There are terrorists... and terrorists!

Who Done It: "Muslim Militants" or "Our" Government?
Lest We Forget: A Brief History of
US Government Directed and Fomented Terror

> * September 11, 2001
> * The Campaign for Radical Truth in History
> * Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-0849
> * Michael A. Hofman II, Editor
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> World Trade Center Bombing 1993:
> "One of the largest acts of domestic terrorism in U.S. history was the 1993
> bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. As it turned out, the FBI
> was fully aware of the bomb plot before the attack took place. The Muslim
> group involved had been infiltrated by Emad Salem, a former Egyptian
> intelligence agent who was hired by the FBI and ultimately paid $1 million.
> The FBI even provided the Egyptian with a timer for the bomb, prompting the
> Chicago Tribune to publish a report headlined, "FBI Tipster Said He Built
> NY Bomb" (Tribune, Dec. 15, 1993).
> Source: Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare 2001.
> The Maine Bombing, 1898:
> February 15, 1898, an explosion destroyed the American battleship Maine in
> Havana Harbor and helped propel the United States into a war with Spain.
> The USS Maine that sultry Tuesday night contained 350 crew and officers.At
> 9:40 p.m. the ship's forward end abruptly lifted itself from the water.
> Along the pier, passersby could hear a rumbling explosion. Within seconds,
> another eruption--this one deafening and massive--splintered the bow,
> sending anything that wasn't battened down, and most that was, flying more
> than 200 feet into the air.... In all, 266 of the 350 men aboard the Maine
> were killed.
> The American press was quick to point to an external explosion--a mine or
> torpedo--as the cause of the tragedy. An official U.S. investigation
> agreed. On April 25, 1898, Congress formally declared war on Spain. By
> summer's end, Spain had ceded Cuba, along with the Philippines, Puerto Rico
> and Guam, to the United States.
> In 1976, Adm. Hyman Rickover of the U.S. Navy mounted yet another
> investigation into the cause of the Maine disaster. His team of experts
> found that the ship's demise was self- inflicted.
> The Lusitania, 1915:
> The Lusitania was a British cargo and passenger ship that was torpedoed and
> sank due to German submarine activity in May of 1915, just shy of ten years
> after she began her trans-Atlantic journeying. She was used to ferry goods
> and people between England and the United States. The Lusitania was very
> popular because of her speed and luxurious accommodations. She was
> considered "the acme of comfort," and deemed a "floating palace" by her
> passengers (Simpson 7).
> As World War I escalated and German submarines took a prevalent role in the
> seas; Lusitania set out from New York on May 1, 1915, with the intent of
> delivering material to England in spite of threats of sinking by German
> authorities.
> Six days later, on May 7, 1915, the Lusitania took a solid hit whose sound
> was described by passengers as a "peal of thunder," a "dull thud-like
> sound," or "like a million-ton hammer hitting a steel boiler a hundred feet
> high and a hundred feet long" (Hickey and Smith 184-185). Though they did
> not explode, water rushed into the first and second boiler rooms and caused
> the boat to shake from side to side. She then rose a little before a second
> massive explosion took her down into the sea.
> The exact cause of the second explosion is a point of contention. The
> Lusitania shows evidence that she may have been torpedoed a second or even
> a third time - but the second, most destructive, explosion may not have
> been caused by a German torpedo, but rather may have come from inside the
> ship. The reason behind this speculation is that the Lusitania's cargo can
> be called into question. She had originally said she would take, along with
> her passengers, platinum, bullion, diamonds and various other precious
> stones, but these things were never found and port records do not list them
> either. She is believed to have instead carried, under the guise of bales
> of fur and cheese boxes, 3-inch shells and millions of rounds of rifle
> ammunition. If true, these materials comprised "a contraband and explosive
> cargo which was forbidden by American law and...should never have been
> placed on a passenger liner" (Simpson 157-158).
> The torpedoes completed the destruction of the ship by their own power or
> they were aided by internal ammunition explosions. The ship sank within
> twenty minutes of when she was hit and took with her 1,201 people - and
> left only 764 to be saved by those who responded to her SOS (Simpson 9).
> Many American lives were lost as a result of the sinking, and because the
> Lusitania was never officially in government service, the United States
> believed the attack on her "was contrary to international law and the
> conventions of all civilized nations" (Simpson 8-9). The sinking of the
> Lusitania caused serious tension between the United States and Germany and
> led to America's declaration of war against Germany.
