Exclusive: Oklahoma City Bombing Breakthrough, Part 2 of 2

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"Murrah Building Aerial" by US Army Corps of Engineers. Hronek, Sheri (August 2001).

“Murrah Building Aerial” by US Army Corps of Engineers. Hronek, Sheri (August 2001).

Not So Fast, ATF

As noted in Part 1 of this 2-part series, in early 1995, Tulsa Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents were eagerly preparing for a highly anticipated raid on the radical right-wing enclave of Elohim City—and the arrest of the shadowy figure Andreas Strassmeir, aka “Andy the German.”

Then, suddenly those plans were dramatically and suddenly halted. The abrupt about-face was recorded in a Report of Investigation (ROI) for February 1995:

On February 22, 1995 this agent met with OHP [Oklahoma Highway Patrol] Trooper Ken Stafford [the pilot who had flown the AFT team on the February 7 aerial reconnaissance] to exchange certain information regarding this investigation. Trooper Stafford indicated that the FBI also had an ongoing investigation regarding Elohim City. (Emphasis added.)

Near panic gripped federal law enforcement agencies in Tulsa. An extraordinary meeting took place later that day between ATF RAC David Roberts and the local US Attorney, Steve Lewis. The meeting violated strict bureaucratic protocol whereby Lewis would normally not have deigned to meet with a lowly RAC, and would have met only with Roberts’ Dallas-based regional ATF boss.

The left-hand and the right-hand of federal law enforcement targeting Elohim City finally became aware of each others’ investigations, and Lewis’s meeting with Roberts had one immediate and three follow-up consequences:

—ATF terminated its investigation and the planned arrest of Strassmeir

—ATF terminated CI-183 (the Tulsa debutante) as a paid Confidential Informant.

—ATF terminated its investigation of White Aryan Resistance (and Elohim City).

—The FBI continued its investigation at Elohim City, unimpeded by the ATF.

(A planned visit to Elohim City by CI-183 for the week of March 5-11 did not take place, or, if it did, no records of the visit have been released).

In September 2001, six years after the bombing, David Roberts told CBS 60 Minutes II producer Mary Mapes in a not-for-record telephone call the following, never-before-public information:

the Oklahoma City bombers came out of Elohim City

the FBI had a snitch in the middle of the bombing conspiracy

the FBI took over sole investigation of Elohim City to protect its snitch.

This writer was working as a consultant to 60 Minutes II on September 8, 2001, and made notes of Mapes’s telephone call to an attorney representing Terry Nichols, the man who was charged and convicted as McVeigh’s partner in the Oklahoma City bombing. A planned visit with Roberts and his attorney in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, for September 12, 2001, did not take place due to the 9/11 attacks. Subsequent attempts to arrange an on-the-record interview with Roberts have been unsuccessful.

Saving Strassmeir’s Ass (and the FBI’s)

Two days after the bombing, a joint FBI-ATF team interviewed CI-183. It’s worth quoting the FBI report of this interview at some length, including intentional misspellings:

EC’s [Elohim City] Security Officer is STRASMEYER, an illegal alien from Germany who is a former West German Infantry Officer.

… STRASMEYER has talked frequently about direct action against the U.S. Government.) He is trained in weaponry and has discussed assassinations, bombings and mass shootings…

MEHAUN [Dennis Mahon, a long-time major figure in the national white supremacist movement and one-time FBI informant, currently serving time for a letter bomb in federal prison] has talked with CAROL [CI-183] about targeting federal installations for destruction through bombings, such as the IRS Building , the Tulsa Federal Building and the Oklahoma City Federal Building… [Note: CI-183 later said this text was wrong. Strassmeir the German had mentioned the three specific buildings, not Mahon. This would not be the first time that the FBI has burned a lesser important snitch to protect a more valuable one.

… MEHAUN and STRASMEYER has taken three trips to Oklahoma City in November, 1994, December, 1994, and February, 1995. CAROL only accompanied the group once, in December, 1994…

Note that last paragraph: here is the FBI reporting that Strassmeir and Mahon, his White-Aryan-Resistance buddy, took three reconnaissance trips to Oklahoma City in the months before the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, a structure which one or both had reportedly spoken about destroying.

Elohim City is only 170 miles from Oklahoma City, so one might think that after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, with the above information in FBI files, Strassmeir would be, if not first, at least in the top-most group of the FBI’s list of persons of interest. In fact, reasonable minds might expect that Strassmeir qualified as a full-fledged “suspect.”

But that was not how the FBI saw it. There is compelling evidence the FBI actually aided and abetted Strassmeir’s return to Germany (in January 1996), without his having been even informally questioned, much less officially interviewed.

The US Counterterrorism Division made it impossible for Strassmeir to return to the US—so that he couldn’t be questioned about his involvement?

The US Counterterrorism Division made it impossible for Strassmeir to return to the US—so that he couldn’t be questioned about his involvement?

Subsequent to Strassmeir’s return home, the FBI responded to some press interest by releasing two short, superficial trans-Atlantic telephone interviews with Strassmeir (conducted on April 30 and May 1, 1996). These interviews completely ignored the information in the April 21, 1995, joint FBI/ATF interview of CI-183, and should go down in history as one of the Bureau’s greatest investigative embarrassments.

Alternatively, the Bureau may see it as a great success: for twenty years, its snitch, Strassmeir, along with the Bureau itself, avoided any accountability for his role in an attack that murdered 168 American citizens.

With Strassmeir safely back in Germany, the US Department of State’s Counterterrorism Division issued a “Protective Intelligence Bulletin” making Strassmeir ineligible for a return to the US, in case someone like a congressional committee might want to interview him here.

