints from the Dreamland motel in Junction City--prints they have never run. And they admitted as much in open court. Wow.
Apparently, some of the victims and family members think Nichols' lawyers may blow this open during his second trial, in an attempt to deflect blame from their client.
Yeah. I used to be a Real Audio man, but I almost always use Windows Media Player, these days.
The FBI, the ATF, and the CIA were up to their necks in this, and it's inconceivable that they will ever let the cat out of the bag.
No problem. I live in Overland Park, which is mentioned in the story, and I am originally form McPherson, where some of the fertilizer for the bomb was purchased. So this story hits close to home.
I find it difficult to dismiss the entire organization for its editorial bent. I just like to be aware of the spin.
Just wish NPR didn't pay for its spin with my tax money. :)
Yes. If it weren't for the current trial, all of this might just stay buried.
There is the professor who is coming out with a book highlighting McVeigh's possible connections with the ARA, but the trial makes it more likely someone will pay attention.
Aryan Republican Army. Sorry.
And Democratic representative Charles Schumer urged Republican leaders to delay plans to vote on a repeal of the assault weapons ban in light of the Oklahoma tragedy.
"It would send the wrong message to paramilitary extremists on one side and ordinary people on the other," Schumer said in a letter to Dole & House Speaker Gingrich.
Why didn't he use the term "terrorists" rather than limiting it??
It won't help now, but in the future? When you get it restored, clone the drive to a spare HD. All the HD makers I'm familiar with offer free software that includes some sort of drive copy feature. The spare naturally has to be big enough to hold all your data, but that said, this is the fastest way to recover from disaster. I clone mine routinely.
And maybe there is a good reason to be suspicious of NPR.
Jayna Davis has just had a book published, and some time ago she conducted a rather amazing public presentation to Sen. Arlen Specter which you can listen to here. Davis establishes an Iraqi connection in her work.
The report you linked seems very suspicious to me. Why is the Jayna Davis book, published last month, not even mentioned? My guess is that this NPR report is a backfire of sorts to deflect attention away from an Iraqi connection. This may solely be due to the political consideration that establishment of an Iraqi connection would help President Bush, but there may be other nefarious reasons. I cannot think of any good reason for for not mentioning Jayna Davis at all in a 12 minute news segment except that this report is disinformation.
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