Skip to comments.Was OKC Bomber Timothy McVeigh Working for the FBI?
Posted on 04/18/2007 11:46:31 PM PDT by Verax
In a 19-page affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Lynn Nichols alleges that the bombing plot was actually under the supervision of top FBI officials. According to a February 21 report in Salt Lake City's Deseret News, the Nichols affidavit charges that Timothy McVeigh, who was executed for his role in the bombing, was actually working under Larry Potts, the controversial FBI official who was forced to resign under a cloud for his roles in two other major FBI scandals: the deadly FBI assaults on Ruby Ridge in 1992 and Waco in 1993. Terry Nichols is not a terribly credible witness: he's a mass murderer and he lied consistently through the OKC investigation, but his claims should not be dismissed outright.
As the assistant director in charge of criminal investigations at FBI headquarters, Larry Potts was the Washington-based manager of the 1992 operation against the Randy Weaver family near Ruby Ridge in remote northern Idaho. In that incredible and tragic operation, Randy Weaver's wife Vicki was shot in the head and killed by an FBI sniper, while holding her infant child. The Weavers' 14-year-old son Sammy was also killed, shot in the back by federal agents. Larry Potts was the FBI official who approved the illegal "license to kill" order that resulted in those deaths.
The FBI's infamous assault on the Branch Davidian church complex near Waco, Texas, left more than 80 people dead, including 22 children. Potts, again, played a key role, both in authorizing the use of deadly force against innocent civilians, and, later, in the campaign of lies and coverups aimed at thwarting congressional investigations into the deadly fiasco.
Larry Potts was also the FBI's man charged with overall supervisory responsibility for the Oklahoma City bombing investigation in 1995. Together with Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI Director Louis Freeh, and Bob Ricks, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Oklahoma City office, Potts helped misdirect the OKC investigation, purposely steering investigators away from individuals who should have been considered top suspects as McVeigh's co-conspirators in the bombing plot.
One of the primary suspects who benefited from this misdirection was Andreas Strassmeir, a German national who was in the United States illegally and was serving as chief of security at the white separatist compound known as "Elohim City," in rural eastern Oklahoma. McVeigh's phone records show he called the compound on the same day that he called the Ryder truck agency to rent the vehicle used for the truck bomb.
According to the FBI's own documents, the witness at Elohim City who took the call said McVeigh was calling for Strassmeir. Elohim City was well-known as a hangout and hideout for the notorious Aryan Republican Army bank robbers, several of whom have turned out to be federal informants or agents provocateur.
Rather than arresting and questioning Strassmeir, the FBI allowed him to wander freely for eight months and then slip into Mexico before fleeing back to Germany. Andreas Strassmeir and McVeigh's connections to Elohim City have been subject of numerous reports in The New American's extensive and ongoing investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing. (See, for example, "Elohim, Terror, and Truth " and "Undercover: The Howe Revelations ." The latter title refers to Carol Howe, an ATF informant who provided federal agents prior knowledge of the Oklahoma City bombing.)
After Louis Freeh promoted Potts to be his top assistant, he was forced to demote and suspend him when congressional and Justice Department investigations revealed Potts' illegal activities in the Ruby Ridge and Waco operations. Was Potts "running" Strassmeir, McVeigh, and other OKC bombing suspects who were listed in the original federal indictment as "others unknown"? The answer to that question may be revealed when other sealed FBI documents on Elohim City, McVeigh, and Strassmeir are released.
I have come up with a new word for this chit (it’s a real word,look it up)...........CLINTON CLOROX.......
..it always seems it happens,it’s known....and it disappears Clinton Clorox:White Out in gallon dispensers.
And the goverment has alien families that crashed on earth while abducting cows ans sucking out their brains living in secret bases in area 51. The government already has spaceships built that can zip to other gallaxies an mere hours, and have already started colonizing several planets in several galaxies... /s
“...he’s a mass murderer and he lied consistently through the OKC investigation, but his claims should not be dismissed outright.”
Yes they should be.
There are many serious and unexplained issues in this case.
But if McVeigh was an FBI agent, would not he have come out with that rather than face execution in silence?
My own take on this is that there has been a huge coverup, and he had motives and connections that the public has no idea of.
“They’re in it with the aliens.
They’re building landing strips for gay Martians...”
This whole thing stinks of Clinton coverup. I don’t think that the fertilizer bomb brought down that building. There was something else going on, perhaps an FBI sting that went haywire—but there were probably some serious demolition charges on support beams as well as the blast from the front.
Do you actually believe that the President was working with FBI’s Larry Potts in the Ruby Ridge massacre?
William F. Jasper aka Rossie O’donnel
a cover up is not lightin the fuse........Whatever stupid lie Clinton was forced to tell to cover his ass, what he did publically after is horrendous.He blamed America, specifically talk radio and MORE specifically, Rush Limbaugh by name. This was middle east terrorism and Clinton said..............hell no , not on my watch.
This story has been around for a loooong time.
I was asking about Ruby Ridge, not OKC.
sorry had back to back responses...that said no the prez and Potts were on two different planets. But no one is ever without range or consequence w/ a Clinton justice dept.
Rubbish. This is just as inane as the claims that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosives.
Half-educated conspiracy theorists on both the Left and the Right will sometimes make this kind of baseless accusation, and compare it to Nazi Germany and the Reichstag fire. Of course, the Reichstag fire required nothing more than one guy with a gallon of gas and a book of matches.
To bring down a modern multi-storey building requires tons of explosives, miles of det cord, much drilling and cutting, weeks of preparation, and a large number of co-conspirators. Beyond doubt, this did not take place either in Oklahoma City or at the WTC.
What did Clinton have to do with the massacre at Ruby Ridge?
"One former senior member of the DOJ put it in strong terms. He laid blame at the feet of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Forearms. I know Strassmeir was central to this crime and I believe Carol Howe, the informant, was dead right. She warned the ATF and they blew this whole thing. They knew the details of what was in the works and they messed everything up. "
"Howe knew who McVeigh was. She heard his name at the camp many times. "
"Howe told the Gazette, All Andy wanted to do was blow up federal buildings. Thats the truth. He even told the young radicals he was training that, if they wouldnt go to war with the U.S. government, he would leave and find a group that would.
Speaking of Elohim City spiritual advisor and founder, Robert Millar, Howe told the Gazette: Millar even gave a sermon and urged the younger members under Andys training to prepare for war with the government. He told them other militias would follow suit. The key date was the upcoming anniversary of Waco: April 19th.
"Howes work was terminated though, shortly after she made her report public about the big secret at Elohim City."
According to documents in Howes ATF file, the FBI then contacted the informants supervisors and told them to close their investigation into Elohim City and completely back off."
hell son , I’m the one drinkin here........go re-read what I wrote.Both posts say Clinton did not join or direct Potts anything....Clinton reacted (different than involved
} in OKC and reacted was not involved in Ruby or Waco.........
Yes, the then Governor or Arkansas had little control over the events at Ruby Ridge.
Defending Horiuchi throught two terms.
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