- The OKC Bombing Chronology
You're NOT Supposed To Know
- From Brasscheck
- "Sgt. McVeigh was an outstanding soldier.
He did what he was told, anticipated what had to be done (and)
took pride in his work,"
- - Capt. Jesus Angel Rodriguez, McVeigh's
commanding officer during the Gulf War, testifying at his
- It's called a Reichstag Fire
- The OKC Chronology you're not supposed to know
- 1. A second bomb found inside the building
- SUSANNE SEALY, Correspondent: Yes, LEA [sp], I
can. The Oklahoma City police and the FBI have confirmed there is
another bomb in the Federal Building. It's in the east side of the
building. They've moved everybody back several blocks.
- CNN SHOW: NEWS 11:27 am ET - LIVE April 19, 1995
Transcript # 920-19
- 2. Forget the people, get those papers
- OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hours after a bomb ripped apart
the federal building, some rescue workers were stopped from
searching for survivors while federal officials removed boxes of
- "You'd think they would have let their
evidence and files sit at least until the last survivor was pulled
out," one angry rescue worker told The News.
- The worker and a firefighter said that 10 to 12
hours after the 9 a.m. blast April 19, federal officials began
limiting the number of rescue workers in the building to a dozen,
confining them largely to the lower right side of the battered
- Source: New York Daily News
- 3. FBI quietly drops pursuit of John Doe No. 2
- Denver, Colo. -- An internal FBI memo indicates
FBI agents suspended their search for the elusive Oklahoma City
bomb suspect John Doe No. 2 in the critical weeks soon after the
April 1995 blast, belying assurances by federal officials at the
time that the search was continuing.
- The memo, the existence of which is publicly
disclosed for the first time here, undercuts the government
contention that federal agents have done everything they can to
find the mystery suspect...
- In the memo, San Francisco-based FBI agent
Thomas Ravenelle writes that he's discontinuing efforts to
investigate a lead relating to attempts to find and identify John
Doe No. 2 "in view of the fact that the Oklahoma City Command
Post has directed all offices to hold (John Doe No. 2) leads in
- Source: 1997 Digital City Denver
- 4. McVeigh's first confession faked by newspaper
- "The document containing a purported
confession by alleged Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh,
published by the Dallas Morning News, was fabricated by an
investigator for the defense team, a friend of the investigator
- The Washington Post 03/05/97 By Lois Romano and
Tom Kenworthy, Washington Post Staff Writers
- 5. DOJ report calls FBI's OJC bomb blast
conclusions: "incomplete... inappropriate... scientifically
- "Williams' report contains several serious
flaws. His opinion as to the VOD of the main charge was
unjustifiable; his statement of the VOD of ANFO was incomplete;
his categorical identification of the main charge as ANFO was
inappropriate; his estimate of the weight of the main charge was
too specific and based in part on improper grounds; his conclusion
as to the containers for the main charge was unjustifiably
categorical; his categorical identification of the initiator for
the booster was improper; his conclusions concerning a
non-electric detonator, the fuse, and the time delay were
scientifically insupportable; his conclusions were not supported
by the contents of the report; and he included some AE dictation
in a selective or confusing way. These errors were all tilted in
such a way as to incriminate the defendants. We are troubled that
the opinions in Williams' report may have been tailored to conform
to the evidence associated with the defendants. We conclude that
Williams failed to present an objective, unbiased, competent
- Source: The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation
into Laboratory Practices and Alleged Misconduct in
Explosives-Related and Other Cases (April,1997) - A USDOJ/OIG
- * A timely terrorist
- He wanted to start a revolution, but even with
years of prison to sort out his thoughts he never found the time
to write even the briefest of manifestos. Fellow inmates said he
spent his time reading car magazines.
- He wanted to protest the murder of innocent
women and children - so he murdered innocent women and children.
- He was a crack marksman, good enough to
reportedly haven taken the head off an Iraqi soldier in a machine
gun nest at 1,000 yards - but he chose a complex truck bomb,
something he had no training or experience with, to deliver his
- Tim McVeigh was a most convenient and
- The government wanted the world to believe that
a single truck bomb loaded with fertilizer destroyed the Murrah
Building - and at the end of his life, McVeigh apparently told two
journalists that the story was true. That he lit the fuse
personally in traffic while on the way to the building. You can
read all about it in the mass market book that came out just
before the execution.
- The country needed someone to be arrested
quickly, sit in jail for a few years, not implicate anyone else
and then die at the hands of an executioner in order that the
nation might "heal" - and he proved to be the right man
for the job.
- The government apparently wanted him gone fast,
due process be damned - and he seemed to have no problem with
- A Constitution-shredding anti-terrorist bill
languished in Congress, unpassable, and needed a massive
demonstration of extreme violence against the federal government
and innocent people - and Sgt. McVeigh delivered a Ryder truck to
the front of the Murrah Building right on time.
- A remarkable confluence of purposes for two
forces supposedly at odds with each other.
- * Dead and gone?
- Just in case you're curious, Timothy McVeigh's
body won't be autopsied, reportedly at his request, even though
though conducting an autopsy of executed prisoners is standard
procedure in US prisons. Federal Judge Richard Matsch, who made
the ruling, must have a heart after all.
- In addition to the no autopsy ruling, a signed
agreement between McVeigh and the government states that pictures,
X-rays and other medical information gathered by the coroner's
office after McVeigh's death will remain confidential.
- Source: http://www.crimelynx.com/mcvautop.html
- The body will be cremated. By now, it may
already have been - again at McVeigh's request and with Judge
Richard Matsch's approval.
- The execution itself?
- Here's an excerpt of the first eye witness
account of the execution broadcast by MSNBC just minutes after it
- "The shallow breathing continued... or what
appeared to be shallow breathing... even after they pronounced him
dead." - Susan Carlson. Reporter. WLS Chicago
- See her say it yourself in streaming video
before it's taken down: http://www.apfn.org/movies/mcveigh-lives.WMV
- The execution was not videotaped, again by court
order, so all we know of what happened at the end are from the eye
- No body. No video. No photographs. Not even an
X-ray - and a sealed coroner's report.
- Did "Timothy McVeigh" die on Monday?
- It depends on which one you mean...
- The one on the left, the McVeigh we know from
the media? Or the one on the right, a man identified as an ATF
agent photographed during the Waco Branch Davidian trial
(published months before the OKC bombing.)
- (Pics here: http://www.busprod.com/hellion/okc/IMAGES/atf-tim.jpg)
- Call it a Reichstag Fire.
- No one believed the audacity of it in 1933
- * History Lesson
- "On Feb. 27, 1933, a fire destroyed part of
the Reichstag building. Hitler immediately accused the Communists
of having set the fire. President von Hindenburg proclaimed a
state of emergency and issued decrees suspending freedom of speech
- The following day a law was passed ...
- "People were not sent to Dachau as a
punishment for a crime after being convicted by a court of law,
but rather as a preventive measure because they were suspected of
being a danger to the state. Such a person was called a
Schutzhäftling and the order for preventive custody was a
Schutzhaftbefehl. Prisoners who were arrested and taken to Dachau
were told: "Based on Article One of the Decree of the Reich
President for the Protection of People and State of 28 February
1933, you are taken into protective custody (Schutzhaft) in the
interest of public security and order. Reason: suspicion of
activities inimical to the State."
- And remember, if you speak against the state,
you're a dangerous nut, just like that Timothy McVeigh...And he
sure got what he deserved, didn't he?