1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a Muslim sympathizer
The popular image of 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is that of a
twisted “patriot” out to avenge government actions at Waco and Ruby Ridge.
This is what Wikipedia says
McVeigh, a Persian Gulf War veteran, sought revenge against the federal
government for its handling of the Waco Siege, which ended in the deaths
of 76 people exactly two years before the bombing, as well as for the
Ruby Ridge incident in 1992. McVeigh hoped to inspire a revolt against
what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government.
From the beginning, the media had portrayed McVeigh and co-conspirator Terry
Nichols as extremist, “right-wing,” Christian nut-cases. Just recently, on
View on November 17, co-host Joy Behar called Americans unChristian for
objecting to Obama’s program of bringing unvetted Muslim “refugees” to the
United States. Behar then implied that Syrian Christian refugees are
dangerous because “Timothy McVeigh was a Christian.” (See “Whoopi
Goldberg, the woman who named herself after farting, says Christians are
just as dangerous as Muslims“)
Federalist points out that McVeigh wasn’t
a Christian — he identified
himself as an agnostic. Though raised as a Roman Catholic,
McVeigh stated in his 2002 biography American
Terrorist that he did not believe in a hell and that science
was his religion. In June 2001, a day before the execution,
McVeigh wrote a letter to the Buffalo
News identifying himself as
More than that, McVeigh
was a Muslim sympathizer.
In her bestseller, The
Third Terrorist, investigative journalist Jayna
Davispresents the evidence showing that Timothy
McVeigh was a front man for Middle Eastern terrorists, and
that a third co-conspirator was an Iraqi — the mysterious “John Doe” who was
never found. Davis says the
evidence was ignored and dismissed because the Clinton Administration didn’t
want to go to war with Iraq, the likely culprit, and wanted to blame the
attack on domestic right-wingers for political reasons.
Roger Aronoff of Accuracy
in Media writes:
Davis makes a convincing case that in fact McVeigh “was
a handpicked dupe, set up to take the fall in order to save his Islamic
collaborators from prosecution.” She documents that he hadexpressed
a desire to be a mercenary for Middle Eastern terrorists,
and that the trail of evidence that both he and his accomplice Terry
Nichols left behind points in the direction of an Arab/Muslim connection
to the attack.
In her book, Davis details sworn affidavits from very credible
McVeigh and Nichols to former Iraqi soldiers in
the U.S. who were anti-American infiltrators wanting
revenge on America’s Middle East policy. For
that, Davis said she
was called a racist:
“I’m an NBC affiliated reporter, I was from the mainstream media, but I
was branded a racist, and politically incorrect, because I was pursuing
legitimate leads and evidence that led to foreign involvement in the
Oklahoma City bombing,” she said. “So by virtue of securing his 
White House bid by blaming right-wing rhetoric for inciting Timothy
McVeigh, Bill Clinton was able to seal the case. That was it. It was
domestic, home-grown terrorism. And now, fifteen years later, he comes
out with the temerity and absolute audacity to try to compare these Tea
Party conservatives with [McVeigh] a bloodthirsty terrorist. I mean,
nothing could be further from the truth. “
In a 1,200-word essay dated March 1998, from the federal maximum-security
prison at Florence, Colorado, McVeigh claimed that the Oklahoma City bombing
was “morally equivalent” to U.S. military actions against Iraq and other
foreign countries. The essay marked the first time that McVeigh publicly
discussed the Oklahoma City bombing. He wrote:
The administration has said that Iraq has no right to stockpile chemical
or biological weapons (“weapons of mass destruction”) — mainly because
they have used them in the past.
Well, if that’s the standard by which these matters are decided, then
the U.S. is the nation that set the precedent. The U.S. has stockpiled
these same weapons (and more) for over 40 years….
Remember Dresden? How about Hanoi? Tripoli? Baghdad? What about the big
ones — Hiroshima and Nagasaki? (At these two locations, the U.S. killed
at least 150,000 non-combatants — mostly women and children — in the
blink of an eye. Thousands more took hours, days, weeks or months to
If Saddam is such a demon, and people are calling for war crimes charges
and trials against him and his nation, why do we not hear the same cry
for blood directed at those responsible for even greater amounts of
“mass destruction” — like those responsible and involved in dropping
bombs on the cities mentioned above?
The truth is, the U.S. has set the standard when it comes to the
stockpiling and use of weapons of mass destruction.
Four years after his conviction, McVeigh was executed by lethal injection on
June 11, 2001.
