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OKLAHOMA CITY – Ten years after 9/11 and 16 years after the
Oklahoma City bombing, it appears the federal government continues to view some
Americans who embrace their First Amendment rights – press and speech,
primarily – as a danger to the State, and as a result they are listing certain
investigative websites as extremist and a terroristic threat to the “homeland.”

One, labeled as “extremist” and therefore a threat to the
U.S. Government, includes a well-known site, once operated by a truth-seeking
Oklahoma state legislator, working to expose anomalies related to the 1995
Oklahoma City bombing – OKCbombing.net. A link to the document can be seen here.

This shocking designation is indeed troubling, particularly
to the local documentary film production company Free Mind Films, which is also
releasing an explosive documentary about the Oklahoma City bombing, A Noble Lie.

OKCbombing.net was formerly operated by State Rep. Charles
Key (R-Oklahoma City), as a site to inform the public about reams of
information discovered by the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee, much of
it originally ignored by the same federal agencies who now list the site as a
threat to the homeland. As for Rep. Key, he concluded his role in the OBIC in approximately
2002 and  Free Mind Films is now paying
for access and domain rights to the site.

So, how was this designation discovered? It was via the
investigative work of John Bush and Catherine Bleish of Operation Defuse, an
Austin, Texas-based group whose ongoing efforts are to expose the growing
police state and the growing influence of the national network of “Fusion Centers”
across the country.

And Operation Defuse has plenty of fans due to their hard
work. In fact the activists appeared in a controversial “police state” episode
of Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory
program on TruTV last year as an extension of their tireless work in “unmasking
the new American police state.”

And part of that police state apparatus are Fusion Centers,
Bush told Red Dirt Report. These
centers are described by the government as “terrorism prevention and response
centers” and were established by the Department of Homeland Security and the
Department of Justice in the mid-2000’s. Specifically, they were designed to
share and analyze information which can be shared between local, state and
federal agencies. Civil libertarians and constitutionalists are very concerned
about the overreach these centers have, and the impact they will have on
freedom in this country.

“Our interest in Fusion Centers is in exposing the threat
that Fusion Centers pose to our civil liberties and Constitutional rights,”
Bush told Red Dirt Report this week.

So, while attending the 2010 National Fusion Center
Conference in New Orleans, La. in February of that year that Operation Defuse’s
Bush and Bleish, journalists with the “Austin Free Press,” came across a
compact disc that was made available by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau
of Justice Assistance.  The CD laid out
anti-terrorism resources for Fusion Center directors and senior leadership,
Homeland Security directors, local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement
and intelligence officers and analysts.

Under the heading “Domestic Terrorism,” the DOJ/BJA
reference document has a subhead titled “Miscellaneous Extremism." It is there,
amidst well-known websites like Antiwar.com and lesser known sites one calling
for an “end to corporate governance,” that The Oklahoma Bombing Investigation
Committee’s OKCbombing.net website is listed as an extremist and domestic
terrorist website by the federal government.

In describing the site for law enforcement, OKCbombing.net
is noted as being a “web site for the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee,
a group convinced that a large Oklahoma City bomb conspiracy exists.”

But upon reading the “about us” portion of the scholarly
investigative site, their mission statement goal is to “find the whole truth
about the fatal attack on the Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.
Through extensive eyewitness interviews and research, the Committee is working
to bring all those responsible to justice.”

The site offers visitors information on “articles of
interest” related to the bombing and Timothy McVeigh and offers copies of the Oklahoma
Bombing Investigation Committee’s thorough, 500-plus page independent book, Final Report on the Bombing of the Alfred P.
Murrah Building,
released in 2001. Since Key handed over the control of
OKCbombing.net to Free Mind Films, a link to that group’s website is on the
site and it notes that they will be releasing a documentary film about the
bombing and anomalies related to it called A
Noble Lie
.

As the site notes: “Evidence presented at this web site is
documented, compiled from more than four years of investigation.”

James Lane, who created Free Mind Films and directed the new
Oklahoma City bombing film A Noble Lie,
said he is not surprised the government has designated OKCbombing.net a
terrorist site.

“This document shows the lengths that the US government will
go to demonize people that have the audacity to expose corruption and
cover-ups,” Lane told Red Dirt Report.
“These institution’s primary goal is self-preservation above all else.”

As for Key, he told Red
Dirt Report
that he has not been involved in any sort of Oklahoma City
bombing for over a decade and that the site is now operated by others.

“I’m not involved in it,” Key said. “I don’t know why they
(the DOJ) would make this kind of claim. I think it’s ridiculous, extreme and
reactionary in its own right.”

Bush, meanwhile, said Operation Defuse saw the the fed’s
targeting of the OKCbombing.net website was “another example of the federal
government training officials to believe that exposing these things is
‘extremist.’” He went on to add that the feds, via “Fusion Centers” and
connected groups can further “marginalize anti-establishment organizations and
groups.”

It was nearly three years ago that Missouri’s “Fusion
Center” – the Missouri Information Analysis Center, or “MIAC” -- had a report
that was leaked to the Alex Jones Show.  The leak revealed MIAC’s “Modern Militia
Movement” document was labeling supporters of presidential candidates like Ron
Paul or Chuck Baldwin as “militia”-influenced terrorists.  The document also singled out people opposed
to the “New World Order” and the creation of a “North American Union,” among
others. After the MIAC report was exposed, outrage over the government demonizing political speech and
constitutional freedoms led
to its eventual denunciation by state officials.

But it was clear that a year later – in 2010, while at the
New Orleans Fusion Center conference – that federal officials and those within
the Justice Department were still obsessed with labeling investigative groups
like the long-defunct Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee and its accompanying website as an extremist and terroristic
organization.

Red Dirt Report contacted the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance seeking more information about what critera OBIC and OKCbombing.net met in order to be designated as an extremist, terroristic threat. If we do receive a reply, we will be sure to update this important story.

Operation Defuse's John Bush, meanwhile, said that for the government to include a site like
OKCbombing.net as an extremist site only gives local agencies an excuse to
crack down on people seeking the truth.

“So, when you question the official line about the Oklahoma
City bombing you are labeled a domestic terrorist?” Bush asked rhetorically.

Concluded Bush: “It’s unfortunate that the anti-terrorism
apparatus is being turned inward” against the American people.”

For more information go to www.operationdefuse.com or
www.freemindfilms.com.

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