In what’s still referred to as the largest act of homegrown domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was blown up April 19, 1995, killing 168 Americans and wounding 680 others. But the “homegrown” and “domestic” labels are intentionally misleading. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were the fall guys for the horrific crime, but their collaborators got off scot-free.
Jayna Davis, a journalist who was working at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City at the time of the attack, carefully covered the story from day one. She documented her findings in “The Third Terrorist,” published in 2004.
During the course of her extensive investigation, Davis discovered that a larger, more sinister story than the bombing itself was developing; strangely enough, the federal government seemed to have very little interest in learning who was actually behind it.
She found that no one in DOJ and other federal investigative agencies wanted to hear anything about suspicious Middle Eastern men who were spotted with McVeigh several times in the days leading up to the bombing. No one wanted to investigate numerous leads that clearly pointed to a much larger terrorist organization – with resources that neither of the two men convicted of the bombing would have had access to on their own. No one wanted to know about a strategy that Islamists sometimes employed to recruit “Lily Whites” for the cause. (The term refers to operatives with no criminal record and no known ties to Middle East terror networks. It just so happened that McVeigh and Nichols were perfect “Lily Whites.”)
This isn’t just another far-fetched conspiracy theory. According to an article in World Net Daily (Dec. 2015) by Leo Hohmann ~
In 2005 Nichols admitted in a jailhouse interview with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., that the theory put forth by Davis in her book, “The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing,” was accurate and that other people were involved in the attack. But Nichols refused to provide names, citing fears that it could endanger his family.
But the truth was apparently not a priority. The feds had their “homegrown domestic” terrorism story and they were sticking to it. Anyone who tried to suggest otherwise was ignored or marginalized. Never mind how many American lives might have been saved in the next 20 years or so…
Oklahoma City – as well as the first World Trade Center bombing – happened on Bill Clinton’s watch. But in defense of Slick Willy, the feds’ concerted efforts to ignore signs of Islamic involvement have been pretty much apolitical. For example, the Ft. Hood shooting occurred during Barack Obama’s first year in office (11-5-09), but was clearly a consequence of years of lax, politically-correct policies regarding Muslim service personnel ~
“The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood, Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians,” the Associated Press reported in 2012.
Source: The Federalist
Obama has taken this deliberate intelligence obfuscation to a whole new level of course, admonishing Americans not to get all islamaphobic every time more of us are murdered by another Muslim terrorist. And, as we’ve recently learned when it comes to the jihadist threat in the Middle East ➡ Scrubbing of ISIS Intelligence Reports For Political Reasons Done at Senior Levels ~
“After months of investigation, this much is very clear: from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015, U.S. Central Command’s most senior intelligence leaders manipulated the command’s intelligence products to downplay the threat from ISIS in Iraq. The result: consumers of those intelligence products were provided a consistently ‘rosy’ view of U.S. operational success against ISIS. That may well have resulted in putting American troops at risk as policymakers relied on this intelligence when formulating policy and allocating resources for the fight.” ~
Congressman Mike Pompeo (joint congressional task force)
Their aversion to the truth about this threat has gotten so extreme that the FBI is now blatantly censoring facts. Shortly after the Orlando nightclub shooting…
… the FBI released a heavily redacted transcript of Mateen’s 911 call, in which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The FBI had scrubbed references to ISIS and changed his use of “Allah” to “God,” as though it were a translation rather than a transcript. Most damning of all, however, was the revelation that the FBI was aware of Mateen’s presence, had interviewed him three times in the past few years, and knew he belonged to the same mosque as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the first American suicide bomber in Syria.
Of course the media is complicit in the disinformation effort as well. Three months ago M.G. Oprea at the Federalist reported on a senate investigative hearing led by Ted Cruz, details of which received very little attention in the mainstream media. They don’t want the sheeple to find out ~
… how the federal government has not only refused to appropriately identify the specific threat of radical Islam, but has sought to undermine the people and information who have sought to highlight the threat.
Last month Secretary of State Kerry was unabashedly honest about the administration’s intentions to deceive the public ~
Kerry to Media: Ignore Terrorism ~
“Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
😯 Words fail.
It’s gotten so absurd that even the bad guys are frustrated by the sham! ~
During the Senate hearing, Turkey’s Ataturk airport was attacked by suicide bombers, killing dozens, and al-Qaeda released a special edition of their English-language publication Inspire Guide urging lone-wolf attackers to target the “Anglo-Saxon community” so their acts won’t be misinterpreted as “hate crimes” but rather what they really are: religiously motivated terrorist attacks. How painfully ironic that Islamist terrorists are so flummoxed by the liberal West’s insistence on ignoring their motivations that they had to make an official statement to clarify things.
Last weekend the rotten fruits of the federal government’s negligence were once again evident. (Bombs in NYC, Seaside Park and Elizabeth, NJ and stabbings in St. Cloud, MN) According to the Heritage Foundation ~
Not including these recent events, the U.S. homeland has faced 89 Islamist terror plots and attacks since 9/11 and 25 since the start of 2015.
You sure wouldn’t know the numbers were that high if you only got your news from the mainstream media would you? But let’s not go getting all islamaphobic.
Nothing’s changed with these latest incidents either; yet another known-wolf. Rahami’s father tried to warn authorities that his son was a terrorist two years ago ~
Two years before the bombings that Ahmad Khan Rahami is suspected of carrying out in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that his son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two law enforcement officials.
The father, Mohammad Rahami, in a brief interview on Tuesday, said that at the time he told agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his concern, his son had just had a fight with another of his sons and stabbed the man, leading to a criminal investigation.
“Two years ago I go to the F.B.I. because my son was doing really bad, O.K.?” he said. “But they check almost two months, they say, ‘He’s O.K., he’s clean, he’s not a terrorist.’ I say O.K.”
He added: “Now they say he is a terrorist. I say O.K.”
[Sounds like an SNL skit!]
It is not clear if officers ever interviewed Ahmad Rahami, but as investigators turn their focus to what might have motivated, inspired or led him to plant bombs in Chelsea in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore, new clues are emerging indicating that he may have been increasingly receptive to extremist ideology.
Ya think? This story is from the New York Times. Wonder if they’re getting a clue yet?
This willful ignorance on the part of people who are supposed to be protecting us is so depressing I wanted to end with a chuckle – albeit an ironic one. Check out this hysterical tweet from DHS ~
It takes a community to protect a community. Report suspicious activity: if you see something say something #SeeSay
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) September 19, 2016
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