"Governments, in order to perpetuate themselves, will
sacrifice 400-500 people without a second thought."
— 14-year DEA
veteran Basil Abbott
To understand the motive behind the Oklahoma City bombing, one must
understand the political situation in the country at the time.
In 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War was officially
over. The intelligence community was in danger of losing its appropriations; it
needed a new mission.
In 1963, the Kennedy administration was said to have commissioned a
select group of analysts and scholars to evaluate the problems inherent in a
post-Cold War society. Entitled Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility
and Desirability of Peace, its conclusions and validity have been hotly
debated since its "unauthorized" publication in 1967.
Although featured on the front page of the New York Times and
subsequently translated into 15 different languages, many establishment icons
and media pundits would only acknowledge the work as a "clever satire."
The Times, which received a "no comment" response from the LBJ
White House while attempting to verify its authenticity, wrote that the
possible hoax was a possibly suppressed report.
Others, such as Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty (Ret.), former Chief of the
Special Operations Division for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, quoted from the
document in his book, The Secret Team. And renowned economist, author,
and professor John Kenneth Galbraith wrote "As I would put my personal repute
behind the authenticity of this document, so I would testify to the validity of
its conclusions. My reservations relate only to the wisdom of releasing it to
an obviously unconditioned public."
As late as 1995, The Nation was still denigrating the report as a
"hoax," while the Wall Street Journal was seriously debating its merits.
As Robert Tomsho wrote in the May 9, 1995 edition of the Journal:
Given the tumultuous times when the document surfaced and the air of
respectability surrounding those involved with it, few readers were willing to
dismiss the mysterious headline-grabbing book as a hoax.
Whether or not Report from Iron Mountain was in fact a hoax, the
report's conclusions, even its detractors will admit, lend a somewhat prescient
and frightening measure of truth to contemporary 20th century reality.*
Written in cold, empirical think-tank language, the report postulates
that war is the fundamental basis for all political, social, and economic
The report also suggests, in somewhat Machiavellian fashion, initiating
"ritual blood games," renewing "slavery," and creating an "omnipotent"
international police force as mitigating substitutes for the alleged
socio-economic void created by a post-Cold War society. The report defined the
sociological implications thusly:
War, through the medium of military institutions, has uniquely served
societies, throughout the course of known history, as an indispensable
controller of dangerous social dissidence and destructive antisocial
tendencies…. No modern political ruling group has successfully controlled
its constituency after failing to sustain the continuing credibility of an
external threat of war.
The war system makes the stable government of societies possible. It
does this essentially by providing an external necessity for a society to
accept political rule.… An effective substitute for war would require
A paranoid and fascistic national security establishment, no longer
primarily focused on the "external necessity" of an outward military threat
(e.g: the Soviet Union), must inevitably turn its attention towards the
ever-present specter of an internal threat — the "alternate enemy." As the
…the motivational function of war requires the existence of a
genuinely menacing social enemy.… The "alternate enemy" must imply a more
immediate, tangible, and directly felt threat of destruction.…
The Oklahoma City bombing, occurring as it did in the "heartland" of
America, served as no other "terrorist" act has in the history of the United
States in channeling the attention of the American people towards the
"immediate, tangible, and directly felt threat of destruction."
More significantly, it did so by directing the attention of the public
towards an "alternate enemy" — in this case — an "internal" one.
Such mass-psychological manipulation by the ruling elite is simply the
war spirit refocused. This ubiquitously American quality, so effectively used
against the Germans in the 1940s, the Communists in the 1950s, and the Iraqis
in the 1990s, would now be directed inward — against the Patriot/Militia
By linking Timothy McVeigh to the Militia movement through a massive
media propaganda campaign, the Militia movement is seen as the primary
motivational force behind the bombing. The movement, becomes, by proxy, the new
By substituting what it terms a "fictive model" for war, the Plutocracy
engages the false sentiments of the masses, creating, as it states, "a
sociomoral conflict of equally compelling force and scope." From the
perspective of the ruling elite, this sociomoral conflict must:
… justify the need for taking and paying a "blood price" in wide
areas of human concern.… The fictive models would have to carry the weight
of extraordinary conviction, underscored with a not inconsiderable actual
sacrifice of life.
That shocking revelation was written in 1963. Thirty-two years later,
former presidential advisor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. would write in Foreign
Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, that mouthpiece
of the plutocratic establishment:
We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in
blood as well as in words and money.
