Well, sum’-bitch, I thought I had heard it all. But apparently I haven’t. According to everyone’s favorite batshit-loonball over at Foxnews, John Gibson, what was once a clear example of how any society is still capable of producing an individual that will engage in senseless, massively destructive violence (i.e. Timothy McVeigh) is now yet another example of Iraq’s involvement in terrorism and more support for our invasion. Oy-vey. Among the article’s claims:
“The whole thing stinks of Iraq. Ramzi Yousef (search), an Iraqi agent that was involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and his associates were allegedly talking to Terry Nichols (search) in 1994 about how to build a fertilizer bomb.”
“The answer is Tim McVeigh (search) and the U.S. government were each doing their part to hide the real players.”
Finally, why would the loved and sainted Bush Administration hide the meddling influence of our arch-enemies of freedom in Iraq? Because Mr. McVeigh is the innocent vitim of a broad conspiracy, and if the truth came out, the American public might be beside itself with grief over the execution of an innocent man. What’s worse, a good-looking, white, veteran of the Gulf War! Horror!
“The fear that the McVeigh execution might have been an error — and a mistaken execution — could put the federal death penalty itself in jeopardy. The fear of losing the federal death penalty could explain why the U.S. government does not appear to be anxious to act on evidence it has that Iraq may have been involved in the Oklahoma City bombing.”
Sorry to trot out that pit whipping boy Foxnews again, but I know a few people that had relatives die or narrowly escape the Oklahoma City Bombing, and I have this vague resentment against people trying to use revisionist history to score contemporary political points.
Sorry to disappoint you, but that rumor has been floating around since April 22, 1995 or so. It keeps getting debunked (or as close to debunked as these things get) and just keeps on going, like the Energizer Bunny, only more annoying.
It’s all about being provocative. As recently as last month, even the stalwart CNN sensationalized links between radical Nazi groups in the US and al Queda. Their reporter; Henry Schuster, failed miserably, but at least he tried.
Geeze, I’ve been following the story of the FBI slowy getting around to investgating a stash of explosives in Terry Nichols home (during the OK City bombling) three weeks ago. Boy, if I were Special Agent in charge of handling T. N.'s case, I’d ask for early retirement ya know?
And now Fox is claiming Ramzi Yousef is an Iraq stooge? Well, it’s like this you see: when you’re fair and balanced you’re being ironic. Get it? I-r-o-n-i-c. Well, I’ve got a link (inside the previous mentioned link) that’ll shiver the timbers of the pesteriferous John Gibson
mother of all fixes (you’ll note the poor man’s Harry Shearer picture at the beginning of the article.
Where the hell have you been John?! You poor mindless sap. Can’t you see the BIG PICTURE!!! :rolleyes: