OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING
The “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” Group had the opportunity to participate in the Dallas area RESIST TYRANNY EXPO giving away DVDs and literature to the hundreds who turned out at the all day event held on Saturday, April 13th, 2013.
Final Roll Call for the First Generation of Truth Seekers (RIP VZ Lawton)
By Holland Vandennieuwenhof
The documentary A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995 was released in December of 2011, the culmination of sixteen years of active resistance to the official story of the Oklahoma City bombing. The filmmakers dedicated two years of their lives to production, pouring every spare hour and spare dollar into making sure that the truth tellers’ story was told. If anything, A Noble Lie is a testament to the strength of the truth, the weakness of the lie and the will of whatever forces govern this plane to see evil exposed. But that was nothing compared to the long years in the wilderness the truth seekers faced from day one. We were just privileged to tell their story. As for justice, well that is an ideal we can strive for, and should. But the very fact that these atrocities occur tells us that justice is fickle, elusive and pinned down perhaps only by whatever the next world holds for us.
And with that we note with honor the recent death of V.Z. Lawton, a survivor of the bombing and a man who resisted the herd impulse to ignore his own eyes and ears in the face of authority. V.Z., 81 years old, passed away on July 23, 2012 after succumbing to cancer. Few men can say that they have been truly tested. Fewer still can say that they prevailed. V.Z. did both many times, and cracked jokes in-between.
V.Z. faced his mortality with a determination and hope that still shone from his eyes, and with a lack of fear that defined his presence on this earth. He had confronted death before. On April 19, 1995, seventeen years ago, V.Z. was sitting at his desk in the office of Housing and Urban Development in the A.P. Murrah Federal Building when the structure began to shake, the lights went out and something fell from the ceiling fell and struck him in the head, knocking him out cold. When he regained consciousness, he saw that the floor had collapsed to within inches of his desk. He stood over the stilled maelstrom below, half the building lie in ruins, crushed bodies beneath. He turned around and immediately went to the aid of his injured co-workers. He guided, carried and led them down several flights of stairs and busted open a warped steel door with his shoulder. After getting checked out at the hospital, he began walking home. He picked glass out of his body for months.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake attorney's dogged pursuit of videotapes associated with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that he believes the FBI has withheld from the public gained momentum from a federal judge Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled Jesse Trentadue raised enough questions that he wants the government to explain why it hasn't searched all possible databases and evidence rooms where the tapes might be stored. He posed a list of questions he wants the FBI to answer by June 30.
"It's crucial that they don't deny they exist, only that 'we can't find them. Trust us,'" Trentadue said after the hearing.
Barry Levinson making film about the Oklahoma City bombing
by Sean O'Neal
March 3, 2011
Having just turned the courtroom drama of Dr. Jack Kevorkian into awards gold with You Don’t Know Jack, director Barry Levinson will once again mine true-life controversy with the feature film O.K.C., which follows the efforts of a young legal clerk on Timothy McVeigh’s defense team to expose a larger conspiracy behind the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. That clerk, Chad Wold, is the brother of O.K.C.’s first-time screenwriter Clay Wold, whose script is based on the true story of the months his brother spent attempting to investigate evidence that others were involved in the terrorist act, often at the risk of his own career and safety. Given that the film will likely delve into some of those oft-floated theories that McVeigh conspired with members of right-wing militias, radical Islamic groups, and even the U.S. government, O.K.C. promises to be pretty inflammatory—particularly if, as Deadline posits, it purports to reveal “the real circumstances” behind the bombing, which continues to be an obviously sore subject. It's likely to also upset Oklahoma residents unless it gets those unnecessary periods out of the title.
RDR: Murrah bombing survivor says feds involved in blast that killed 168 in '95/ By Andrew W. Griffin - April 19, 2010
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RDR: Murrah bombing survivor says feds involved in blast that killed 168 in '95
By Andrew W. Griffin - April 19, 2010
Red Dirt Report, editor
OKLAHOMA CITY – While Oklahoma and the rest of the world respectfully remember the 168 people who died in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building here in Oklahoma City, one survivor of the April 19, 1995 blast, Jane Graham, wants her questions about what really happened that day answered once and for all.
Graham, a native of Chicago who was working for the HUD office on the ninth floor of the Murrah building that morning told Red Dirt Report that there were a lot of strange things going on in the weeks leading up to the bombing, things that she shared numerous times with federal agents, things she felt were ignored. This included the presence of maintenance workers she did not recognize, military people in the parking garage and more unusual activity.
But one of the key figures – the bomber himself – Timothy McVeigh, was spotted in the federal building on a number of occasions.
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Does A Dead Man Have A Right To Privacy? or When Is It “Safe” To “Do History” ?
By Wendy S. Painting, October 12, 2009
Recently I received troublesome news about my research into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. As part of my PhD dissertation about the tragedy, I have corresponded with federal death row inmate, David Paul Hammer. Hammer awaits his fate in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he was formerly housed with another death row inmate, Timothy McVeigh, executed in 2001 for his role in the bombing. During their shared time on death row Hammer claims that McVeigh confided some very important details about the bombing which he wanted Hammer to bring to light after McVeigh’s execution. Hammer did this in his 2004 book “Secrets Worth Dying For.” Many of the claims that Hammer makes may sound bizarre to some, such as McVeigh’s insistence that he had been tasked by authorities to infiltrate ‘right wing extremists,’ yet after souring the defense documents of McVeigh’s legal defense team, I found many which corroborate and support some of Hammer’s various claims, including medical and military records, as well as other types of documentary evidence.