Tulsa ATF called CI-183 back into snitch service

While agencies of the federal government covered their tracks and protected Strassmeir in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, ATF Tulsa obtained approval for the emergency reinstatement of CI-183 as a paid Confidential Informant “in order to aid in the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation… ”

In another document, Tulsa ATF justified its request to the Dallas Field Division for “Advance of Funds,” listing as “Suspect’s Name and Address”:

Elohim City

Robert Millar

Adair Co [County], OK.

In the block, “Explain/Justification” is this handwritten text:

This investigation involves the Bombing of the Murrah Bldg. in Oklahoma City, OK. It is suspected that members of Elohim City are involved either directly or indirectly through conspiracy. It is suspected that suspect #2 [the elusive John Doe 2] may be at the location. Funds will be used for CI-subsistence, expenses travel… “

The Tulsa ATF ROI for May 1995 states CI-183 traveled to Elohim City and stayed there for three days, and after this visit CI-183 was taken again to Oklahoma City for “debriefing” by ATF and FBI agents. (No records have surfaced from either FBI or ATF files of this debriefing.)

CI-183 reported that one Elohim City resident said, “There is a big secret out here,” and that other individuals there “were supportive of the bombing of the building in Oklahoma City.”

ATF Tulsa planned to send CI-183 back to Elohim City “in order to determine what the ‘big secret’ is and to attempt to identify suspect #2,” but this trip was canceled after CI-183 received warnings from an Elohim City resident that CI-183 “had better not go to Elohim City.”

These warnings were reinforced on May 24 when Tulsa ATF RAC David Roberts told CI-183’s handler that, “Robert Millar suspected CI-183 of being a confidential informant.” Most likely, Millar’s suspicion was based on information from his FBI handler in what proved to be a successful effort to head off an ATF investigation of Elohim City and its central role in OKBOMB.

With every anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing, the mainstream media run touching tributes to the victims and their families. But as memories of the tragedy fade, so does the possibility of peeling back the façade of a cover-up that has served to keep some “inconvenient” truths from the American public.

Read Part I of this exclusive story here.

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13 responses to “Exclusive: Oklahoma City Bombing Breakthrough, Part 2 of 2”

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  2. Jim Clanton says:

    This conspiracy coverup sure has the Clinton Stink on it. The Okc Bombing saved the presidency for Bill Clinton. He was in the middle of the impeachment hearings and this tragedy took the heat off. Americans were trying to heal. An impeached President was too much at the time.
    If this debacle had become public, the Clinton goose would have been cooked.

    • pablo mayhew says:

      Jim Clanton…

      The Clinton Impeachment proceedings occurred throughout all of 1998. The Murrah Building was bombed on April 19, 1995.

      I fail to see any correlation whatsoever.

    • keystoned says:

      Same demolition co that carted/ mishandled the OKC bombing evidence Also hauled the remains in the NYC bombing on 911 ? Whatever became of Carole Howe? Where is she now? still w/ the agency?
      SHE IS KEY

    • GR Arnold says:

      I agree this was a great diversion away from Wild Bill’s treasonous acts.

  3. stevor says:

    and what of the THREE BOMBS that the official story “forgets” to mention?

  4. VoxFox says:

    Seems like the more of these false-flag ops these guys get away with, the more they are encouraged to “go one better”. No ‘terrorist’ event anywhere in the world can escape the suspicion that the US government was behind it.

  5. Mark edward marchiafava says:

    why not post a pic of Andy the German?

  6. JayGoldenBeach says:

    J. Edna Hoover would be proud.

  7. oh_look says:

    The U.S. Gov has caused more damage than any of the “right-wing militias” because the FBI is under the U.S. Justice Department. So much for “justice” these days.

  8. R_of_R says:

    “FBI PATCON plan to infiltrate and discredit right-wing militia movements in the 1990s”

    http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?t=33789&p=440739

    And who has made millions of dollars bilking paranoid left wingers over the non existent threat of right wing “home grown terrorists” and the KKK? Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center America hating ZioNazis. So the SPLC and the FBI, who also needs to justify it’s existence and budgets, set about creating terrorism, where it did not (and still doesn’t) exist, which was also used to pass the precursor to the PATRIOT Act and usher in the USA police state – a deal sealed with that other false flag, 9/11. Oh, and don’t forget the FBI were also the perps in the World Trade Center bombing in ’93 (I think the year was).

    If you’re going to tell this damn story then tell it all. We don’t need limited hangouts.

  9. R_of_R says:

    So why not tell the whole story? Jesse Trentadue (sp) has certainly uncovered a pile of it and we know that an FBI agent’s fingerprints were on explosives under Terry Nichols’ house. IOW, this was an FBI bombing with the assistance of some idiots that they were handling and manipulating. And, who wired the building with explosives because we all know that a truck bomb isn’t what brought down the building. Then we have the Southern Poverty Law Center smack in the middle of all this and their hate for the US and their inappropriate relationship with the federal government are well known. When asked about his involvement in the bombing, Morris Dees said, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you”. So, Mr Charles, if you’ve been involved in investigating this story since the beginning, why are you leaving out the most important parts? Why not just say that the Murrah Building bombing was an FBI crime and the scumbags at the SPLC were co-perpetrators?

  10. MarkTenneyNewMathDoneRight says:

    “that based on what he learned as McVeigh’s counsel, Jones knows that the bombing was a conspiracy, and that McVeigh was not its mastermind. “I’m not trying to say he was innocent. He has exaggerated his guilt to protect others. He played a role, but he was a foot soldier, a mule, not the general,” says Jones.”

    Peter Israel, Stephen Jones

    PublicAffairs, May 18, 2001

    Others Unknown Timothy Mcveigh And The Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy