|A Texan man with ties to white supremacists has
pleaded guilty to possessing chemical weapons in one of the most
serious cases of domestic terrorism since Oklahoma City. But the
media has all but ignored the story. We examine why.
In the Texan town of Tyler law enforcement officials found
what hundreds of investigators in Iraq have been looking for
A Tyler man named William Krar with ties to white
supramacists had built a sodium cynanide bomb. In the words of
the Justice Department, the man had developed his own chemical
weapons. In addition he had a well-stocked arsenal reportedly
with 500,000 rounds of ammunition. He and his wife plead guilty
two weeks ago to a series of weapons charges.
According to the Texas TV station CBS 11, this case lead
federal officials to launch one of its most extensive
investigations of domestic terrorism since the Oklahoma City
bombing. Hundreds of subpoenas have been reportedly sent out.
Documents seized indicated there may be other co-conspirators
across the country. And the threat was deemed great enough to
appear in the Presidentís daily briefing.
But strangely the story is mostly unknown to almost anyone
outside of Texas because the national media has all but ignored
- Robert Riggs, chief investigative reporter for the
Dallas TV station CBS
- Brit Featherstone, Assistant U.S. Attorney in Texas
Jensen, Professor in the School of Journalism at the
University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Writing
Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the
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