Posted by: Curtis Abrams | August 18, 2010

Documentary Diary: Oklahoma City: What Really Happened???

April 19,1995–Where were you on that day!! What happened on that day??

Nothing special really was going on that morning, right……..until a big boom was heard around the heartland of the Western part of the United States of America and the deadliest attack in U.S. history at that time!!! 

April 19, 1995

The Oklahoma City bombing was a bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on that day by Timothy McVeigh, an American militia movement sympathizer who detonated an explosive-filled truck parked in front of the building. McVeigh’s co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, had assisted in the bomb preparation. It was the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings. The bomb was estimated to have caused at least $652 million worth of damage.

Motivated by his hatred of the federal government and angered by what he perceived as its mishandling of the Waco Siege (1993) and the Ruby Ridge incident (1992), McVeigh timed his attack to coincide with the second anniversary of the deaths at Waco. Within 90 minutes of the explosion, McVeigh was stopped by Oklahoma State Trooper Charlie Hanger for driving without a license plate and arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon. Forensic evidence quickly linked McVeigh and Nichols to the attack; Nichols was arrested, and within days both were charged. Michael and Lori Fortier were later identified as accomplices. Extensive rescue efforts were undertaken by local, state, federal, and worldwide agencies in the wake of the bombing, and substantial donations were received from across the country. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activated eleven of its Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, consisting of 665 rescue workers who assisted in rescue and recovery operations.

This documentary covers:

  • Overview of the OKC Bombing case created by State Representative Charles Key.
  • Takes a look at major issues regarding the cover up by the FBI and Justice Department.
  • Including: Eyewitnesses, Other Bombs found and Prior Knowledge.
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    Quotes from State representative Charles Key:

    “The laws of physics coupled with a lifetime of experience with explosives and munitions convinced a military General  that the magnitude and pattern of the damage done to the Murray building were totally inconsistent with a single truck bomb, especially one detonated outside of the building. Just as people tend to remember major historic events, Oklahomans will always remember where they were the morning of April 19th 1995.  I began to have serious questions about the government’s official explanation.

    For example, the reported size of the bomb was upgraded several times, also the many reports of explosive devices found in the building was continually discounted. Another question was about John Doe number two and how the importance and status of John Doe number two was continuously changed throughout the course of the investigation. Another reason for my questioning was the analysis done by General Benton Partin and also many other experts in areas such as chemistry, explosives, seismology, and demolition.

    At that point I began to consider how I could get the facts of this case to the American people. My first course of action was to call on the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives to form a special committee. The purpose of that committee would be to act as an oversight committee in a function much like the mini checks and balances we have at many levels of our government. Unfortunately that request was denied by the speaker and he and the governor both were very critical of that request saying that people need to have more faith and trust in their federal government and its’ agencies.

    Frankly, that goes against what I believe in elected official’s responsibility is to its’ constituents and the American people. I began looking into alternative methods of communication. In this production and documentary, what we do is offer you eyewitnesses and experts and let you draw your own conclusion about what really took place in Oklahoma City on April 19th.”

    A variety of conspiracy theories have been proposed about the events surrounding the bombing. Some theories allege that individuals in the government, including President Bill Clinton, knew of the impending bombing and intentionally failed to act on that knowledge. Other theories focus on the possibility of additional explosives within the building and additional conspirators involved with the bombing.  Additional theories claim the bombing was done by the government to frame the militia movement or to provide the impetus for new antiterrorism legislation while using McVeigh as a scapegoat. Experts have disputed the theories and government investigations have been opened at various times to look into the theories.

    Hope you enjoy and understand why this documentary had to be made for the American public, prelude to the now deadliest attack in US soil, The attacks on September 11, 2001!! 

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