Quite a profound statement, coming as it did less than two months after
the Oklahoma City bombing.
Was this "blood price" carried out on April 19, 1995?
As will be explored in Chapter ?, the utilization of barbaric acts of
mass-terror-murder by governments in order to manipulate political objectives
is hardly new. Deliberately manipulated outrage-incidents such as the sinking
of the Lusitania, the burning of the Reischtag, and the attack on Pearl Harbor,
as precursors to elite-planned military campaigns has historically held several
functions: it triggers the built-in nationalistic war spirit, channels the
resulting righteous wrath toward the nominated enemy, and concentrates power in
the executive branch, where elite control is unhampered by popular
As President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who allowed 2,403 servicemen to be
slaughtered at Pearl Harbor to initiate America's entry into WWII, said: "In
politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was
planned that way."
The American public, brainwashed by the conventional wisdom of history,
with an attention span as long as the latest TV sitcom, is oblivious to this
fact. A public consumed by materialism and stultified by television poses no
serious threat to the ruling plutocracy. A savvy populace, intimately aware of
the corruption in government, and threatening to expose or even depose the
powers behind it, poses a very serious threat to the ruling elite.
The primary group which stands in the way of plans of the transnational
corporate fascist cabal today is a group of Americans who call themselves
Patriots. These Patriots — numbering roughly five million men and women
— are comprised of approximately 400,000 individuals who belong to the
militant arm: the militia.
These individuals are increasingly opting out of the federal system.
They are establishing precedents for their own governance, with names like
Sovereign Citizenship, States' Rights and County Rule.
Some are relinquishing their Social Security cards. Others refuse to pay
income taxes, which they insist are in direct contravention of the
Constitution, and an illegal outgrowth of the privately-owned Federal Reserve.
Many are buying gold and silver. Some are even issuing their own currencies.
They point out the importance our founding fathers attributed to the
Second Amendment — the right to bear arms — as the first and final
bastion against a tyrannical government. Ultimately, they are willing to defend
themselves against a increasingly oppressive federal system.
To the government, such a movement must not be allowed to grow teeth, as
did the Anti-War movement of the 1960s, or the anti-corporate labor movement of
the 1930s. Distrusting the Federal Reserve, believed by some to have engineered
the Great Depression, many of these communities began issuing their own money
— as many as 1,500 different currencies. As journalist Jon
These events created anxiety for the wealthy one percent of the country.
Things might have gotten out of hand. There was a danger of mass rebellion,
decentralization, a power shift downward, and so on. World War Two not only
solved a job crises, it reunified the nation around an external threat. It
temporarily eliminated the possibility of the disintegration of the body
Like the aforementioned outrage-incidents, the Plutocracy required a
tragedy to manipulate public opinion. The Oklahoma City bombing served this
purpose in the most sublime fashion. In the aftermath of that tragedy, the
ruling elite sought to unify the nation around an internal threat —
dressed up and repackaged in the form of the Patriot/Militia Movement.
Many liberal and Left-wing intellectuals and media pundits have
dismissed the notion of the Oklahoma City bombing as a deliberately engineered
act to discredit the militia as preposterous, self-deluded paranoia. Yet as
former CIA Director William Colby stated to his friend, Nebraska State Senator
John DeCamp, literally days before the bombing:
"I watched as the Anti-War Movement rendered it impossible for this
country to conduct or win the Vietnam War. I tell you, dear friend, that this
Militia and Patriot movement in which, as an attorney, you have become one of
the centerpieces, is far more significant and far more dangerous for America
than the Anti-War Movement ever was, if it is not intelligently dealt with. And
I really mean this."
In the absence of war, with the "motivational forces governing human
behavior" no longer "translated into binding social allegiance," the ruling
elite required a substitute. By demonizing the Patriot/Militia Movement, the
Plutocracy seeks, both to divide and conquer, and to distract, the
population. As professor and
dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky writes:
Over the last ten years, every year or two, some major monster is
constructed that we have to defend ourselves against. There used to be one that
was always available: the Russians. But they're losing their attractiveness as
an enemy, and it's getting harder and harder to use that one, so some new ones
have to be conjured up… They've got to keep coming up, one after another.
