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CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was an FBI Snitch
gawker ^ | 5-april-2011 | John cook

Posted on 04/05/2011 2:11:18 PM PDT by OL Hickory

The Center for Public Integrity is reporting that an unnamed former ABC News journalist was an FBI informant during and after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passing along tips and revealing a source. We know who it is...

(Excerpt) Read more at gawker.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1995; 296; abc; abcnews; cbs; cbsnews; cbsslimball; chief; christopherisham; clintoontheliar; demoratterrorists; fbi; government; informant; isham; news; okc; okcbombing; vpcbswashbereau

1 posted on 04/05/2011 2:11:24 PM PDT by OL Hickory
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To: OL Hickory

Who?


2 posted on 04/05/2011 2:12:22 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Money...can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them." - Rand)
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To: jessduntno; OL Hickory

‘According to an FBI memo obtained by the Center, a nameless ABC News journalist contacted the FBI on the evening of the bombing to pass along information he had heard from a source: That the “bombing was sponsored by the Iraqi Special Services” and that two more attacks in Los Angeles and Houston were imminent.

The Center didn’t name the informant, but we’ve learned he was Christopher Isham, who is now a vice president at CBS News and the network’s Washington bureau chief.”


3 posted on 04/05/2011 2:15:03 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: OL Hickory

I have a big problem with Gawker, because there is a frame overlaying the main story, called “latest”. Perhaps this just happens in Firefox, but the thing almost totally blocks the story. It is static, while the story scrolls, and even changing the scale of the page leaves it blocking.

It has no close ‘x’ on it, and really annoys.


4 posted on 04/05/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: OL Hickory; All

See-BS bio of Isham:

http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/cbs_news/original/bio?id=263&bid=2861&dpid=60


5 posted on 04/05/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: OL Hickory

There pretty certainly was a Muslim connection.

Too bad the FBI wasn’t listening, because they were too busy shilling for Clintbilly, who won re-election largely by propagandizing with lies about OKC.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 2:21:31 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Cicero
There pretty certainly was a Muslim connection.

John Doe # 2, aka Jose Padilla, certainly was a big flaming clue, but they swept him right under the rug.


7 posted on 04/05/2011 2:26:49 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Wow, buccy — are you ever wrong!

John Doe #2 was an Iraqi Republican Guard Officer named Al-husseini. Jayna Davis tracked him down and interviewed him, where he broke down and admitted his role in OKC.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 2:36:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Me, too. Won’t go there anymore.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 2:38:30 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: SatinDoll

I missed that one. I’ll have to read up on it.


10 posted on 04/05/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SatinDoll

Wow! Very freaky if true


11 posted on 04/05/2011 2:56:44 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: OL Hickory

Shhhh...one the Looney Left’s theories (Media Matters, Soros, Daily KO’s, FireDogLake, DNC, Howard Dean and the radicals like Van Jones, Ayers, et al) ALWAYS PIN THE OKC BOMBING ON THE RIGHT.

Another blown Liberal template.


12 posted on 04/05/2011 3:00:45 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: buccaneer81

I just read “The Third terrorist.” An incredible tale of dogged journalism, and it will outrage you. You will be left with no doubt, and then it will quadruple the evidence to reinforce your belief. Many of the few negative reviews on Amazon are from obvious Muslim terrorist sympathizers.
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Terrorist-Connection-Oklahoma-Bombing/dp/1595552367

It still left the question unanswered: why did the FBI refuse to follow the obvious leads to bring the likely perpetrators to justice.

McVeigh wasn’t a patsy, but he was a small-fry.


13 posted on 04/05/2011 3:04:49 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Beelzebubba

I wish everyone would read that book. I live in Oklahoma, have friends and relatives who were close enough to the bombing to have their offices destroyed and still refuse to even look at the book. It’s kind of strange, like they are in denial that it ever happened. I just don’t understand this, could it be some sort of PTSD?


14 posted on 04/05/2011 3:29:50 PM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: buccaneer81

Jose Padilla looks nothing like him, and in any case would have been much younger than the man in the drawing at the time of the bombing. There was abundant documentation of the presence of an Iraqi who looked like this, however.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 3:32:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: OL Hickory

VVVVVEEERRRRYYYYY IIINNNTTEEERREEESSSTTIIINNGG!! Especially since Richard Clarke, Clintoon’s Terror Expert, let drop in his book that “the bomb at OKC was much more powerful than that at the Khobar Towers which was a professional job and that McVeigh and his gopher were not capable of getting a firecracker to go off with a lighted match!” Dont believe me, just read Clarke’s own words in his book! This supports all we were sure of way back then and Clintoon sold America down the river! Clintoon knew it was the Iraq’s within nanoseconds of the Atrocity!! Was Clintoon being Blackmailed to LIE?????


