A trail of blood?

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I cannot connect all the dots, but I can't help but see a trail from the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, to Oklahoma City in 1995, to TWA Flight 800 in 1996, to the embassy bombings in 1998, to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. I don't doubt that McVeigh and Nichols were responsible, and that they were motivated by hatred for the U. S. Government, but I wonder whether they were supported by or cooperating with terrorists from outside this country who not only hate our government but hate the very idea of America.

After Oklahoma City, we were told that we caught the bad guys and we could all breathe easier. We were told that those mean radio talk show hosts were why the bad guys were bad. After TWA Flight 800, we were told that Boeing was the bad guy. Nice tidy endings, and no need for voters to start worrying about foreign policy and foreign threats. We could continue to enjoy our "peace dividend." Is it foolish or partisan to wonder whether 9/11 could have been avoided, if the government of the day had been willing to pursue the possible connection to Islamofascist terrorism, regardless of the political cost?

For the last 10 years, reporter Jayna Davis has been looking into the possible connection between Islamofascist terrorism and the Oklahoma City bombing. You can read about her investigation here and judge for yourself.


W. said:

These theories sound all well and good except for a rather significant thing called "lack of solid proof."

You don't need solid proof to start an investigation. There were plenty of good reasons after the Murrah Building bombing to pursue leads pointing to foreign involvement, but there were domestic political reasons to act as if the end of the Cold War meant the end of foreign threats to national security.

Mike said:

One simple question has never been answered to my satisfaction--who is John Doe #2?

W. said:

Perhaps John Doe No. 2 never existed. Police experts can tell you that the human memory is notoriously unreliable. John Doe No. 2 could have been a simple passer-by or even one of the eventual victims of the bombing.

If folks want to investigate, go ahead. But to make wild jumps of conclusion without a shred of credible evidence to support it seems irresponsible.

There may be some hearsay evidence that the world is flat, too. But until someone can find quite a lot of credible evidence to support this assertion, then the theory is essentially dead (or at best, on life support).

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