You frighten the population, terrorize them, intimidate them.… That's one
of the ways in which you can keep the bewildered herd from paying attention to
what's really going on around them, keep them diverted and
There is yet still another dimension to the situation largely
unrealized. The U.S. banking system is home to trillions of dollars in foreign
investment capital, resident in buildings, real estate, and industry (The
Japanese government currently holds roughly $200 billion in U.S. Treasury
securities). The ruling elite must keep these foreign investors happy. Should
one of them decide to withdraw their funds, it would be "inconvenient."
But were there a rumor of civil war, all foreign investors might decide
to withdraw their investments. The resulting collapse would make the crash of
1929 look like a summer picnic.
Like U.S. industrialists' investments in places such as El Salvador and
Guatemala, foreign investors realize that their money is safest in countries
with a happy, or at least docile and subservient work force. A population
threatening to withdraw from the system and talking of revolution, represents a
risk many foreign investors would prefer not take. As William Colby pointed
out, such events have important people worried.
Another financial collapse such as the Great Depression, always looming
over the horizon, or the threat of civil war, requires that the ruling elite
have in place a system that allows them to maintain order. The Anti-Terrorism
Bill, the Domestic Insurgency Act, the militarization of our police forces,
operations like Garden Plot and Rex-84-Alpha, and the murderous violations of
the Posse Comitatus Act in places such as Waco and Ruby Ridge, are all test
runs preparing for this eventuality.
A dramatic event like Oklahoma City, used to crush the political life
out of the militias, would go a long way towards calming the ruling elite and
their foreign investors. Reassured that the Federal Government is still in
control of the population, these investors would hopefully leave their
investment capital in place.
Interestingly, FBI Director Louis Freeh stated before the Senate
Judiciary Committee two days after McVeigh's conviction: "Most of the militia
organizations around the country are not, in our view, threatening or
Yet on May 13, Freeh stated before the Senate Appropriations Committee
that the focus of the government's domestic anti-terrorism efforts are "various
individuals, as well as organizations, some having an ideology which suspects
government of world-order conspiracies — individuals who, for various
reasons, have organized themselves against the United States." The chief
domestic "enemy," said Freeh, consists of "individuals who espouse ideologies
inconsistent with principles of Federal Government."
Freeh's alarmist comments impart the genuine concern which the ruling
elite have for the growth of the Patriot/Militia Movement. As Colby told
"It is not because these people are armed, that America need be
concerned," Bill explained to my surprise. "It is not that these people
stockpile weapons and have para-military training sessions, that they are
dangerous" Colby continued.…
"They are dangerous, John, because there are so many of them. It is one
thing to have a few nuts or dissidents. They can be dealt with, justly or
otherwise, so that they do not pose a danger to the system. It is quite another
situation when you have a true movement — millions of citizens —
believing something, particularly when the movement is made up of society's
average, successful citizens."
Further evidence of the concern that the ruling elite have for this
popular and growing phenomenon lie in the slanderous comments of President
Clinton, the huge wave of media propaganda, and the increase in undercover
sting operations aimed at destroying this largely popular movement.
While the so-called Justice Department was busy covering up evidence of
the bombing, Clinton ardently sought to smear those on the far-Right — the
"purveyors of hatred and division, the promoters of paranoia," as he put it.
"They do practice and they do preach violence against those who are of a
different color, a different background, or who worship a different God. They
do feed on fear and uncertainty. They do promote paranoia...."
Challenging the American people to follow him in a campaign of divide
and conquer, Clinton charged: "These people attack our government and the
citizens who work for it who actually guarantee the freedoms they abuse....
They can certainly snuff out innocent lives and sow fear in our hearts. They
are indifferent to the slaughter of children. They threaten our freedoms and
our way of life, and we must stop them."
Echoing and amplifying Clinton's defamations were the mainstream media,
which, all but ignoring the relevant evidence, launched unceasing, vitriolic
attacks against the Patriot/Militia community. Leading the charge were the ADL
and the SPLC, whose connections to the Mossad, U.S. law-enforcement, and
infiltration of the Patriot/Militia community have been well documented. The
ADL's ties to the FBI, in fact, had been forged long ago.*
At the same time, all legitimate expressions and concerns are ignored.
