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  • Oklahoma City bombing: 20 years later, key questions remain unanswered

    04/13/2015 10:17:33 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/13/2015 | Andrew Gumbel
    Twenty years ago, on 19 April 1995, a disaffected veteran named Timothy McVeigh drove a Ryder truck stuffed with explosives into downtown Oklahoma City and destroyed a federal office building, killing 168 people, including 19 children, and maiming hundreds of others. That much we know. We also know that, within 90 minutes of the bombing, McVeigh was pulled over near the Kansas border and arrested, alone, at the wheel of a glaringly improbable getaway car, an ancient, spluttering rust bucket of a Mercury sedan with no licence plates, which made him a sitting duck for any passing highway patrolman. How...
  • Did the Oklahoma City bomber have another accomplice?

    07/27/2014 10:55:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin Monday in Salt Lake City. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was brought by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue against the FBI. He says the agency won't release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and...
  • The FBI and its "untouchable" Oklahoma City bombing informant

    12/28/2011 10:40:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/28/2011 | Doug Book
    To this day the Federal Bureau of Investigation claims to have discovered not a single Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator in league with Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Yet McVeigh and Nichols did not act alone in the 1995 scheme which killed 168 individuals and injured hundreds more. They had help, some of it coming from the FBI itself! And evidence to that effect is overwhelming. In 2004, Terry Lynn Nichols wrote to Attorney General John Ashcroft from his prison cell in Florence, Colorado offering to provide a complete account of his knowledge of and participation in the Oklahoma City bombing...
  • Oklahoma City bombing conspirator denied again

    12/02/2010 11:04:51 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    hosted ^ | Dec 2
    DENVER (AP) -- A federal judge isn't changing her ruling dismissing a lawsuit Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols filed over his prison diet. Nichols is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado for his role in the 1995 bombing of the federal building that killed 168 people. He had alleged religious discrimination because the prison won't give him high-fiber whole foods that he says he needs as a Christian.
  • FBI fights order for deposition of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator, death-row inmate

    11/09/2008 12:16:54 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 359+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06 Nov 2008 | Pamela Manson
    The FBI is appealing an order that allows a Utah attorney to conduct taped depositions of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and a death-row inmate. Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue believes that the two inmates have valuable information about his brother's death in a federal prison - and about the FBI's alleged withholding of many of the relevant documents requested in his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit. Authorities say the August 1995 death of Kenneth Trentadue in a cell at an Oklahoma City federal prison was a suicide, but the inmate's family believes he was mistaken for...
  • Utah Lawyer Can Question, Videotape Terry Nichols

    09/27/2008 5:46:50 AM PDT · by John W · 7 replies · 526+ views ^ | September 26, 2008 | Paul Foy
    SALT LAKE CITY - A judge ordered the government to make Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols available for a videotaped interview by a Utah lawyer who is trying to learn more about the federal investigation behind the 1995 bombing. Jesse Trentadue also can take a deposition from convicted killer David Paul Hammer, a death-row acquaintance of bomber Timothy McVeigh for two years before McVeigh was executed in 2001. U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball's decision was the second time he ordered the government to cooperate with interviews of Nichols at a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo., and of Hammer,...
  • Lawyer wins ruling in probe of brother's death behind bars [OK City Bombing]

    09/27/2008 7:18:26 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 1 replies · 931+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 09/27/2008 01:10:18 AM MDT | Pamela Manson
    A judge has reaffirmed an order that a Utah attorney can conduct taped depositions of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and a federal death-row inmate. Attorney Jesse Trentadue says the two prisoners have information about the 1995 death of his brother, whom he believes was murdered in a federal prison after guards mistook him for an accomplice in the bombing. Kenneth Trentadue was found hanged in his cell in August 1995 at a federal prison in Oklahoma City, where he was being held on an alleged parole violation. Although the death was ruled a suicide, Trentadue family members think...
  • Was OKC Bomber Timothy McVeigh Working for the FBI?

