Oklahoma City - Day One

by Michele Marie Moore

with a foreword by William Cooper

Review by Jon Roland

This is the first of several volumes on the Oklahoma City Bombing. At least two more are currently being written. It is primarily a sourcebook on available evidence, with some analysis and tying together of that evidence. The author deliberately avoids speculation in the main body of the book, and tries to let the evidence speak for itself. And speak for itself it does. Time after time we find witnesses and analysts resisting the conclusion that the bombing was the result of a government conspiracy, emphasizing that available evidence only points to gross negligence. But the suspicion that it was more than negligence is impossible to avoid as the evidence mounts.

This is not a complete story of the event. Its scope is best explained in the Epilogue:

Some might find it strange to read this first volume and find no mention of Timothy MvVeigh, Terry Nichols, Michael Fortier, or John Doe Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. There are several reasons for this deliberate omission.

In keeping with the chronology of events, this volume deals only with April 19, 1995, and the subsequent situations that developed directly from issues that arose on that day. The suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing were not known by name publicly until Friday, April 21, 1995 -- the same day that the media began their smear campaign against the legitimately organized miltias and patriots of this country.

The circumstances that brought about that situation and the conditions under which it could be made palatable for, and believable by, an uninformed and essentially sleeping public were still, on April 19, two days into the future.

In Volume Two, the chronology and details of the investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing -- both official and independent -- will be moved forward considerably in time. In that volume I hope to set before the reader the information and evidence that lead me to believe firmly that:

To deal comprehensively and conclusively with these issues -- regardless of the outcome of any trial (should the accused be allowed to live to stand trial) -- is an assignment demanding its own volume.

For far too long we have been completely oversaturated with supposed "facts" and "conclusions" regarding this case, and these are so endlessly repeated that we are in danger of accepting them without question. This volume gives the reader enough details to think about for the present.

This book is but the beginning of a very long story...

Appendix F: "The Truth About Militias", provides a good summary of some of the key ideas involved with the subject. It is a reprint of an article of the same name by William Cooper and Betty Schier, CAJI News Service, Veritas, Issue No. 3, May 9, 1995, pages 1, 11, and 13. I do have one minor criticism: although it quotes me by name on page 542 (without saying who I am), the last paragraph on page 545 is also my language, and is not attributed. It does, however, give the address of the Texas Militia Correspondence Committee, my effort, as a primary source of information on the subject. That address should now be supplemented by the URL of the Constitution Research Web site, since that is a more convenient way to get information on this and other subjects related to the Constitution, for those who have Internet access.

This book is a must read for any responsible American citizen. I urge everyone to get it, make sure your booksellers carry it, and get other reviewers to review it.

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