Militia members are portrayed as mostly gun-crazed racists with overly
conspiratorial views. As Relevance magazine notes:
If anyone dares to make a suggestion that serious crimes by high-ranking
federal officials or an agency of government have been committed, that
suggestion instantly becomes, almost by definition, a conspiracy theory, which
is itself (almost by definition) beyond the pale of responsible
Any attempts by the Left and Right to join together are explained away
by establishment intellectuals as a sort of strange symbiotic aberration. In a
June 19, 1995 New Yorker article entitled "The Road to Paranoia," author
Michael Kelly describes "views that have long been shared by both the far Right
and the far Left, and that in recent years have come together, in a weird
meeting of the minds, to become one, and to permeate the mainstream of American
politics and popular culture. You could call it fusion paranoia."
Yet in spite of the continual barrage of government and
media-orchestrated propaganda, the movement has grown. This is because the
actions of the Plutocracy and its intelligence/law-enforcement minions have
become so bold, so brazen, so outrageous in recent years that it is hard for
the average person not to take notice. Increasing political scandals, one
following on the heals of the other, catastrophic financial debacles, and the
murderous actions of the Federal Government in places such as Waco and Ruby
Ridge, have pushed the average American out of the sonombulic comfort of their
Now the average citizen watches the FBI march into Waco with tanks and
burn women and children, while President Clinton and the mass-media dismiss
them as "just a bunch of whackos." At the same time he turns around and watches
his neighbor's door kicked in by goon squads to seize piddling amounts of
contraband, while his home and assets are seized without ever being charged
with a crime, then given to law-enforcement agencies who divide up the bounty
Compelled to take a closer look at the Patriot/Militia movement, he
begins to understand that the Federal Reserve is a sham. He realizes that the
politics of the nation were corporatized long ago, that his vote has no
He begins to understand that the country is actually controlled by
corporate concerns who use the military and intelligence apparatus to do its
He learns how the CIA has illegally intervened and destroyed the
sovereignty of dozens of nations around the world, and assisted in the murder
of countless millions.
He watches with alarm as new laws are being added every day to restrict
his Constitutional rights.
While his pay check is no longer enough to support his family, he
wonders what happened to the Savings and Loans, and to those wealthy few who
were never prosecuted.
While he sees his job being sent overseas to take advantage of some poor
peasant who slaves for pennies a day, his own country is slowly being sold off
Unlike the mass of dumbed-down, TVed-out, passive citizens, he finally
decides to join a group of people who are willing to do something about it.
Contrary to popular opinion, the Patriot/Militia Movement is more than
just a fringe element of Right-wing conspiracy nuts. While it still contains
individuals who are somewhat myopic concerning social welfare issues and
environmental concerns, younger people are coming into the movement every day.
Increasingly, this group represents a broad spectrum of Americans
concerned about governmental corruption and the loss of their Constitutional
rights. Far from being impotent, as Louis Freeh asserts, the Patriot/Militia
Movement represents a threat to an establishment seeking to maintain corrupt
control over its citizenry at all costs.
While it cannot be said for certain that the Alfred P. Murrah Building
was destroyed as part of a preconceived plan to create the illusion of a
domestic terrorist threat within America — as a foundation for destroying
political dissent — it is clear that the investigation was
politically crafted for just that purpose.
In March of 1994, there began an extensive media campaign to portray the
militias as Right-wing terrorists. Numerous sensationalistic stories appeared
in the media, largely orchestrated by the ADL, Political Research Associates
(PRA), and the SPLC.
Then in March of 1995, Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) learned that a
nation-wide, early-morning paramilitary raid against militia groups was planned
for March 25. It seemed that a couple of concerned ATF agents had informed the
National Rifle Association (NRA) about the plan, code-named Operation ROLLING
THUNDER. Stockman immediately fired off a letter to Attorney General Janet
It has come to my attention through a number of reliable sources that an
impending raid, by several Federal agencies, against the "citizen's militias"
groups, is scheduled for March 25 or 26 at 4:00 a.m. A paramilitary style
attack against Americans who pose no risk to others, even if violations of
criminal law might be imputed to them, would run the risk of an irreparable
breach between the Federal Government and the public, especially if it turned
out to be an ill considered, poorly planned, but bloody fiasco like
Stockman's letter went unanswered, and two Senators who confronted the
Assistant Secretary of Defense were thrown out of his office.
What is interesting to note, however, is that the raid was scheduled
just one month prior to the Oklahoma City bombing, that launched the largest
anti-militia media campaign ever witnessed.