    04/18/2007 11:46:31 PM PDT · by Verax · 51 replies · 4,141+ views
    The New American ^ | 03/07.2003 | William F. Jasper
    Was OKC Bomber Timothy McVeigh Working for the FBI? By William F. Jasper Created 2007-03-07 18:33 In a 19-page affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Lynn Nichols alleges that the bombing plot was actually under the supervision of top FBI officials. According to a February 21 report in Salt Lake City's Deseret News, the Nichols affidavit charges that Timothy McVeigh, who was executed for his role in the bombing, was actually working under Larry Potts, the controversial FBI official who was forced to resign under a cloud for his...
  • AP: Congress Rebukes FBI Over Probe (Oklahoma City Bombing)

    12/24/2006 12:21:44 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 74 replies · 3,342+ views
    Excite news ^ | December 24, 2006 | JOHN SOLOMON, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI failed to fully investigate information suggesting other suspects may have helped Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, allowing questions to linger more than a decade after the deadly attack, a congressional inquiry concludes. The House International Relations investigative subcommittee will release the findings of its two-year-review as early as Wednesday, declaring there is no conclusive evidence of a foreign connection to the attack but that far too many unanswered questions remain. The subcommittee's report will conclude there is no doubt McVeigh and Nichols were the main perpetrators, and it discloses...
  • The Blind Sheik's Mistress

    10/20/2006 7:26:55 AM PDT · by veronica · 13 replies · 1,000+ views
    Tech Central Daily ^ | 10-20-06 | J. Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss
    Legal ethics rules in all fifty states absolutely prevent lawyers from assisting their clients in the commission of criminal acts. Confidentiality and lawyer-client privilege rules have, everywhere that we know of, "crime-fraud" exceptions -- communications sent by the client to the lawyer to facilitate the commission of future crimes are NOT confidential. Treason, in every state in the land, is severely punishable, even by death. Break all these rules, and what do you get? About thirty years seems right. What you don't get is the paltry 28-month sentence for traitor-lawyer Lynne Stewart, who admits passing messages from a convicted terrorist...
  • California congressman (Rep. Dana Rohrabacher) to hold hearings on Oklahoma City bombing

    06/08/2006 5:51:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,259+ views
    A California congressman said Thursday a House subcommittee will investigate whether there was a foreign connection to the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the International Relations Committee, said his committee's investigation will focus on whether those responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing had help from a foreign source. "We need to answer some very serious questions in order to have confidence that the truth of this monstrous crime is fully known," Rohrabacher, who has conducted an extensive personal inquiry into the bombing, said in a...
  • Oklahoma City bombing conspirator's son sentenced to four years in prison

    05/18/2006 7:32:34 AM PDT · by flutters · 4 replies · 506+ views
    ABC 6 News ^ | May 18, 2006
    Terry Nichols has sent a letter from prison asking for leniency -- not for himself, but for his son. The Oklahoma City bombing conspirator's 23-year-old son has been sentenced to four years in prison for assaulting two police officers and driving a stolen car. Josh Nichols was convicted in March. Two Las Vegas police officers had seen him getting into a stolen car in October. One of the officers was dragged by the vehicle and another was partially inside. Nichols apologized yesterday in court. His lawyer says the younger Nichols has signed a deal to write a book about his...
  • After OKC bombing, Secret Service took thousands of phone records without court approval...

    01/05/2006 7:35:51 PM PST · by Velveeta · 100 replies · 2,535+ views
    McCurtain Daily Gazette ^ | 1/5/2006 | J.D. Cash and Lt. Col. Roger Charles U.S.M.C. (retired)
    A series of internal documents from the U.S. Secret Service obtained by this newspaper provide details of a project involving the transfer of thousands of telephone and bank records to a government database with the help of U.S. telephone and financial company executives. The detailed field notes were prepared by a special agent who once headed the Electronic Crimes Branch of the Secret Service, where the agent was responsible for case coordination of all telecommunications and computer network investigations conducted by Secret Service field offices. During her tenure as a Secret Service agent, Ms. Mary Riley coordinated the forensic analysis...
  • Terry Nichols, Philippines, bombs, etc.

