Wednesday, May 26, 2004

While reading a post on Dr. David Yeagley's site recently, I came across a name I wasn't familiar with. Jayna Davis is a reporter who covered the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. Ms. Davis uncovered a number of items that are not widely known:

-A truck fitting the description of the one sought by the FBI as the getaway vehicle was seen parked outside the office of a property management firm several days before the bombing. The company's owner was a Palestinian with suspected ties to the PLO.
-Six months before the bombing, the Palestinian hired several ex-Iraqi soldiers to do maintenance work.
-According to witnesses, these men were absent from work the day that Timothy McVeigh rented the truck that was used to carry the bomb.
-While following up on the Iraqis, Davis became aware of another ex-Iraqi soldier named Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini.
-Two independent eyewitnesses claim to have seen Al-Hussaini drinking with McVeigh in an Oklahoma City nightculb four days before the bombing.
-Davis discovered that Al-Hussaini bore a striking resemblence to the composite sketch of the man dubbed "John Doe No. 2".
-Witnesses saw several of Al-Hussaini's associates with McVeigh and Terry Nichols on several different occasions at a motel in Oklahoma City.
-The owner of the motel saw McVeigh drive off in a Ryder truck with Al-Hussaini after McVeigh turned in a room key at the motel office. This occurred on April 19, 1995, the day of the bombing.
-Terry Nichols, who was by no means rich, made several trips to the Philippines in the 1990's.
-Nichols was in Cebu City in the Philippines in 1994 at the same time as 1993 WTC bomber Ramzi Yousef.

That is almost too many "coincidences" for me. The next two, however, really threw me for a loop.

-The motel that McVeigh, Nichols, and Al-Hussaini were seen at was later visited by Zacharias Moussaoui and 9/11 hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehi.
-Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini later found employment at Logan Airport in Boston, where two of the hijacked flights took off from on 9/11.

Although I consider myself well informed, I was not familiar with much of this information until recently. I had read reports that Abu Sayyaf member Edwin Angeles had claimed to have met with McVeigh and Nichols in the Philippines. He also told of a meeting between Nichols and Ramzi Yousef in the Philippines. A year and a half before the 1996 election, President Clinton decided to pin the blame on his harshest critic, talk radio. Some looney ultra right wing "militia types" were brainwashed into doing it by hatemongoring radio hosts on AM stations. Convict the guilty parties (and I have no doubt that Mcveigh and Nichols were guilty), and "put it all behind us." No costly war raging during an election year meant an easy coast to victory in 1996. You gotta hand it to President Clinton, he wasn't much of a Commander-in-Chief, but he was one helluva politician.

For more information, check out Jayna Davis' website.



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