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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

And now back to Oklahoma City and all those years and events since...

Thursday, 25 August 2005

As I have already said in this space, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is an event that from relatively early on had given rise to some skepticism on the part of many an analyst. The holes in the investigative conclusion presented to the public are many and it is not my intent to present them all here. Granted, no event of considerable complexity can be explained with absolute clarity, the ommissions and inconsistencies of the official theory of the OKC bombing exceed what I consider acceptable threshold. Those interested could go to many an excellent website dedicated to the subject, for instance to the ones listed below:

WRH: The Oklahoma City Bombing

Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee

American Patriot Friends Network
: Oklahoma Bombling Cover-Up

Lately, the investigation into that atrocity which took the lives of 168 and destroyed many other lives appears to have gotten a new lease on life. And if you are not apt to take little-known sources seriously, you still may want to listen now as it is now a US Congressman requesting that the issues be investigated thoroughly and properly:

This newspaper has obtained a copy of U.S. Rep. Dan Rohrabacher's tersely worded letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller, asking him to comply with a federal judge's order directing the Oklahoma City FBI office to provide records regarding their investigation at Elohim City and the Mid-west bank robbery gang.

Rohrabacher, R-Calif., recently interviewed convicted killer Terry Nichols and others with information concerning the April 19, 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City.


Dated Aug. 19, Rohrabacher implored the agency head, "I ask that you comply with Judge Kimball's order and not make attempts to block his ruling by delay tactics or other judicial challenges. Further attempts by your agency to obstruct this case will only undermine the FBI's credibility in the eyes of the public."

"Congressman hopes FBI will not delay investigation into OKC bombing", J. D. Cash, McCurtain Daily Gazette, August 23, 2005

Personally, I believe that both the Congress and the public must no longer request that the matter be properly investigated - we must demand that, and we must demand that in no uncertain terms. But be that as it may the latest developments in the OKC bombing investigation are welcome news.

Even if the investigative moves of today end up being another snow job - and of that there is quite a realistic possibility - the very fact that the necessity of such moves was aknowledged is testimony to a number of important happenings. For instance, we must realise that the fact that something has been investigated by the government does not mean it was investigated, and not covered up - regardless of how many agents were involved or how high-profile the case. It is also important to know that obscure independent researchers often get things right where the major research and media institutions fail. The reasons are many - but I would think that the independence and low operating costs of the researchers - such as today's bloggers and their precursors of yesteryear - is a key factor.

I have also written a lot about the events of 9/11 and how the official version of those events might not be all that strong. Let us assume things being reported now about the 1995 OKC atrocity are even half true. After that, wouldn't you be inclined to become a bit of a "9/11 skeptic" as well? Wouldn't you want to demand that those events too be adequately investigated?

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