    10/09/2005 4:20:59 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 772+ views
    Terry Nichols, Philippines, bombs, etc. See Mark Tapscott here: “Before Able Danger and Mohamed Atta, There Was Murrah Building Bombing and Hussain Al-Hussaini; Journalist Uncovers OKC Links to 9/11, which links to this L.A. Weekly article: “The Rohrabacher Test: Congressman questions Terry Nichols about Oklahoma City bombing”. The Mark Tapscott link also has a comprehensive statement from Jayna Davis, who has pursued this story for ten long years and has now written a book entitled “The Third Terrorist”. One interesting quote — among many — in the L.A. Weekly piece is from Richard Clarke: Clarke wrote that the theory of...
  • Jose Padilla's Oklahoma City Connection

    07/12/2005 10:17:16 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 20 replies · 1,749+ views
    Glen Beck ^ | 6/13/2005 | Glen Beck
    Jose Padilla's Oklahoma City Connection   Was Jose Padilla, the American citizen suspected of plotting to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the U.S., connected to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in April of 1995? Christopher BradyPosted: Thursday June 13, 2002 06:13AM ET Glenn Beck Program Exclusive Jose Padilla is the focus of great speculation by Americans today. How can the U.S intelligence agencies have known that Padilla was plotting to detonate one of the most sinister types of weapons of mass destruction? Is it because these agencies had received reports, as John Ashcroft claims, that Padilla and...
  • Terry Nichols reveals involvement in Oklahoma City bombing

    07/02/2005 7:44:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 45 replies · 1,895+ views
    Associated Press | July 2, 2005
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols has told the FBI and his family that he was involved in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, according to a published report. Nichols, serving life prison sentences on federal and state convictions for the bombing that killed 168 people, started speaking to the FBI about his role in April at a federal prison in Florence, Colo., The Oklahoman reported in a copyright story in Sunday's editions. Nichols, 50, made similar disclosures to his mother, sister and first ex-wife last month. "I didn't like it. Oh, God, I said,...
  • Nichols responds to 'Third Terrorist' evidence-(media, gov't finally acknowledging OK City & terror)

    06/30/2005 11:24:54 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 220 replies · 5,830+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | Staff Writer
    After a meeting with convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, a U.S. congressman reaffirmed evidence of a Middle East connection to the 1995 attack. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. – who has publicly vowed to address unanswered questions about the bombing – went with a staff aid to the super-maximum security prison in Florence, Colo., where Nichols is serving 161 consecutive life sentences, according to the Northeast Intelligence Network, a private, counter-terrorist research and investigation group. In his quizzing of Nichols, the congressman relied heavily on the investigative work of journalist Jayna Davis and her book, "The Third Terrorist: The Middle...
  • Oklahoma City Bomber Nichols Says a 3rd Man Took Part in Plot

    05/03/2005 11:24:56 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 51 replies · 1,660+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/4/05 | Richard A. Serrano
    After a decade of silence, Terry L. Nichols, who was convicted in the Oklahoma City bombings, has accused a third man of being an accomplice who provided some of the explosives used to kill 168 people at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 10 years ago. Nichols, in a letter written from his cell at the Supermax prison in Colorado, said Arkansas gun collector Roger Moore donated so-called binary explosives, made up of two components, to bomber Timothy J. McVeigh that were used in Oklahoma City, as well as additional bomb components that recently were found in Nichols' former home...
  • OKC Bombing Al Qaida Linked

    04/17/2005 12:09:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 150 replies · 4,806+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/17/05 | Carl Limbacher
    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...
  • A Terrorist Lawyer on Trial

