Skip to comments.OU shouldn't take too long answering questions
Posted on 10/06/2005 6:47:46 PM PDT by gobucks
There still seem to be more questions than answers regarding last Saturday's explosion outside the University of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium. According to law enforcement, Joel Henry Hinrichs III acted alone and was depressed when he strapped an explosive to himself, sat down 100 yards away from a stadium filled with 84,000 people and blew himself up.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren has made daily statements regarding the status of the investigation, the safety of students, faculty and fans and increased security measures that will be taken in the wake of the incident. He's also stated time and time again it appears there was no terrorist intent from Hinrichs or anyone he might have associated with.
Yet, this week we have learned Hinrichs attempted to buy a large quantity of ammonium nitrate at a local feed store. We have learned he had other explosive materials in his apartment, and we have learned his Muslim roommate and associates were held briefly by law enforcement immediately after the explosion.
It's clear the FBI, which is in charge of the investigation, is trying to be tight-lipped because they don't have all the answers. They can state they have no direct evidence "at this time" to support any reports Hinrichs was involved with terrorist organizations or he intended to do harm to the fans in the stadium.
They probably are doing the right thing by limiting their comments until they have confirmed answers to all their questions. But, the information that is being ferreted out by the media is starting to paint a disturbing picture. Why would Hinrichs try to buy large quantities of a known explosive material? What was his motive for committing the suicide in such a public and dramatic way? What kinds of associations has he been involved with recently and what were his political views?
We applaud Boren for the attention he has given the matter and his daily briefings regarding the status of the investigation. Yet, we also believe there are more layers to this story than are being publicly disclosed at this time.
We can be patient for a little awhile as the FBI does its job of investigating the situation. However, it's imperative the truth be presented in full as quickly as possible. And, the questions need to be answered sooner rather than later in order to best serve the OU students, faculty and the fans of its spectator sports.
"So, the FBI is 'tight lipped'. Is is just me, or does this story eeriely remind anyone else of the DC Sniper story?"
I do remember. I had called in at the time to a radio show and told the host I believed there was a muslim connection. I brought up the EgyptAir Flight, LAX, NYC Empire State Building shootings, Brooklyn Bridge shooting, etc.
People really do have very short memories, and seem very hesitant to state the obvious.
You took the words right out of my mouth. The northeastern media elitists look down their noses at anything/anyone that doesn't have a direct effect on them. I used to have a lot of respect for Boren. Looks like he spent too much time glad-handing on the hill.
This editorial is almost enough to make me renew my subscription to my hometown newspaper...almost! Kudos to the staffer who penned the editorial.
Did you see this post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1497985/posts
It is unintentionally funny!! PC nonsense.....
Yep & it was the final straw for me. David Boren is no fool but he's playing the part very well. Thanks to the new media we don't have to play this dangerous CYA game.
>>I turned of Mike tonight shortly after his program began when he said that the NYC warning sounded to him like a smokescreen to boost Bush's ratings. <<
I listen to Michael Savage from time to time myself. He has become one of the most self-serving, idiotic gasbags out there. If the man really believes half of what he says, which I sincerely doubt, he is one of the biggest fools on the airwaves today.
Hinrichs and Nick Berg
I also thought of Nick's appearance. Something smells very evil at Norman.
Nick was also an 'innocent' wasn't he?
Useful idiots, both of them, quite possibly. Betrayed by their handlers, that's all useful idiots are good for.
Thanks for the ping.
Well at least one Oklahoma news paper is asking the right questions.
From the site that shall remain nameless:
THANKS laz: MANY PATHS SEEM TO INTERSECT IN NORMAN OKLAHOMA.#32 fyi
Norman's role in Islamist terrorism goes further back than the OKC bombing in '95. It all starts in '91, right after the Gulf War, when thousands of Iraqi Republican Guards who stood down were given asylum by the US and resettled in and around OKC because Saddam would kill them if they stayed in Iraq. Regrettably, the resettled RG were nothing more than a trojan horse, enemy agents transplanted into our heartland and still working for Saddam while pretending to be defectors.
The Gulf War never ended. We signed a cease-fire and kept our end of the bargain, but Saddam continued hostilities throughout the 90's in the only way he could -- through terrorism. And he linked with Al Qaeda to do it, each one fighting on a different front but with much cross-pollination centered in Norman. So what has happened since '91?
1) WTC '93, masterminded by Iraqi agent Ramzi Yousef
2) OKC '95, by Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols, but aided by Iraqi agents
3) TWA 800, probably by Al Qaeda
4) Embassies in Africa, by Al Qaeda
5) U.S.S. Cole, by Al Qaeda
6) 9/11, by Al Qaeda, but executed in a manner remarkably similar to Yousef's Project Bojinka.
For twelve years, we sat and waited for the UN to do its inspections while Saddam continued fighting and Al Qaeda joined the battle. And Klintoon fiddled through it all, while the sheeple failed to connect the dots right in front of their faces.
When GW started the Iraq War in 2003, he was simply resuming hostilities on our side and doing what Klintoon should have done but avoided like the plague. The Iraq War isn't a new war. It isn't even Gulf War Part Two. It is a resumption of the Gulf War after twelve years of cease-fire constantly violated by Saddam with both weapons inspections shenanigans and terrorist actions. Saddam is now out of the war, but Al Qaeda continues it. It needs to be finished, no matter what it takes, no matter how long.
"It needs to be finished, no matter what it takes, no matter how long"
I agree with you and so does our Prime Minister, John Howard.
That's an excellent and fascinating summary btw, I've pinged my little list again, wouldn't want them to miss it. Good work.
Maybe he was just depressed because OU's football team sucks this year...
Please add me to your ping list?
I have been trying to follow this story, but I'm not sure what you're talking about here. Could you direct me to this information?
Do you have any links that fleshes this point out a bit more?? Esp MSM links?
It should also be repeated that Hindrich apparently didn't leave any suicide note or letter.
That would make it a very public secret suicide . . .if it were a suicide.
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