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Friday, May 14, 2010

Whatever Happened to John Doe #2, part II

I came across another article in which the writer agrees with much which I posted last month concerning the bombing in Oklahoma City of the Murrah Federal Building (pictured above) back in April of 1995. One of the larger points that I didnt get around to in the earlier thread was that it was in response to a dicey little piece of politically motivated agitprop report aired on MSNBC by Rachel Maddow on the anniversery of the bombing. Ms Maddow agreed with the conclusion of then president Bill Clinton in that the convicted bomber was a domestic terrorist with no foreign affiliations and that radical Islam played no role in the bombing whatsoever.

Roger Aranoff of the Australian Conservative had this to say about a recent interview with American reporter Jayna Davis that wasnt mentioned in my earlier thread ...

"She (Davis) says the evidence was ignored and dismissed because the Clinton Administration didn’t want to go to war with Iraq, the likely culprit, and wanted to blame the attack on domestic right-wingers for political reasons...

Liberal media like MSNBC have peddled the false notion that McVeigh was motivated by domestic hatred of the government, and that the Tea Party movement is motivated by the same. Hence, by extension, the Tea Party movement will probably spawn anti-government fanatics who will kill people. This claim justifies government repression of anti-Obama political dissidents who may in fact be entirely peaceful and simply exercising their constitutional rights.

One of the problems with the MSNBC narrative is that Davis makes a convincing case that in fact McVeigh “was a handpicked dupe, set up to take the fall in order to save his Islamic collaborators from prosecution.” She documents that he had expressed a desire to be a mercenary for Middle Eastern terrorists, and that the trail of evidence that both he and his accomplice Terry Nichols left behind points in the direction of an Arab/Muslim connection to the attack...

This is not what the liberals in the media want to hear. They want to believe, as then-President Clinton claimed at the time, that McVeigh had no foreign connection and was motivated to kill innocent Americans because he hated federal authorities for staging a bloody raid on a religious compound in Waco, Texas. Clinton actually went further, blaming conservative talk radio for motivating McVeigh to kill."

I see that I'm not the only person to immediatly notice the left-wing slant of the MSNBC piece. Ellen Gray commenting in the Philadelphia Daily News had this to say about the hit piece report...

"graphics aren't the only aspect of MSNBC's presentation of "The McVeigh Tapes" that left me a little queasy.

In introducing the special, host Rachel Maddow can't resist an attempt to peg the Oklahoma City bombing to current events.

"Nine years after his execution, we are left worrying that Timothy McVeigh's voice from the grave echoes in a new rising tide of American anti-government extremism," she says.

You want to go there, Rachel? Really?

What happened in Oklahoma City wasn't some tea party - it was mass murder. Invoking the name McVeigh in the face of some angry rhetoric is (and we can only pray will remain) overkill."

Another possibility raised earlier is that of of Philipine terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf and co-conspirator Terry Nichols along with his mail-order bride being a link to Muslim terrorists. The Manila Times even reported that back "in 1993, when the Abu Sayyaf was in its infancy, the same group met with Nichols and another American believed to have been executed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Dole labeling plant near General Santos City."

Somehow I don't think that the Mainstream Media will report this information. Move along folks. Nothing to see here. No free thought allowed in this instance. Doesnt fit the template.


Gregg said...

So much to digest and think about. Will have to re-read this.

JD Curtis said...

Just a theory Gregg.

Even if you set the alleged ties to Islamic extremism aside, I still find it kind of creepy that Maddow was trying to tie in today's protesters with a convicted bomber.

Adam Nardoli said...

The feds began to back away from the John Doe #2 story as early as June 1995; describing it as a mis-identification. Washington Post article on 6/15/95 "FBI Finds `John Doe 2,' Drops Him as Suspect"

It was a mistake. They located and identified the guy in the indentikit pictures and he was at the rental agency at a different time - no connection to McVeigh.

"The FBI has maintained that coincidence is the best way to explain John Doe No. 2, whose character sketch was drawn mainly from the account of an eyewitness at the Junction City shop where the Ryder truck was rented. That witness, the FBI says, mixed up his recollections and mistakenly identified a man who came in the next day to rent a truck -- a 23-year-old soldier named Todd Bunting -- as an accomplice of McVeigh's. Bunting, who was cleared of any connection to the crime, vaguely resembled the composite drawing and wore clothes similar to those in the drawing, including a Carolina Panthers ball cap"

"...host Rachel Maddow can't resist an attempt to peg the Oklahoma City bombing to current events."

Let's face it. The heated rhetoric coming out the Tea Partys and groups like the Oath Keepers is pretty much indistinguishable from the ranting of the militias in the early 1990's.

Of course, the ones making the noise aren't the ones who will be committing the deadliest violence. The violent actors will be under the radar but drawing energy from the ranters.

Let's just the way it goes.