16 posted on 04/05/2011 3:42:53 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Beelzebubba
It still left the question unanswered: why did the FBI refuse to follow the obvious leads to bring the likely perpetrators to justice.

This was the same FBI and the the same Janet Reno who murdered children at Waco two years earlier.

17 posted on 04/05/2011 4:03:20 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: OL Hickory

Interestingly some of the msm are pidking up this story. Probably hoping to screw ABC.

Never mind they were foaming at the mouth at the time blaming Militias, Rush Limbaugh etc etc.

Apparently Bush had more than one reason to take Sad-Damn out.


18 posted on 04/05/2011 4:07:51 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: dynachrome
I remember watching ABC that night, and their talking heads were laying the groundwork for an Iraqi connection. They were emphasizing the existence in the OKC area of an Iraqi immigrant community.Then McVeigh became the focus and Iraq was forgotten.

In a similar vein the night of TWA 800 Wolf Blitzer told Bernie Shaw, at about 8:30, that Clinton would speak to the nation at 10PM.Not usual for an an air crash, even one so terrible as 800. Of course no statement happened.

19 posted on 04/05/2011 4:14:41 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: OL Hickory
I remember a terrorist group calling in and taking credit for it within an hour of it happening. I lived 9 blocks due north.

news footage that day discussing the multiple bombs

20 posted on 04/05/2011 4:26:56 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: buccaneer81

The FBI was searching for this man for about two days, until Billy Bob Clinton mounted a press blitz to shift attention (and blame) to some unknown branch of “white Christian militia” malcontents, with whom McVeigh was alleged (by Clinton and his henchmen) to be affiliated and by whom he was alleged to have been motivated and poisoned by anti-government weirdness.
Presto-changeo!! The dark haired man of swarthy complexion was air-brushed into non-existence, as firm evidence of a Muslim terrorist connection would have compelled our President to take corrective/retaliatory action in defense of vital security interests of the U.S.A., which Clinton successfully avoided to for eight long years.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 4:36:54 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay; xkaydet65
Clinton certainly had a pattern of not retaliating against the Muslims...

1995, Oklahoma City

1996, TWA 800

1996, Khobar Towers

1998, The African US embassy bombings

But he sure had no issue with killing American children in Waco and Serbian Christians in Yugoslavia.

22 posted on 04/05/2011 4:51:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81; Elsiejay; xkaydet65
I forgot to add:

2000, USS Cole

23 posted on 04/05/2011 4:56:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Scratch these two off the list:

1995, Oklahoma City

1996, TWA 800


24 posted on 04/05/2011 5:00:03 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: buccaneer81

Also add 1993 WTC bombings...


25 posted on 04/05/2011 5:00:03 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

True.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 5:11:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: _Jim
Scratch these two off the list: 1995, Oklahoma City 1996, TWA 800

Why?

27 posted on 04/05/2011 5:12:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: True Republican Patriot
It must have been Terry Nichols frequent trips to the Philippine city without his Filipino wife. Present in that city at the time of his trips were Khalid Sheik Muhammed and Ramsey Yousef. I wonder who taught him how to build that bomb.
28 posted on 04/05/2011 5:23:30 PM PDT by gusty
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To: buccaneer81
This was the same FBI and the the same Janet Reno who murdered children at Waco two years earlier.

Don't forget Lon Horiuchi's shot at Ruby Ridge.

29 posted on 04/05/2011 6:47:58 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: buccaneer81

Clinton needed it to be a “right wing extremist” operation not a Islamist operation. He had been playing footsies with the Muslims and did nothing about the first world trade center bombing. He wanted to use the incident to win an election against the “extremist” right.

He did not want to take out whatever leader (Saddam) was involved. It was obvious to me at the time that they were directing the investigation to re-elect Clinton and not to find the bad guys and protect Americans. Had he not be such Muslim loving scum, we may not have suffered the world trade center attack.

It is pitiful when we have a government and media so power hungry and corrupt.


