Secret Oklahoma City Bombing Tapes Released: Claims of FBI Doctoring

September 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The F.B.I. finally released 20 secret, long-held security camera tapes of the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, after a Freedom of Information Act request from Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue. The disturbing, soundless images don’t show the actual bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, on 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, but do provide images of the chaos, minutes after the bombing, captured from security tapes of nearby buildings.

The release of the security tapes this summer, has surely opened up unhealed wounds of victims’ family members and of the survivors of the bombing. And attorney Jesse Trentadue is now raising questions about the investigation, claiming that the F.B.I. erased parts of the tapes to hide something the agency doesn’t want the public to see.

Many of the tapes came from security cameras installed in the nearby Southwestern Bell building, the Regency Tower, the Journal Record Building and the public library. The tapes show the destruction, fear and chaos, after the fertilized truck bomb exploded in front of the Murrah Federal Building. Hundreds of people are seen rushing in a panic from their damaged buildings.

A few of the images from the tapes were made public during Timothy McVeigh’s trial for the bombing. McVeigh, an anti-government member of the extremist “patriot” militia movement, was executed for his crimes in 2001. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols is serving a life sentence for his part in the bombing.

Some of the clocks on the tapes are slower than the actual time and others like, the Regency Tower tape, turn to static at the time of the explosion. Trentadue is suggesting a government conspiracy is responsible for the glitches in the tapes.

“Four cameras in four different locations going blank at basically the same time on the morning of April 19, 1995. There ain’t no such thing as a coincidence,” said Trentadue.

“The interesting thing is they spring back on after 9:02. The absence of footage from these crucial time intervals is evidence that there is something there that the FBI doesn’t want anybody to see,” Trentadue told the Associated Press.

Trentadue is on a personal mission to uncover additional evidence of the Oklahoma City bombing. He is grieving for his brother Kenneth Trentadue, who died at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center in August 1995. Kenneth’s offial cause of death is listed, as suicide.

But, Jesse Trentadue is convinced prison guards mistook his brother as a suspect in the bombing and beat him to death during an interrogation.

After reviewing the security tapes, Trentadue released them to The Oklahoman newspaper, as items of historical value. And copies of the tapes will be given to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

The Oklahoma City bombing claimed 168 lives, 19 of them children and injuring more than 680 people. The bombing was the worst act of terrorism on American soil, until the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

It’s important to remember that the Oklahoma City bombing was carried out by an American citizen and was an act of domestic terrorism. McVeigh was a United States Army veteran and former member of the Klu Klux Klan who was obsessed with guns and anti-government sentiment.

McVeigh once wrote to a newspaper decrying federal taxes, as a reason to start a civil war and a revolution against the government. “…Is a Civil War Imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn’t come to that. But it might,” wrote McVeigh.

He surrounded himself with right-wing Second Amendment activists, militia groups and extremists, as well as white hate groups, believing that the federal government was oppressive and tyrannical.

And his conspiracy-fueled paranoia has frightening correlations to the anti-government sentiment that is bubbling up from right-wing conservatives today, fueled by hate and fear-mongering from right-wing talk radio and conservative TV hosts, like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Ironically, McVeigh’s extreme anti-government beliefs were fueled by an “apocalyptic, militia-inspired” former talk show radio host, named William Cooper.


Comments

9 Responses to “Secret Oklahoma City Bombing Tapes Released: Claims of FBI Doctoring”

  1. LaTour Ancestry World on September 28th, 2009 2:42 pm

    Edward W. McVeigh, born December 13, 1912 and died October 16, 1994 was the grandfather of Timothy James McVeigh. He died six (6) months before Timothy blew up the Murrah Building.

    Social Security Death Index
    Name: Edward W. McVeigh
    SSN: 078-03-5488
    Last Residence: 14094 Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States of America
    Born: 31 Dec 1912
    Died: 16 Oct 1994
    State (Year) SSN New York, (Before 1951)
    issued:

    Helen B. ????, born September 25, 1914 and died July 10, 2001 was the grandmother of Timothy James McVeigh. Today, September 28, 2009 is her birthday. She would have been 95 years old today.

