Skip to comments.Oklahoma City -- A Decade Later
Posted on 04/17/2005 7:08:09 PM PDT by Coleus
|Oklahoma City -- A Decade Later
by William F. Jasper
April 18, 2005 Issue
Two days after the OKC bombing, President Clinton vowed: Justice for these killers will be certain, swift and severe. We will find them, we will convict them, and we will seek the death penalty against them. Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Director Louis Freeh likewise promised that no stone will be left unturned in pursuing all of those responsible for this terrible act.
Fine words, tough words, but what really happened? In the months and years that followed those promises, the most extensive and expensive investigation in history turned into the model of official coverups. Evidence was intentionally lost, misplaced, tainted, and destroyed. Important witnesses were ignored or harassed and intimidated. Witness testimony was altered and misrepresented. Some of the most important suspect leads were inexplicably ignored, while federal investigators were sent on wild goose chases and interviews with nut cases.
On December 23, 1997, following the verdict in Terry Nichols federal trial, Janet Reno said: Two and a half years ago, when the Murrah Building was bombed, FBI Director Louis Freeh and I promised to follow every lead and bring those responsible to justice. Today, that promise has been kept.
That statement was a monstrous, cruel lie, as everyone who has followed this magazines investigation of the bombing is well aware. The Clinton/Reno/Freeh investigation went to incredible lengths to dispose of all evidence that McVeigh and Nichols had other accomplices, especially the mysterious John Doe No. 2, who was seen with McVeigh at the Ryder truck rental shop and other locations. Despite the testimony of dozens of credible eyewitnesses who placed McVeigh with additional John Does in the days immediately before the bombing and on the day of the bombing itself, the John Doe sightings were dismissed at trial by federal prosecutor Beth Wilkinson as mere Elvis sightings.
Now, a seemingly unrelated case offers new hope of breaking through the official lies and coverup. In August 1995, four months after the OKC bombing, an inmate died in the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. Federal officials ruled the death of Kenneth Michael Trentadue a suicide. However, when Trentadues family finally got his body, they knew the suicide was really a homicide. Moreover, it was obvious that he had been tortured, brutally beaten, and strangled. His body was covered with bruises and lacerations. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner and the federal governments own forensic pathologists agreed that this was a case of murder, not suicide. But crucial evidence was lost, the crime scene was destroyed, and witnesses were pressured to change their testimony.
The Trentadue family refused to give up, despite incredible threats and roadblocks thrown in their path. In 2001, the family won a $1.1 million judgment in U.S. District Court against the U.S. government for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
How is Kenny Trentadues death related to the OKC bombing? Jesse Trentadue, a trial lawyer and Kennys older brother, thinks he now has important clues that finally may lead to the answer to that troubling question. FBI documents he recently acquired under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicate a connection between Timothy McVeigh and a group of notorious neo-Nazis known as the Aryan Republic Army. Also known as the Midwest Bank Robbers, these extremists operated out of a backwoods Oklahoma compound known as Elohim City. Trentadue believes his brother Kenny was mistaken for Richard Guthrie, one of the bank robbers, who is mentioned in an FBI memo along with McVeigh. This would agree with the statement of David Paul Hammer, one of McVeighs death row inmates, who claims McVeigh once stated his opinion that Trentadue had been killed by federal authorities who thought he was Guthrie.
Another individual who appears in an FBI memo obtained by the Trentadues is Andreas Strassmeir, an illegal alien of German nationality who served as the chief of security at Elohim City. His name is blacked out of the memo, but there is no doubt that it is Strassmeir whose identity is being hidden. This magazine has reported extensively on evidence pointing toward both Strassmeir and Guthrie as prime conspirators with McVeigh in the OKC terror attack. We reported also on the important information provided by Carol Howe, an undercover operative for the federal government inside Elohim City who warned her superiors of the upcoming attack and fingered Strassmeir as the key suspect. Evidence continues to build indicating that Strassmeir also was a government operative, quite probably working for the CIA. Is that why the government has gone to such lengths to keep him out of the OKC picture?
This is not an Elvis sighting. The Trentadue family has uncovered important evidence and is suing the government to force the release of more documents. The truth may yet come out.
I missed almost all of it. When does it repeat? Did they make an OBL or Islamofacist connection?
Only thing I learnd that I didn't kbow was the name of the Phillipine (front) lumber company that Nichols called
Now there's this German character that could provide a link between German and Islamist groups which are known to have worked together in the past. Witness Entebbe.
Now throw in Clinton.
This case stinks to the high heavens.
I've noticed that as well. Guess she was TOO convincing. Too bad everyone forgot the 11th anniversary that caused it all, may God rest their souls.
Jayna was not ignored by Rita. I know for a fact that it was the other way around. Jayna did not want to be part of what she considered to be a whitewash report. If we can coordinate the time, she will be on my show on the 27th on Rightalk Radio.
You didn't miss anything.
You are very charitable.
IMO, Rita has the perfect mentality to do the Weather, nothing else. She has the gravitas of a squirrel.
Thanks very much. 'Got a line on it. The Mrs is interested too.