McVeigh, Ramzi Yousef, and Radical Islam…

(My main admonition in reading this post, which deals with old information about Timothy McVeigh due to renewed interest by MSNBC in trying to paint conservatives as racist right-wingers, is to read and follow the links I give. As many of my readers may already know, I use to be a huge conspiracy guy — no longer. This being said, the following may seem like a “conspiracy theory,” but I will let you be the ultimate judge of this.)

I haven’t touched on this much, the reason being is that some of the info is questionable or secondary… which is why this story hasn’t gone very far. I am only writing here because elsewhere in conversation I was asked in a rhetorical sense (but the person truly had no idea), “Who is Ramzi Yousef.” I posted the following for the questioner:

ACCORDING TO THE presiding judge in last year’s trial, the bombing of New York’s World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 was meant to topple the city’s tallest tower onto its twin, amid a cloud of cyanide gas. Had the attack gone as planned, tens of thousands of Americans would have died. Instead, as we know, one tower did not fall on the other, and, rather than vaporizing, the cyanide gas burnt up in the heat of the explosion. “Only” six people died.

Few Americans are aware of the true scale of the destructive ambition behind that bomb, this despite the fact that two years later, the key figure responsible for building it–a man who had entered the United Stares on an Iraqi passport under the name of Ramzi Yousef–was involved in another stupendous bombing conspiracy. In January 1995, Yousef and his associates plotted to blow up eleven U.S. commercial aircraft in one spectacular day of terrorist rage. The bombs were to be made of a liquid explosive designed to pass through airport metal detectors….

(THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB: Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters)

Even with the questionable sources…

like the New American, a conspiracy based magazine publication of the  John Birch Society… that, for the record, published originally that the CIA planted explosives in the Oklahoma City Federal Building [nuts!] — William F. Jasper, “Proof of Bombs and Cover-up,” The New American 14, no. 15 [July 1998]: 10-15… yes, I own it and vehemently disagree with it — it is a part of my past and as is my habit, I keep many magazines (Discover, Scientific American, National Review, Time, Newsweek, First Things, etc.) for quoting purposes, boxes of them in fact.  Again, in the video attached below, know that I am not a huge fan of William Jasper, he is merely working with the evidence which speaks for itse.

…however bad some of the sources may be, I think there is enough corroborating evidence that should make one cock his head in wonderment that we have been at war with radical Islam for quite some time. From the hijackings and killings starting in the 60’s and 70’s, to flight 800 and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Flight 800 MissileMy only hope here is that you pick up a book if interested in this topic, it is one that influenced me a bit on this topic. Micheal Medved as well (one of the most virulent anti-conspiratorial out there in radio land — every full moon there is the “Conspiracy Show” he does where all sorts of conspiracy callers are allowed to call in and try to defend their wacky ideas) holds to flight 800 being shot down as well as some connection beyond the “general story” from Oklahoma.

A book that I really enjoyed and I highly recommend is, The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection with the Oklahoma City Bombing. It reads like a crime novel, but is based on lots of evidence. However, even if you don’t get the book, there should be enough links out to info to make you knowledgeable in an area where you may not have been knowledgeable before. Mind you, some say that Clinton covered up the Flight 800 thing in order to get reelected… I don’t think so. I think (and this is only opinion) that the government didn’t want to give a) credit to terrorists – emboldening them; and b), not wanting to cause a panic in the public arena. Both are mistakes in my opinion, but nonetheless, honorable ones.

One article I found very enlightening was this one, entitled, “Did Nichols and Yousef Meet? A close 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.” Again, not a huge fan of the site, and many places have picked this story up that I detest… but it is a very damning circumstantial case. In one back-and-forth over the validity of this story we find this nugget (it is a bit dated):

One thing I did not see in the story, but is an important factor…

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed worked with his nephew Ramzi Yousef [who entered the United States on an Iraqi passport and had been known among the New York fundamentalists as “Rashid, the Iraqi”], now in prison for plotting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and two others in the Philippines on a number of operations.