> Pearl Harbor, 1941:
> In the summer of 1940 Roosevelt ordered the Pacific to relocate from the
> West Coast to Hawaii. When its commander, Admiral Richardson, protested
> that Pearl Harbor offered inadequate protection from air and torpedo attack
> he was replaced.
> On October 7 1940 Navy IQ analyst McCollum wrote an eight-point memo for
> Roosevelt on how to force Japan into war with U.S., including an American
> oil embargo against Japan. All of them were eventually accomplished.
> On 23 June 1941 one day after Hitler's attack on Russia Secretary of
> the Interior and FDR's Advisor Harold Ickes wrote a memo for the President
> in which he pointed out that "there might develop from the embargoing of
> oil to Japan such a situation as would make it not only possible but easy
> to get into this war in an effective way. And if we should thus indirectly
> be brought in, we would avoid the criticism that we had gone in as an ally
> of communistic Russia."
> On 18 October Ickes noted in his diary: "For a long time I have believed
> that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan."
> The U.S. had cracked key Japanese codes before the attack. FDR received
> "raw" translations of all key messages. On 24 September 1941 Washington
> deciphered a message from the Naval Intelligence HQ in Tokyo to Japan's
> consul-general in Honolulu, requesting grid of exact locations of U.S. Navy
> ships in the harbor. Commanders in Hawaii were not warned.
> Sixty years later the U.S. Government still refuses to identify or
> declassify many pre-attack decrypts on the grounds of "national security."
> On November 25 Secretary of War Stimson wrote in his diary that FDR said an
> attack was likely within days, and asked "how we should maneuver them into
> the position of firing the first shot without too much danger to ourselves.
> In spite of the risk involved, however, in letting the Japanese fire the
> first shot, we realized that in order to have the full support of the
> American people it was desirable to make sure that the Japanese be the ones
> to do this so that there should remain no doubt in anyone's mind as to who
> were the aggressors."
> On November 25 FDR received a "positive war warning" from Churchill that
> the Japanese would strike against America at the end of the first week in
> December. This warning caused the President to do an abrupt about-face on
> plans for a time-buying modus vivendi with Japan and it resulted in
> Secretary of State Hull's deliberately provocative ultimatum of 26 November
> 1941 that guaranteed war.
> On November 26 Washington ordered both US aircraft carriers, the Enterprise
> and the Lexington, out of Pearl Harbor "as soon as possible". This order
> included stripping Pearl of 50 planes or 40 percent of its already
> inadequate fighter protection. On the same day Cordell Hull issued his
> ultimatum demanding full Japanese withdrawal from Indochina and all China.
> U.S. Ambassador to Japan called this "The document that touched the button
> that started the war."
> On November 29 Hull told United Press reporter Joe Leib that Pearl Harbor
> would be attacked on December 7. The New York Times reported on December 8
> ("Attack Was Expected," p. 13) that the U.S. knew of the attack a week
> earlier.
> On December 1 Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI, 12th Naval District in San
> Francisco found the missing Japanese fleet by correlating reports from the
> four wireless news services and several shipping companies that they were
> getting signals west of Hawaii.
> On 5 December, 1941 FDR wrote to the Australian Prime Minister, "There is
> always the Japanese to consider. Perhaps the next four or five days will
> decide the matters."
> Oklahoma City, 1995
> Both the Federal government and the ADL were "tracking" Timothy McVeigh
> long before the Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995. McVeigh and at least a
> half-dozen other men planned the bombing while encamped at "Elohim City," a
> heavily-infiltrated "Christian Patriot" community in rural Oklahoma. ATF
> informant Carol Howe infiltrated Elohim City before the Oklahoma bombing.
> ATF internal documents prove Howe was an informant who overheard McVeigh
> and his accomplices plotting to blow up the Alfred E. Murrah building. Howe
> sent over 70 reports to her superior, ATF Special Agent Angela Finley,
> warning that a number of people at Elohim City were planning to bomb a
> federal office building in Oklahoma City.
> Howe was not the only government agent privy to the Oklahoma bombing
> however. The shadowy Aryan Republican Army (ARA) gang of bank robbers were
> also complicit. Aryan Nations "East Coast Ambassador" and FBI informant
> Mark Thomas assisted ARA leader Peter Langan, an asset of the US Secret
> Service. Langan, the son of a US Marine Intelligence officer, was arrested
> for a robbery in 1992. The U.S. Secret Service intervened, however,
> arranging for Langan to be released on merely a signature bond.
