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various links | 10-05-05 | the heavy equipment guy

Posted on 10/05/2005 1:13:54 PM PDT by backhoe

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Sooner Suicide Later Turns Out To Be Botched Attack

Mark Tapscott has stayed on the story of Joel Hinrichs, the Oklahoma University student who blew himself up outside the football stadium, long after the FBI dismissed it as a suicide brought on by depression. His vigilance has paid off, as it now appears that the FBI jumped to an erroneous conclusion and that Hinrichs meant to kill a lot more people than just himself:

Mark notes that the FBI continues to dismiss any other explanation than suicide. Keep checking in with Mark and with Michelle Malkin, both of whom remained skeptical about the official explanations and maintained visibility on this story.

Posted by Captain Ed at 01:10 PM | Comments (4)

151 posted on 03/01/2006 1:46:58 PM PST by backhoe
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http://www.texasrainmaker.com/2006/07/20/tatp-like-substance-identified-in-houston-area-apartment-explosion/

*Updates below*

Authorities are investigating an explosion at an apartment complex in Texas City (home to one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the world) yesterday which killed one man and injured another. (hat tip: Nita Rene)

One man died Wednesday in an explosion at a Texas City apartment complex, KPRC Local 2 reported.

A resident was working with combustible materials inside a unit, sparking the explosion, investigators said. That man, whose identity was not released, died at the scene.

Today, investigators have identified the materials:

Authorities ordered two apartment complexes evacuated and set off a small explosion inside a unit today in an attempt to remove a substance believed to have caused a fatal blast Wednesday.

In a news conference today, federal and local officials said they believe the substance was peroxide-based.

The FBI refused to say whether it believes the men were preparing some kind of attack.

But Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle said: “If we thought this was a terrorist act, the action would be a lot different than we’ve seen here today. Certainly, the FBI would have raised the level of security inside the city.'’

Salway described the substance as similar to TATP, organic peroxide and a primary high explosive. It takes the form of a white crystalline powder with a distinctive acrid smell and has been described as a weapon of choice for suicide bombers.

TATP was also the explosive of choice of suicide bomber Joel Hinrichs outside a packed football stadium in Oklahoma last Fall, as well as the 07/07/05 London bombers.

Of course, the official line is… “Authorities … don’t believe terrorism was involved.”

Here are photos of the scene, courtesy of the Galveston County Daily News:

…and the Houston Chronicle:


UPDATE:
The two victims have been identified.

The survivor of yesterday`s explosion, Curtis Jetton, is charged with making a false police report. Police say Jetton and the victim, 21-year-old Matthew Rugo, were working with chemicals inside the apartment when the first explosion took place.

According to public records, it appears Matthew Rugo was arrested two years ago on a misdemeanor weapons violation.

He was also charged in March 2005 with burglary of a habitation. Kohen said Rugo and co-defendant Christopher J. Distefano, 20, of Bellville, were accused of stealing rifles and other items from a home. He had pleaded guilty in the case but had not yet been sentenced. Distefano also was facing sentencing.

UPDATE 2:
Contradictory reports about their possible affiliations:

A college student killed Wednesday afternoon in a blast at the Lakeview Apartments likely was part of a growing subculture of young people who like to see things blown up, authorities said.

Those same authorities insist he and a friend injured in the blast were not associated with any terrorist group — domestic or otherwise.

That word contradicted TV news reports attributed to unnamed, highly placed federal sources that said the pair might be members of a four-person domestic terrorist group.

UPDATE 3:
The injured man had recently been fired from his job cleaning offshore storage tanks and oilrigs:

Mickey Greene, the operations manager for Will Duett, a Galveston firm that specializes in cleaning offshore storage tanks and oilrigs, confirmed Jetton worked for him until recently. He said he told Jetton he wasn’t needed anymore after failing to report to work Saturday.

UPDATE 4:
A friend of Matt’s has posted a tribute to him here.

He had a special interest in explosives and firearms, as many guys do at the age. The only thing is he was a little more active in his interest. I have no doubt he enjoyed just seeing what he could accomplish with them and knowing that he had the knowledge and ability for them. If it wasn’t for this accident, I bet he could have truly been a great pyrotechnician someday or something of the sorts.