It also must be pointed out that:

Eight years have passed since Abdul Rahman Yasin bade hasty farewell to New York and flew to Baghdad. There he initially passed the time by fielding telephone calls placed by solicitous FBI agents and finding a niche in Saddam Hussein’s police state. By all appearances, Yasin has lived a quiet, secluded life there.

Bush on Oct. 10 named Yasin as one of the world’s 22 Most Wanted Terrorists for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. There is no doubt about Yasin’s whereabouts after the 1993 outrage. The FBI agents who perfunctorily questioned Yasin in New York and were conned by his pleasant manner quickly understood their mistake in letting him go. They got his brother to telephone Yasin in Baghdad repeatedly to ask him to come back for more questioning. Guess what?

Mr. Yasin sent his regrets.

In 1998 then-FBI Director Louis Freeh said publicly that the fugitive was “hiding in his native Iraq.” The Iraqi National Congress, the leading anti-Saddam movement, earlier obtained a photograph of Yasin in Baghdad and provided it to Washington. Every indication points to Yasin’s not having left Iraq since then, a senior U.S. official tells me.

Ties it up rather neatly, I believe…the OKC and WTC attacks were related and all roads lead back to Iraq.

Enter the short video:

Intelwire makes the point more forcefully about Nichols marrying in the Philippines:

McVeigh had traveled to Florida, where a burgeoning al Qaeda operation was busy recruiting U.S.-born operatives, including Jose Padilla, a former Latino gang member who converted to Islam around the same time.

While working at gun shows in Florida, McVeigh met Roger Moore, a gun dealer with at least casual ties to domestic antigovernment and white separatist movements which would later play a role in the plot to bomb the Murrah building. Both al Qaeda and local white power organizations had operations based in the area at the time, and the local gun show scene was known as a venue for terrorists seeking weapons (including a regular show at the Fort Lauderdale Armory which was attended by McVeigh).

Nichols went to the Philippines at a time when al Qaeda was recruiting and training Abu Sayyaf Group members. Several members of the Brooklyn terror cell said under surveilliance they planned to travel to the Philippines and wage jihad from there once they had completed their terrorist attacks in the U.S. Hampton-El traveled to the Philippines himself in May 1993. Like Terry Nichols and Jamal Khalifa, and in keeping with standard al Qaeda procedure, Hampton-El intended to marry a Filipina, which would facilitate his travel and residency in the country.

Bojinka, Yousef’s plan of attack on 11 airliners — some say a model for 9/11, very well may have included Nichol’s. One piece of evidence for this is a note left to his wife that Intelwire comments on:

As documented during his trial, Nichols left his ex-wife a note that specified how she should distribute the money he left behind “if for any reason my life insurance doesn’t pay.” There are three primary reasons why any given life insurance policy might fail to pay its beneficiary — if the insured commits suicide, if the insured dies in the course of committing a crime, or if the insured is murdered by the policy’s beneficiary. (There is no evidence to suggest Terry Nichols was afraid of being murdered by his wife.)

Project Bojinka, which was underway at the time, would have bombed 11 airliners over the Pacific Ocean during a 48-hour period. When Murad was arrested, he confessed that another part of the plan involved a plot to crash an airplane into CIA headquarters or the Pentagon, a clear precursor to the September 11 attack.

Okay, moving away from the above sources to some other sources whom I trust wholly I find the following video:

From this source, Atlas Shrugs (where the above “vintage video” is from), there is some information on just how bad the original investigation was: “In 2005, ten years after the bombing, after a tip to the FBI and Congress, a second stash of explosives was found under the floorboards of Terry Nichols’ house. It had been inexcusably missed during the FBI’s original searches.” Our guys then were not realizing how much we were at war as we are now. Front Page magazine, likewise, a few years ago deemed it important enough to touch base on this same topic. In this quick interview with the author of the recommended book, The Third Terrorist, we find this question being posed:

Many individuals probably find the theme of your book quite far-fetched at first glance: that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not the lone conspirators in the Oklahoma City bombing. You argue that they were part of a larger scheme which involved Islamic/Iraqi terrorists. Can you give us a few of the facts?

