The Citizens Group that Blew Whistle on OKC Bombing

A Noble Lie

Directed by James Lane (2011)

Film Review

This documentary approaches the Oklahoma City bombing from a somewhat different angle, focusing on the citizens group that empaneled a grand jury to investigate Tim McVeigh’s accomplices, as well as his links to US intelligence. Oklahoma is one of the few states that allows citizens to convene their own grand jury.

The Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee was made up of Oklahoma City police and sheriff’s officers, bombing victims and their families, eyewitnesses and a supportive state legislator. Their findings showed clearly that at the time of the bombing McVeigh was still in the US Army (as indicated on his death certificate) and assigned to working with the FBI and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) group PatCon to infiltrate militant right wing groups. The committee’s goal was to force Congress to investigate the FBI cover-up of the Oklahoma City bombing. When this failed, the published their findings two weeks prior to 9-11 in a book called The Final Report on the Bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Building.

A Noble Lie also zeroes in on the two eyewitnesses who were murdered as part of the FBI cover-up, the files the FBI and ATF removed from the Murrah federal building before they permitted search and rescue teams from entering the bomb site, and FBI memos obtained under the Freedom of Information Act about the involvement of McVeigh and various accomplices in PatCon. The latter was an undercover FBI operation to infiltrate right wing extremist groups.

This film also goes to great lengths to debunk the FBI claim that a truck bomb caused the Murrah Federal Building to collapse. Not only was the pattern of structural damage inconsistent with an external air blast, but a truck bomb (of the size claimed by the FBI) would have produced too much ammonia gas for rescuers to enter the building.

Independent forensic tests at an Air Force lab ascertained that the bombing had to result from explosive charges attached to one or more columns inside the building – exactly like the two bombs defused immediately after the blast. The activities of the Air Force bomb disposal squad were reported by numerous media outlets on the day.

*An Oklahoma sheriff got a tip off from Little Rock the day of the bombing that these records likely concerned the federal investigation into CIA drug running at the Mena Airport in Arkansas. Federal records related to the Whitewater investigation, another Clinton scandal, were also stored in the Murrah building and vanished the day of the bombing.


Was Oklahoma City the First 9-11?

The Secret Life of Timothy McVeigh

Corbett Report (2015)

Film Review

This documentary examines growing evidence that the “official” government version of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is a fiction, just like the official version of 9-11.  Corbett bases the film on the premise that McVeigh was involved in some questionably legal covert operation – based on the federal government’s refusal to unseal his defense records. Somehow McVeigh’s defense team managed to access classified documents they were prevented from releasing to the prosecution.

Prior to his execution, McVeigh informed  his sister (in a letter published by the New York Times), fellow defendant Terry Nichols  and death row cellmate Paul Hammer that he worked for a secret army operation that assisted the CIA in transporting drugs and carrying out covert assassinations. There have been numerous efforts to depose Nichols (currently serving 161 consecutive life sentences), but federal prison authorities are denying him access to his attorney.

Numerous journalists and former military and intelligence personnel believe that McVeigh was working for PatCon, a secret FBI team assigned to infiltrate the militia movement and radical right during the 1990s. Members of this team were tasked with infiltrating right wing groups and inciting them to commit violent acts that would justify their arrest. There is strong evidence that both the 1992 Ruby Ridge siege and the 1993 Waco siege were PatCon operations.

Many investigators also believe Andreas Strassmeyer, a German-born radical who tried to persuade various patriot groups to blow up federal buildings, was a PatCon operative. Although at least one eyewitness reported seeing him in the Murrah federal building, the FBI conveniently allowed him to escape to Germany before he could be interviewed.

The film also highlights other serious anomalies in the case against McVeigh, including

  • The FBI’s sudden decision, after two months, to call off the manhunt for John Doe #2 (McVeigh’s accomplice, identified by 24 witnesses and caught on surveillance footage).
  • The failure of the prosecution to show surveillance footage at trial that depicts the Ryder truck (alleged to contain a fertilizer bomb), McVeigh and John Doe #2 seconds before the explosion.
  • The FBI claim that they have lost the surveillance video.
  • A structural analysis showing an external truck bomb couldn’t possibly have caused the pattern of damage that occurred.
  • Multiple news reports that a bomb disposal squad deactivated a second and third bomb located inside the Murrah Federal Building.
  • A report by numerous ATF agents that they were tipped off not to come to work the day of the bombing.

McVeigh was found guilty in 1997 and executed in 2001.