Jihad Watch reader and contributor DC Watson gathers some provocative new information on the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995:
In a follow up to addressing the joust between CAIR”s Ibrahim Hooper and Rocky Mountain News columnist Vincent Carroll, additional evidence has been produced in regard to who else may have actually been involved in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
Were Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols the only perpetrators of this atrocity? For years, that’s what we”ve been told. However, with the nation marking the ten-year anniversary of this cowardly act, new or at least newly publicized evidence points out that these two America-hating domestic terrorists had some very unsavory associations with those who are tied to Islamic terrorism.
There’s also the issue of John Doe number two, the all-elusive accomplice that more than two dozen witnesses say they saw in the Ryder truck with McVeigh. He has never been captured. There were two composite drawings made of this individual.
The first composite was that of a thuggish looking man with a dark complexion.
The second composite, which has proven to be nearly as elusive as John Doe number two himself, was said to have been that of a white man, and looked absolutely nothing like the thug in the first composite.
On June 14, 1995, the Justice Department announced that it had all been a big mistake. One of the witnesses, Eldon Elliot of Elliot’s Body shop, had been confused when he gave his description of John Doe Two. He had mixed him up with a completely innocent, burly army private who came to the office a day later.
Back to the first composite drawing — which many have stated bears a strong resemblance to dirty bomb suspect and Muslim convert Jose “Ibrahim” Padilla.
4/17/2005: Fox News ran a program involving the OKC bombing. The show detailed incriminating phone records, which included repeated calls from the home of Terry Nichols 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, involved in “splinter groups of the Abu Sayyaf terror group in the Philippines.”
Nichols also repeatedly called a boarding house in Cebu City, an establishment that has been linked to 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Ramzi Yousef. For the record, the same kind of ANFO fertilizer fuel bomb was used in New York and in Oklahoma City.
This may or may not come as a shock: Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, a brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who has been named co-defendant in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of over 500 families of the 9/11 victims, also founded the Philippines branch of the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), which has been designated a terrorist financing organization by the United States and other countries. There have also been some formerly classified Philippines investigative documents that have provided the basis for almost all major media reports concerning Khalifa’s ties to al Qaeda and Abu Sayyaf.
Apparently, our government decided to deport Khalifa seven days after the Oklahoma City bombing, despite a jailhouse confession and documents relating to bomb construction. The entire story can be read at http://intelwire.egoplex.com/khalifa100603.html.
Although much of this information has been available since the OKC bombing, many questions remain unanswered. Are all of these ties simply coincidental? Is there some sort of government cover-up? Or should Islamic terrorist apologists postpone their claims that the idea that “Middle Eastern terrorists” carried out the OKC bombing was a “faulty assumption”?