Top ten reasons to questionthe official story
By: Holland O. Van den Nieuwenhof (with permission)
1. John Doe #2 And Other Accomplices
Timothy McVeigh is supposed to be the only one who drove the Ryder truck full of explosives up to the Murrah building and detonated it. But the government only produced one witness during McVeigh’s trial to place him in Oklahoma City. That witness, Daina Bradley
, lost her children, her mother and her leg in the bombing. Under cross-examination, she admitted that she saw McVeigh with another man, the fabled John Doe #2, in the Ryder truck. Numerous ( 1 2
) other witnesses state that they saw McVeigh with other perpetrators the day of the bombing. There are also numerous other witness accounts of McVeigh accompanied by other men during his preparation for the bombing and even when he rented the Ryder truck. In some cases, these suspects have been identified by witnesses and yet the government claims that McVeigh was the sole actor in the tragedy of April 19, 1995.
2. Why Was The ATF AWOL
Paramedic Tiffany Bible, who was on the scene within five minutes, has stated in an affidavit
that agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) told her that they were not in their office that morning. EMT Katherine Mallet also overheard one ATF agent say to another, “Is that why we got the page not to come in today?” Bruce Shaw, as interviewed on KFOR-TV, was also told by ATF agents that they had been paged not to come in to work. ATF agents initially denied these claims and now variously claim that one of their agents was in a free-falling elevator (this has been
), or that they had been on an all-night stakeout or that they had been at a golf tournament. As they try to sort out their lies, all we want to know is: did the ATF receive a warning, and if so, why did they not pass it on to others in the Murrah building?
3. Other Bombs Going Off
Several survivors vividly recall
that the Murrah building began to tremble and pitch before the truck bomb blew off the façade of the building. Jane Graham of HUD felt an earthquake sensation and felt the building pitch back and forth. A warning was yelled out to get under the desks, which saved the lives of Graham and everyone else in the room when everything collapsed 8-10 seconds after the initial tremors. Jack Gobin of the Dept. of Agriculture also felt an earthquake sensation and got under his desk before the collapse. Michael Hinton, a federal agent, was on a bus several blocks away when two separate blast waves nearly tilted the bus over. Given that the blast wave of an ANFO bomb travels at 1,100 feet per second, it is inconceivable that one event could be responsible for the 10 second gap between the episodes. The seismograph
at the University of Oklahoma also records two separate episodes, 10 seconds apart.
4. Experts Refute The Official Story
Air Force General Benton Partin, who for years headed the Air Force Armaments Laboratory, examined evidence of the bombing and issued a report
concluding that, “the massive destruction was primarily the result of four demolition charges placed at critical structural points at the third floor level.” Dr. Sam Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb, also agrees, stating
, “I believe that the demolitions charges in the building were placed inside at certain key concrete columns did the primary damage to the Murrah Federal Building,” and that, “It would have been absolutely impossible and against the laws of nature for a truck full of fertilizer and fuel oil… no matter how much was used… to bring the building down.” So who planted those charges, and why have they not been brought to justice?
5. More Bombs Found In The Building
There were several additional evacuations of the Murrah building after the initial damage due to what were later attributed to baseless bomb scares. But several witnesses have declared that real, unexploded ordnance was discovered in the wreckage of the Murrah building and that this ordnance was recovered by the bomb squad. OKC Fire Marshal Dick Miller reported
that a second bomb had been found with a timer set to go off ten minutes after the first explosions, apparently to target the responders. The OK Highway Patrol dispatch logs
state that a second bomb was found, as does a Dept. of Defense Atlantic Command log
which states that, “A second bomb was disarmed, and third bomb was evacuated.” Nurse Toni Garret
has reported that four rescue workers had told her that another bomb had been found set to detonate ten minutes after the first detonations. The official story says that these bomb scares were due to a suspicious briefcase, a gimmick alarm clock or an inert training device used by the ATF. Recently OETA, the public broadcasting channel in Oklahoma, reported that the bomb scares were contrived in order to make the media pull back from the scene, even though many victims were abandoned during these evacuations. As the various agencies and mainstream media outlets try to sort out their stories, all we ask is: who planted these bombs and why is the government lying about them?
