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.
The first flag came for me when television accounts shifted from looking for 'John Does' to Clinton apologizing to CAIR...
Next, when I realized McVeigh had had a loaded 9mm on the seat when pulled over in a vehicle without license plates while 'fleeing' the scene. After blowing up a building full of men, women, and children, why didn't he just shoot the police officer?
The more I looked, the more inconsistencies there were in the case: Unusual blast damage
missing security video
alleged warnings to personnel from certain agencies to not come in to work
accounts of recovery of additional devices
The list kept growing, including the involvement of Carol Howe (attempted warnings) and Andreas Strassmeier through the Elohim CIty group.
At best, the story the media fed us was grossly 'sanitized' and scrubbed of Islamic connections, at worst a complete fabrication.
Considering it was extroadinarily beneficial to the Clintons to have the entire bombing be:
the result of domestic and not foreign activity
something which could be used to stall the building consensus that the Assault Weapons Ban should be repealed
and somehow a means to quash the fervor which was building to have a serious investigation into what the Government did and why they did it at Waco.
Well, they succeeded. The meme was shifted to brand Constitution reading, Bible believing, gun owning down home folks as domestic terrorists, and continued to the point that Flight 800 was blamed on unlikely electrical problems rather than heed or even seek the testimony of over 200 people who 'saw something go up toward the plane' before the fireball.
Rather than being held to account for the various misfeasances wrought by the deflection of blame onto political opponents, the tactic has become so commonplace that it is routine, regardless of the ill involved, and the entire 'bitter clinger' meme has been incorporated in policy.
This has increasingly left the United States vulnerable to terrorist acts from the people who have been carrying them out: Radical Islamists.