Some people will call this conspiracy theory, but I find it interesting. I am not sure if I buy into all of it…
The Third Terrorist
by Bob Cheeks
16 July 2004
Jayna Davis has written the only accurate historical account of what happened at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
In June of 2001, with typical grit and determination, David Schippers, former Chicago crime-busting federal prosecutor and chief investigative counsel of the House Judiciary Committee for the 1998 impeachment trial of our perjurious president, William Jefferson Clinton, called the office of Attorney General John Ashcroft, demanding a meeting.
Managing only to reach a â€œdeputy,â€ Schippers quickly came to the point, â€œI have in my office volumes of credible evidence indicating Middle Eastern involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing, and quite frankly, it scares the hell out of me.â€
â€œIf nothing is done,â€ he said presciently, â€œIâ€™m afraid these terrorists are going to blow up Lower Manhattan.â€
The Attorney General did not return the phone call. Three months later, Islamic terrorists massacred 3,000 innocent Americans in three separate attacks. The epicenter of these attacks was Lower Manhattan.
What were the â€œvolumes of credible evidenceâ€ that Attorney Schippers wanted, so desperately, to convey to the Attorney General? Very simply, it was the fruit of several years of investigation compiled by former Oklahoma City television journalist, Jayna Davis. And, Ms. Davis, utilizing the hard earned information she made available to Schippers, has written a very sad, terrifying, and necessary book!
In a very real sense Jayna Davis has written the only accurate historical account of what happened at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. She has shown through diligence and hard work that a combination of Iraqi sleeper agents, two â€œlily whiteâ€ mules — Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols– Ramzi Yousef, then Al-Qaedaâ€™s Philippine warlord, and a number of minor figures conspired under the leadership of the recently established â€œArmed Islamic Movement,â€ an organization that resulted from the â€œforeboding merger between Iran and Iraq,â€ to strike at Americaâ€™s heartland.
Gathering the affidavits of twenty-two eyewitnesses she has proven that the â€œthird terroristâ€ was Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini, an Iraqi soldier in the first Gulf War, and the infamous â€œJohn Doe 2â€ who accompanied McVeigh to the Murrah Federal building in the ammonia nitrate fuel oil-ladened Ryder truck. She details the events leading up to the bombing and the escape of the Iraqis, as well as McVeighâ€™s serendipitous capture, by piecing together eyewitness testimony.
As riveting as Jayna Davisâ€™s story is concerning the foreign-led conspiracy and the actual bombing, the account of her pleadings with the FBI and Congress reveal a dark and forbidding Byzantine bureaucracy whose frightening ineptness and malfeasance laid the cornerstone for Americaâ€™s lack of preparedness for 9/11. On a number of occasions Ms. Davis tried to turn over to the FBI the twenty-two eyewitness affidavits sheâ€™d collected, which indicated an Islamic element in the conspiracy to bomb the Murrah building. But, repeatedly, the FBI refused to accept these witness statements (In 1997, the FBI declared that the Department of Justice â€œdid not want any more documents for discoveryâ€ to burden the ongoing trial of Terry Nichols).
In 2002 Davis presented her information (eighty pages of eyewitness affidavits and twenty-three hundred pages of â€œcorroborative documentationâ€) to Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter. The FBIâ€™s six-page rebuttal to Davisâ€™s mountain of evidence led the primary architect of the infamous â€œmagic bullet theoryâ€ to declare that, in this case, â€œâ€¦the dots did not connect.â€
Again in 2002, Davisâ€™s ally, Attorney David Schippers, was contacted by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastertâ€™s office. Schippers offered to provide witnesses for the Speaker but Hastert broke off contact. Also, that same year, Indiana Congressman Dan Burtonâ€™s Government Reform Committee â€œfeignedâ€ interest as a result of political pressure exerted back home. Burton even went so far as to send staffers to Oklahoma to interview witnesses. Unfortunately, Ms. Davis reports that, â€œAll the witnesses complained that the congressional representatives came across as apathetic, posing only superficial questions, avoiding the topic of possible FBI malfeasance altogether.â€
But not all of governmentâ€™s beauracrats and politicians were deaf to Davisâ€™s pleadings. In 1996 she contacted the then-acting director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Israeli-born Yossef Bodansky. Bodansky is an expert on terrorism and the author of the best selling book Terror: The Inside Story of the Terrorist Conspiracy in America. Bodansky conducted his own investigation of the Oklahoma bombing and corroborated Davisâ€™s witnessesâ€™ testimony regarding the suspects. He also provided information concerning the recruitment of â€œlily whitesâ€ to be used in future terrorist strikes, Osama bin Ladenâ€™s â€œoutreachâ€ into the American heartland, terrorist training facilities in Chicago, and the independent Israeli/ATF report of the Oklahoma City bombing that declared â€œâ€¦the bomb which destroyed the Murrah building was constructed by Arab terrorists or people trained by Arab terrorists.â€
If Ms. Davisâ€™s book is accurate, and I have every reason to believe it is, and if Yossef Bodanskyâ€™s findings on behalf of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare are accurate, and I have every reason to believe they are, then the Murrah Federal Building was â€œâ€¦a deadly instrument of state policy by foreign adversaries.â€ It was nothing less than an act of war.
Jayna Davisâ€™s book has shown that when the Clinton Administration ignored those responsible for the Murrah bombing they laid the groundwork for the massacre of 9/11. The book also shows that the war with Iraq is about as righteous as any war in which America has engaged. And, while the Bush Administration has erred in its insistence on â€œbringing democracy to Iraqâ€ and in not pursuing the destruction of those nations that support the â€œArmed Islamic Movement,â€ a Kerry presidency will only endanger the lives of innocent Americans.
The Third Terrorist is available on Amazon.com.
Bob Cheeks has written for The American Enterprise, Human Events, Southern Partisan, and The Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
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