There exist a great number of conspiracy theories about the OKC bombing. Some of these are advanced by paranoids, others by media whores, others by people with specific political agendas, still others by right-wing racists andor Clinton bashers who desperately want to blame someone, anyone other than themselves. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to dismiss the proponents of the theories than the theories themselves.
The most popular theory, is that Iraq sponsored the bombing. According to this theory, McVeigh and/or Nichols met up with a whole platoon of Iraqi intelligence operatives in the U.S. and/or the Philippines where they cheerfully joined forces to wreak mayhem against the Great Satan.
More recently, speculation has arisen that al Qaeda was actually behind the attack. A great deal of circumstantial evidence exists to support this premise, but no one has yet managed to move it beyond that pesky reasonable doubt yet.
Recent news reports also point to the possible involvement of white supremacists operating out of an Oklahoma compound called Elohim City. Theorists may gleefully mix and match this possible connection with various combinations of the first two.
The FBI didn’t help the cause of quelling such speculation by destroying some evidence and withholding thousands of documents from McVeigh’s defense team until about five minutes before his scheduled execution. More on these in a moment.
But there are signs that here, too, the real story remains untold. As recently as 2004, former counterterrorism director Richard A. Clarke conceded that the government had never been able to disprove reports that Ramzi Yousef and Terry Nichols had met in the Philippines. The deportation of Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law Mohammed Jamal Khalifa — hastily approved one week after the OKC bombing — is still shrouded in official secrecy.
The tale of McVeigh’s fellow U.S. Army veteran Ali Mohammed, a known al Qaeda operative and Special Forces trainer, remains locked away from the public eye after a guilty plea and his subsequent disappearance. al Qaeda’s documented efforts to recruit U.S. veterans as terrorists remains buried in a haze of secrecy surrounding the U.S. involvement with al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Bosnia. The CIA and the FBI have both refused to release even the smallest details of a joint report about McVeigh’s adoptive home state with the intriguing title “Arizona: Long-Term Nexus For Islamic Extremists.”
One scarcely knows how to begin cataloging the most bizarre aspects of McVeigh’s life, but here’s a short list of talking points, suitable for white supremacist cocktail parties or drowning out the drone of “Live With Regis and Kelly” on the common room TV in the psych ward:
- McVeigh told various people that the Army had installed a computer chip in his ass, for nefarious purposes which were never quite clear but apparently extended beyond simple buggery. According to his biographers, this was his idea of a joke, which partially explains why he took up “mad bombing” as opposed to “stand-up comedy.”
- McVeigh felt that Star Trek: The Next Generation was a depiction of an ideal world, apparently not accounting for the fact that the ship had “colored folk” on board, performing jobs other than food service.
- Further proving that “sci-fi kills,” McVeigh justified his slaughter of 168 mostly civilians by citing Star Wars. He pointed out that the Death Star was probably staffed with bureaucrats and menial workers, who merited their deaths by virtue of working for the “Evil Empire.” Interestingly, one would think that McVeigh would feel more at home on the all-white Death Star than on the multicultural U.S.S. Enterprise, but apparently no one bothered to ask him about this paradox before he was snuffed.
- McVeigh told his biographers that he drove to Area 51, the alleged U.S. storehouse for flying saucers, in September 1994, where he single-handedly faced down black helicopters and assorted New World Order goons.
- McVeigh also told his biographers that he had an affair with Terry Nichols’ wife in September 1994. (The affair actually happened but the dates are less clear.)
- By some of his other accounts of September 1994, he drove to Florida, Arkansas, Texas and/or Mississippi, and spent a lot of time alone.
- Kind of makes you wonder what he was actually doing in September 1994, doesn’t it?
- After his apprehension, McVeigh was incarcerated in a high-security prison block also inhabited by the Unabomberand al Qaeda mastermind Ramzi Yousef. The Unabomber found McVeigh to be intelligent and thoughtful. Yousef said that he had never met anyone who reminded him so much of himself. The public record does not indicate whether the men shared a common shower, and if so, whether anyone’s soap was ever dropped.
There’s plenty of room to speculate about the details — exactly who may have helped McVeigh, and why, and whether they lived here or abroad, and who paid for it, and what else might have been involved. There may be a big conspiracy, there may be a small one. There may be a tiny handful of suspects who have not been brought to justice, or there may be dozens of them. It might have been a focused, tightly spun conspiracy covered up by a government gone bad, or there may have been simply a loose collaboration by parties with mutual interests, kept under wraps for the oldest reason in the book — C.Y.A (cover your ass)
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