by Paul Craig Roberts
Today, April 19, 2017, is the 22nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. The bombing
of the federal Murrah office building was blamed by federal authorities on a bomb made
from fertilizer inside a truck parked in front of the building by Timothy McVeigh and
There are many anomalies associated with the official explanation, including mysterious
deaths of some, including a police officer, who understood that the actual facts did not
accord with the explanation. Investigators who report the actual facts are branded
"conspiracy theorists" and dismissed. This has been the Deep
State's way of controlling explanations since the 1940s.
Americans, being the insouciant people that they are, never noticed that the Murrah
building blew up from the inside out, not from the outside in.
However, Air Force General
Benton K. Partin, the US Air Force's top explosive expert, did notice. He prepared a
detailed report containing "conclusive proof that the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was not caused solely by the truck bomb.
Evidence shows that the massive destruction was primarily the result of four demolition
charges placed at critical structural points at the third floor level." Here is a copy
of General Partin's letter
accompanying the report he sent to US Senator Trent Lott.
General Partin was my neighbor in Alexandria, Virginia. I went through his report those
years ago, and it is clear that the official "investigation" ignored all the facts
presented by General Partin. Indeed, Partin's report is not even part of the record.
Wikipedia does not even mention the report as a "conspiracy theory" in Wikipedia's
recitation of the official line.
There was no more an investigation of the Oklahoma City Bombing than there was of 9/11.
It has never been clear to me why a number of people knew better than to come to work
that day in the Murrah building or why what was likely deep state perpetrators desired
to kill several hundred people, including children.
Perhaps it was targeted at the militias and the creation of police powers that could be
used against them. Two years previously the Clinton regime murdered approximately 100
men, women, and children at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. The religious
sect was threatening no one and in violation of no laws, but it was a dissident group
that the US government decided to terminate.
The focus on dissidents changed with 9/11, which Israel and Israel's American
neoconservative allies used to apply wide-ranging and long-lasting massive violence to
seven Muslim countries, costing US taxpayers trillions of dollars and what remained of
the reputation of the United States.
The main consequence of "terrorism" is the extraordinary growth of unconstitutional
police state powers throughout the Western world. Every protective shield of individual
rights, except for the Second Amendment, has been stripped from the US Constitution by
the so-called "war on terror."
All of the alleged terrorist attacks have puzzling, uninvestigated, and unreported
anomalities. It is astonishing that the media never asks any questions. Consider, for
example, the Nice, France, Truck attack.
Nice police authorities have the unambigious evidence of the security cameras on every
block of the truck's alleged murderous route. There should be no question whatsoever
about what really happened. Yet, the Minister of the Interior in Paris ordered the Nice
public authorities to destroy the video evidence and not to release it. So all we have
is a very grainy inconclusive video taken by a person allegedly married to a former
Mossad intelligence officer. This person turns out to be the same person who provides
the only video of an attack in Germany.
The bridge attack in London is overwhelming with the lack of any evidence. We simply
get an official story.
is famous for the one bereaved parent, but there were allegedly scores of dead children.
Where are the other parents? Aren't they bereaved?
FBI statistics show no one was murdered in Newtown in 2012
If these terror events are real, it is a simple matter for the media to ask questions,
to investigate, and to give the public the facts. But the media
never does. The media only repeats the official story without checking it.
In other words, the facts are whatever the government says they are. So what is the
purpose of the media?
No purpose except to be a trumpet for the government.
The official stories of the Murrah office building bombing and 9/11 are now enshrined in
memorials, the purpose of which is to make a lie the truth.
For insouciant Americans this works.
Dr. Paul Craig
Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was
Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of
National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.
"Oklahoma City Bombing: Media Coverage Biased,"
The Wisdom Fund, April 23, 1995
Ryan Gorman, "22 years after the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh remains the
only terrorist executed by US," The Wisdom Fund, April 19, 2017