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Report: Satellite Used After Ok. Bombing
AP ^ | 12/15/2005 | AP

Posted on 12/15/2005 6:57:36 PM PST by P-40

OKLAHOMA CITY - In the days after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the U.S. government used a spy satellite to gather intelligence on a white separatist compound in Oklahoma, according to a published report. The McCurtain Daily Gazette reported Wednesday that it had obtained a Secret Service log indicating that on May 2, 1995 _ two weeks after the April 19 bombing _ the FBI was trying to locate suspects for questioning. They were thought to be in Elohim City, a compound near the town of Muldrow.

"Satellite assets have been tasked to provide intelligence concerning the compound," the document says.

Shown a copy, Secret Service spokesman Jonathan Cherry told The Associated Press he could not confirm it was a Secret Service document and declined further comment.

There was no indication in the document of what information the satellite might have gathered, or what the spacecraft was capable of doing.

U.S. officials typically rely on photo-reconnaissance satellites to gather intelligence from space on hostile governments and foreign terrorists. It would be unusual to use such a satellite domestically.

Timothy McVeigh was executed in 2001 for the bombing, which killed 168 people. Terry Nichols, is serving a life sentence.

Theories have persisted that a group of white supremacist bank robbers with ties to Elohim City may have played a role in the bombing. But prosecutors have rejected such theories.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; domesticterrorism; intelligence; okcbombing; okcity; x42

1 posted on 12/15/2005 6:57:38 PM PST by P-40
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To: P-40

So let's make sure we remember this report when the left howls about a new report out tonight that the president authorized unusual spying in the United States after 9/11.


2 posted on 12/15/2005 6:59:26 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Both stories were on Drudge awhile ago...now one is gone. Now I am glad that I have a nasty bookmarking habit.


3 posted on 12/15/2005 7:03:06 PM PST by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: P-40

I don't know if this really ads anything. The founder of Elihom City was an FBI informant. What more could the satellite tell them?


4 posted on 12/15/2005 7:05:50 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: P-40

Since almost everyone in Elohim City was a double agent or agent provacateur for the FBI, the CIA, or the ATF, I fail to see why they would have needed to use a spy satellite.


5 posted on 12/15/2005 7:07:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: P-40

If you're on this thread, you've probably already heard of her. If not, Google up "Carol Howe" with Elohim City.


6 posted on 12/15/2005 7:10:07 PM PST by labette ("Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled")
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To: P-40

They Might Be Giants - "Feast Of Lights"


7 posted on 12/15/2005 7:11:06 PM PST by SamAdams76 (What Would Howard Roarke Do?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I just wonder why someone is digging around in the Secret Service memos relating to OK City now. Will the next report be about the Secret Service memo regarding the video of the truck blowing up? That story just plain died.


8 posted on 12/15/2005 7:11:18 PM PST by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: P-40

Lots of stories "just die". Seems like its always the stories that go against "conventional wisdom" that just fade away.


9 posted on 12/15/2005 7:13:41 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: P-40
I just wonder why someone is digging around in the Secret Service memos relating to OK City now.

A bigger question: what is the SS doing investigating OKC bombing at all? How is it within their bailiwick? If anything, one would expect FBI to have jurisdiction. This seems extremely odd.... but then lots of things about OKC seem odd.

10 posted on 12/15/2005 7:18:23 PM PST by longshadow
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Lots of stories "just die".


The link called "Judge Won't Dismiss..." under the audio section of the webpage http://news.yahoo.com/fc/US/Oklahoma_City_Bombing/ still has the NPR story up regarding the Secret Service memo. Very chilling thing to listen to.
11 posted on 12/15/2005 7:19:17 PM PST by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: P-40
I just wonder why someone is digging around in the Secret Service memos relating to OK City now. Will the next report be about the Secret Service memo regarding the video of the truck blowing up? That story just plain died.

Probably because some moonbat somewhere in the Federal employ is trying to tie George W. Bush to it.

12 posted on 12/15/2005 7:20:38 PM PST by GoBucks2002
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To: P-40

Makes it look like the Clintonistas were trying to pin this on domestic whities, in order to ease the pressure on the Middle Eastern suspects.


And SHAZZZAAAM! They succeeded!


13 posted on 12/15/2005 7:23:39 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Two other people at Elohim City were also informants, in addition to the founder/owner.


14 posted on 12/15/2005 7:29:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: P-40
U.S. government used a spy satellite to gather intelligence on a white separatist compound in Oklahoma, according to a published report.

Two things that make this story will go away soon: (1) it happened during Clinton's time, and (2) the satellite was used to spy on white separatist.

15 posted on 12/15/2005 7:30:10 PM PST by paudio (Is it OK to say Merry Christmas to you...?)
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To: P-40

The whole OKC bombing was chilling for me. Too many questions, no satisfactory answers. The whole Elihom City connection (Strassmeyer et al) made no sense unless you believe the FBI/BTF set the whole thing up. I do.


