posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 03:53 PM
Someone mentioned what Oklahoman's think about the bombing and conspiracies around it. While I can only directly speak for myself, I can tell you
that my feelings mirror alot of other people's here, and these opinions have been batted about on local talk radio and to a much lesser extent local
In general, most people think there were others besides McViegh involved.
Most people think a possible middle east connection is highly likely. However; if true, no one can figure out why this wasn't brought up during the
run up to the war on terror.
Many people (although probably not as many as either of the above catagories), think the US Government knows more then it is saying. What they know,
and to what extent is often hotly debated.
Fewer people, but still a fairly significant amount think the government had some sort of pre knowledge of "an event" that could take place. Others,
although even fewer then above, think the US Gov was involved.
Rumurs persist, but it's hard to get any hard info, that several local journalists have been "warned off" by the Feds on investigations they have
done over the years, with career threatening and tax audits the most popular tactics used.
A local TV reporter in the years after the bombing dug up probably the most information on middle east connections. Jayna Davis has been on national
media over the years. Her conclusions, info, and links to her book can be found at:
I will also tell you this. A long time friend of mines father was a captain in one of the OKC suburbs police departments. He led several cars downtown
immediately after the bombing. When the reports came of a second bomb and to evacuate everyone did (it has never been determined if there was a
second bomb at once. He then said that the FBI and ATF took charge, and NO ONE was allowed back into the site unless they approved it. And other then
OKC Fire Dept very few NON Federal agencies were let back in.
I was about 12 miles away and inside a brick building at UCO when the bomb went off. We heard it, but thought it was the construction going on campus
at the time. It shook windows around campus. My dad's office/warehouse was about 4.5 miles from the bombing, and thought HIS building was coming
down. He was in Vietnam and had been less then a mile from a B-52 strike....and when the OKC bomb went off he thought it was MUCH closer then it
actually was. A friend of mine over 50 miles away at Okie State also heard it.
The point is I have always thought that it would be hard to get an AMNFO IED to go off that effeciently with that much power. So I have always thought
at the very least the public info on the bomb is wrong.
However; a girl I went to college with was across the street from the thing, and she said that it smelled EXACTLY like regular yard fertilizer, so
who knows. She also had quite the amount of stiches and cuts from glass and shrapnel.