It seems only yesterday that 168 innocent Americans perished in
Oklahoma City in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history –
After saving lives, the top priority on that fateful day was
Then things got worse. As the nation tried to figure out
"whodunit," the political left already had an answer,
and no amount of facts would change it: "The killer was 'the
political right.' "
Mass Murderer #1: Conservative Talk Radio
Remember? According to the left's account, there was one
bomber, 150 million co-conspirators and, at the top, a few dozen
hate-driven conservative talk radio show hosts who inspired the
Said President Clinton of these damnable talk radio hosts:
"[They are] purveyors of hate and division ... [they]
leave the impression, by their very words, that violence is
The leftist media took the cue. Bryant Gumbel added: "The
bombing in Oklahoma City has focused renewed attention on the
rhetoric that's been coming from the right and those who cater to
angry white men.
"While no one's suggesting right-wing radio jocks approve
of violence [that's exactly what he was suggesting], the
extent to which their approach fosters violence is being
questioned by many observers, including the president. ...
"Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Bob Grant,
Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan and others take to
the air every day with basically the same format: Detail a
problem, blame the government or a group, and invite invective
from like-minded people."
Time senior writer Richard Lacayo piled on: "In a nation
that has entertained and appalled itself for years with hot talk
on the radio ... the inflamed rhetoric of the '90s is suddenly an
un-indicted co-conspirator in the blast."
Mass Murderer #2: Government Watchdogs
Co-conspirators all! Just as guilty, Clinton said, are those
who, Lincoln-like, "believe the greatest threat to freedom
comes from" within, or who, Jefferson-like, say
"nuts" to trusting in men and deem it their patriotic
duty to be government watchdogs.
"How dare you call yourselves patriots!" President
Clinton fumed at Michigan State University.
After the speech, Clinton flew to Russia to celebrate Stalin's
victory in what the Soviets called the "Great Patriotic
Mass Murderer #3: Every American Conservative
Other co-conspirators whom the left indicted included anti-globalists,
homeschoolers, fundamentalist Christians, conspiracy theorists,
gun owners, income tax opponents, land rights activists,
constitutionalists, John Birchers – and the Republican Party,
for tolerating all of the above.
The left had a ready answer to "Whodunit?" and they
had a ready solution, as well: Silence them all!
President Clinton, fresh from his Josef Stalin victory party,
invoked Stalinist rhetoric in Montana. Real patriots don't allow
citizens to criticize the federal government, he suggested.
"When you hear someone doing it, you ought to stand up and
double up your fist and stick it in the sky and shout them
He was serious.
Clinton & Co. called for a reinstatement of the pre-Reagan
"Fairness Doctrine," a pro-communist law that forced
radio and television stations during the '60s and '70s to counter
all commentary against socialists and communists with "free
and equal time" in defense of socialists and communists.
There was nothing fair about it. It was Economics 101. No
privately owned station could afford to give away free air time,
so for two decades, none of them did, and true conservatives were
booted off the air.
Clinton was ready to finish the job that Reagan had
interrupted. But there's more.
Jeffrey Herf of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton
University demanded that the Republican Party purge itself of its
far right elements. "[They must draw a] clear and firm
boundary between the democratic and the undemocratic paranoid
right" and create a social climate in which the
"radical" right is "subjected to regular moral and
political criticism and denunciation." This was called for
because all "right-wing extremists," no matter how
harmless or responsible they may appear, are latent mass
You get the idea. America thought Oklahoma City was about
terrorism and mass murder; leftists thought it something quite
different – a godsend for rethinking the Bill of Rights
The Real Terrorists
No wonder, then, that the participants in this shameless attack
on the right fall silent as evidence mounts that Iraqi terrorists
– not the political right – ordered the hit on Oklahoma City,
and that the Clinton administration likely covered it up.
Shining a light on the Mideast connection, Americanist
journalist William F. Jasper was responsible for the earliest,
most authoritative investigative reports. No one should fail to
read and reread his work. (1)
But while Jasper's efforts are noteworthy, it is legal action that
threatens to finally bust the barn door open and shine a
floodlight on years of Clintonesque deception.
On March 14, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, most noted
for its numerous lawsuits against the Clinton administration,
filed suit against the Republic of Iraq on behalf of 14 survivors
of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Murrah federal building in
The complaint (2) cites
Philippine intelligence and law enforcement sources concerning
meetings between convicted Murrah building bombing accomplice
Terry Nichols and Ramzi Youssef, the mastermind of the 1993 World
Trade Center bombing, during Nichols' travel to the Philippines
between 1990 and 1994.
Additional evidence obtained under the Freedom of Information
Act reveals Interpol's efforts to apprehend two additional
Oklahoma City bombing suspects and information in the agency's
files associating Ramzi Youssef with the attack.
While the complaint presents direct and indirect evidence
linking Iraq to the crime, some of the complaint's most damning
bits of evidence regard a government cover-up, e.g.:
The victims never were told of any of this, nor were you. Judicial
Watch vows to change that. Victims' rights advocate President Bush
ought to do the same – for the sake of the victims, for the sake
of government reform, for the sake of justice, and for the sake of
shaming the shameful political left for its malicious political
- The written and verbal confession of Abdul Hakim Murad,
obtained by the FBI three months after the Murrah building
bombing, that Ramzi Youssef's "liberation army" was
responsible for the bombing.
- Pentagon assertions that McVeigh was an Iraqi agent and had
collected Iraqi telephone numbers prior to his arrest.
- A March 1998 Timothy McVeigh-copyrighted "Essay on
Hypocrisy," which defended Iraq's right to
"stockpile chemical or biological weapons" and
returned again and again to the topic of Iraq.
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1. To see Jasper's groundbreaking Oklahoma City
work, go to www.thenewamerican.com/focus/okc. Return
2. To see the complaint filed in the U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia, go to
For a brief summary of the Judicial Watch complaint, read
Dave Eberhart's NewsMax summary. Return
3. For new evidence obtained through a deathbed
interview with Elmina Abdul, a terrorist's widow, visit
www.insightmag.com/news/241267.html and http://www.insightmag.com/news/241261.html.