Conspiracy sites track OKC bombing events
June 13, 1997
From CNN Interactive Writer Wayne Drash
Web posted at: 3:40 p.m. EDT (1540 GMT)
(CNN) -- Timothy McVeigh's lawyers have said sentencing
their client to death could elevate him to martyr status among
militia groups and incite other violent attacks. Though the
defense argument is part of their attempt to spare the
defendant's life, conspiracy-related Web sites are closely
monitoring McVeigh's fate.
And the sites are abundant. Some pop up instantly using
search engines. Others mask themselves amid the tangled skein
of the Web, constantly changing their names and URLs as if
hiding from a possible government crack down.
But few of these sites doubt McVeigh's role in the deadly
Oklahoma City bombing, nor do they hail McVeigh as a hero of
anti-government sentiment. Instead, the sites argue that the
defendant and alleged co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, could
not have acted alone.
Here's a sampling of what some of the sites claim:
Why did McVeigh try to contact a neo-Nazi, and son of
an aide to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in the
anti-government enclave of Elohim City, Oklahoma, just before
Probing the McVeigh/Neo-Nazi connection
Pictures taken near an Oklahoma Army base in early
April 1995 show what appears to be a Ryder truck in a
military-style compound. Was it involved in the bombing?
Truck photo page
What about the Air Force report that concludes a
single truck loaded with 4,800 pounds of ammonium nitrate
could not pull off a blast the size of the April 19, 1995,
The sites, if nothing else, provide provocative discussion
not otherwise reported in the mainstream media. And some of
the questions raised may soon be answered.
An Oklahoma judge Wednesday ordered a grand jury
investigation into an alleged cover-up by federal agents.
Republican state Rep. Charles Key led the campaign for the
probe, collecting more than 10,000 signatures on a petition
to investigate the bombing -- twice the number needed.
New American -- An
affiliate of the John Birch Society, New America has one of
the most extensive sites dedicated to the Oklahoma City
bombing and various cover-up theories. It features several
blast sections, numerous in-depth articles and archives for
its print edition.
The Oklahoma City Bombing: Were there additional explosive
charges? -- An independent site that contains the photographs of what
appears to be a Ryder truck in a military compound in
Michigan Militia -- A
constantly updated site with news reports on alleged
Parascope: Something strange is happening -- Get the scoop on
paranoid news at one of the Web's most interactive conspiracy
militia movement is all over the Web. Take a peak for
Web O' Conspiracy
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