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The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  93 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not the lone conspirators in the Oklahoma City bombing-the attack that killed nearly 170 people in a few short seconds. They were part of a greater scheme, one which involved Islamic terrorists and at least one provable link to Iraq. This book, written by the relentless reporter who first broke the story of the Mideast connection, is ...more
Paperback, 385 pages
Published March 8th 2005 by Nelson Current (first published 2004)
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Libby
Jul 25, 2013 Libby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historians, History Majors, Rescue Workers, Journalists, Terrorism Studies Majors, True Crime Fans
***SpoilerAlert***"The April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building became the 20th century's deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil" (pg. 23). The same day, "CBS News reported that eight organizations contacted the FBI, professing responsibility for the heartland strike." (pg. 32). It was from this angle that Jayna Davis began her investigation. "The Third Terrorist: the Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing," was written to communicate her position--that the United S ...more
Steven Wilson
This was both a fascinating and informative as well as incredibly frustrating book to read. Jayna Davis bravely investigates the middle eastern links to the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah building and does an excellent job proving her case - a case that held up in court. She listened to the many, many witnesses who saw "John Doe #2" with Tim McVeigh as well as other middle eastern men, and coroborated their stories via other witness testimony. She continuously documents the failure of the F ...more
Joe
Written by a reporter, who just wasn't convinced that the "whole" story was coming out about the Oklahoma City bombing, Jayna Davis went lookign for the answers we all should have gotten. She found the other story. The one where you keep shaking your head and saying, "why didn't the FBI, or sombody official tell me this???"
Through meticulously corroborated research, Ms Davis has shown us, not only a possible alternative explanation, but the one that makes the most sense. She doesn't just spec
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Francha
Fascinating and well sourced. A bit of snippiness crept in and weakened the credibility of Davis. However, she did convince me that there is a whole part of this story most Americans have not heard.
Nathan
A fascinating book about the events, the prime suspects, and the people associated with the Oklahoma City Bombing. I enjoy books about conspiricies, although I take conspiricy books with a grain of salt. It is written by an Oklahoma news reporter who doggedly investigated the identity of John Doe #2 for 10 years after the fact. Many people forget that John Doe #2 dissolved into obscurity months after the bombing. She interviewed every witness that had seen and known Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nic ...more
Joe
Jayna Davis, a reporter for a local Oklahoma City TV news station, tracks down John Doe 2, who it turns out is an Iraqi national. Every piece of her report is meticulously documented and coroborated with affidavidts from multiple sources. It leaves other bigger picture questions looming however, such as: what was the reason the FBI stonewalled the investigation and why was the news station investigation and all reporting on the subject shut down after the independent station is bought out by the ...more
Greg
This book gives very convincing evidence of a middle-eastern connection to the Oklahoma City bombing. It also provides ample evidence of cover ups by the FBI, CIA and most of Congress. It convinced me that the story we have been told isn't fully accurate.

The only criticism I have of the book is that at times it becomes boring due to the author's concern for providing EVERY possible detail to prove her case.
Becky
This book is troubling, to say the least. Investigative reporter Jayna Davis looks deeper into the Oklahoma City bombing and finds a Middle East Connection. At the time of the bombing, our government was quick to deny this. This book is objective and thorough. The foreword is was written by David P. Schippers, Former Chief Investigative Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee.
Crystal
I am relieved to be finished with reading this because it is frustrating to know our government failed to act appropriately again and again prior to the Murrah Building bombing and still after. It is stunning and sad to know how our media is bought and manipulated into squashing the truth and keeping us in the dark. This makes true that national politics trump national security.
Christiaän
A fantastic exposé, revealing deeply concerning and riveting details about the OKC bombing. Jayna Davis has done a service to her country and the victims of the attack by probing the glaring disparities within the attack's federal case, and the troubling details swept under the rug by investigators.
Joshua Embrey
This book lends further credence to my belief about a greater scope of involvement.
David
Dec 05, 2007 David rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Oklahoma City bombing or terorism
Fascinating story by a local NBC reporter in Oklahoma City about what she discovered in investigating the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, and the refusal of the FBI to follow-up on her leads.
Joey
Pretty interesting read...a bit drawn out at times.
Auntie J
I'm not big on conspiracy stories, but I believe this one.
Mrs.
Scared the pants off me!
Mmac19
Captivating. Eye opener.
Lisa
Good content but the writing is so overdone that it is hard to read/listen to. Almost every noun has an adjective and verb an adverb; a thesaurus was definitely involved. The research and work done by Jayna Davis was amazing and she sold me on the probably involvement of a third terrorist. I think it would have been even more convincing and effective had it been written in a more mature manner.
Boris
More tales of an utterly derelict government.
Derrick Montgomery
Very compelling...
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