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Feds guilty of OKC bombing cover up?

Source: American Free Press --

KC Bombshell Implicates Feds in Murrah Blast 

After Nearly a Decade, Shocking, Suppressed Evidence Emerges 

By Pat Shannan 
January 7, 2004 

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 
than the manufactured spin: McVeigh and Nichols, as convicted by the 
courts, mixed up a large batch of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO-a 
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, Everhart 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 (NSC) 

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 project--despite the rarity of the 
crime--has 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 Murrah 

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. 
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 debris--a report publicly confirmed by the Gov. Frank 
Keating--and 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. 


In its issue of Oct. 11, 19, as well as other issues, the now-defunct 
weekly Spotlight newspaper fully covered the Oklahoma City incident and 
conclusively proved the accuracy of reporter Shannan's above story. The 
bombing was definitely a federal government operation; just why Nichols 
and McVeigh confessed is a mystery that forbids the closure of the 

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