Jayna Davis’s book has received the endorsement of,
among other authorities:
Former CIA director Jim Woolsey.|
David Schippers, former
congressional investigator and a seasoned
prosecutor responsible for prosecuting the impeachment trial of Bill
Larry Johnson, a former deputy director of the State Department’s Office
of Counter Terrorism. According to the Wall
Street Journal, Johnson said, “Looking at the Jayna
Davis material, what’s clear is that more than Tim McVeigh and Terry
Nichols were involved. Without a doubt, there’s a Middle Eastern tie to
the Oklahoma City bombing.”|
This is what Jayna Davis said about the official and media version of the
Oklahoma City bombing:
“Here’s where I think it, it lies: It’s going to have to be the peasants
with the pitchforks. These people are going to have to rise up, just
like the Tea Party movement is angry about Washington policies that
affect their pocketbooks and the future of their children and the
national deficit. They’re going to have to rise up and demand that this
record is corrected.”
liberal left will continue
to use their version of Oklahoma City to smear anybody critical of their
control of the federal government. Davis said:
“They’re going to continue
to label anybody who carries a placard or raises a voice of dissent in a
peaceful protest as a ‘Tim McVeigh wannabe.’ And
Third Terrorist, and this evidence embodied in my book, is
actually proven, prosecuted, and validated in a courtroom setting, the
label of ‘Tim McVeigh wannabe’ is going to continue to be attached to
God-fearing Americans who dare to step forward and question and hold to
account their elected officials.
My belief is, the best way to get this into a courtroom, and to finally
seek justice for the slain of April 19th,
1995, is to pressure the District Attorney of Oklahoma County, who
single-handedly holds the legal power to go out and arrest these Arab
suspects and put them on trial. He does not need the permission of the
federal government. He can act single-handedly, either put it before a
grand jury and issue an indictment, or he can just issue arrest warrants
based on the evidence and talk to the witnesses.”
According to the Wall
Street Journal, the court did not grant McVeigh’s attorney
Stephen Jones’s request to comb through U.S. intelligence files in search of
an Iraq connection to the Oklahoma City bombing. For his part, when
he sentenced McVeigh to death, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch said, “It
would be disappointing to me if the law enforcement agencies of the United
States government have quit looking for answers.”
AIM’s Roger Aronoff asked readers to phone Oklahoma County District Attorney
David Prater at (405) 713-1600 or here,
and ask respectfully that he act on the evidence presented by Jayna Davis.
That was in April 2010, more than 5 years ago.
H/t John Molloy
It's about time! While never having had any solid evidence to back it up, I have long suspected the feds knew about McVeigh's plans early enough to stop him, and instead allowed him to carry out the OKC bombing to the extent they made sure the damage exceeded what the ANFO bomb alone could not do.
I know, call me crazy, but there is only one good reason not to arrest and prosecute all the people involved in the OKC conspiracy -- if they know who they are -- and that would be to conceal evidence related to what those protected suspects know.
It's a no-brainer. Carl F. Worden
Former high-ranking FBI official calls for new OKC bombing probe
|Danny Coulson |
A former deputy assistant director of the FBI with extensive experience in domestic terrorism cases is calling for additional investigation into the 1995 bombing of the A.P. Murrah Federal Building.
Danny Coulson a man who played a central role in the early stages of the original OKBOMB case took time from his vacation with his wife in McCurtain County last weekend to review teletypes issued by former FBI director Louis Freeh after Coulson left the investigation.
The legendary agent who created the FBIs fabled Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and solved some of the nations toughest cases, Coulson says he now suspects some of Timothy McVeighs cohorts were not charged in the horrendous crime.
Central to his call for additional investigation are FBI teletypes that were heavily redacted by the agency before their release some weeks ago. Although some sentences and many names are redacted, there was enough information contained in those documents to impress the former OKBOMB commander that more persons were involved in the attack.
Referring to a January 4, 1996 teletype from former director Freeh to a select group of FBI offices, Coulson said that he believes a man he has long suspected should have been more thoroughly investigated in the crime, German National Andreas Strassmeir, is one of the names the bureau has blacked out of those documents.
Coulson said he suspects Strassmeir may have been more involved with McVeigh than the agency has publicly admitted.
After reviewing the teletypes at a cabin north of Pickens on Sunday, Coulson says he now wants to see a much more thorough investigation done of Strassmeir and the bank bandits the German lived with at Elohim City.
I have had significant experience conducting major investigations and in my view this case is not over, Coulson said.
For many years, Ive believed Elohim City was important to this case, and I think we now know Tim McVeigh had contacts there. That is the key to understanding this complicated case. Any future investigation should focus strictly on McVeighs associates within that group.
Source of new documents
The plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act case against the FBI and making use of the teletypes is Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue. He believes the FBI is hiding evidence that his brother was tortured and murdered in August 1995 during an interrogation at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center.
For years, the FBI has said Kenneth Trentadue hanged himself, but his older brother believes FBI agents killed his ex-convict brother while seeking information about a group of bank bandits associated with McVeigh, Strassmeir and the bombing.
Before McVeigh was executed, Trentadue says he was contacted by an intermediary at the prison where McVeigh was incarcerated and told that McVeigh believed the FBI mistakenly thought Kenneth Trentadue was a man associated with a bank robbery gang linked to the bombing conspiracy.