To which Jayna Davis responds:

The Third Terrorist is the culmination of nearly a decade of exhaustive research. Throughout the course of my investigation, I interviewed eighty potential witnesses, twenty-two of whom I deemed credible because their testimonies could be independently corroborated, and more importantly, their stories did not conflict with the government’s case against McVeigh and Nichols.

In detailed affidavits, these witnesses confidently identified eight specific Middle Eastern men, the majority of whom were former Iraqi soldiers, colluding with the Oklahoma City bombers, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, during various stages of the bombing plot.

All of these suspects immigrated to the United States following the Persian Gulf War, ostensibly seeking political asylum from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. However, my investigation revealed they were, in fact, false defectors – not outspoken dissidents as they had claimed.

This cadre of Iraqi servicemen moved to Oklahoma City in the fall of 1994 and began performing handiwork for a property management company that was owned and operated by a Palestinian expatriate. The affluent real estate mogul, who operated under eight known aliases, funded his vast, multi-million dollar housing empire from monies contributed by siblings living in Baghdad, Jerusalem, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and Amman, Jordan.

In the early 1990’s, the Palestinian property owner pleaded guilty to federal insurance fraud and served time in the penitentiary. Court records revealed that the FBI once suspected the ex-convict of having ties to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

Six months prior to the bombing, the Palestinian felon hired a group of self-professed “defectors” from the Iraqi army to do maintenance work on his low-income rental houses. On April 19, several witnesses watched in stunned amazement as their Middle Eastern co-workers expressed prideful excitement upon hearing the first radio broadcasts that Islamic extremists had claimed responsibility for the attack on the Murrah Building. The men cheered deliriously, exuberantly pledging their allegiance to the now deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, vowing they would “die for Saddam.”

Nearly two dozen Oklahomans have signed sworn affidavits in which they accuse these ardent Saddam supporters and ex-enemy combatants of aiding and abetting McVeigh and Nichols.

The most incriminating testimony centered around one man – Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini. Al-Hussaini not only fit the FBI’s physical description in the official arrest warrant for John Doe 2, but according to veteran law enforcement officials, was a dead ringer for the government’s profile sketch of the elusive suspect.

Witnesses identified this Iraqi immigrant socializing with McVeigh at an Oklahoma City nightclub prior to the bombing. An Oklahoma City gas station attendant also fingered Al-Hussaini as the customer who paid one hundred dollars cash to fill up a large Ryder truck with diesel fuel (key chemical component used in Ryder truck bomb) on eve of the bombing – April 18, 1995. The next morning, a maintenance working at the motel located adjacent to the service station observed what was very likely the same Ryder truck emanating an odorous stench of diesel, yet according to the witness, the gas cap bore a warning sticker which read: “Unleaded Fuel Only.”

Two witnesses named the Iraqi soldier as the dark-haired, olive-skinned male they observed timing his run at a breathless pace from the Murrah Building one block east shortly before daybreak on April 19. Moreover, several Oklahoma City residents claimed to have seen Al-Hussaini climbing into the cab of a Ryder truck that reeked of diesel fuel at a local motel an hour before the explosion. The witnesses indicated that Timothy McVeigh was seated behind the wheel of that moving van as it pulled off the lot and headed toward downtown.

Furthermore, the Iraqi soldier was positively identified sitting in the passenger seat of the Ryder truck next to McVeigh a few blocks north of the Murrah Building at 8:30 a.m., stepping out of that truck at ground zero directly in front of the ill-fated federal complex moments before the massive fertilizer/fuel oil bomb detonated, and speeding away from downtown in the driver’s seat of a brown Chevrolet pickup targeted by the FBI in an official teletype for foreign suspects.

