Skip to comments.Congressman demands new OKC bomb probe, sees foreign connection,conspiracy beyond McVeigh, Nichols
Posted on 04/02/2006 10:29:53 PM PDT by Coleus
WASHINGTON Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., is calling for a congressional investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing because of evidence of a foreign connection and a conspiracy broader than Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. In a memo written to Rep. Henry Hyde, chairman of the House International Relations Committee, Rohrabacher said he has spent 12 months personally investigating the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 and concluded "there is ample evidence to justify an investigative hearing into this historic crime." The focus of the probe, he suggests, should be "Was there a foreign connection to the Oklahoma City bombing?"
"The official position today, defended by the FBI and Justice Department, is that the OKC bombing, which left 168 persons dead, was planned and executed solely by two disgruntled veterans, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, with the limited involvement of Michael Fortier," writes Rohrabacher. "After my inquiry I have concluded that others were involved and that information about the bombing is being kept from the public and from the Congress. The jurisdiction of my Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations extends only to the possible international and foreign involvement in the crime. Even within that framework there is ample evidence to justify an investigative hearing."
Rohrabacher worked closely in his personal investigation with Jayna Davis, author of the WND Book, "The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing." The congressman said there are two major targets of inquiry which indicate a foreign connection to the OKC bombing:
"First, Terry Nichols and, to some degree, Timothy McVeigh appear to have had contact with Arab, Muslim, or Middle Eastern terrorist elements prior to and during the implementation of the bomb plot," he wrote. "Second, just as significant, there is evidence of a personal relationship between Timothy McVeigh and Andreas Carl Strassmeier, a German national who was promoting violent insurrection to white supremacists at their nearby stronghold called Elohim City."
Rohrabacher concludes in his memo to Hyde: "(I)t is highly likely that the Arab connection and or the Strassmeier connection played a significant role in the planning and execution of the murderous bombing of the OKC federal building. In both possible scenarios, the official investigation fell short and further investigation has been discouraged ever since."
He suggested a one-day or two-day hearing and suggested subpoenas be issued to former FBI Director Louis Freeh and former Attorney General Janet Reno. "The bombing of the OKC federal building was the greatest slaughter of innocent Americans until 9/11," Rohrabacher writes. "It is possible there was an al-Qaida connection. It is possible there was a Strassmeier connection. There is ample reason to disbelieve the official version of this horrific crime. It is up to us to begin setting the record straight."
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Isn't this Oklahoma's issue? California ought stay the hell out of it.
Why does the FBI continue to stonewall on OKC, Flight 800, and more recently the student suicide bomber ("nothing to see here"), which has been completely whitewashed. Don't they give a shit about the people getting the straight story? Or are they too busy covering asses in DC?
I managed to plow through THE THIRD TERRORIST, and while it is an INCREDIBLY badly written book, it does make a compelling case for a Middle Eastern connection. If there is truth in even a tenth of what the author says, it warrants a new investigation.
Truth about an attack on U.S. soil is everybody's business.
Bush is trying to protect the office of the President. Clinton stunk the place up so bad that if everything he did and didn't do while he was there were to come out, it would ruin the Presidency for decades. The stink would be left on everyone who ever had or ever will hold that office.
Yes- until the moment NYC asks for help (which they obviously must have in 2001, implicitly anyway....).
Not everything in california is bad.
Ahhh but Clinton could not have rallied all the "hate gunowner" crap if he had not had McVeigh to point to as a scapegoat for all gunowners. Remember we are all racist militia members, ex military persons and other assorted dissidents to his idea of utopia USA> He even could throw in a little anti-Catholic hate. Or at least the left wing nuts at DU do this for their party.
The Reagan library, and Michael Savage!
You are so full of crap. The people in NYC and OK mean just as much to me as my adopted state, Idaho...
"The Reagan library, and Michael Savage!"
What about FreeRepublic ?
That comes out of California too.
All persons have been accounted for from the blast.
However, there is the problem of an extra leg in camo clothing without a body attached to it. Who does this leg belong to?
Also, the morning of the blast, ABC news announced that "Swarthy men of middle eastern extraction in running suits had been seen fleeing from the area."
I heard that announcement.
This is completely logical. Each state can fight off attacks on its own, confident that other states will not interfere.
Just imagine the states requesting the right to overfly each others' airspace to retaliate.
Imagine terrorists hiding out in, say, Michigan -- while the KC militia negotiates with Missouri, Illinois and Indiana to get to them.
Steve, congratulations, you've got a winning idea there.
Yes he did. He galvanized support at a time when his presidency was in serious jeopardy. He created the VRWC so that his supporters would unite against the dreaded right wing and accept anything he did. That is how he survived impeachment. Many people didn't like what he did but they hated the right wing more.
So your personal emotions for Idaho, New York City, and Oklahoma have what to do with the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution?
Clinton wanted us to concentrate on domestic terror. He almost completely ignored the Islamist threat and only had a handful of FBI agents working on that problem.