A 542 page Justice Department investigation of FBI tactics at Ruby Ridge concluded that the Bureau Rules of Engagement employed that day in 1992 “…flagrantly violated the US Constitution” as they afforded agents “practically a license to kill.” According to the Report, “…a member of an FBI SWAT team from Denver remembered the Rules of Engagement as ‘if you can see ‘em, shoot ‘em’.” Within one hour of FBI snipers taking up positions around Randy Weaver’s rural home, “…every adult in the cabin was either dead or severely wounded — even though they had not fired a shot at any FBI agent.”
The following year, 75 men, women, and children were first gassed, then incinerated at the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas by an FBI team operating a “…tank on lease from the military.” Excuses for the attack on the Davidian church began with FBI accusations that the group was operating a meth lab. The Bureau later claimed that illegal gun ownership and child abuse prompted the onslaught. At a press conference one day after the deaths, “…President Clinton said he did not believe ‘the Attorney General (Janet Reno) should resign because some religious fanatics murdered themselves’.” It was a statement that provides an accurate if frightening look into the mind of the left.
In 1997, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Clinton Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Prisons for their involvement in the death of his brother Kenneth at the Federal Transfer Center near Oklahoma City. He had no idea that the scraps of information grudgingly released by the federal government in response to FOIA lawsuits would result in a 15 year trail of evidence detailing the criminal involvement of the FBI, CIA, ATF, and United States Secret Service in the planning and execution of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Trentadue discovered that FBI informants assisted Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols in the weeks prior to the bombing, supplying bomb making materials and necessary information on constructing the device. One of these, Andreas Strassmeir, was spirited out of the country immediately after the bombing. His travel arrangements were made by the FBI.
The FBI is believed to be responsible in the deaths of at least 4 individuals with a connection to the bombing. One of these was Oklahoma City police sergeant Terrence Yeakey, the first cop at the Murrah building after the blast. Testimony taken by Yeakey from survivors and evidence he gathered at the scene did not agree with the official version of events provided by the FBI and the Clinton Administration. Yeakey’s body was found the morning after he had told his sister that someone was out to get him. His shooting death was ruled a suicide, though no gun was found near the body.
It is widely believed that the Clinton Administration employed assets of the FBI in an attempt to improve the Bureau’s image after the PR disasters at Ruby Ridge and Waco. And what better way to accomplish the goal than to have FBI informants control the activities of “right wing radicals” involved in the bombing plot? Such was the description given McVeigh and Nichols by Clinton, the media, and the Bureau. The Bureau would then stop the bombing in the nick of time with a highly publicized take down of the villains who had planned it. Tragically, the scheme got out of FBI control; and 168 people died as a result.
Perhaps last month’s shooting death of Igrahim Todashev by an FBI agent was both proper and warranted. But given the ever-changing story of that night’s events and the participation of the FBI in hundreds of very questionable deaths, the American public may well conclude that the nation’s premier assemblage of cops has become a tool of murder for corrupt administrations.