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On the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, a Republican congressman asked in a House-floor speech last night why the FBI ignored strong evidence of a Middle East connection to the attack that killed 171 Americans.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, says if the FBI does not provide satisfactory answers to his questions, he will call for congressional hearings.

The congressman’s request is based on the decade-long investigation by reporter Jayna Davis, presented in The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing,” published by WND Books.

In the carefully documented book, Davis asserts Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not the lone conspirators but were part of a greater scheme involving Islamic terrorists and at least one provable link to Iraq.

Davis told WND Rohrabacher is “deeply disturbed” that the FBI did not follow up on affidavits she turned over to the bureau from 22 witnesses supporting evidence that Iraqi intelligence agents infiltrated the United States to recruit and assist McVeigh and Nichols.

The implications are much wider than the Oklahoma bombing.

Davis writes, for example, that in November 1997, Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini – a former Iraqi Republican Guardsman whom multiple eyewitnesses identified as McVeigh’s elusive accomplice, John Doe 2 – confided to his psychiatrist that he was anxious about his airport job because “if something were to happen there, I would be a suspect.” At the time, Al-Hussaini was employed at Boston Logan International Airport, where two of the four 9-11 suicide hijackings originated. He worked with food services, which investigators suspect was a channel to bring box cutters on board the planes.

“[Rohrabacher] has many questions he wants to pose to the FBI regarding my investigation of the Middle East connection,” Davis said. “If he doesn’t receive satisfactory answers, he wants a congressional hearing.”

But Rohrabacher emphasized that his pursuit of the case with the FBI is in the exploratory stage, and progress will depend largely on the support of the American people.

Davis’ book has been vetted by terrorism experts such as former CIA director James Woolsey, who has accepted Rohrabacher’s invitation to testify before his committee.

Former Chief Impeachment Prosecutor David Schippers will assist with interviewing the confidential witnesses.

In an interview with WND in October 2001, Schippers said his examination of the evidence Davis presented him was conclusive.

“I am thoroughly convinced that there was a dead-bang Middle Eastern connection in the Oklahoma City bombing,” he said.

Two years ago, on the eve of U.S. action in Iraq, Davis’ reporting on the Oklahoma City bombing was vindicated when the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit filed against her after finding “defendants did not recklessly disregard the truth” in reporting on an Iraqi soldier’s alleged involvement in the bombing.

The updated, paperback version of the book, released this month, includes newly uncovered intelligence that frames April 19, 1995 as the explosion that sounded the Islamist declaration of war.

In March 2005, for example, Osama bin Laden’s No. 2 man, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, delivered a communiqu? announcing bin Laden had anointed the top organizer of the insurgency in Iraq, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, to assist al-Qaida in executing attacks inside the United States.

Davis says Zawahiri came to Oklahoma City in 1995 to ensure the Murrah Building bomb would net the maximum body count.

She also has obtained a 1995 classified government warning to the FBI — issued weeks before the attack — predicting Iran-sponsored Islamic extremists had recruited two “lily whites” to obliterate an American federal building in “the heart of the U.S.”

Davis belives Adam Gadahn, the California jihadist known as “Azzam the American,” is bin Laden’s handpicked “:messenger of death.”

“Allah willing, the streets of America will run red with blood, Gadahn vowed in a videotaped diatribe that aired worldwide in late 2004.

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