Saturday, April 25, 2009

Who Controlled McVeigh?

Tim McVeigh's name has come up again, due to the ridiculous and grossly uninformed Secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano.

And the "common knowledge" about McVeigh may not be "knowledge" at all.

...a counter-terrorism group has posted a video statement by a prominent Democrat investigator who contends the Oklahoma City bomb plot was hatched not by right-wingers but by Islamic jihadists.

David Schippers, the chief counsel for the 1998 impeachment trial of President Clinton, probed the bombing with investigative reporter Jayna Davis, [who] asserts McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not the lone conspirators but part of a greater scheme involving Islamic terrorists and at least one provable link to Iraq

But, but, but....didn't the Clintonistas investigate? And find that McVeigh was a "right-wing kook"???

Yup. They did the usual Clinton stuff.

Napolitano recklessly ignored the fact that despite Bill Clinton's best efforts, ties couldn't be established between Timothy McVeigh and right-wing extremist groups," Epstein said.

Schippers says in the taped interview the FBI inexplicably closed its probe into the infamous "John Doe No. 2" suspect despite numerous witnesses he interviewed who identified a "foreign-looking man" with McVeigh immediately before the bombing.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., who
produced a report two years ago on the alleged foreign-link to the bombing, told WND he experienced a "high level of frustration" during his own investigation "with how many people, from local newspapers to the FBI, to just even other members of Congress, who are just anxious not to even give another look at this monstrous crime..."

Why shut it down?

It's now clear, Rohrabacher told WND at the time, that the Clinton administration had "an aversion to any type of efforts by our government that would in some way require the use of force against foreign enemies, and especially in the Middle East."

Oh, really? Yes, really.

Schippers also points out Yossef Bodansky, the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, issued a warning two months prior to the Oklahoma City bombing that Iran-sponsored Islamist terrorists had recruited 'two lily whites' – people like McVeigh and Nichols – to carry out the bombing of an American federal building

There is a "he said/she said" element here, but it's poisoned by the presence of Morry Dees.

Schippers contends the FBI failed to establish a tie between McVeigh and right-wing militias. Some independent investigators dispute that, including Jesse Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney who believes McVeigh was aided by a white supremacist group that had been infiltrated by the FBI.

(Actually, the 'infiltrators' were on the payroll of Morry Dees' Southern Poverty Law Center, which is controversial all by itself--mostly because Morry Dees is, to be polite, erratic and more than a little paranoid.)

As usual, you will never know the answers.

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Truth doesn't matter when one is following the Alinski playbook.