Unanswered Questions Haunt Family of Oklahoma City Bombing First Responder.
By: Wendy S. Painting, October 2, 2009
On May 11, 1996, the New York Times ran a story with the headline “A Policeman Who Rescued 4 in Bombing Kills Himself.” Sergeant Terrance Yeakey, Oklahoma City Police Department, was 30 years old and was about to receive the police department’s Medal of Valor for his heroic rescue efforts the day of the Oklahoma City bombing, which occurred on April 19, 1995.
Yeakey was the first to arrive on the scene that terrible day and saved the lives of countless people from the rubble of the building and the horrific effects of the explosion. The article says Yeakey committed suicide, claiming that he was living in emotional pain because he could not do more to help the people injured in the bombing, and that he was suffering from intense survivor guilt which he was unable to manage. But others in Oklahoma City, including the family of Terrance Yeakey, claim that his death was not a suicide at all, but a brutal murder, and indicate that local law enforcement were complicit in covering up this murder.
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Conspiracy in Perry, Oklahoma
By Wendy S. Painting
January 7, 2009
(Perry, Oklahoma. Picture by Wendy S. Painting December 2008)
On December 27th while at the airport, returning from a research trip from Texas and Oklahoma, I received a call from a friend who said he had just turned on the television and saw something he thought would be of interest to me. He excitedly told me that the FBI had just released a surveillance tape, long held in secrecy, to the Oklahoma City National Memorial commemorating the 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal building which killed at least 168 people. For unknown reasons this video was never released to the public, was not allowed in the three bombing trials of Terry Nichols or Timothy McVeigh and remained in the sole custody of the FBI until now. A spokesperson for the memorial said that the video will help to tell the story of the bombing more completely. I had just returned from Perry, Oklahoma where the footage was taken, a few days before learning of the release of the tape. My reasons for going to Perry were also to tell the story of the Oklahoma City bombing more fully, and an exploration of Perry seemed to be one of the ways to do this.
"Radio Free Oklahoma will present issues related to the NASCO super highway, Real ID card, the continuing investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing and several other subjects requiring a thorough review NOT offered by the mainstream media. In addition, past and present historical events and individuals with close ties to Oklahoma will be reviewed."
Chris Emery says that discussion of 9/11 will occur as well as OKC and other related events.
Should be interesting listening.
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(This case study has been cited many times on the internet, but I was unable to find a copy for reference purposes. Here is the basic study, minus the two appendices which take up over half of the report. In short, this study supports the conclusions of Brigadier Gen. Benton K. Partin (Ret.) who submitted his report to Congress in the summer of 1995, where it fell upon deaf ears. Researchers interested in seeing the complete report with the appendices, should order a copy from American Opinion Book Services, by calling 1-800-527-8721 and asking for Carol Summers. The PDF is $25. Caveat: AOBS is owned by the John Birch Society.)
RELATING BLAST EFFECTS TESTS
EVENTS OF APRIL 19, 1995
ALFRED P. MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
TEST RESULTS FROM:
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE
On this, the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Visibility 9-11 welcomes researcher, activist, and documentary film producer Chris Emery. On April 19, 1995 multiple bombs virtually destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City killing 169 men, women and children and wounded scores of others. Just as with the events of September 11th, 2001, the official story of what really happened in OKC has been proven to be a falsehood by Chris and his colleagues at the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee.
Music by John Heartson.
Get this episode here.
"Government complicity in the OKC Bombing and the 9/11 attacks has been proven not only by the obstruction of justice but by the use of terrorist dupes, be they willful dupes or not. And by all indications, these actions continue. Apparently some have failed, others will not..."
Key to the Truth in Oklahoma
4.19.95 and 9.11.01
by Holland Van den Nieuwenhof
Oklahoma seems to attract more attention in the news than seems due to your typical Great Plains State such as Kansas or Nebraska or North Dakota. I once asked a visitor from North Dakota if anything had ever happened in his state since being reasonably informed on current events and history, I was unaware of that state ever making it into a national headline.
Giuliani obviously has no problem connecting the Virginia Tech shootings with the Oklahoma City Bombing and 9/11. How pathetic.
Giuliani: Nation learned from Okla. City
By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer
Mourners on Thursday marked the 12th anniversary of the bombing that killed 168 people here by reaching out to victims of the Virginia Tech shootings and of violence everywhere.
Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani told the crowd at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that the response to the 1995 attack serves as an example to others recovering from violence.
The people of Oklahoma City "became a model of compassion and strength, both, a model that helped us several years later get through Sept. 11 and a model that will help the people of Virginia Tech get through the terrible agonies that they are going through right now," said Giuliani, who was New York's mayor during the 2001 terrorist attacks.
For some reason, this documentary on the OKC bombing is much better than the "documentary" on 9/11, despite the fact that it's part of the same series, "The Conspiracy Files".
No mention of Benton K. Partin, though.