> Langan subsequently formed the ARA, which was, from its inception, a
> government black op. For example, the ARA never encountered any bank guards
> or other police during any of their twenty successful bank robberies.
> Langan and his lieutenant were only arrested in connection with the
> robberies after independent investigators began to publicize Elohim City's
> ties to McVeigh. It was at Elohim where the ARA leaders, among whom was
> "John Doe No. 2" (Michael Brescia), held three meetings to plan bank
> robberies and other activities. (Langan's lieutenant conveniently
> "committed suicide" while in custody).
> Many government black ops use Halloween Satanists as a cover for their
> crimes. In Oklahoma City it was "white supremacists" and "neo-Nazi"
> patsies. The orchestration was finite and detailed, right down to the
> appointment of District Attorney Robert Macy -- the prosecutor who
> allegedly stymied all efforts to get to the bottom of the Oklahoma City
> conspiracy --to head the special Grand Jury proceedings to investigate a
> conspiracy. This is the same Robert Macy who, when asked by Oklahoma state
> Rep. Charles Key why Macy didn't proceed with an investigation, allegedly
> replied, "They won't let me."
> Macy's Grand Jury delivered no indictments of ATF agents or of shadowy
> right wing, neo-Nazi "useful idiots" like Chevie Kehoe. No, the only one
> indicted was the investigative journalist David Hoffman (no relation to
> this writer), author of the seminal book, The Oklahoma City Bombing and the
> Politics of Terror (Feral House, 1998). Rare book collectors take note: the
> entire remaining stock of David Hoffman's book was pulped and destroyed
> under legal threat from lawyers for agents of the FBI.
> Chevie Kehoe murdered gun dealer William Mueller and his entire family in
> Arkansas in 1996 because Mueller had inside information on Timothy McVeigh
> and the OK City bombing conspiracy.
> As part of the "Revelation of the Method," recall that Aryan Nations member
> and L.A. daycare center shooter Buford Furrow "miraculously" eluded the
> largest police dragnet in the history of the LAPD, to report directly to
> his FBI handlers in Las Vegas in full view of the television cameras.
> By the same process, Chevie Kehoe of Yaak, Montana and his partner, Danny
> Lee of Yukon, Oklahoma, killed the Mueller family while "dressed in FBI
> raid outfits" (Spokesman-Review, [Spokane, Wash.] April 8, 1999, p. B-3).
> In both these cases a symbolic hint was being intentionally sent to the
> public concerning who Kehoe and Furrow's real handlers are. At the time of
> the Mueller murders Kehoe was a resident of the Shadows Motel in Spokane,
> Washington, where he had been staying on and off since 1994. Kehoe was
> often visited at the motel by a child rapist and Aryan Nations activist who
> was also a master gunsmith and machinist.
> "Witnesses also believe McCrea and Kehoe met Timothy McVeigh at the Shadows
> Motel shortly before the April, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing...A former
> manager of the motel has reported seeing McVeigh visiting Kehoe there a few
> weeks before the Oklahoma City bombing.
> "...But the possible link between the Shadows Motel, Kehoe and McVeigh has
> been given little, if any, attention by the FBI...With McVeigh and his
> friend Terry Nichols convicted of the Oklahoma City bombing, there is
> reluctance to reopen the investigation, federal officials say."
> (Spokesman-Review, April 11, 1999, pp. B-1 and B-6).
> Here is a frank admission of the government's refusal to apprehend other
> guilty parties in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing. The conviction
> of the scapegoats satisfies the Federal police. Why? Because any further
> indictments would tend to risk losing control over perpetrators who might
> reveal embarrassing details and unaccounted for facts that point to
> orchestration of the bombing by the Federal government itself.
> Elohim City was presided over by Robert Millar, himself an informant who
> reported to FBI Senior Agent Peter Rickel, according to June, 1997 court
> testimony. Millar's son-in-law, Jim Ellison, was also a Federal informant.
> The "chief of security" at Elohim City was Andreas Strassmeier, a German
> intelligence officer who was in direct contact with McVeigh in the weeks
> preceding the bombing and who Carol Howe implicated as a co-conspirator.
> Federal Judge Richard Matsch prohibited Howe from testifying at McVeigh's
> trial, saying her testimony might "confuse" the jurors. After Howe went to
> the media with her evidence, the government indicted her on a trumped up
> charge of explosives possession. She was put on trial in August, 1997. Her
> attorney showed that Howe possessed the explosives at the direction of the
> ATF and Howe was acquitted of all charges by a jury.
> End quote from: Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological
> Warfare 2001.
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