Skip to comments.McVeigh's Ghost - Top Pentagon Officials Say Iraq Involved in OKC Bombing
Posted on 10/23/2001 12:17:44 PM PDT by OKCSubmariner
Some dismiss it as being akin to Elvis sightings, but a few top Defense officials think Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh was an Iraqi agent. The theory stems from a never-before-reported allegation that McVeigh had allegedly collected Iraqi telephone numbers. Why haven't we heard this before about the case of the executed McVeigh? Conspiracy theorists in the Pentagon think it's part of a coverup.
We imported the enemy to our own country? This is outrageous!
Pogo: "We have seen the enemy and he is us". Never more true than after reading this post today.
Then he couldn't blame talk radio after the '94 election drubbing.
It's also very distracting to have to deal with terrorists while receiving "head-ups" from interns.
Is the date for an upcoming issue or is it a typo?? Just curious...
The answer seems to be twofold. (1) Pointing out Iraq's involvement would have required him to take leadership and perhaps a military response (such as we are seeing from Bush) which is more than just dropping bombs on aspirin factories. Clinton never displayed any talent or skill at such things.
(2) Blaming it on domestic terrorists, of course, gave him a great political opportunity to demonize things like "right-wing talk radio" and sufficient momentum to counter and neutralize what must have seemed to him a threatening political force at the time which had arisen in opposition to his efforts at socialism and citizen disarmament.
All in all, if there is any truth to the charge it would have been a very rational thing for Clinton to do. Honorable no, but rational yes.
If the Bush people have anything on the ball, they'll be digging into Middle Eastern connections with OKC and TWA-800 just as hard as they can.
Can you provide a link?
The BATF assault on the Branch Davidian compound was supposed to be a huge anti-gun commercial such that Clinton was going to be able to ban guns in America just as the English were banning guns in the UK. That raid went wrong, but there was a large motivational factor to pin the OKC bombing (on that anniversary the following year) on right-wing zealots rather than on foreign agents.
By pinning OKC on right wing groups, more support could be gained for gun-grabbing (hint: the anti-terrorism legislation was ALREADY drafted and submitted to Congress when the Murrah building fell).
On the other hand, blaming the OKC on foreign agents would have provided ammunition to pro-gun groups and furthered gun ownership (note: that very thing has now happened after WTC on 9/11).
So Clinton and his anti-gun cronies had a very large motivational factor going for them to point the finger at domestic, right-wing zealots rather than on foreign agents.
And who were the top Defense officials? Are those the guys who say that Elvis and JFK are still living in a secret rest home on the outskirts of DC? Inquiring minds want to know.
I believe that the date may reflect the date on the latest issue of the US News & World Report. I am not sure if the issue is at news stands yet but in the past I have seen magazines come out with a date later than when I have bought them.
If I choose to believe this, will I need to wear the dreaded "tin foil helmet"?
Gulf War vet (served in CONUS)
No one ever accused Clinton of being slow on the uptake. He immediately gave the orders to his minions to kill any word of a foreign involvement. A homegrown rightwing terrorist was a made to order target for the Clintons. It was not only less threatening to the public, but it made all the Clinton scandals seem irrelevant.