    01/17/2005 9:17:27 AM PST · by indcons · 10 replies · 816+ views ^ | January 17, 2005 | Brian Hecht
    It is rare when average citizens have the ability to decide how the United States government conducts the War on Terror. However, an anonymous federal jury in New York has just been tapped with such an opportunity. On Wednesday, January, 12, the jury for radical defense attorney Lynne Stewart began deliberating her fate. Stewart stands accused of willfully and knowingly conspiring to conceal the terrorist activities of her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the infamous Egyptian “blind cleric” and leader of the Al-Gama’a Islamiyya terrorist group. Stewart’s own attorney, criminal defense lawyer Michael Tigar, famous for his defense of Oklahoma...
  • (Terry) Nichols Costs Taxpayers More Than $4M

    01/03/2005 7:28:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 556+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/3/05 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma taxpayers spent almost $4.2 million to provide a defense for bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, paying for such things as books, seminars, lawn care, coffee sweetener and an alarm system. Expenses filed by court-appointed defense attorney Brian Hermanson included $28.05 so Nichols could read the book, "The American Terrorist," an account of the life of Oklahoma City bombing mastermind Timothy McVeigh. A $300 claim was filed for lawn care costs for one of the defense attorneys, whose $750-a-month rental house in McAlester was paid for by taxpayers during Nichols' trial. Coffee sweetener that cost $3.99 was among...
  • Report: Nichols Admits Okla. Bombing Role (still shocking years later)

    11/28/2004 8:15:21 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 33 replies · 2,704+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 28, 7:49 PM EST | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Terry Nichols admitted during plea negotiations in his state trial last year that he played a major role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a newspaper reported Sunday. Nichols admitted to prosecutors in a signed statement that he helped Timothy McVeigh make the bomb that killed 168 people in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, The Oklahoman reported. McVeigh was put to death for masterminding the attack. "McVeigh told me what to do," Nichols said in the statement, which was prepared with the aid of his attorneys. Nichols, 49, is serving life sentences without...
  • Terry Nichols Confessed

    11/28/2004 8:00:07 AM PST · by marway · 56 replies · 8,814+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | November 28, 2004 | Nolan Clay
    Terry Nichols confessed during secret plea negotiations last year that he had a major role in the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He also stated that he knew of no other conspirators in the attack that left 168 dead, including 19 children. "I am unaware as to who was involved in the planning besides McVeigh,'' he stated. However, Nichols refused to disclose where he hid stolen blasting caps left over from the making of the bomb. Nichols, 49, never testified at his 1997 federal trial or this year's state trial. His attorneys claimed he had no part in the attack...
  • Nichols Set to Get Life a Second Time

    08/07/2004 8:21:03 PM PDT · by John W · 13 replies · 492+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | August 7, 2004 | TIM TALLEY
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Already serving life in federal prison, Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is set to be sentenced to life in state prison Monday, and his attorneys say he may use the occasion to speak publicly for the first time since he went on trial. The possibility of a statement gives new hope to victims' families who question whether the bombing conspiracy was limited to Nichols and bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  • Nichols Faces Death for Oklahoma City Bombing

    06/01/2004 10:22:33 AM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies · 159+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 1, 2004
    MCALESTER, Okla. (Reuters) - The state jury that convicted Terry Nichols of murder for the Oklahoma City bombing heard opening statements on Tuesday in a penalty phase during which they will decide whether Nichols should be executed. Last Wednesday, the jury found Nichols guilty of 161 counts of murder in the 1995 bombing of a federal building in a crime that rocked America's sense of domestic security. The penalty phase is expected to include testimony from Nichols' mother, who will plead for her son's life, and family members of the victims who died when the blast detonated by executed bomber...
  • Judge Dismisses Two Nichols Jurors

    06/02/2004 9:17:21 AM PDT · by TexKat · 145+ views
    AP ^ | 6/2/04 | TIM TALLEY
    McALESTER, Okla. - Two members of the jury considering sentencing for Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols were dismissed by the judge Wednesday and were replaced by the last two remaining alternate jurors. Judge Steven Taylor did not explain what the two jurors did wrong, but he strongly told the rest of the panel not to discuss the case outside of regular jury deliberations. "Do not discuss sentencing," Taylor said following a one-hour closed meeting with prosecution and defense attorneys. "Do not allow anyone to discuss it with you." One of the jurors dismissed Wednesday was the jury foreman. Nichols...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • Terry Nichols verdict in....GUILTY ACROSS THE BOARD. All charges, including arson and conspiracy

