“I never got a massage from anybody. It’s made up out of whole cloth,” Dershowitz said in a Jan. 21, 2015, article in the New York Daily News. In an interview the following day on Local 10 News, he said, “I kept my underwear on during the massage.”
“I can confirm that I’ve received threats at my office and my home. I did get a bomb threat to my home. I have gotten a lot of very vile e-mails. The bomb threat was by phone. Scary, [but I am] not intimidated enough to resign from the commission.” — Jamie Gorelick, April 23, 2004
Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I’ll tell you what I think the real threat is and actually has been since 1990 – it’s the threat against Israel. And this is the threat that dare not speak its name, because the Europeans don’t care deeply about that threat, I will tell you frankly. And the American government doesn’t want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell. — Philip Zelikow, September 10, 2002, University of Virginia
As early as 1993, records show, Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association and attended a donors’ reception hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Around the same time, according to a source familiar with the connection, Epstein visited presidential aide Mark Middleton several times at the White House. Two years later, businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote a personal letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk about the financier.
Jared Kushner viewed Netanyahu as his boss and Obama as his enemy. — Sarah Kendzior, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
If the “mainstream” media – to include the Washington Post, the New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, and even FOX – are to be believed, Merrick Garland is the most beloved man in America. To call Garland’s media coverage “gushing” would be to understate it.
Neither Garland nor his sycophants are particularly subtle about it, either. In his Senate testimony at his confirmation hearings, Garland “choked up” while mentioning his “immigrant” “Eastern European Jewish forebears.”
“I come from a family where my grandparents fled anti-Semitism and persecution,” Garland said. “The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back — this is the highest, best use of my own set of skills to pay back. I want very much to be the kind of an attorney general that you are saying I could become.”
So one could imagine, back in the 1990’s, Garland taking the lead on the Oklahoma City bombing prosecution could have included a narrative worthy of an Oscar-winning Hollywood film: a young, dynamic Jewish-American prosecutor taking on America’s home grown Neo-Nazi domestic terrorists.
But Merrick Garland apparently did not take that route. Certainly, the mass media went out of their way to tie Timothy McVeigh to “neo-Nazis” but apparently that was one of those “superfluous findings” – “clutter” – that Garland wanted to leave out of the trial.
But there really was a direct connection between the Oklahoma City bombing and “neo-Nazis” – and not just “neo-Nazis” – but the real, actual NSDAP “Nazi” Party from Germany.
Why in the world would a young, dynamic Jewish-American prosecutor want to cover up this particular aspect of the case?
Imagine the news media in 1996 relaying this 100% factual, uncontested account of Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing:
May-September 1993: McVeigh meets Andreas Strassmeir, security head for the militant, far-right compound “Elohim City”, at at Tulsa gun show.
November 1994: In a plan arranged by McVeigh, robbers breaks into the home of Arkansas gun dealer Roger Moore, and makes off with guns and valuables. Meanwhile, Andreas Strassmeier and (Elohim City) and Dennis Mahon (Tulsa, associated with KKK) make the first of three trips to Oklahoma City to investigate possible bombing targets. The ATF, through the reports of undercover agent Carole Howe, is aware of their plans.
The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Trial of Timothy McVeigh: A Chronology Famous Trials, by Douglas O. Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Yet Merrick Garland, the young, dynamic Jewish-American prosecutor, who chokes up recalling his Jewish family fleeing “anti-semitism,” had nothing to say about a real-life “Neo-Nazi” directly connected to Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing, Andreas Strassmeir.
Andreas Strassmeir’s Wikipedia page provides a clue – and a lot of laughs for those with a certain sense of humor:
Andreas Carl Strassmeir is a German national and the former head-of-security for the white separatist community, Elohim City, Oklahoma. He gained media attention for his alleged connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing and has become an important figure in its conspiracy theories. [sic]
Strassmeir came from a German family known for its right-wing nationalist sympathies. He was the son of Günter Straßmeir, the Chief of Staff to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. His grandfather was also a co-founder of the Nazi Party.
