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• Authors agree Andreas Strassmeir the key to unraveling truth
By Michael Collins
.The Oklahoma City (OKC) bombing was
eclipsed by 9-11, but the OKC affair was
followed by years of independent inquiries
by diligent researchers convinced
(and rightly so) that the U.S. government covered
up what really happened in America’s heartland.
Although dissident assessments of OKC received
attention in the “patriot” movement, one thing
about them is consistent: All have distinctly differing
theories. Some blame the FBI and some the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(BAFTE). Others finger “Bill Clinton and the New
World Order,” or a combination thereof. But none
mention the possibility that the domestic OKC conspiracy
was ultimately manipulated by Israel’s intelligence
service, the Mossad.
The Judas Goats* explored often-ignored details
relating to Tim McVeigh and his associates pointing
toward this controversial likelihood. But most researchers
avoid this data. It’s easier to say: “The U.S.
government did it to set up a police state.” But you’ll
notice no police state emerged in the wake of OKC.
Did Israel orchestrate OKC trying to frame former
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for the crime so
as to force Clinton to wage war against Iraq? In
fact, energetic efforts were made to link McVeigh
to Saddam. But Clinton wouldn’t go along with the
program and ordered the FBI to opt for a “lone nut”
explanation. Next time, with 9-11, Israel achieved
its goal. But after OKC, there was a big cover-up
Now a new book, entitled Oklahoma City: What
the Investigation Missed — and Why It Still Matters,
comes probably as close as any from a mainstream
publisher ever will to hinting the Mossad
had a link to OKC.
The authors — Andrew Gumbel, a distinguished
British journalist, and former Marine Lt. Col. Roger
Charles — will probably cringe if they read this assessment
of their findings, but it is on the mark.
Charles is interesting. A producer on some of
ABC’s OKC coverage, he also worked with the late
independent OKC investigator John Cash and with
McVeigh’s defense team. He and Cash separately
visited The Spotlight newspaper to find out what
our team knew about the mysterious German, Andreas
Strassmeir, whose murky activities linked to
McVeigh are — as the book makes clear — a key to
McVeigh himself told his prison cell mate, as later
revealed, that The Spotlight’s reporting on Strassmeir
was on target.
While the book will disappoint, even disgust,
many who devoted study to OKC, churning over
minutiae perceived as “evidence” of a conspiracy,
the book is “must” reading exactly because it explodes
myths surrounding OKC that many patriots
think are “gotcha” items proving a cover-up. As in
the JFK assassination and in 9-11, there are a lot of
popular (now legendary) theories founded in misunderstanding,
then passed along by word of
mouth and from one book to another, which are
now carved in stone in conspiracy lore.
Many well-meaning sleuths contributed to this
state of affairs, and the authors do a service setting
the record straight. They will upset some folks, but
the truth counts, no matter whose feelings are hurt.
However, the book does prove there was a lot of
outright cover-up and corruption — and incompetence —
that led to the outrageously falsified U.S.
government explanation of OKC.
The authors only go so far as to suggest that still-hidden strands of the OKC conspiracy connect to a
gang of bank robbers motivated by their goal of a “white revolution.” But it’s obvious the U.S. government
has been determined to suppress all of
this since its tentacles could lead toward a realm
the government prefers to avoid.
In short, while the authors don’t say it, the truth
is — as The Spotlight demonstrated in its groundbreaking
OKC coverage — pursuing the “white
racist” connection would lead directly to the Anti-
Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith and the
Southern Poverty Law Center, both of which were
in control of or monitoring individuals surrounding
McVeigh. One of the controlled individuals was the
aforementioned Strassmeir who postured as a “white separatist” but was, as the authors make
clear, an intelligence informant protected at the
The government did not pursue Strassmeir precisely
because he was a direct link to Israeli intelligence,
of which the ADL is an American conduit
and which often operates on a strategic level with
the SPLC that — evidence shows — was utilizing
Strassmeir as one of its agents. The authors outlined
Strassmeir’s Israeli connections:
There were things about Andreas Strassmeir
that his friends in the revolutionary patriot movement
did not know and would have been intrigued,
or appalled, to find out. Despite his
pedigree as the grandson of a Nazi, he was fascinated
by Israel and spent three summers on a kibbutz
in the Jezreel Valley, near the Golan Heights.
He had enrolled in Hebrew classes as a teenager in
Berlin, and spoke the language fluently.
During his second stint at the kibbutz, he was
given an Uzi and put on security detail; during his
third, he was sent on patrol on the Green Line between
Israel and the West Bank, a job usually reserved
for the military. When he was asked in an
interview if he had worn an Israeli Defense Force
uniform, Strassmeir’s expression changed noticeably
and he broke into an embarrassed smile before
insisting he had gone out in jeans.
Strassmeir acknowledged that he “bumped
into” General Rafael Eitan, the architect of the
1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon — an encounter
captured in a photograph of them at Golan Beach,
near Lake Galilee. And he did not explicitly deny
that he had contact with the Mossad, the Israeli
security service . . . .
Strassmeir was a German army officer by then,
and his career took an interesting turn when he returned
home: he was seconded to intelligence
work. . . . [His] infantry battalion now used him to
sniff out East German informants and spies. At
some stage, Strassmeir was asked to fill in as the
head of the battalion’s intelligence unit, which
gave him access to the army’s internal reports.
This history strongly suggests that Strassmeir
was not the radical right-winger he appeared to be,
and might even have been a government agent of
some sort, spying on extremists in the United
States. . . .
Who might he have worked for? The Germans
were certainly interested in intelligence on American
radicals, because they worried that money
and propaganda materials from the United States
were fueling neo-nazi violence at home. The Israelis
were interested, too.
Despite all this, perhaps litigation conscious, the
authors court the good will of Strassmeir’s close
friend and attorney, Kirk Lyons, wrapping up their
eye-opening account of Strassmeir’s Israeli ventures
by parroting Lyons’s claim that “Andi” was
just a lazy kid they called “Sofa-meir,” because he
was always “sacked out.” Yet one of Lyon’s backers
came up with an overnight express of $6,000
cash to help Lyons spirit Strassmeir out of the
country when government investigators initially
looked in his direction. What do you think?
These are some highlights of this fascinating
439-page book available from American Free
Press. Don’t miss it. You may not like everything
you read, but you’ll learn a lot.
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. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 29/30, July 16 & 23, 2012, AMERICAN