I’m not condoning what Matt did, but I just want to clear up any question on his intent. Matt was not a violent person and there really isn’t a doubt in my mind that he did not meant any harm to anybody or anything. I’m sure the most he would have done with any of his materials was take them out to some pasture or somewhere and see what he could do with them. They where basically his toys, though dangerous as they where. He had no more intent with his actions then someone with a bottlerocket aimed at an object in a junk heap.

Rest in Peace, Matt. The one true regret I have about this is that I can’t tell you all the stir you made after the fact… with the FBI, news reporters, bomb squads, the police blowing up the apartment complex, and helicopters going crazy. You would have truly loved it, and thought it an extremely befitting end.

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  1. There are a handfull of organic peroxides that might have been in use legitimately, but that’s unlikely…

    What is more likely is that with all this publicity about TATP a fool was playing. The fool may have had a nefarious intent entirely unrelated to anything properly called “terrorism” - a grudge, for example, or a robbery.

    With all the publicity…

    This stuff has been described as easy to make, and recipes are available. It may be simple in theory but it isn’t simple in fact, and most amateurs wouldn’t even recognize the pitfalls.

    I have the training and equipment to do this - I have stirring hotplates, burets and other glassware, etc… I also have all my fingers, and I like it that way. I wouldn’t try this on a bet. There are several explosives I would try to make before I’d try to make TATP - assuming I would try to make explosives, which I wouldn’t.

    Wild guess: Somebody tried to make some TATP with weak reagents and ended up with a mix of the di and tri forms. The di form is less powerful but way more sensitive.

    OOPS…

    Comment by Playin Possum — 6:46 pm

  2. If you care to see a more detailed perspective on the people involved in this explosion, please visit here.

    www.keepyoursocksclean.com

    I just can’t express how incredibly far away from relevance these events are from all the war and terror happenings listed on this page.

    Comment by Matt's Friend — 3:03 am


152 posted on 07/22/2006 5:12:06 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: hoosiermama; hispanarepublicana; PhiKapMom; indcons; mplsconservative; investigateworld; ...
Hello again, everyone! Just thought I'd post to let you know that I've re-published the Comprehensive Summary that I wrote last year about the OU Bombing. Here is the new link:

War in the Heartland? Terrorism and the OU Bombing
- A Comprehensive Summary @ Liberty Rocks Blog -


I have some editing, some updating, and some links to add, but I thought with the anniversary swifly approaching, and my old blog host out of commission that I'd go ahead and re-publish what I had saved. I'll also be adding more pages containing my old blog posts over the next few days.

Take care & Stay Safe everyone!
- LR

P.S. -- If you would like on or off the OU Bombing ping list please let me know.
153 posted on 09/18/2006 12:43:38 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: LibertyRocks

THANK YOU Liberty Rocks.


154 posted on 09/18/2006 12:45:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: LibertyRocks

Thanks for the ping, LibertyRocks. This is another episode where we'll never really know the whole story, IMO.


155 posted on 09/18/2006 5:24:19 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The new axis of evil: The UN, the terrorists, and the American Democratic party.)
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To: backhoe

bttt


156 posted on 09/18/2006 5:31:55 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: backhoe; Cindy; kcvl; adam_az; PhiKapMom; onyx; Mo1; weegee; piasa; devolve; pissant; ...

Excellent!

The mainstream mediots and Islamofascist lovers of America can't bury these acts of Islamofasicist terror any more.

Great job as usual!


157 posted on 09/18/2006 7:04:57 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: LibertyRocks

Thanks for the ping and your additions.

This way all of this data will be one place and available to everyone.

All of this data makes it very hard for the bureaucrats in Oklahoma and DC to ignore what happened. They will continue to try spike any news, but that doesn't work anymore.


158 posted on 09/18/2006 7:07:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: backhoe

Same explosive intended for use in the planned plane bombings (that were thwarted a few weeks before they happened).


159 posted on 09/18/2006 8:37:44 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Grampa Dave

Keep me on your periodic PING list.

So many stories are immediately denied as having ANY terrorist component only to slowly leak out communications (suicide notes with outright statements of terrorism and support for Bin Laden).

It is why I say that we KNOW the authorities are lying to us about some attacks. This does not mean that they are lying to us about every attack; it just means that they cannot be trusted at their word.


160 posted on 09/18/2006 8:39:57 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: backhoe

An amazing amount of work. Good job.


