Monday, April 20, 2015
Oklahoma City Bombing Cover Up - Iraqi Connection
Do you remember where you were 20 years ago on April 19, 1995 when the Murrah Federal Building was brought down by a fertilizer truck bomb?
You may recall initial reports said authorities were looking for two suspects, one white and one dark skinned. Within days this was changed to say that authorities were only looking for a white suspect.
In 2005 investigative journalist Jayna Davis wrote The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing, an eye opening book claiming an Iraqi involvement in the tragic bombing.
Davis discovered that federal authorities were aware of the bombing plans prior to the tragedy. They were trying to run a sting. The operation got out of control and when the bomb went off, the feds had to cover their tracks so they would not be implicated. This was a few years after the mishandling of the Waco fiasco and the last thing the feds needed was an even greater mass killing that they had the where-with-all to stop.
On the day of the bombing early witnesses saw a Middle Eastern "John Doe #2" with bomber Tim McViegh. The FBI conducted a cover-up so that this side of the story remained buried. Not only was it embarrassing to the FBI, an Iraqi connection would create an international incident that President Clinton did not want to deal with. America would not react kindly to an attack by Sadam Hussein. It fit the government narrative better to blame the bombing on right wing extremists.
There are numerous disturbing revelations in Davis's book, including the professional cleaning of a suspicious vehicle by the FBI to prevent the discovery of evidence showing the existence of the mysterious Middle Eastern terrorist. Davis interviewed eyewitnesses and their statements to her were much different than what the FBI reported.
Even worse than mourning the loss of 168 innocent lives, is the fact that the government did a shoddy job with the investigation of the bombing and too many questions remain unanswered. Those who only know what has been officially reported don't know that too many facts have been buried or changed.
I'm no 9-11 truther, but the Oklahoma City bombing is one event where the generally accepted account of events is not telling the whole story.
If you liked this post and what to encourage other readers, be sure to share it by selecting one of the share buttons below.
If you would like to get a notice of future posts, choose the Follow option at the bottom of this blog.