Five witnesses independently fingered Al-Hussaini and several of his Middle Eastern associates as frequent visitors at an Oklahoma City motel in the months, weeks, days, and hours leading up to 9:02 a.m. on April 19. On numerous occasions the Arab subjects were seen in the company of Timothy McVeigh, and during a few rare instances, associating with Terry Nichols. More significantly, detailed interviews with key witnesses proved conclusively that the man whom witnesses named as the nefarious “third terrorist” had no provable alibi for the critical hours of April 19.

Colonel Patrick Lang, a Middle East expert who formerly served as the chief of human intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency, determined that the Iraqi soldier’s military tattoo and immigration file indicated that he was likely a trusted member of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard before being recruited into the elite Unit 999 of the Estikhabarat, more commonly known as the Iraqi Military Intelligence Service. Before the 2003 Iraq War, Unit 999 was headquartered in Salman Pak, southeast of Baghdad, and was tasked with clandestine operations at home and overseas. Several defense and intelligence analysts, with whom I consulted, concurred with Colonel Lang’s conclusions.

Soon after that fateful day in 1995, Al-Hussaini moved to Massachusetts and sought employment at the Boston Logan International Airport. In November 1997, four years before two planes were hijacked from that very airport on a deadly trek to incinerate the World Trade Center, the Iraqi national began suffering panic attacks about his airport job and sought psychiatric hospitalization. When his therapist asked why he was experiencing sudden and intense trepidation about working at Boston Logan, the patient replied, “If something happens there, I will be a suspect.”

I later learned that during this same time frame, Al-Hussaini was residing with two former Iraqi Gulf War veterans who provided food-catering services to the commercial airlines at the Boston airport. In the wake of the suicide hijackings of 2001, law enforcement speculated that food services workers might have planted box cutters aboard the doomed flights. Hussain Al-Hussaini’s uncanny foreknowledge of a possible event slated to take place at Boston Logan Airport, the point of origin for Al-Qaeda’s murderous rampage of 2001, just grazes the surface of the disturbing nexus I have uncovered between 4-19 and 9-11.

The case for Middle Eastern complicity that I have outlined, thus far, centers primarily upon Timothy McVeigh’s collaboration with men whom witnesses described as Iraqi intelligence agents. However, I have also uncovered strong indicators of an Al-Qaeda component to the Oklahoma bombing. I outline in my book, The Third Terrorist, compelling evidence that McVeigh’s defense team developed which suggested Terry Nichols might have received bomb making expertise from Al-Qaeda operatives based in the Philippines.

We know that the small-time Kansas farmer of modest means took frequent and unexplained trips to the South Pacific islands, many times without his Filipino mail order bride. The court record revealed that the Oklahoma City bomber was in Cebu City in December 1994 at the same time as the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center attack, Ramzi Yousef. Did these two men cross paths? According to the sworn statement of the co-founder of the Muslim terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, a spin-off chapter of Al-Qaeda, Nichols and Yousef did, indeed, meet in the early 1990’s to discuss bomb making.

Richard Clarke, President Bill Clinton’s former terrorism czar, disclosed in his book, Against All Enemies, that the FBI “could never disprove” the theory that Terry Nichols learned the macabre genius of terrorist bomb construction under the tutelage of the Al-Qaeda lieutenant, Ramzi Yousef. Clarke writes, “We do that Nichols’ bombs did not work before his Philippine stay and were deadly when he returned.”

Phone records reveal that Nichols received and placed a slew of calls to a boarding house in Cebu City, which according to McVeigh’s defense lawyers, sheltered students from a local university known for Islamic militancy. Additionally, Nichols and McVeigh used a phone debit card to make a series of cryptic calls to untraceable numbers and pay phones in the Philippines from pay phones in Kansas in an apparent effort to cover their tracks. Why? That question has never been addressed or answered by the Department of Justice.

I realize this may begin in you more questions than answers right now, but the main point here is that Timothy McVeigh was no Christian, or lover of Ron Paul or the like. In fact, we know so much about this man (diaries, letters, historical reconstructions, etc) that I can say positively that religion was not a motivation for McVeigh whatsoever, and if it were, it is leaning heavily toward the Islamic motivation! The other players involved however, are surely motivated by a Islamo-Nazism.