6. Informants Told The Government The Murrah Building Was Going To Be Bombed
ATF informant Carol Howe
had infiltrated Elohim City, a white separatist community in eastern Oklahoma, in the months before the bombing. She reported to her handlers that extremists were plotting to bomb federal buildings and assassinate government officials and that they were making reconnaissance trips to OKC. She has named Andreas Strassmeier, Michael Brescia, Dennis Mahon and Peter and Tony Ward as probable accomplices to Tim McVeigh. It should be noted that McVeigh placed a phone call to Andreas Strassmeier at Elohim City shortly before the bombing. Her testimony was ruled inadmissible and an ABC 20/20 special on her story was cancelled following a call made to ABC by the Dept. of Justice, according to the show’s producer. Furthermore another informant, Cary Gagan
, was granted a letter of immunity by the Dept. of Justice for his work in reporting on a terrorist group that was plotting to destroy the Alfred P. Murrah Building. He warned his handlers that he had been delivering explosives for this group and that he had been sent on scouting missions to the Murrah building.
A U.S. Army nurse reported to the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee that a call
was placed to her office at Walter Reed Army Hospital three or four days before the bombing. The “Pentagon… or congressional liaison to the Governor of Oklahoma’s office” requested information on the “triage for victims of blast overpressure.” The nurse’s supervisor corroborates this statement. This was followed up by a second phone call to a Colonel in the office who has refused to release the notes of the conversation. The colonel was never subpoenaed nor were the phone records for the governor’s office. Just what was this liaison to the state government preparing for?
8. Bomb Squad At The Federal Courthouse Before The Bombing
Randall Yount met an acquaintance of his at the bombing scene who was a member of the OK Co. Bomb Squad. This man told Yount, “Yeah, we’ve been down here since early this morning looking. We got word there was going to be a bomb, and we thought it was going to be at the courthouse. We went over and couldn’t find anything.” Renee Cooper, Attorney Dan Adomitis, J.D. Reed with the Ok. Co. Assessor’s Office, Norma Joslin of the Ok. Co. Board of Elections and private investigator Claude Criss all report seeing the bomb squad
at the federal courthouse that morning, before the bombing.
9. The Extra Leg
According to Stephen Jones, McVeigh's attorney, State Medical Examiner Vernon Jordan has stated, “We have eight people with traumatically amputated left legs, and we have nine left legs.” Dr. Jordan also added that the chances that someone was buried with two right legs to be zero. Chief Pathologist for Northern Ireland T.K. Marshall had performed autopsies on 2,500 bombing victims in his time and has stated, “There is never an unknown victim.” One must assume that this leg belonged to a perpetrator close enough to the bomb for his body to be “disrupted” to such an extent, leaving only a leg behind. So who was this person?
10. What Is On The Surveillance Tapes
There were dozens of video surveillance cameras that recorded what was going on the morning of the bombing, yet almost none of these have been released and none show what transpired with the Ryder truck at the Murrah building. Most recently, the government has claimed
that all the cameras pointed at the Murrah building, in many different buildings and maintained by different offices and businesses, were having their tapes changed at the same time, 9:02 a.m. This is ludicrous, and insulting to the memory of those who perished in the bombing. What do they have to hide?
Demand the release of the surveillance tapes!
Many of these questions could be put to rest by the release of the dozens of security tapes in and around the Murrah building on April 19, 1995. These tapes were seized by the FBI immediately after the bombing and only a select few have been released to the public. Furthermore, dozens more are known to have been seized from convenience stores along the route of the Ryder truck from Kansas to Oklahoma. If there is nothing to hide, all the perpetrators brought to justice and the case closed, why does the government continue to hold these tapes under the seal of “national security?”
Speak and write to your local and national representatives to ask for the release of these tapes which will ultimately let the American people decide for themselves if the official account of the bombing is true or not. And if it is not true, we must demand accountability for those who lied. Accountability is the only way to ensure that attacks like these do not happen again. And it is the only way to honor the 169 men, women and children whose lives were cut short that day.
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