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.
I had forgotten about that, wasn't there a sketch released of this guy?
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Thank you for the ping!
Jayna Davis bump!
He was trying to get the Nobel Peace Prize and then wanted to replace Kofi Anna. If Clinton let out the truth about OKC then he would have had to respond. That would have meant War in the Middle East and the end of his shot at the Peace Prize.
That is why he never responded to the Cole, the Khobar towers, Etc, Etc. He wanted to be remembered for bringing peace to the middle east. He didn't care that even if he had succeeded that it would have been temporary, that way even when that peace failed he could always say that the next president screwed it up.
Wasn't it a "Federal" building that was attacked?d Terrorist attacks that happen on US soil is all of our business.
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Well put. The flight 800 one bugs me and I think the Bush's let Clinton off of the hook because he probably told him he was afraid that making a terrorist attack public would hurt America.
President Clinton had invaded Haiti, bombed Bosnia, sent cruise missiles into Afghanistan and Sudan, bombed Iraq, and waged the entire 1999 war against Serbia by the time the USS Cole was attacked in 2000.
Frankly, WJC's chances for the Nobel Peace Prize were greatly reduced when he burned and leveled the Branch Davidian compound near Waco back in 1993. His involvement in Somalia hardly led to world peace, either.
So while the NPP angle makes for a good theory, it doesn't match enough facts on the ground.
Yes, and didn't he bear a striking resemblance to Jose Padilla?
You're smokin' -- or drinkin' -- something too strong for the system. The OKC bombing has always been a NATIONAL issue.
***I had forgotten about that, wasn't there a sketch released of this guy? ****
there was one of the third man who rented the Ryder Truck. The extra leg was (If I remember correctly) female (DNA) African-American.
Dana is a pretty level headed guy, there must be a lot here for him to go this far.
What did he do, just wake up?
Ah, it was a US Federal building that was bombed, a Federal investigation in to it, and a Federal trial and execution of McVeigh ....
So Oklahoma can deal with any state issues...
And the rest of us other US citizen's in the remaining 49 state's and Federal territory's can deal with the Federal issues
Your probably right, but it didn't keep him from trying.
"Isn't this Oklahoma's issue? California ought stay the hell out of it."
Do you want it investigated, or not?
If you do, why hasn't an Oklahoma congressman done the work to move it forward.
Dana did, and has. He heads a committee with responsibility.
Not to detract from the Jayna Davis book, which I haven't read yet, there is another book on the subject- Others Unknown- about the same or similar subject matter, written by Stephen Jones, Chief defense counsel for Timothy McVeigh, subsequently fired by McVeigh. Author states that proceeds from the paperback will be donated to non-profit or charity orgs. Very interesting read, I recommend it.
Big ole' ping!
Murrah Building = federal property
Rohrabacher = elected federal office holder
Congress = branch of federal government
sheesh investigate Waco too.
One of the countless negative consequences of big government. There is less incentive to protect us and more incentive to cover the governments negligence.
Had what happened in OKC been revealed, Clinton would have been forced to deal with the problem, and we could have avoided 9-11.
Yep, that's why the feds had to get rid of McVeigh in such a hurray. Dead men tell no tales.
Another good read is "The Secret Life of Bill Clinton", by Ambrose Evans Pritchard. There is an entire section about the OKC bombing, Srassmeir connection, etc. And this was written in the '90's.
The author (British jounalist) di a personal investigation.
Another great read is "The Secret Life of Bill Clinton", written long before Jayna Davis' stuff began to surface. The author is a British jounalist who conductedn his own investigation and was onto Strasmeir, Elohim City, etc.
You are very perceptive there montag813.
Don't trust the f.b.i., they lie.