How was this not major news? The grandson of a co-founder of the Nazi party – the real one, in Germany, the one led by Adolph Hitler – came to America and provided security for a White Nationalist compound associated with Timothy McVeigh, and assisted McVeigh and his co-conspirators in the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil until the 9/11 attacks!
How could the news media miss this? Why wouldn’t this be front page news all throughout the trial?
Well, there’s a little clue in that Wikipedia excerpt that normal people will miss – but someone like Merrick Garland most certainly would not miss – nor would any of the “serious journalists” of the mainstream news.
He was the son of Günter Straßmeir, the Chief of Staff to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
For the millenials out there, Helmut Kohl is perhaps the second-most important German Chancellor of the 20th century. After leading West Germany for a decade, Kohl was not just instrumental in the Cold War against the Soviet Union, but he presided over the reunification of Germany – thus ending not just the Cold War, but in a real sense, World War II itself.
Kohl was himself perhaps the most important European of the post-World War II order.
And the son of his Chief of Staff moves to America and heads up a “White Nationalist Compound” in Oklahoma and helps Timothy McVeigh stake out locations for his bombs to take down the Federal government in retaliation for the Waco Siege.
No, but that is not the comedy part. This is the comedy part:
“Strassmeir studied at a military university in Hamburg, and then went on to serve in the German Army in 1979. His military service lasted for a total of five years.”
OK, son of a top German politician serves in the German army – makes sense.
“After resigning from the British Welsh Guard” … wait, what?
… “Strassmeir moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career within the U.S. Department of Justice” … wait, what?
… “according to Strassmeir himself, he had hoped to work for the operations section of the Drug Enforcement Administration.” … wait, what?
The Drug Enforcement Agency, eh? Let’s keep that in mind. Despite all of the “conspiracy theories” around the Oklahoma City bombing, virtually no one has ever mentioned the fact that the DEA office in the Oklahoma City Federal building that was destroyed held the evidence for ongoing investigations into drug cartels – and quite likely the case that incoming President Bill Clinton was asked about – who simply said he knew nothing about the goings-on at the Mena, Arkansas airport, that it had something to do with former President George H. W. Bush – so go ask him.
But back to the comedy:
“His efforts to obtain a career within the federal government were aided by Vincent Petruskie, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who had apparently met Strassmeir’s father while he (Petruskie) was stationed in Berlin. In interviews, Strassmeir has referred to Vincent Petruskie as “a former CIA guy my father had known”. Petruskie confirms that he had assisted Andreas Strassmeir in finding such a job, but denies having any connection to the CIA.”
OK – I think we get the point.
It now should be quite obvious why a young, dynamic Jewish-American prosecutor like Merrick Garland chose to lightly step over this rather fascinating aspect of the Oklahoma City bombing.
But the “Neo-Nazis Bombed OKC” narrative was not the only narrative that Merrick Garland chose to ignore. A far more fascinating narrative was being constructed by Timothy McVeigh’s defense attorneys – apparently, with the help of some mysterious “Israelis” that were in Oklahoma City at the time of the bombing and sharing offices with the lawyers that would defend McVeigh.
In the hours after a powerful fertilizer bomb blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people, the U.S. government mounted a massive manhunt—for Islamic terrorists. Three Arabs were supposedly seen fleeing the scene.
Cable news shows, fed by tips from a former CIA official, reported that the bombing may have been the work of Saddam Hussein. The FBI would no doubt have been looking for suspicious Arabs for some time – and likely would have locked up a few – had it not been for a sharp-eyed Oklahoma state trooper named Charlie Hanger.
Of course, let’s not fail to notice that Isikoff skips over Andreas Strassmeir’s father – and his comical “official narrative” – to flog the “neo-Nazi” thing.
Strassmeir, a German citizen, was the grandson of one of the founders of the Nazi Party (his membership card number was lower than Hitler’s.) Strassmier was then serving as chief of security at Elohim City, a cultish compound of racist oddballs in the remote hills of eastern Oklahoma City whose leader, Robert “Grandpa” Millar had been Snell’s “spiritual adviser.” Strassmier gave McVeigh his business card and phone number and invited him to stop by anytime. The biggest question that continues to hang over the Oklahoma City bombing is whether McVeigh was freelancing—or whether he was part of a broader conspiracy that extended beyond Nichols.
