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MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009, 9:06 A.M.

The missing portions of the tape may tell all…

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Good morning, Netizens...

At 9:02 AM on April 19, 1995, ostensibly Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred R. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. McVeigh was accused and convicted of the hideous crime, and was put to death. Not much question existed in all but a small handful of conspiracy theorists that he was the person that killed 168 people and injured thousands more, yet now there is a plausible theory emerging that suggests the American people were never told the entire story.

There were various security cameras running that fateful morning, and Jesse Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney who obtained the recordings through the federal Freedom of Information Act as part of an unofficial inquiry he is conducting, now states there are critical portions of the tape(s) that are missing.

The tapes turned over by the FBI came from security cameras various companies had mounted outside office buildings near the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. They are blank at points before 9:02 a.m., when a truck bomb carrying a 4,000 pound fertilizer-and-fuel-oil bomb detonated in front of the building, Trentadue said.

It has taken a lawsuit and years to obtain copies of those tapes, taken from 11 different cameras dispersed throughout the area. In all, Trentadue received over 30 tapes, and has filed for more documents relating to the bombing.

What is missing? The tapes all go mysteriously blank just minutes before the explosion tore the Murrah Building apart, and mysteriously restarted several minutes after the blast.

"Four cameras in four different locations going blank at basically the same time on the morning of April 19, 1995. There ain't no such thing as a coincidence," Trentadue said.

Nope. I think he's right. It certainly doesn't look like a coincidence at all.


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