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>Subject: FBI 'Knew in Advance' of Oklahoma Bomb
>
>http://www.telegraph.co.uk
>
>International News 
>Electronic Telegraph (Daily Telegraph of London)
>Tuesday 21 October 1997
>Issue 880
>
>FBI 'knew in advance' of Oklahoma bomb
>
>THE trial of Timothy McVeigh for the 1995 Oklahoma bomb was a government
>cover-up to shield FBI agents who knew about the plot but failed to stop it,
>according to a book by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard alleging massive corruption
>under President Clinton.
>
>With McVeigh already sentenced to death for the blast which killed 168
>people, and Terry Nichols, an alleged accomplice, standing trial, the book's
>claim will spark anger, particularly in Oklahoma City where witnesses saw
>bomb squad officers before the explosion, and 70 per cent of citizens believe
>that the government is lying about it.
>
>The Secret Life of Bill Clinton includes a transcript of an official
>debriefing of Carol Howe, an undercover informant for the Bureau of Alcohol
>Tobacco and Firearms. Howe gave warning that the Oklahoma federal building
>has been a target and said: "Strassmeir has talked frequently about direct
>action against the US government. He is trained in weaponry and has discussed
>assassinations, bombings and mass shootings . . ."
>
>Andreas Strassmeir, a former German army officer, had penetrated a neo-Nazi
>commune called Elohim City (God's City), from which, the book says, the
>terrorist attack may have been planned and executed. Despite this and despite
>interviewing more than 20,000 witnesses, the government has interviewed
>Strassmeir only on the telephone a year after the bombing when he had fled to
>Germany.
>
>The author, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, who worked as The Sunday Telegraph
>correspondent in Washington until the summer and who now works for The Daily
>Telegraph, recounts a remarkable interview of his own with Strassmeir. They
>discuss an "informant". Strassmeir has denied that he was referring to
>himself during the conversation.
>
>Mr Ambrose writes: " 'There comes a time in every botched operation when the
>informant has to speak out to save his skin, and that's now, Andreas'. " 
>
>" 'How can he?' Strassmeir shouted into the telephone. "What happens if it
>was a sting operation from the very beginning? What happens if it comes out
>that the plant was a provocateur?'
>
>'A provocateur?'
>
>'What happens if he talked and manipulated the others into it? What then? The
>country couldn't handle it. The relatives of the victims are going to go
>crazy. He's going to be held responsible for the murder of 168 people.'
>
>'That is true.'
>
>'Of course the informant can't come forward. He's scared shitless right now.'
>
>'It sounds to me as if you've got a problem, Andreas.'
>
>'Schiesse'. "
>
>Some 300 members of the victims' families are suing the government claiming
>that the bombing was a "government sting" designed to trap neo-Nazis but
>which went horribly wrong.
>
>There is no doubt that McVeigh was guilty, says the author, but the whole
>truth has been concealed because none of the witnesses who saw McVeigh with
>accomplices was called to testify by the prosecution. That would have led
>back to Elohim City and the culpable incompetence of the FBI and ATF, the
>book argues.
>
>These conclusions may gain credence even among the sceptical American press
>following comment yesterday by Robert Novak, a respected columnist, in the
>Washington Post. Dismissing previous smears of the author, Mr Novak writes,
>he "is no conspiracy theory lunatic (and) is known for accuracy, industry and
>courage".
>
>The Secret Life of Bill Clinton also documents a cover-up in the death of
>Vince Foster, deputy White House counsel, officially ruled a suicide. The
>author has evidence of obstruction and systematic falsehood in the official
>version of events - prompting the lead investigator, Miquel Rodriguez, to
>resign.
>
>Patrick Knowlton, a witness, refused to retract testimony that he saw a
>thuggish man standing guard at Fort Marcy Park shortly before Mr Foster's
>body was found.
>
>The night before Mr Knowlton's second interrogation by the FBI, his car was
>vandalised. The author has tracked down the perpetrator: a freelance FBI
>agent with the highest category of security clearance. The book suggests that
>Mr Foster's suspicious death may be linked to his incriminating inside
>knowledge of alleged corruption in Mr Clinton's government in Arkansas.
>
>Larry "L D" Brown, a former member of Governor Clinton's security detail,
>recounts a mission to Mexico allegedly to kill a man who knew the state
>government was winking at weapons smuggling to the Nicaraguan Contras.
>
>The author writes: "Brown did not want to be on the wrong side of a
>house-cleaning operation by the CIA, so he accepted the mission."
>
>
>
>30 September 1997: Selection of Oklahoma jurors begins
>28 September 1997: New bomber trial puts FBI in dock
>20 July 1997: Informant accuses FBI over Oklahoma bomb
>9 February 1997: Washington had Oklahoma bomb tip-off
>26 January 1997: Militias aim to shed their KKK image
>15 July 1996: Foster 'hired detective to spy on Clinton'
>1 July 1996: Cover-up claim in hunt for Oklahoma 'witness'
>20 May 1996: Did agents bungle US terror bomb?
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>9 February 1997: Selected archive of material written by Ambrose
>Evans-Pritchard on the Oklahoma bombing, Whitewater and US politics
>
> Copyright Telegraph Group Limited 1997. Terms & Conditions of reading. 
>
>Oklahoma City Tragedy - CNN Interactive
>Oklahoma City Bombing: Reports and links - Constitution Society
>Oklahoma City Bombing news index - USA Today
>Oklahoma Bombing Trial - Washington Post
>
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