    05/26/2004 12:26:14 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 136 replies · 418+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 26, 2004
    <p>McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Nearly a decade after the Oklahoma City bombing, Terry Nichols was convicted of 161 state murder charges Wednesday for helping carry out what was then the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. He could get the death sentence he escaped when he was convicted in federal court in the 1990s.</p>
  • Nichols Witness Says Scientist Lied

    05/19/2004 3:26:05 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 11 replies · 115+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 5/19/04 | TIM TALLEY
    A government scientist lied when he claimed that ammonium nitrate crystals found on Oklahoma City bombing debris had been embedded by the force of the blast, an FBI whistleblower testified Wednesday at bombing conspirator Terry Nichols' state murder trial. Frederic Whitehurst, testifying for the defense, said an FBI forensic scientist he trained himself, Steven Burmeister, also lied when he testified that the crystals came from the kind of fertilizer believed to have been used in the bombing. Whitehurst said there was not enough evidence to support either of Burmeister's conclusions. "He is my student. And I trust him like a...
  • Unanswered questions about Timothy McVeigh’s and Terry Nichols’ possible links to the Middle East

    09/28/2001 6:01:55 PM PDT · by OKCSubmariner · 66 replies · 970+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | September 28, 2001 | Jim Crogan
    It is obvious material for conspiracy buffs: Did Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols really act alone, or was some larger terrorist outfit behind the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building? In Oklahoma City, an investigative reporter began asking the question long before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Jayna Davis, in a series that aired on KFOR-TV in 1995, examined the possible existence of John Doe No. 2, a man witnesses saw with McVeigh outside the federal building moments before the bomb went off, killing 168 people. Her ...
  • The Enemy within

    11/03/2001 10:40:43 AM PST · by IRtorqued · 59 replies · 1,074+ views
    TheNewAmerican ^ | 19 Nov 01 | William F. Jasper
    The Enemy Withinby William F. Jasper The terrorist threat comes from a long list of dangerous organizations, many of which may have extensive operations inside the United States. The current U.S. administration has sent American military forces to the other side of the world to capture Osama bin Laden. The real, imminent threat, however, is here at home. The horrendous attacks of September 11th involved only a small number of the Trojan Horse terrorist troops still within our gates. It is this legion of terror that must be rooted out before it can launch even more cataclysmic attacks of death ...
  • Missing evidence from Oklahoma City

    11/17/2001 12:13:45 PM PST · by OKCSubmariner · 111 replies · 1,551+ views
    Indianapolis Star ^ | November 17, 2001 | JAMES PATTERSON
    <p>The FBI doesn't want to talk about it, but the evidence keeps mounting.</p> <p>Critical evidence that several Middle Eastern men may have been connected to the Oklahoma City bombing appears to have been kept from the public by the FBI.</p>
  • Abu’s (Sayyaf -AlQaeda/Bin Laden) Long-standing Ties to Global Terrorism Bared (OKC Bombing)

    02/18/2002 5:08:06 PM PST · by OKCSubmariner · 86 replies · 866+ views
    Manila Times ^ | February 15, 2002 | Dorian Zumel Sicat
    Abu Sayyaf bandits were involved in international terrorist operations that targeted American facilities long before the Sept. 11 attacks that sparked US President George W. Bush’s global campaign against the al-Qaida and its allies. Philippine defense and police intelligence sources told THE MANILA TIMES that Abu Sayyaf leaders had met with terrorist masterminds of several atrocities just before US targets were hit. Although Philippine authorities advised American authorities of the alliance between the Abu Sayyaf, Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida, and American neo-nazis, the US appeared to ignore the warnings; until Sept. 11. Strange bedfellows But according to the sources, ...
  • Attorneys, reporters face off with prosecutors in records controversy

