Monday, July 5, 2010

The OKBOMB and the TiNRATs, Part 5

Please read my previous post, which addresses illegal trafficking of commodities (mostly drugs) across the border from Mexico, the impact this is having on the US, and the reason why it is being allowed to continue.

As I previously mentioned, we have a group on Facebook seeking to find out the truth about the circumstances surrounding the death of Sergeant Terrance Yeakey of the Oklahoma City Police Department. We immediately began growing fast, and now have 224 members as I write this post.

Finding out the truth about Sgt. Yeakey's death is important for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, he was a hero, an honest, decent American working to make his community and his country a better place. He was a member of our thin blue line, defending us against the criminal chaos on the streets. He sought to work constructively and preventively, making efforts to keep people from becoming involved in crime, rather than just waiting to confront criminals after their crimes had been committed.

He was a first responder on the scene of the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, and worked diligently to bring victims out of the rubble, despite the danger he personally faced when word constantly circulated about the possibility of other bombs that had yet to explode among the rubble.

As such, when he died under mysterious circumstances, having been obviously tortured and then brutally executed, and his death was labeled a suicide, this situation is intolerable. We owe it to him to find out about his murder, and to bring his killers to justice.

Terry would not abandon his community, and I will not abandon him; I will not live under the same sky with his killers.

But his case has a broader meaning even than that.

Terrorism and organized crime are related these days. They have common methods - illegal activities and violence - and common enemies - the people they prey upon, and the governments that seek to stop their activities. Their motives are somewhat different, but not completely. While one seeks political change, but is involved in profitable activities to support its agenda, the other seeks profit, but is involved in political activities to facilitate its business.

When you trace their support networks, you find that their illegal activities intertwine. Terrorist and organized crime cartels become allied, their money-laundering, smuggling and other activities interconnected.

If we dig into the OKBOMB case, we will discover that government officials knew of the threat to the Murrah Building, but neither prevented it nor adequately investigated it. They produced two players who were involved, McVeigh and Nichols, but it ended there. Had it gone further, the investigation of the terrorist support network would have connected to drug-trafficking, and the drug-trafficking would have connected to corrupt government officials who turn a blind eye, obstructing justice and facilitating illegal activities for a fee: racketeering and influence-peddling that crosses the line, and becomes treason.

Sergeant Yeakey was murdered because he had seen something at the incident scene - something that did not correspond to the official story. Brave, honest and dedicated, his integrity and sense of duty would not allow him to just ignore it, even though it became obvious to him that failure to let this go could be dangerous to him. He was too good a man, too dedicated to his job and to his community; too honest; too much a cop; too much a hero.

So he was killed to send a message to others - a torture-murder intended to let others know they had better shut up, as well, lest the same happen to them.

But, if we dig - if we really dig, tenaciously following every possible lead as far as we can, refusing to let go - we will dig up those who killed Terry, and we will dig up why he was killed... and with that, we will uncover the connections between government officials and organized crime, connections that lead to terrorist groups, both foreign and domestic, connections that make it obvious why our government refuses to do its job to seal our borders against drug- and human-traffickers, connections that allow us to understand why we can't seem to decisively defeat Al Qaeda; connections that show us how the 9/11 attacks succeeded beyond all expecations, and literally against all odds.

Though Terry Yeakey alone is more than worth the effort, as the hero he was and still is, he would be the first to tell us that it is not about Terry Yeakey, it is instead about our community and our country, and this is why we must pursue his case; not for those who have died, but for those who still live, for ourselves and our posterity.

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