30 posted on 04/05/2011 6:54:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Don't forget Lon Horiuchi's shot at Ruby Ridge.

That was in 1992, on GHWB's watch.

31 posted on 04/05/2011 6:59:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: OL Hickory

“a nameless ABC News journalist contacted the FBI on the evening of the bombing to pass along information he had heard from a source: That the “bombing was sponsored by the Iraqi Special Services” “


Why is he a snitch??? And he is not nameless


32 posted on 04/05/2011 8:26:31 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I went to Gawkers website with firefox had to problems!


33 posted on 04/06/2011 12:01:56 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: SatinDoll
John Doe #2 was an Iraqi Republican Guard Officer named Al-husseini. Jayna Davis tracked him down and interviewed him, where he broke down and admitted his role in OKC.

I don't have the link on this computer, but Al-husseini was purported to have been arrested recently for some unrelated crime. He was homeless and I believe living on the streets of Boston. The posts were here on FR. He was identified because of Jayna Davis' book.
34 posted on 04/06/2011 12:24:22 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

I read that too. Why he hasn’t been arrested, I don’t know.


35 posted on 04/06/2011 12:29:16 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll
Got a link from Atlas Shrugs.
36 posted on 04/06/2011 12:30:19 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

Yes. He had worked at Boston’s Logan Airport for quite some time.


37 posted on 04/06/2011 12:31:22 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: SatinDoll

I’m am furious. The FBI said the case was closed. Just shaking my head again.


38 posted on 04/06/2011 12:35:02 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: MestaMachine
Yes. He had worked at Boston’s Logan Airport for quite some time.

Makes you wonder why our government is covering this up.
39 posted on 04/06/2011 12:36:20 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: True Republican Patriot

“Was Clintoon being Blackmailed to LIE?????”

You say that like you are surprised.

Given Clinton’s peccadilloes...the answer is yes...


40 posted on 04/06/2011 12:37:04 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: True Republican Patriot
Clintoon knew it was the Iraq’s within nanoseconds of the Atrocity!! Was Clintoon being Blackmailed to LIE?????

Hardly. Clinton did what he did best and that was LIE. The reason he lied was simple. His political instinct told him that he would be eaten alive if the public found out that an Iraqi terrorist cell in OKC killed so many.

Clinton's solution was simple: IT NEVER HAPPENED. He tried to pin the deed on Rush Limbaugh and the right wing McVeigh and Nichols and was quite successful.

Bill Clinton's lies on the terrorist attack in OKC and the other terrorist attacks on America were hidden and buried in misinformation but in doing that, Clinton set up 9/11.

Now you have some insight on why Jamie Gorelick was so involved with the 9/11 Commission. The truth had to be buried and Gorelick, just like Clinton, would have hung for their lies about OKC and the other terrorist attacks that killed innocent Americans. Instead, Gorelick and Clinton continue to destroy our country and they laugh at how stupid Americans really are.

I tried to explain to Jayna Davis that she was fighting the President of the United States but she never accepted the obvious explanation. Members of the press with their pack journalism start to believe the BS they write even though the truth is obviously different than the "accepted" version.

41 posted on 04/06/2011 12:39:54 AM PDT by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: PA Engineer

I don’t wonder. What I wonder is why they do it so often. And they do.


42 posted on 04/06/2011 1:08:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: buccaneer81

“John Doe # 2, aka Jose Padilla...”

This is one of those things that makes me think I am living in the Twilight Zone. It is totally obvious that Padilla is John Doe #2 and yet it is ignored it this bizzarro world!


43 posted on 04/06/2011 9:00:20 AM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: OL Hickory

While I have a lot of questions about the McVeigh conviction and the show trial, why would the Iraqi government go to such lenghts to blow up a courthouse in OKC? I mean, wouldn’t it make more sense for such an attack to take place in NYC, DC, Chicago, SF, or etc?

Either it had nothing to do with the Iraqis or there was a valid reason to attack that somewhat obscure courthouse on that day, if so then what’s the reason?


44 posted on 04/06/2011 9:15:04 AM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: MeganC

i believe it has something to the psychological effect of we can hit you in the dead center of your country and you cannot stop us.

i too am amazed that the truth is being suppressed, but soon it will come to light... just like the fact that gwb was right to go after the terrorist.

teeman


45 posted on 04/06/2011 11:38:43 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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