I am so glad that you brought this up as I have her book “The Third Terrorist” which is a book that I would highly recommend. Jayna was on the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing within minutes as she was working at an Oklahoma City television station. When she got to the scene, she talked to people who survived the blast. This books clearly points out that there was a cover-up from Washington. This is not just another cheap “conspiracy theory” book. It is very well documented containing interviews with dozens of people who knew the people involved.
The OKC / terrorist connection reminds me of the GUNWALKER / druglord situation.
I first read Jayna Davis’s book The Third Terrorist a few years back, and it was a real eye-opener for me. It wasn’t that I discounted the government version that Timothy McVeigh was the prime shaker and mover behind the terrorist attack, it was the fact that I just never had the time to delve into it, to learn more about it.
Jayna Davis’s book has the ring of truth to it. I’m not a big conspiracy theory person, because I understand that one of the superlative qualities of the human mind is the propensity to look at things and find patterns in them. We all know (simply from reading Free Republic!) the conspiracy theories abound, and that the reasons for them are many. Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but the events that we see are fertile ground for them. That’s just the way it is.
But it is nearly impossible, no-make that completely impossible, to discount out of hand Jayna Davis’s version of events. She isn’t a wingnut, she’s not a lunatic, she’s not a conspiracy theorist. She was an investigative reporter with an established reputation in a major US city. Furthermore, upon reading the accounts from many different people, in excessive detail, one can only come to the conclusion that there was indeed a cover up.
There were things that just could not be made up, that have no other rationale. Look at the phone records of Timothy McVeigh’s partner, Terry Nichols, who made those trips to the Philippines (ostensibly to look for a mail-order bride as I recall) and the phone records that show dozens and dozens of attempted phone calls to the boarding house where Ramzi Yousef was reportedly living from a pay phone using a card purchased by the pair of American terrorists. (This is from memory, so my recollection may not be completely accurate I have to read it again.) As I recall, these dozens and dozens of attempted phone calls all took place within some ridiculously short period of time, the type of thing when a panicked person is repeatedly calling a number that is not picked up.
The thing is, this book which is full of independently researched and meticulously verified information, is full of this kind of thing. What I find completely disconcerting and disturbing about all of this, is the vilification of Janet Davis as some kind of loopy conspiracy theorist out to make a buck. I am always surprised, and disappointed when the subject comes up on Free Republic, for example a thread like this, but dies out quickly due to a lack of interest. I guess it’s old news, and a lot of people either just want to move on, or find the concept of even considering that the government was less than truthful in this case just too difficult to approach.
If it is a painful and disturbing for me, I can only imagine how crushingly disillusioning the treatment of her research is by the mainstream media, and by extension of the efforts of the media and those friendly to the Clinton administration, the treatment by the rest of the country in general of her work. It must be painful indeed for her.
I challenge anyone to read Jayna Davis’s book, and finish it still believing that it was those two dumb asses Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols who blew up that building.