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The Oregonian and KATU originally reported that the person who received the initial bomb threat by phone went on record as saying that the voice on the line used sophisticated vocabulary and precise directions that were consistent with what a soldier or a government agent might use. Does this match the MO of the accused suspects? I don't think so. They are uneducated, small town bumpkins with no experience to indicate they would make a phone call like that, especially in a measured and sophisticated way.
The bombing was absolutely tragic. Local events such as this one are popping up around the country at a time when the government is very concerned about mass numbers of US citizens rejecting government policies. This is worth thinking about. Black (illegally) unmarked helicopters with armed gunmen on the runners flew over Portland in pairs for two solid weeks before KATU reported on the phenomenon in the summer of 2008, saying the helicopters were related to special forces training for "urban riots" in the future.
The way that Woodburn police handled the case was also tragic. It is, perhaps, understandable, since the event was so unusual and occured in a sleepy little town, but it is still tragic. Why on earth would police carry a suspicious box into a building and attempt to examine it with other people in the proximity, especially high ranking police officials? The bomb investigation protocol was poorly planned, poorly executed, and the results were tragic. My heart goes out to those who suffered emotionally, and especially those families who suffered terrible loss of life and limb.
The two men being accused might well have carried out the terrible acts of that day; however, just because bomb making supplies have been recovered in their homes does not automatically make them guilty. The Gulf of Tonkin attack was staged. This is a fact. It has been DECLASSIFIED OPENLY. America fought an entire war based on a set-up and "planting" of false evidence. If the Vietnam War was based on a set-up, then a small town bombing certainly could be, as well.
The real question is whether this conspiracy was carried out by two Woodburn bumpkins, or whether it is part of a larger pattern of violence that is not necessarily being pursued by investigative reporters. Why not? Well, maybe because there ARE NO investigative journalists left anymore, especially on so-called "public" radio.
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