OKC bombings the work of Islamic terrorists, according to declassified FBI memo
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For years, the poster boy associated with the liberal mantra that terrorists come in all sizes and colors—not just Muslims—has been Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. A newly declassified FBI memo, however, suggests that McVeigh may have been acting as an agent of Islamic terrorists.
The non-partisan, non-profit, non-advocacy Center for Public Integrity shares this informational bombshell in a report that also notes that an unnamed senior ABC News journalist was a mole for the FBI.
The CPI provides a quote from the memo to the effect that the journalist
advised that a source within the Saudi Arabian Intelligence Service advised that the Oklahoma City bombing was sponsored by the Iraqi Special Services who contracted seven (7) former Afghani Freedom Fighters out of Pakistan.
The memo was brought to the CPI’s attention by a Utah attorney named Jesse Trentadue. Trentadue discovered the document—unredacted and still marked “secret”—in a box of documents gathered by the defense team for Terry Nichols, a co-defendant of McVeigh who was convicted and is serving a life sentence.
According to the memo, a year after coming forward with the information on the Islamic connection, the reporter agreed to divulge ABC’s source for the uncorroborated claim. He or she identified the source as a former CIA officer named Vincent Cannistraro, who was on contract to the network as a consultant.
In fairness, the CPI article raises as many questions as it answers. The authors of the piece, John Solomon and Aaron Mehta, for example, report that Vincent Cannistraro, whom they interviewed, insists the information was never corroborated and was just a rumor passing through Saudi circles.
Nevertheless, the story is worth following, if for no other reason than to learn what our government knew about the Oklahoma City bombings and when they knew it. As for the FBI’s using a journalist as an informant, that’s another conversation that will need to take place.