Michael Isikoff, according to Wikipedia “born to a Jewish family,” wants to emphasize the supposed threat of people he racializes as “white” … but not “Jewish” … and Isikoff is very much in favor of the “Neo-Nazi” narrative of Oklahoma City, not the “Saddam Hussein” and “Iraqi” narrative.
But Isikoff may reveal a bit more than he wants to in his desperation to attack the “racist” “far-right.”
In the years since Oklahoma City and especially after Barack Obama’s election, the radical race hatred and anti-government paranoia that infused McVeigh continues to thrive—on Internet chat rooms, in militia hideouts, and at obscure rural compounds like the one that was at Elohim City.
Three years ago, a Homeland Security intelligence analyst wrote a scary report warning that right-wing extremist groups were making a comeback and needed to be more closely tracked. Conservative critics in Congress were outraged, accusing Homeland Security of preparing to monitor American citizens exercising their constitutional rights.
Homeland Security scrapped the report and the analyst, Daryl Johnson, soon left his job, only to pop up in the news again last year when a demented anti-Muslim fanatic in Norway blew up government buildings and shot scores of children at a Labor Party youth camp. It was the worst act of terrorism in a Western country in recent years. Such killings “could easily happen here,” Johnson told reporters. As Gumbel and Charles remind us, they already have.
I bet you that Isikoff very much does NOT want too much investigation into the case of Anders Behring Breivik, the self-avowed “Zionist” that murdered 69 young Norwegian activists holding a political meeting in support of Palestinian rights – a terrorist attack celebrated in Israel.
No, Isikoff does not want to touch that. Isikoff’s long history of “critiques” of the Iraq war also interestingly leave out much mention of Israel – perhaps something to do with the fact that Isikoff is himself considered an “expert” for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy – WINEP – perhaps the second most important organization in America’s “Israel Lobby” after AIPAC.
For instance, Isikoff takes the Obama administration to task for its lack of “action” against Syria.
WINEP would become notorious for its spokesmen, Patrick Clawson, seeming to call for a “false flag” to start a war against Iran:
Also interestingly, Isikoff was cited by no less than President Donald Trump who claimed he provided vindication in the so-called “Russiagate” scandal:
Much – MUCH – more could be written about Michael Isikoff. But for now, back to Merrick Garland.
In Merrick Garland’s coming prosecutions against Trump supporters for the January 6, 2021 “Capitol Siege,” two high-profile names are already being bandied about: the notorious “Republican” operative Roger Stone, and Texas-based “conspiracy theorist” Alex Jones.
“We are investigating potential ties between those physically involved in the attack on the Capitol and individuals who may have influenced them, such as Roger Stone, Alex Jones, and [Stop the Steal organizer] Ali Alexander,” an unnamed US official told the paper. Jones, who also gave a speech at this event, posted a video on his website InfoWars.com of him telling a crowd: “We have only begun to resist the globalists. We have only begun our fight against their tyranny. They have tried to steal this election in front of everyone.” He has publicly stated that his media company funded the Stop the Steal rally- the precursor to the Capitol siege.
Who is Alex Jones?
Jones began his career in Austin working on a live, call-in format public-access cable television program. In 1996, Jones switched to radio, hosting a show named The Final Edition on KJFK (98.9 FM). While running for Congress, Ron Paul was a guest on his show several times.
When the Oklahoma City bombing took place in 1995, Jones began accusing the federal government of having caused it: “I understood there’s a kleptocracy working with psychopathic governments—clutches of evil that know the tricks of control”. In 1998, he released his first film, America Destroyed by Design.
In 1998, Jones organized a successful campaign to build a new Branch Davidian church, as a memorial to those who died during the 1993 fire that ended the Waco siege of the original Branch Davidian complex near Waco, Texas. He often discussed the project on his public-access television program. He claimed that David Koresh and his followers were peaceful people who were murdered by Attorney General Janet Reno and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms during the siege.