Yet the tension surrounding the Militia Movement wasn't the only
pressure beginning to boil the political pot. Even more interesting events were
to occur just prior to the bombing.
On Monday, April 17, a Special Federal Grand Jury in Little Rock, AK
handed down a sealed indictment charging Hillary Clinton with bank fraud —
misappropriating or embezzling some $47 million dollars from a federally
insured S&L, and benefiting from secret offshore accounts payable to
Vincent Foster, Jr., her former law partner, as purported payment for
"handling" Jonathan Pollard.
That same evening, April 17, a military C-21 Lear Jet carrying several
high-ranking military officials, including a supervisor to the NSA, crashed
near Alexander City, Alabama. The disaster, which occured on a clear day,
appeared to be more than a simple accident. The highly experienced crew
reported "fuel management" problems, a classic sabatogue technique. Witnesses
Miranda Wyckoff and Jimmy Keel claim they heard multiple explosions while the
plane was airborne.
One story has the passengers as part of a military coup, to arrest,
under the military code, their Commander-in-Chief, William Jefferson Clinton,
for various acts of treason, including the cover-up of Foster's murder. Another
story has an American POW from Laos onboard. Like Major Charles McKee, they
planned to bring him to the attention of the public.
The plane crashed not far from a secret Delta Force base in Alabama. It
has been rumored that elements of the 20th Special Operations Group (SOG)
guarded Mena airport during the Iran-Contra drug-running. A Special Federal
Grand Jury in Alabama was blocked from investigating the crash.*
The Mena drug-running, intimately connected with the activities of the
Iran-Contra Octopus, was also on the Congressional investigative agenda, as
were the activities of the ATF and FBI at Waco. The investigations were
scheduled to start in May.
Yet on April 19, two days after the crash, the Oklahoma City Federal
Building was bombed. The bombing conveniently shifted the attention from
Clinton's activities at Whitewater, the ATF and FBI's murderous actions at
Waco, and the Octopus' drug-running at Mena… onto Oklahoma City, and "the
new enemy in our midst."
Were these occurrances coincidences? And was it a coincidence that two
weeks after the bombing, a group of anonymous, black-hooded, machinegun-toting
federal agents began loading files removed from the Murrah Building onto two
What were in the files that a over dozen heavily-armed agents were so
anxious to hide? Given the timing of the aforementioned events, it is likely
the files were either records incriminating the Octopus for its drug-running at
Mena, or records incriminating the ATF for their actions at Waco.
It may be more than a coincidence that the ATF agents who raided
Waco… wore black uniforms with no identifying badges.
Interestingly, on the May 14, 1995 edition of "Face the Nation," White
House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta denounced those chairing the Waco hearings,
claiming that they "wanted to take attention away from the tragedy of Oklahoma
Panetta also called them "despicable." Curiously, Republican legislators
complained bitterly about the Executive Branch's tardy and disorganized
production of documents. For instance, Representatives could not find in their
48,000 documents a copy of any April 19 Waco operation plan.*
It has also been suggested that the files removed were records
implicating George Bush and company for their role in selling Iraq biological
weapons that have infected large numbers of American troops and their families.
Peter Kawaja, who served as Louis Champon's chief of security at his Product
Ingredient Technologies in Boca Raton, FL — which was secretly being used
by his business partner Ishan Barbouti, an Iraqi arms dealer, to produce
Cyanide shipped to Iraq — claims that documents implicating Bush,
Secretary of State James Baker, and others involved in the "Iraqgate" scandal
were moved to the Alfred P. Murrah Building.
Whatever the case, someone was obviously very uptight about some files
in the Federal Building — uptight enough to send a team of hooded,
heavily-armed agents to wisk them away.
Several days after the bombing, President Clinton sent his much fabled
Anti-Terrorism Bill to Congress. The legislation, originally introduced after
the World Trade Center bombing, had been languishing on the Congressional
shelf. On June 7, the Senate passed the sweeping measure by a vote of 91 to
Concurrent with the new legislation was a massive smear campaign against
the militias, trumpeted by President Clinton. As the Sunday Telegraph's
Washington correspondent, Ambrose Evans Pritchard, noted:
The momentum of Republican "revolution" drained away overnight, as
people drew back from the anti-government rhetoric of the Right, unleashing the
startling decline in its fortunes. President Clinton told reporters that he
owed his political comeback to that bomb. "It broke the spell," he said.