July 7, 2011, - 4:13 pm
More famous incompetence from Famous But Incompetent a/k/a the FBI. Can you believe the FBI accidentally “lost” videotapes of the Oklahoma City bombing, one of the largest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil? I don’t believe it either. And neither does attorney Jesse Trentadue. But that’s what the feds are claiming. Funny how the FBI never loses evidence . . . unless it’s convenient (as they did in the Sami Al-Arian trial). And anytime they are Forever Buttkissing Islam, per usual.
Famous But Incompetent “Loses” OK City Bombing Video
Trentadue has done a great deal of investigation–good, old-fashioned digging–to show that others, likely Islamic terrorists, were involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, betraying the false claim of organized Muslims, who constantly cite the attack as an example of massive non-Islamic terrorism on U.S. soil. As I’ve repeatedly noted, Jayna Davis–an Oklahoma City television reporter at the time of the bombing–uncovered FBI reports, etc., confirming that a Muslim man, Hussain Al-Hussaini, who worked for Saddam Hussein was seen with bombing perpetrator Timothy McVeigh when he rented the van used in the attack. Al-Hussaini was also seen with McVeigh repeatedly surrounding the time of the explosion. That much the FBI admits, but won’t give a plausible explanation regarding the agency’s claim he had nothing to do with the attacks.
As I’ve been noting for some time, more and more information has come out about John Doe #2 in the Oklahoma City bombing and alleged Muslim involvement in the attacks, including an FBI memo discussing it. Now Trentadue has uncovered something else. Using the Freedom of Information Act, he sought the FBI videotape of the actual bombing. And the FBI claims it “can’t find” the tapes. They are “lost.”
Do you believe it? If so, I have some land under the J. Edgar Hoover building to sell you. Clearly, there is something on that tape that isn’t meant for public eyes, at least as far as the FBI is concerned. What is it? And why–if the tapes are truly lost (which is hard to believe)–would video of one of the largest attacks against Americans on U.S. soil, be so easily misplaced and not kept safely?
The FBI has not found videotapes from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that are being sought by a Utah lawyer and do not believe another records search is reasonable or will uncover the information, the agency has told a federal judge.
FBI officials are “unaware of the existence or likely location of additional tapes” that would fulfill the Freedom of Information Act request filed by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, agency attorneys said in court papers filed last week.
Trentadue sued the FBI and the CIA in 2008 to get the videos and contended the FBI’s efforts to locate the information have been inadequate. He is looking for surveillance tapes taken the morning of the bombing from exterior cameras on the Murrah building and dashboard camera video from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s arrest of Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh was convicted of and executed for the bombing.
Trentadue asserts that the videos exist and will expose that others were involved in the domestic terrorist attack that killed 168 people.
But attorneys for the agency said the electronic databases have not turned up the records, nor have manual searches of FBI crime labs, evidence centers or a warehouse in Oklahoma City. A further search of a records cache totaling an estimated 450,000 documents — from just the first 14 days of the investigation — in the warehouse would be “unreasonably burdensome” and could take a single staff person more than 18 months to conduct, court papers said.
The conclusions were included in a court-ordered explanation of the FBI’s response to the records request. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups had ordered the agency to provide a detailed explanation of its records search last month.
The judge will consider the response in deciding whether the FBI complied with federal information laws in Trentadue’s case. It was not clear when the judge might rule.
Trentadue said in an email to The Associated Press that the government’s explanations don’t provide any new information.
“In short, nothing but more of the same institutionalized dishonesty, deception and disrespect for the Constitution,” Trentadue wrote.
Trite but true: where there’s smoke there’s fire. And there’s enough smoke here to flavor all of Alaska’s salmon. Hussain Al-Hussaini wasn’t hanging out with McVeigh “just ‘cuz.” Something else was going on.
You know it. I know it. The FBI knows it. And probably the videotape shows it, just like Trentadue believes.
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