Janet Napolitano opened this can of worms, bringing up Timothy McVeigh. On the days preceding the Tax Day Tea Parties on April 15th, the Department of
Homeland Security published an attack on "right-wing extremist groups. . .
[which] incite individuals or small groups toward violence". Included in this
group were gun owners, "disgruntled veterans" returning from overseas
deployment, and Evangelical Christians. (Sentinel, Girard Group)
Responding to the Obama administration's attempt to justify a controversial "right-wing extremism" report by citing Timothy McVeigh, a counter-terrorism group has posted a video statement by a prominent Democrat investigator who contends the Oklahoma City bomb plot was hatched not by right-wingers but by Islamic jihadists.
David Schippers, the chief counsel for the 1998 impeachment trial of President Clinton, probed the bombing with investigative reporter Jayna Davis, author of "The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing", by WND Books. Davis asserts McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not the lone conspirators but part of a greater scheme involving Islamic terrorists and at least one provable link to Iraq. The explosion April 19, 1995, at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building killed 168 people, including 19 children, and injured another 684.
David Schippers on "The Oklahoma City Bombing" from America's Truth Forum:
I've followed Jayna Davis writings and find them to sound reasonable, well-researched, and if nothing else -- intriguing reading. We may never know for sure who the accomplice(s) were, where they came from, and if there were Middle-Eastern connections -- but I would love to hear if anything in the original investigation even hinted as this connection.
In a recent e-mail posted on a veteran's list, came this pithy response from an angry veteran: "Just exactly when did it become anything more than PATRIOTISM, PRIDE in one's nation, and RIGHT - to take a stand when government does wrong! That is a citizens' DUTY to this nation! And, it is exactly what every Veteran swore an oath to do - for the rest of his or her lifetime! '...to defend the Constitution from all threat, foreign or domestic...' Disgruntled Veterans are PATRIOTS NOTextremists!" (Sentinel, Girard Group)