In the same year, he was removed from a George W. Bush rally at Bayport Industrial District, Texas. Jones interrupted governor Bush’s speech, demanding that the Federal Reserve and Council on Foreign Relations be abolished. Journalist David Weigel, reporting on the incident, said Jones “seemed to launch into public events as if flung from another universe.”
It seems that the connections between the Waco Siege, the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11 even, and the Capitol Siege are closer than one might expect. Certainly, the mass media – the mass media that prints nothing but hagiography about Merrick Garland – are asserting a connection, but merely by “ideology.”
The mass media wants you to believe that the Oklahoma City bombing was done by the same “kind” of “domestic terrorists” that “attacked” the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, supposedly to prevent Joe Biden from being confirmed as the winner of the Electoral College votes for President.
They are “racists” and “white supremacists.” Even the ones that are not typically racialized as “white” … like Ali Alexander.
No matter – those are just more of those “superfluous findings” that shouldn’t “clutter” the narrative.
But if Merrick Garland’s actions in the Oklahoma City bombing prosecutions are anything to go by, Garland may not, in fact, try to paint the Trump loyalists as “neo-Nazis.”
In fact, that could backfire – for one quite obvious reason, it is going to be difficult to sell the idea that Trump supporters are “Neo-Nazis” since they are surrounded by – and led by – so many Israeli Jews.
So Garland is in a quite delicate spot.
Garland’s mentor, Jamie Gorelick, was in a very similar bind during the Clinton administration, when she wrote her infamous “memo” about “intelligence sharing” that was later used, by Republicans, to try and get her removed from the 9/11 Commission.
The “consensus” – if there is one – is that Gorelick’s infamous memo was not responsible for the “intelligence failures” that “led to 9/11.” Certainly, the mass media at the time portrayed the Republican’s attempt to pin the blame on Gorelick as sheer partisanship.
But what exactly was Jamie Gorelick – Merrick Garland’s “mentor” – the woman that put him on the OKC case – attempting to do with her memo?
Gorelick’s recommendations were “stronger” than the existing laws covering the “FISA” court – the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
What sort of “intelligence sharing” was Jamie Gorelick attempting to prevent? Was Gorelick doing this in the interest of civil liberties – or did she have another motive, a material motive, in preventing this intelligence sharing?
The bombshell memo that Attorney General John Ashcroft revealed during his testimony before the 9/11 Commission marked a dramatic shift in the hearings. Till then, the Bush administration had largely been on the defensive trying to explain their failure to connect the dots that might have prevented the 9/11 attacks. By declassifying and releasing a 1995 memo written by then-deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick, also a member of the 9/11 commission investigating what went wrong, the perception of the committee and the investigation vastly changed. …
Gorelick refused to step down, or testify before the commission, as eleven Republican senators requested in a letter. A Washington Post editorial came to her defense, and blamed the wall on years of department practice and judicial opinions. The Post blasted Ashcroft for making this an issue, and said that the Bush administration had “explicitly maintained the 1995 procedures before the September 11 attacks.” The Post was right; Ashcroft’s Justice Department had basically retained the Gorelick memo. But it was Ashcroft who was testifying before the commission. Gorelick was sitting in judgment of him when she should have been under scrutiny herself.
What was happening at the Clinton White House in 1995 that might have concerned Jamie Gorelick?
If Jamie Gorelick was Merrick Garland’s “mentor” – who was Jamie Gorelick’s mentor?
Leslie “Wolf” Blizer, AIPAC Spokesman and CNN Host: “Professor Dershowitz, if Jared Kushner called you and said I need some legal advice, what would you tell him?”
Alan Dershowitz: I’d tell him to hire Jamie Gorelick, which he has done. She’s a brilliant lawyer, my former student.
What were all those Iraqis … and Israelis … doing in Oklahoma city in the early 90’s?
What did the Clinton administration know about them?
Why did Jamie Gorelick – and Merrick Garland – refuse to ever discuss these Iraqis and Israelis surrounding the Oklahoma City Bombing?
What is Merrick Garland going to ignore about the 1/6 Capitol Siege?
Better question – WHO is Merrick Garland going to ignore in the upcoming “show trials” over the 1/6 Capitol siege?