Skip to comments.Al-Qaida-OKC link incl. in Berger doc? Missing doc possi. presents evidence of Al-Zawahiri visit
Posted on 07/21/2004 12:28:05 PM PDT by ebiskit
The woman who wrote the definitive book on a Middle Eastern connection to the Oklahoma City bombing says the classified terror-threat report at the center of a criminal investigation of former Clinton aide Sandy Berger might include information about a high-level al-Qaida operative having visited OKC ahead of the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building.
As WorldNetDaily reported, Berger removed handwritten notes and secret documents from a National Archives reading room prior to his testimony before the 9-11 Commission. One of the documents was the draft of an after-action report he ordered his anti-terror czar, Richard Clarke, to write in early 2000. Berger has spoken publicly about how the review brought to the forefront the realization that al-Qaida had reached America's shores and required more attention. The draft report of the NSC "Millennium After Action Review" addresses the Clinton administration's handling of al-Qaida terror threats during the December 1999 millennium celebration.
Jayna Davis, author of "The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing," points out the writing of the report was in the same timeframe Yossef Bodansky, former director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, confirmed that Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, one of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden's lieutenants, traveled to Oklahoma City in the spring of 1995 " to insure the smooth execution of the pending terrorist strike against the Murrah federal complex," said Davis.
"Bodansky explained that he did not confirm Al-Zawahiri's mission to the heartland state until late 1999," Davis told WND. "This revelation coincides with Richard Clarke's drafting of the Berger-directed review regarding the realization that al-Qaida had reached America's shores."
Asked Davis: "Was Bodansky's confirmation that the chief lieutenant of the bin Laden terror network traveled to the U.S. to oversee final preparations for the 1995 terrorist strike on the Oklahoma City federal building included in Clarke's draft reports that are now officially missing from National Archives?
"Did Berger and Clarke review Bodansky's skillful analysis of the Murrah Building bomb that drew striking parallels to the techniques used by known Islamist groups for operations in Argentina and elsewhere?"
Bodansky penned several task force warnings in 1995, which were generated from multiple intelligence sources in several Middle Eastern countries over a period of 18 months prior to the Oklahoma City bombing. Information was also gleaned from terrorist conferences that took place in the fall of 1994 and early 1995 in which Iran's desire to strike inside the "Great Satan" was unveiled. Davis noted President Clinton wielded the power of executive privilege to seal the 1995 task force warnings.
Yesterday, President Bush announced his administration is investigating links between Iran and the 9-11 attacks.
"As to direct connections with September the 11th, we're digging into the facts to determine if there was one," Bush said.
Bodansky is the author of the new book "The Secret History of the Iraq War," as well as "Bin Laden The Man Who Declared War on America."
Davis' book documents her contention the government purposefully and willfully ignored evidence that implicated Middle Eastern suspects in the OKC attack evidence that FBI and governmental sources believe possibly could have prevented the terrorist attacks of 9-11..
Has Rep. Burton gotten a hold of this?
IF this is what Berger is most concerned about, we will never hear about it. Congress has no interest in seeing their OWN political futures frittered away.
Their chief anti-terrorism expert warned them before OKC that an act of terror was going to take place in the heartland by "lily whites" and his information was pretty much ignored.
I do not know. Any idea such as this is looked at as heresy and conspiratorial within the beltway. The ONLY conspirancy during the 90's was Klintoon's covering up terrorist acts on AMERICAN SOIL. He used the OKC deaths to push his and Killary's subjugation of a nation.
Can anybody contact Jayna Davis. I'm going to check her page now.
Has Jayna weighed in on Berglargate?
Jayna Davis will never back down. Someday, this will be in the movie.
The documents would have to be de-classified. They were marked CODE -- Highest security level. Which basically discounts Berger's silly assertions yesterday on the Tony Snow show that the classifications were "silly".
Ping! Check this out!!!
There may very well be copies, Rose. I suspect that the information is still considered to be confidential or top secret. We'll be lucky to find out the titles of the bobby-socked (LOL) documents much less the actual content.
Anyone who uses Bodansky as an information source is going to get snakebit far more often than not. In the absence of facts, he makes stuff up--it got him bounced from the staff of Jane's Defense Weekly in the 1980s.
"Their chief anti-terrorism expert warned them before OKC that an act of terror was going to take place in the heartland by "lily whites" and his information was pretty much ignored."
One of the things that bug me to this day is the fact that while pieces were still hitting the ground, the news announced that "arabs" had done it.
BUMP & Ditto.
I was home from work that day and saw the press releases and the pictures of the Muslim man wanted in connection with the OKC bombing.
A woman trapped in the rubble, who had her leg amputated in the building to free her from the rubble, told doctors and policemen before they worked on her about the Muslim man with the tattoo she described to a tee getting out of the Ryder truck seconds before it exploded.
She is one of 40 credible witnesses who described the same man and the same tattoo as the guy with McVey in the weeks and minutes before the bombing.
Partly because Bodansky--the "chief anti-terrorism expert" mentioned in this article--had told them so. He had a goobermint position, but he also has a checkered past. See my #11.
I do know that Burton is stll leading this investigation into this. (although its not popular)
Intelligence work is at least half guess work and connecting the dots. What you described about Bodansky is why the analysts don't go out on a limb connecting dots and what has gotten us in trouble. No one should expect them to be correct all the time or even 75% of the time.
Also, Bodansky was the chief counter-terrorism expert for Congress in the 90's. He TOLD Congress that something was going to happen in the heartland and it would involve Muslim extremists using lily whites. He had even more detail than that but my book is out on loan to a friend and I can't remember more of what he said, but I can tell you, it proved to be true.
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