Skip to comments.OKC Bombing Al Qaida Linked
Posted on 04/17/2005 12:09:59 PM PDT by wagglebee
Bombshell new evidence ignored by the FBI suggests a link between the Oklahoma City bombing and the man who masterminded the first World Trade Center bombing and who later drew up the blueprint for the 9/11 attacks, Fox News Channel's Rita Cosby is set to report Sunday night.
"It's amazing to me that not more has been made of those phone records, Oklahoma City attorney Michael Johnston tells Cosby, for her tenth anniversary special on the 1995 attack. The explosive new evidence shows that OKC bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols repeatedly called a boarding house in [the Philippines'] Cebu City, an establishment that has been linked to al Qaida Twin Tower bomber Ramzi Yousef.
The same kind of ANFO fertilizer fuel bomb was used in that attack and the one two years later that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building.
Additional phone records dismissed by earlier investigations show that repeated calls were made from Terry Nichols' home to a place called Star Glad Lumber in the Philippines.
"Star Glad Lumber is operated by a man whose brother and cousin were both notorious terrorists, splinter groups of the Abu Sayyaf terror group in the Philippines, Johnston tells Cosby.
After Yousef's Philippine bomb factory was uncovered in February 1995, Philippine police discovered three versions of the 9/11 plot on his laptop computer.
In one formulation, Yousef intended to plant bombs on 12 U.S. airliners flying over the Pacific, with each bomb to be detonated simultaneously.
A second variation involved bombing planes over U.S. territory.
A third version of the plans discovered on Yousef's computer envisioned hijacking multiple airliners in the U.S. and crashing them into national landmarks. The World Trade Center and Pentagon were mentioned specifically.
Investigators say that after his capture, Yousef's uncle, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, took the plans and presented them to Osama bin Laden, who decided in finance the third version.
Cosby's special report will also delve into claims made by Yousef's al Qaida partner in the Philippines, Abdul Hakim Murad - who was captured on the spot after Yousef fled.
On the morning of April 19, 1995 - the day of the OKC blast - Murad reportedly told a guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City where he was being held that he and Yousef were behind the attack.
Reporting for Insight Magazine in 2002, investigative journalist Kenneth Timmerman detailed the episode:
"Lt. Philip Rojas, a prison guard, asked Murad what he thought [about the blast] and found his response so startling that he informed his superiors. They, in turn, called the FBI.
"Special Agents Francis J. Pellegrino and Brian G. Parr arrived later that morning, within hours after the Oklahoma City blast. 'Murad responded to the guard's question by stating that the Liberation Army was responsible for the bombing,' they reported in a witness report. 'A short time later, Murad passed a note to the guard, again claiming that the Liberation Army was responsible for the bombing in Oklahoma City.'"
Timmerman said that the "Liberation Army" was a fictitious organization used as a code by Yousef, and other al Qaida members "whenever they are making announcements" of responsibility for terrorist attacks.
Tune in to the Fox News Channel, Sunday, 9 p.m. ET, for Rita Cosby's special report: "The Oklahoma City Bombing: Unanswered Questions."
This is further evidence of the Clinton administration's incompetence and culpability in their mishandling of the terrorist threat to America.
Suuuuuuuprise, Suuuprise. Not.
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You can't just blame Clinton. If this is true, it means the FBI has some high-level rot that goes deeper than a couple of presidential appointees. If career police officers are able to turn their backs on clear evidence of a link between AQ and OKC --- and do it consistently and repeatedly for 10 years --- then there is something deeply and severly rotten in the FBI.
Clinton is indeed rotten. No doubt about that. But if this AQ-OKC connection turns out to be true, the rot in the FBI is much bigger and longer-lasting than Clinton.
"Fox News Channel's Rita Cosby is set to report Sunday night" Big difference between being set to report, and actually reporting. After ten years, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for the truth to emerge on this one.
The proprietor of Star Glad Lumber is not the terrorist, only his brother and cousin. Just because he was calling a Lumber store in the Philippines whose owner just happens to have notorious terrorists as brothers doesn't prove anything. Why, most of us probably telephone plenty of stores halfway round the world in terrorist hot spots.
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This will probably be the one and only time I will watch Rita Crosby. After this, I will re-issue my ban on Crosby TV.
Well, well, well. At what point will the media begin to break it's blackout on stories connecting 9/11 and the many failures and corruption of the Clinton administration?
Big news, little response here I see. I cannot wait to watch the program.
It's about time this story gets more coverage .
Warren Commission...Redux? Magic Bullet Spector is STILL with us.
Wonder if they'll mention Jayna Davis?
Wonder why Bush has continued the OKC/ME connection?
would it be because a female journalist has been alleging this all along, Jayne Davis,
another female journalist, Laurie Myklroie, keeps claiming there is an Iraqi connection to all this as well....
who's right, who's wrong
because Ramsi Yousef is alleged to have been an Iraqi intelligence agent and the bombmaker of the 1993 WTC Bomb who worked with Yousef (I'm trying to recall if he was in fact Iraqi also) got safe haven from Saddam Hussein
we do know that Nichols' wife was Phillipino and he made frequent trips there, even the bios on Tim McVeigh mention Nichols making frequent trips to the Phillipines, interesting because McVeigh was always talking about he and Nichols having no money
Wasn't Terry Nichol's wife, Marife, from the Philippines? Anyone know her maiden name?
Nevertheless, we cannot overlook the fact that the Clinton administration completely ignored the terrorist threat to our country. They were so bent on "lowering" the crime rate, that they ignored crime. They couldn't ignore the OKC bombing, so they found a way to "wrap it all up" and make it seem like it was the work of a couple of people, who they promptly labeled as "right wing fanatics." When the USS Cole was bombed, they basically acted as if it was an Yemeni criminal incident, when what they should have done is retaliated. Clinton's minimizing of the terrorist threat merely emboldened al Qaida; Clinton thought that if we ignored the problem it would go away, but it just got worse.
OKC / al-Quaeda PING!!!!!