Feds Implicated In Murrah Blast
- After nearly a decade, shocking, suppressed evidence emerges
From: David Lindstedt <semperfidave@...>
OKC Bombshell Implicates Feds In Murrah Blast
By Pat Shannan
Sun, 30 Jan 2005
Only moments after an enormous blast blew away most of the facade
and a full quarter of the eastern end of the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, the FBI and Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) began to release evidence
implicating two men, and two men only, who they claimed were solely
responsible. The evidence later showed that Timothy McVeigh and
Terry Nichols had confessed to the impossible.
At first, several independent investigators came forward to complain
that there was an obvious cover-up. Now they call it the "ongoing
cover-up of the cover-up." And now, even the new OKC museum
contradicts the official theory of what happened on April 19.
Officials in charge at the time still refuse to discuss anything
other than the manufactured spin: McVeigh and Nichols, as convicted
by the courts, mixed up a large batch of ammonium nitrate fuel oil
(ANFOa mild explosive used by farmers to blow out stumps) and
demolished several square blocks of downtown Oklahoma City with a
devastating blast that could be heard miles away.
In reality, the ANFO story was born only 10 minutes after the blast
when a high-ranking BATF official by the name of Harry Everhart
witnessed the blast from nearby and called the BATF office in Dallas
to excitedly announce, "Someone has just blown up the federal
building in Oklahoma City with a truckload of ANFO!"
Some reporters and investigators, who have looked objectively at the
bombing, now argue that neither Everhart nor anyone else could have
correctly deduced in such a short time exactly what caused the
According to government documents released later, Ever hart was
experienced in loading large amounts of ammonium nitrate fertilizer
into a vehicle for use as a terrorist truck bomb, and his presence
in the midst of the second worst terrorist attack in U.S. history
looms suspicious to this day.
Records indicate that this ANFO explosives expert and his associates
had destroyed at least eight vehicles in "test bombing experiments"
at a secret range in the New Mexico desert in the 12 months prior to
the OKC bombing.
Everhart and his fellow specialists even photographed and videotaped
these truck bombs as they detonated.
Far from an anti government militia member, the vehicle bomb expert
was Special Agent Everhart, an employee of the Bureau of Alcohol
Tobacco and Firearms. And, according to federal government records
obtained later, Everhart had been instrumental in obtaining the
government funding to perform the ANFO bombing tests.
Everhart served on the National Response Team (NRT), a group of
experienced bomb and arson investigators who respond to major bombing
crime scenes throughout the United States.
He also served on a secret government project in 1994 that conducted
tests using ANFO and C-4 to blow up cars and vans in a classified
U.S. government experiment known as "Project Dipole Might."
According to files, reports and photographs obtained from the
Department of the Treasury through a Freedom of Information Act
request, the U.S. government initiated a "comprehensive ANFO and C-4
vehicle bomb testing program" about a year before the OKC bombing.
Records show the project was supervised and administered by the
BATF, but was actually funded through a National Security Council
The Department of Treasury has confirmed the project was initiated
under President Bill Clinton's NSC staff shortly after he took
office in 1993.
The intent of the Dipole Might experiments in 1994 includes making
videos and computer models to "be displayed in a courtroom to aid in
the prosecution of defendants" in vehicle bomb cases, according to
government documents. The exact precedent and purpose of this
activity is unclear. BATF agents started blowing up vans and cars in
the spring of 1994 at the White Sands Missile Range in order to
collect test data for post-blast forensics computer software
packages to be issued out to National Response Team personnel when
they respond to truck bombings.
Why the NSC would fund such a BATF projectdespite the rarity of the
crimehas not been explained.
Nor has it been explained as to what specific threat-assessment
information the government had when it decided to engage in such a
project, just a few months before officials claimed a Ryder truck
laden with ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded in front of the
The only major ANFO vehicle bombing in U.S. history, prior to OKC,
occurred in August 1970 at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison,
Contrary to media reports, the World Trade Center bomb of February
1993 was composed of urea nitrate, not ANFO, according to the FBI.
Despite only one known case in almost 25 years, why did Clinton's NSC
anticipate a need for detailed information regarding ANFO vehicle
bomb attacks a few months prior to the Oklahoma City blast?
Treasury's own official documents reveal the intensity of interest.
In fact, a brief summary of "Project Dipole Might" is featured in
BATF's 1994 Annual Report to Congress.
There were enough clandestine characters hanging around Oklahoma
City to fill a James Bond movie during the days prior to the crime.
BATF's paid informant Carol Howe had provided information that the
Murrah building was one of three potential targets.
On April 6, Cary Gagan gave U.S. marshals in Denver the information
that "a federal building would be blown up in either Denver or
Oklahoma City within two weeks." He had not only personally
delivered timers and blasting caps to a Middle Eastern group, but
had sat in on a meeting where the blueprints of the Murrah Building
were on display.
Then, 38 minutes before the blasts on April 19, the Department of
Justice in Washington received an anonymous telephone call warning
that the Murrah Building was about to be blown up but took no action.
After a morning of reporting that "multiple bombs" had been found in
the Murrah debrisa report publicly confirmed by the Gov. Frank
Keatingand that rescue operations had been halted for two hours
while these unexploded bombs were removed, news people suddenly
began to spin the government yarn about an ANFO bomb being
responsible for the enormous damage.
One of the problems with that theory was the fact that the columns
remained standing directly across the sidewalk from the truck as
opposed to those that had collapsed more than 50 feet away. A
retired air force brigadier general with 30 years experience
compiled an irrefutable report on this subject, which showed exactly
where the charges were placed inside the building.
It was so irrefutable that the prosecution refused to allow him to
testify at the Denver trial as it would have destroyed any ANFO
theory that the government had already sold to the American people.
On May 23, 1995, only 34 days after the explosions, the federal
government stonewalled all attempts to examine the building's
remaining structure and carried out an ordered demolition,
destroying and burying forever what many believed contained the
evidence of many explosions.
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