Close to the bank robbery gang, Strassmeir is a former German military officer with extensive intelligence training. His name came to light after the bombing when this newspaper began interviewing people at Elohim City with ties to McVeigh.
McVeighs phone records, discovered by the FBI after the bombing, indicate a call was placed to Elohim City on April 5, 1995 just seconds after a call was made with the same calling card to a Ryder Truck establishment. People the FBI interviewed at the compound said McVeigh was seeking Strassmeir.
A judge in the Salt Lake City federal court has ordered the FBI to turn over to Trentadue documents showing there were informants at Elohim City at the time of the bombing that worked for a private charity the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
According to those teletypes, SPLC informants were present at Elohim City on April 17 when McVeigh contacted the compound, looking for additional help in the bomb plot.
According to then-director Freeh, McVeigh was looking for extra help with his plans when he called the compound. However, the FBI blacked out much of the persons name with whom Freeh said McVeigh was closely associated. In the past, the FBI has vehemently denied McVeigh had any close associates at the camp.
Strassmeir was the compounds paramilitary instructor from 1993 until August of 1995.
And since the bombing, over a half-dozen of Strassmeirs associates at Elohim City have gone to prison for bank robbery, conspiracy to overthrow the government and murder. None, however, were ever charged in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
Inexplicably, Strassmeir was allowed to the leave this country in early 1996. In one of the teletypes issued by Freeh, the director appears to know where Strassmeir is staying in the U.S. and of plans Strassmeir is making to return to Germany through Mexico.
Days after Freehs memo was issued, Strassmeir did indeed cross the Mexican border and make his way to Berlin with the assistance of former CIA pilot Dave Holloway.
Neither Dave Holloway nor his associate, attorney Kirk Lyons of North Carolina who paid for the pairs trip were ever charged with aiding Strassmeirs flight. At the time of Strassmeirs escape, he was listed as an illegal overstay by the INS and wanted by the ATF for illegally carrying a firearm in the U.S.
Believing him to be armed and dangerous at the time, the OKBOMB task force even contacted the INS and asked that Strassmeir be stopped at the border and held for questioning in the bombing case. Incredibly, this is the same week that Freeh told several offices that Strassmeir was staying in North Carolina with Lyons.
Safely back in Germany for many weeks, its only after Strassmeirs name was linked to McVeigh by this newspaper and others that two Justice Department lawyers in Denver called Strassmeir in Berlin, twice, to ask about any contacts he may have had with McVeigh and the bombing.
During those brief interviews, Strassmeir admitted over the phone that he may have met McVeigh at a gun show in Tulsa once, but he also assured prosecutors he did not help with the bomb plot.
In the wake of the tragedy, the FBI had available several well-qualified commanders with extensive experience in major case investigations to lead and complete the investigation. However, a man with much less investigative experience, Danny Defenbaugh, replaced the original five experienced FBI commanders initially assigned to head the case.
With the original five commanders off the OKBOMB case, considerable criticism has since been leveled at the job Defenbaugh did while heading up the FBIs most expensive investigation in U.S. history.
In spite of two dozen eyewitnesses that placed McVeigh with others in downtown Oklahoma City that day and $85 million that was spent putting together a case that sent two men to jail and one to the death chamber, only McVeigh and army buddy Terry Nichols were charged. Also imprisoned, Michael Fortier admitted his involvement in the conspiracy and agreed to cooperate with the FBI in return for a lighter sentence.
Jurors in both cases in Denver, plus a grand jury in Oklahoma City, said they doubted the FBI had gotten all those involved.
In 2001, over 4,000 pages of FBI interviews and other evidence never shown the defense teams for McVeigh or Nichols were discovered on the eve of McVeighs execution.
The discovery caused McVeighs execution to be put on hold and the fiasco quickly led to the sudden resignation of Defenbaugh.
Coulson believes the magnitude of the tragic attack that left 168 dead and 500 injured warrants the appointment of an experienced federal prosecutor to look into all of the evidence and the use of a federal grand jury to facilitate the investigation.
Based upon my investigation following the bombing of the Murrah building on April 19, 1995, and these new documents from the FBI turned up in the Utah case, its clear to me further investigation is required, he said.
Referring to the documents uncovered during the FOIA lawsuit and the large number of witnesses the FBI interviewed after the bombing that placed McVeigh in the company of others at key points in the conspiracy, Coulson observed, The totality of this information very strongly indicates there are others involved and not charged who were involved at least in conspiratorial acts.
Families of victims and the American people deserve answers to many unanswered questions, he said.
It is my opinion that a new investigation would only be successful if conducted through the auspices of a federal grand jury. It would be necessary to subpoena documents and some people would need to be given immunity to obtain the cooperation necessary to expose those guilty. This was the most heinous crime ever committed in the country at that time and we must be confident we did everything to find those responsible, he added.