161 posted on 09/18/2006 8:42:52 AM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: Grampa Dave; backhoe
BTTT

....And thanks Backhoe and Dave.
162 posted on 09/18/2006 9:22:05 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: Grampa Dave

163 posted on 09/18/2006 4:11:09 PM PDT by devolve
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To: LibertyRocks

Thanks for all your work and the ping! You rock!


164 posted on 09/19/2006 11:53:41 AM PDT by Nancie Drew
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To: LibertyRocks
Interesting as well is that the FEDS just raided a mosque in Columbia, MO. Seems like the heartland is being protected, thank GOD!

Also, thanks for the post. The silent majority is finally getting our voices heard.
165 posted on 09/19/2006 4:45:03 PM PDT by not2worry (What goes around comes around.)
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To: Nancie Drew

You are very welcome, Nancie Drew! Thank you for the compliment as well, you are too kind. (o:


166 posted on 09/21/2006 3:14:00 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: not2worry

You're very welcome. I saw that about the mosque in Missouri, and the charity they raided in Michigan too -- hopefully this is a first in a string of many. I could name a few places in Oklahoma they could look into. (o;


167 posted on 09/21/2006 3:16:10 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: Grampa Dave

You're welcome Grampa Dave. I'm adding a few more direct links in the post below this one for other info, including downloadable documents I've re-published at my blog as well.

I'm so greatful for the internet and all the bloggers out there -- you are so right, they can't keep a lid on things quite so easily anymore... (o:


168 posted on 09/21/2006 3:18:44 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: LibertyRocks; backhoe

Bumped and bookmarked.


169 posted on 09/21/2006 3:40:46 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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Appreciate your looking.


170 posted on 09/21/2006 3:48:44 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Hi everyone,

Following is a complete list of all the postings and downloadable documents I have available at the Liberty Rocks Blog now. (If any of you ever have any trouble accessing the downloadable documents please let me know as they are taken off the free file host if they are not accessed for a while.)

Re-published Posts:

""Cover-up? Missing Video Report at Ch. 5 KOCO-TV"

[NOTES: The video in question is titled, "Learning More about Hinrichs". If anyone has the KOCO-TV video in question taped or saved, please let me know. It's very important as I know of several people are attempting to access the information in this particular report. It would also aid in attempts to prove that KOCO-TV pulled another video during the coverage of the Murrah Federal Building. Thank you.]

Hinrichs’ Missing Ammo - Triangle Fraternity Meeting Notes

OU Suicide Note? STILL More Questions Than Answers

OU Magistrate Unseals Documents in the OU Bombing Case

FBI Docs Available for Download

Downloads Available:
(NOTES: To download the documents please follow the link and click on the words "Download File" which is on the left above the Google ads. Thanks to Quicksharing.com for providing this free service.)

FBI Statements (.pdf files):

Statement on October 2, 2005:
http://s8.quicksharing.com/v/1444157/FBIStatement.pdf.html

Statement on October 4, 2005:
http://s8.quicksharing.com/v/7749314/o4_fbi_statement1004.pdf.html

Statements from David L. Boren, President of OU (.pdf documents):

1st Statement Released

2nd Statement Released

Letter from October 6, 2005

Triangle Fraternity Meeting Notes (.zip files containing .html file)

April 1st

April 5th

April 12th

Missing KOCO-TV Video Screen Shots (.gif files):

Link results for Missing Video (Screen Shot)

Page containing Video Title (Screen-shot)


Michelle Malkin scanned and made available the 90+ page FBI Report in .pdf format. You can access the document in this blog posting: (This link is probably here already, but just in case here it is again. (o:)
FBI Documents at MichelleMalkin.com

Also available at the Liberty Rocks Blog on the OU Bombing Focus Page is a list of media articles (scroll down). And, don't forget the Comprehensive Summary.

Thank you for everyone's encouragement and support! I appreciate it... Take care and God Bless!
- LR

171 posted on 09/21/2006 3:56:58 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (Liberty Rocks Blog: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: backhoe
Here's another one to add to the list:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1742942/posts

172 posted on 11/22/2006 5:55:45 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: backhoe

bump for publicity


173 posted on 11/22/2006 5:58:36 PM PST by VOA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I appreciate the link- thank you.


174 posted on 11/23/2006 5:01:51 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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