    04/21/2004 4:56:51 AM PDT · by gwjack · 7 replies · 177+ views
    McCurtain Daily Gazette ^ | April 21, 2004
    A daylong legal drama over records hit a fever pitch in the newsroom of this newspaper Monday afternoon. An Oklahoma police investigator said he had been ordered by the Oklahoma County district attorney's office to remove 40 boxes of records from the newspaper, while local attorney Jerry McCombs and an Oklahoma City attorney, Gazette publisher Bruce Willingham and reporter J.D. Cash all told him no, he was not taking them. Meanwhile, a National Public Radio reporter who had come to Idabel to interview Cash and knew nothing of the controversy, got a firsthand look at how the Oklahoma City bombing...
  • Oklahoma City, TWA Flight 800, and the Gorelick connection

    04/16/2004 2:29:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 204 replies · 3,936+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-16-04 | Jack Cashill
    As a last question to former FBI head Louis Freeh, 9-11 Commissioner John Lehman asked whether Freeh was familiar with the information Jayna Davis has gathered for her new book, "The Third Terrorist." Davis, a former Oklahoma City newswoman, makes a powerful case that Terry Nichols had conspired with convicted World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef in the Philippines and that Timothy McVeigh had received direct aid in the construction and delivery of the bomb from, among others, likely Iraqi agent, Hussain Al-Hussaini, the alleged John Doe #2. This was an excellent question. Lehman, however, addressed it to the wrong...
  • Secrets of Timothy McVeigh

    03/26/2004 6:28:22 PM PST · by wjersey · 48 replies · 1,836+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 3/26/2004 | Jim Crogan
    The national trauma caused by the Oklahoma City bombing was only 9 days old when an affable, soft-spoken furnace builder got the surprise of his life. Standing outside his suburban Oklahoma City home, he suddenly came face to face with FBI Special Agent Jim Ellis. “He asked me my name, and then he said, ‘We have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is, we found your truck. The bad news is, it was used in the Murrah bombing.’” Ellis’ words left him feeling elated that his truck was recovered, but stunned by its implications....
  • 'Timothy McVeigh set him up so he could cover up'

    03/26/2004 11:29:03 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 16 replies · 183+ views
    Chicago Suntimes - online edition ^ | March 23, 2004 | Tim Talley
    McALESTER, Okla. -- Terry Nichols went on trial for his life Monday in the Oklahoma City bombing and was alternately portrayed as an eager participant in the attack and a fall guy in a conspiracy wider than the government has acknowledged. Nichols hated the U.S. government and worked hand-in-hand with Timothy McVeigh in assembling and detonating the ''huge, monstrous bomb,'' prosecutor Lou Keel said during opening statements in the state murder trial. ''These two were partners, and their business was terrorism,'' Keel said. Nichols, wearing a gray sport jacket over a white, buttoned-down collar shirt, occasionally whispered to his attorneys...
  • We Can Still Smell Red Meat (al Qaeda and OKC! From Clarke!!)

    03/26/2004 10:36:37 AM PST · by Piranha · 156 replies · 1,044+ views
    Just One Minute (Weblog) ^ | March 26, 2004 | unknown
    The always fascinating Dan Drezner has a bunch of good posts up.. sorry, we are going to skip to the red meat: On Page 127 [of his new "Against All Enemies"], Clarke notes that it's possible that al-Qaida operatives in the Philippines "taught Terry Nichols how to blow up the Oklahoma Federal Building." Intelligence places Nichols there on the same days as Ramzi Yousef, and "we do know that Nichols's bombs did not work before his Philippines stay and were deadly when he returned." This ties in to the theory that Clinton quashed investigations into a foreign connection to Terry...
  • Nichols Trial Set To Get Under Way

    03/22/2004 7:49:51 AM PST · by tcuoohjohn · 23 replies · 177+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Mar 22, 2004 | TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer
    McALESTER, Okla. - Terry Nichols' state trial is to get under way Monday with opening statements and a defendant already serving a life sentence on federal changes. The trial is estimated to last four to six months. Prosecutors have lined up more than 400 witnesses to testify against Nichols, who is charged in Oklahoma with 161 counts of first-degree murder. Defense attorneys claim that Nichols was set up. Nichols, 48, was already convicted for the deaths of eight federal law enforcement officers in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. The state charges are...
  • Withheld evidence to sink case against Nichols?

