Twelve years later, justice continues to elude victims of attack in America’s heartland

Investigative Staff Report


19 April 2007: Twelve years ago today - at 9:02 a.m. CST on April 19, 1995, a blast caused by a truck bomb containing 5000 pounds of a fertilizer-fuel oil mixture took 171 lives - 168 were men, women and children, and three were unborn children and ripped through the heartland of America. That bombing is book-ended by the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the attacks of September 11, 2001, both which have been attributed to the diabolical work of Islamic terrorists. Clearly, the false peace and security felt by the majority of Americans during the decade of the 1990’s and into the 21st century was nothing more than illusion, but few could - or wanted to see through this false veil of tranquility.

Twelve years after the horrific bombing that shattered the calm of America’s heartland, it appears that the majority of Americans still cling to the illusion that the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building was a vengeful act caused by a disgruntled former US soldier and his American accomplice. Given the unprecedented quality of investigative findings that point directly to Middle Eastern complicity in the Murrah Building bombing, it would seem to defy logic that any reasonable person could continue to discount the omnipresent Middle Eastern perpetrators interwoven within planning and execution of the bombing in Oklahoma City. Arguably, having done so in the moths and years following the 1995 bombing paved, in part, the path to 9/11. Without a doubt, continuing to do so allows the Middle Eastern terrorists to continue to operate within the borders of the United States.

While America rightfully mourns for the students brutally executed at Virginia Tech this week, we must not forget the 171 souls who perished 12 years ago today - who continue to be victimized by the injustices of an incomplete investigation by those in charge of the safety and security of our country.