    Social Security Death Index
    Name: Helen B. McVeigh
    SSN: 062-42-3057
    Last Residence: 14094 Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States of America
    Born: 28 Sep 1914
    Died: 10 Jul 2001
    State (Year) SSN New York (1965-1966)
    issued:

    LaTour Ancestry World

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  3. Jeff Christen-Mitchell on September 28th, 2009 3:51 pm

    The missing footage showed a second explosion or a third, presumed FBI agent, suspect. Retired General Benton Partin explained the necessity of interior charges to affect concrete clad steel I-beams which would be untouched by the exterior bomb. Two, larger than exploded, bombs were removed from the building interior structure on live TV cameras, then never again mentioned by the media.

  4. chester arthur on September 29th, 2009 10:31 am

    So when conservatives object to the current socialist activities of some government officials,they are magically linked to terrorism.That’s not only quite a stretch,it has no basis in fact or reasonable conjecture.Funny that dissent was called patriotic during the last presidential term,alleged poisonous during the current term.Sorry,fiction writers of the free-thinkers-in-lockstep movement,dissent is a right no matter who rules.Since the 9-12 protesters didn’t even leave litter when they voiced their opinion in massive numbers,suffered no arrests and were(and continue to be) the best behaved ,most non-violent protest movement in American history,you’ve got no basis for trying to link them to any violent acts or threats of violence.

  5. mackie mccleod on September 29th, 2009 5:06 pm

    Jesse Trentadue is the Salt Lake City attorney
    who recently won a million dollar lawsuit against FBI for the wrongful death of his brother who was tortured to death by FBI agents. During the trial and the discovery process Trentadue obtained FBI documents that show they were handling Timothy McVeigh before the Oklahoma City bombing.After the trial Trentadue got a court order allowing him to take a video deposition fron Terry Nichols and Paul Hammer. Both men have identified FBI agents involved with MvVeigh before the bombing including FBI agent Larry Potts.

    to view a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long see
    http://www.forums.signonsandiego.com/showthread.php?t=59139

  6. Alfred V. Iannarelli on October 4th, 2009 9:44 pm

    As one of the leading experts in the field of forensic science identification (facial comparison) I would certainly recommend that individuals making comments on the buildng tapes just prior to the bombing incident not discuss the incident any further. The FBI, CIA, etc., did their job in a professional manner and brought the suspects to justice. In mt opinon, the case should be closed in reference to any further comments.

  7. LaTour Ancestry World on October 14th, 2009 1:06 am

    The name Harrison and the Oklahoma City Bombing

    President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization.

    I maped quested two locations:

    1. Imperial Motel, were Timothy McVeigh stayed at in Kingman, Arizona, before traveling across county.

    Two blocks from this location is Harrison St.
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?state=AZ&address=1911+Andy+Devine&zipcode=86401

    2. Terry Nichols home, when the FBI arrested Terry Nichols, they raided his home in Topeka, Kansas. U.S. Public Records Index Name: Terry L Nichols Birth Date: Aug 1950 Address: 315 SW 4th St #4, Topeka, Kansas 66603-0701 (1993)

    Two blocks from this location is Harrison St.
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Topeka&1s=KS&1a=315+SW+4th+St&1z=66603-3100&1y=US&1l=39.055361&1g=-95.675144&1v=ADDRESS&2c=Topeka&2s=KS&2y=US&2l=39.048302&2g=-95.677803&2v=CITY

    LaTour Genealogical Collection

  8. EDOGZ818 on October 14th, 2009 7:58 pm

    Did the angle show the truck bomb? Did the tapes show that McViegh didn’t set off Bomb, but JD # 2 did? Who is JD#2? Alleged to be Al Hasani Hasan , suspect in WTC 1993 Bombing with same type of bomb, he later went on to work at Boston’s Logan??? Airport, where 15 of the 19 WTC hijackers passed through his metal detector.

    Coincidence again?

    William Cooper was murdered by government , after he survied 1st attempt on morning of 9/11/2001. He was killed by government in November 2001. He wrote ” Behold The Pale Horse”.

    Read it first before commenting.

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