    03/20/2004 5:15:29 PM PST · by ovrtaxt · 30 replies · 195+ views ^ | 3/20/2004 | J. D. Cash
    Withheld evidence to sink case against Nichols? Massive FBI intel failure, wider conspiracy in 1995 terror expected to emerge Posted: March 20, 20047:05 p.m. Eastern By J.D. Cash © 2004 McCurtain Daily Gazette In a phone call from a federal prison yesterday, convicted bank bandit and former Aryan Republican Army leader Peter Kevin Langan Jr. made a startling revelation to the McCurtain Daily Gazette – that former associate Richard Lee Guthrie Jr. robbed a Hot Springs, Ark., gun dealer in November 1994, not accused Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols. That revelation from Langan is expected to be one of a number coming...
  • Survivors Seek Answers at Nichols Trial

    03/21/2004 1:16:33 PM PST · by tomball · 14 replies · 128+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2004 | TIM TALLEY
    McALESTER, Okla. - Since her two grandsons were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing, Jannie Coverdale's thoughts have been locked on the horrific event and on answering the question that has haunted her ever since: Why?"The last nine years, I've just put my life on hold," Coverdale said. "Almost everything I do, it has something to do with the bombing."Coverdale hopes to find answers in bombing conspirator Terry Nichols' trial on 161 state murder charges. Opening statements are scheduled Monday.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty - something many victims' family members and survivors believe he deserves.They are bitter about...
  • Oklahoma Bomb Conspirator Faces Possible Death

    03/21/2004 3:26:48 PM PST · by tcuoohjohn · 16 replies · 105+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 21, 1:06 PM ET | Jon Herskovitz
    McALESTER, Oklahoma (Reuters) - A state murder trial for Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, already serving a life sentence on federal manslaughter charges, begins on Monday with Oklahoma prosecutors aiming for the death penalty. Nichols, 48, was convicted on federal charges of manslaughter and conspiracy in the deaths of eight federal officers among the 168 people killed in the April 19, 1995, bombing. The Oklahoma trial is on 160 first-degree murder charges for the other people killed in the blast and will likely bring the death penalty if Nichols is convicted. One more murder charge may be added for...
  • Terry Nichols Trial Under Way With Jury Selection After Judge Refuses to Postpone Proceedings

    03/01/2004 6:30:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 108+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2004 | Tim Talley
    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols after the judge refused to postpone proceedings while the FBI reviews whether investigators suppressed evidence of a wider conspiracy. Nichols stood at the defense table and smiled when District Judge Steven Taylor introduced him to the first panel of 42 prospective jurors. Nichols, already serving a life sentence on federal charges for his role in the bombing, could get the death penalty if convicted of the state charges. Picking 12 jurors and six alternates is expected to take two weeks. About...
  • Key facts on Terry Nichols trial

    02/28/2004 12:54:18 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 4 replies · 374+ views
    AP ^ | 2-28-04
    Key facts in the state murder trial of Oklahoma City federal building bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, which begins Monday. --Charges: Nichols faces 161 first-degree murder charges for deaths of 160 people plus the unborn fetus of one victims. --Penalty: Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. He is already serving life without chance of parole on federal convictions for deaths of eight federal agents in the bombing. --Players: Case will be heard by state District Judge Steven Taylor. Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Sandra Elliott is lead prosecutor. Defense team is led by Brian Hermanson and includes Barbara Bergman, a law...
  • Nichols trial set to open in Oklahoma

    02/27/2004 12:03:46 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 1 replies · 111+ views
    UPI ^ | 2-27-04
    MCALESTER, Okla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jury selection begins Monday in Oklahoma for the trial of Terry Nichols on state murder charges in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Nichols is already serving a life sentence on federal convictions for conspiracy and involuntary conspiracy in the deaths of eight federal law officers in the 1995 attack. The state murder charges are for the other 160 people killed in the bombing. A panel of 160 potential jurors is to report for jury selection at the county courthouse in McAlester, about 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The trial was...
  • Did Nichols and Yousef meet?

