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Truth dies with OKC bomber's 'confession'
As the nation awaits the May 16 execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, the Establishment media is hyping McVeigh's claim to have acted alone. The media utterly disregards the overwhelming evidence of a wider conspiracy that critics of the government's handling of the case are insisting will be buried with the Persian Gulf War veteran.
Contradictory statements from witnesses indicating a well-orchestrated conspiracy, even with involvement of the government itself, are still being ignored by the national media. It also ignores physical evidence that has disappeared, such as the Ryder rental truck that McVeigh supposedly used to deliver a homemade fertilizer and fuel oil bomb to the front of the Murrah building on April 19, 1995.
Explosions killed 168 people in the worst domestic terrorist event in U.S. history.
Americans are to believe that all that remains of the truck used to deliver the 4,800-pound bomb is the rear axle, a bumper, a few pieces of twisted structural metal, a piece of plywood less than a foot square that was supposedly from the body of the vehicle and the ignition key, which McVeigh conveniently lost while making his escape through a nearby alley.
The huge axle became famous when it was found several times during the course of the investigation, once by Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, a retired FBI big shot, who supposedly stumbled upon it while surveying the damage around the building. When that story was questioned another was offered that it supposedly came close to striking a janitor from a nearby building when it slammed into the man's car.
The plywood fragment was presented as evidence at the trials of McVeigh and his supposed co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, in Denver. It was evidence that the bombing duo used the ammonium nitrate fertilizer and fuel oil mixture to blow up the building.
Ammonium nitrate and fuel oil bombs, as any bomb expert will confirm, are dirty weapons, leaving behind residue everywhere around the blast, but not, as Americans are supposed to believe, at the Murrah building. The only remains were found on that square and jagged piece of plywood.
But, ooops! According to the FBI, the ammonium nitrate mixture on the piece of wood was inadvertently destroyed. It just disappeared when it was being examined at the FBI forensics laboratory.
The fact is the government does not have a single piece of evidence from the crime scene covered with any trace of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, not even on that massive rear axle of the Ryder truck.
There is more evidence to suggest there was not a Ryder truck used in the bombing than to confirm that there was such a vehicle.
Where is the vehicle's huge V-8 engine, weighing several hundred pounds? You are supposed to believe that it, as well as the differential, frame, doors, rims and tires were vaporized -- not even a piston, connecting rod or drive shaft was found -- not even a huge blob of melted metal.
The mystery of missing evidence does not stop with the truck.
A roll of exposed film was among the items McVeigh had when he was sped while fleeing the scene.
And where is that film today? The FBI claims it has no knowledge of it, although local Oklahoma police officials insist it was among the inventoried items that were taken when the FBI snatched McVeigh from local custody.
And what was on that missing roll of undeveloped film?
Could it have contained pictures of fellow conspirators in addition to his old army buddy Nichols?
Could it have contained snapshots of the Iraqi, who had supposedly fled to the United States after the war, and was recently revealed as being a part of a larger plot by a young reporter from an Oklahoma City television station?
The reporter had outlined her findings on a recent edition of Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor. The show's host, Bill O'Reilly, seemed to find the reporter's story of interest, but the FBI turned down evidence offered to the agency by the TV broadcaster.
The reporter has statements from numerous witnesses of the involvement of foreign terrorists in the Oklahoma City bombing, including a leader of the earlier bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
Of course all of these mysteries could be answered by Timothy McVeigh.
The trouble is he simply will not -- or cannot -- talk and may go to his grave claiming sole responsibility.
No one but McVeigh at this point can explain how or why he (McVeigh) has been convinced to cover up the entire truth about the bombing.