16 posted on 12/15/2005 7:30:58 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yeah, well I kind of wrote the whole thing off when I found out that McVey had stopped into Elohim on his way to blow up the Federal Building. No one can convince me the feds didn't know what he was up to long before it happened.


17 posted on 12/15/2005 7:34:39 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: Peach
The John Doe II Times
18 posted on 12/15/2005 7:35:08 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I've never seen a refutation of the story that the FBI all took their kids out of the daycare center that day.


19 posted on 12/15/2005 7:35:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: P-40

There WAS a Middle-East connection as they first speculated.

Terry Nichols married a Phillipina musclim and repeatedly visited the Southern Phillipines, where he was in contact with crazy muslim Abu Sayef.


20 posted on 12/15/2005 7:36:42 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I'm not sure what the whole deal was, but I agree that the feds were warned in advance. I think they wanted to make a big bust and the whole thing got away from them. I don't know what else to think.

Carole Howe stated that she told them weeks in advance. Now some may think she was a lair, but the feds liked her well enough to keep her on the payroll for over a year after the event. That's good enough for me. If they trusted her, why shouldn't I?


21 posted on 12/15/2005 7:37:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: P-40

Here's a thought for all. The bomb in the truck was not strong enough to create a crater so it was not as strong as some would have you think. But it may have been strong enough to se off explosives already in the building.


22 posted on 12/15/2005 7:40:22 PM PST by zipp_city
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To: P-40
How many here really believe TWA 800 really crashed because of a "spontaneous center fuel tank explosion" ?

This "War" has been going on longer than has been declared. It's only that it was ONE-SIDED in the beginning...

23 posted on 12/15/2005 7:45:34 PM PST by gaijin
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To: zipp_city

And a report generated by retired General Benton Partin (US Air Force) who was chief or amrs development clearly shows columns close to the "blast" untouched while columns further away where blown away. The burn patterns (lack of near) the truck and more intense further away clearly indicates there was more than one bomb. The way the columns were sheared implies the use of cutter charges rather than being pushed down by a blast. Google Benton Partin and you'll be swayed if you arn't already.


24 posted on 12/15/2005 7:48:15 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: P-40

The "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" ordered this tracking through his subordinates, partly to fulfill a template they were already ready to apply, and partly to deflect attention from the REAL perpetrators. Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh did not act alone, but their assistants were NOT Elohim City members.

There were a lot more ties between the Oklahoma City bombing and the attacks on World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001, than have been made known to the public.


25 posted on 12/15/2005 7:53:14 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: P-40

The attitude behind this story is So September 10Th.....


26 posted on 12/15/2005 7:56:33 PM PST by adamsjas
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To: Brilliant

Your amazing mind reading skills are disturbing me.

My thoughts exactly.
mw


27 posted on 12/15/2005 7:57:04 PM PST by mworkman
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To: mworkman
Mine too. 'Right Wing Militia' my arse!
28 posted on 12/15/2005 8:00:42 PM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter the remnants to the wind. Avenge JFK.)
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To: alloysteel

It may in fact have been both...one of the Elohim frequents was a german...

Not too much of a stretch really.....McVeigh working the aryon side....Nichols..the islamo facist...

The enemy of my enemy...etc...


29 posted on 12/15/2005 8:02:26 PM PST by Crim (I may be a Mr "know it all"....but I'm also a Mr "forgot most of it"...)
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To: All
Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue is going through the federal court system to obtain information about the death of his brother while in federal custody.

The documents he's obtaining via the courts are leading to Elohim City and the OKC bombing.

It's amazing. All those things Carol Howe said -- which led to her being charged with crimes, tried, and the charges rejected by a jury of her peers within hours -- appear to have been known by the feds!

Folks, it took years of abuse, ridicule, and even threats before patriotic Americans got Congress to hold real hearings on Ruby Ridge and Waco. All Washington can do about OKC is delay. When it busts open I for one will be all for taking every penny from the retirement of all who don't come clean before the second Murrah Building "explosion."

30 posted on 12/15/2005 8:15:07 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

They are lucky it was a satellite and not Reno's fiery inferno tank brigade.


31 posted on 12/15/2005 8:20:06 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: P-40

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1541061/posts


32 posted on 12/15/2005 8:40:41 PM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: gaijin

What an interesting link!


33 posted on 12/16/2005 4:02:57 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
All Washington can do about OKC is delay.


I think that the story of OK City is one that Washington wishes would go away. I'm glad that the McCurtain Daily Gazette is doing some investigative journalism; perhaps they can later sell their story to one of them big city newpapers for a lot of money.
34 posted on 12/16/2005 6:16:17 AM PST by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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