    02/20/2004 5:40:33 AM PST · by Peach · 26 replies · 3,753+ views
    IntelWire ^ | February 20, 2004 | By J.M. BERGER
    Did Nichols and Yousef meet? Closer analysis of Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef timelines creates a compelling, if still circumstantial, case — and offers clues to where the smoking guns may be found By J.M. BERGER In November 1994, Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef both walked on the grounds of the same college campus in the Philippines. Whether their paths crossed is a question that still dogs researchers. But it's increasingly clear that what separates their respective itineraries is sometimes a matter of yards, feet or even inches, within a span of days, hours and sometimes mere minutes. They...
  • Consultant says he doesn't have images of Oklahoma City bombing

    02/11/2004 4:37:23 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 229+ views
    Associated Press | February 11, 2004
    McALESTER, Okla. — The presiding judge in the trial of bombing conspirator Terry Nichols ordered a former congressional aide to search items seized from his home for material connected to the deadly explosion. Judge Steven Taylor told John Culbertson during a pretrial hearing Wednesday to look through the nine computers, hundreds of disks and other items before they're returned to his home in Virginia. "I want it done as quickly as possible," Taylor said. Culbertson earlier presented a series of photographs that merely show a cloud of smoke, apparently unrelated to the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred...
  • Searching for OKC bombing evidence, police raid home of former congressman’s aide

    02/03/2004 7:01:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 260+ views
    McCurtain Daily Gazette (Idabel, OK) ^ | February 1, 2004 | J.D. Cash
    The Fairfax County, Va., home of John Culbertson – once a member of former U.S. Rep. James Traficant’s scandal-plagued congressional office – was raided Friday afternoon by Oklahoma City police detectives searching for evidence related to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. A copy of the search warrant obtained by the McCurtain Daily Gazette described the evidence sought by detectives as including any and all computer equipment, letters, correspondence, electronic mail and image files. The raid was prompted after a Jan. 27 “in-camera hearing” attended by prosecutors and defense attorneys involved with the Terry Nichols murder trial, set to begin...
  • Federal Inmate Says He Will Name Bombing Conspirators [About Others Unknown In Nichols Trial]

    01/28/2004 3:18:03 PM PST · by JohnBerger · 134 replies · 599+ views
    Channel 5 Oklahoma ^ | 1/28/04 | J.M. Berger
    Federal Inmate Says He Will Name Bombing Conspirators POSTED: 3:32 PM CST January 28, 2004 OKLAHOMA CITY -- A federal inmate who is expected to testify at bombing conspirator Terry Nichols' murder trial will name other suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing, according to a published report. Peter K. Langan Jr., serving a life prison sentence for bank robbery and weapons violations, told the McCurtain Daily Gazette for a copyright story Wednesday that he would tie several men to the bombing conspiracy. Langan, who led a gang of neo-Nazis that robbed at least 22 banks in seven Midwestern states, said...
  • Is al Qaeda recruitment of U.S. vets linked to OKC?

    01/09/2004 6:26:07 AM PST · by JohnBerger · 72 replies · 1,188+ views ^ | 1/9/2004 | J.M. Berger
    Just one month after an al Qaeda recruiter was ordered to contact former U.S. servicemen, both Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols relocated to areas where Osama bin Laden's terror network was actively recruiting. In December 1992, al Qaeda operative Clement Rodney Hampton-El was given a list of former U.S. servicemen to recruit as volunteers by a Saudi-linked cleric based in the Philippines, according to testimony in his 1995 trial. (previous story) Shortly after Hampton-El was given the list, McVeigh quit his job and moved to Florida, where al Qaeda was creating a new financing network. In January 1993, Nichols traveled...