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Timothy McVeigh

Main article: Timothy McVeigh

White supremacist groups

Islamist groups

US intelligence

Related articles: Roger Moore, Dave Hollaway, Frank Keating

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McVeigh background

  • Early life
  • Military career
  • Recruitment by US intelligence
  • Burns Security work
  • Association with Roger Moore
  • Connections to the Branch Davidians and Waco siege
  • Executive Security International (ESI) academy in Grand Junction CO - where McVeigh claimed to have received training during his intelligence career
    • esibodyguardschool.com archives
      • Board of Directors and Staff
        • 2020/03/22 - founder and president is Bob Duggan; vice president / secretary and general manager is Fonda Gomez; vice president of marketing is Brandon Delcamp; a director and the director of ESI-Mexico is Rodrigo Muñoz; a director is Barry Wilson; a director is Pete Dordal; a director is Meb West; a director is Elijah Shaw; a director is Desmond Duggan; two other shareholders and members of the board of directors (since 1983) are Douglas R. Casey and Tim Gordon Gillis; two others since 1983 but now deceased are David Richmond and Greg Sherrill; director of educational development and office manager is Brandy Erdmann; training consultant is Stanley Prescott; employment consultant is Eerin Houck
        • 2023/02/04 (original link, now 404s) - founder and president is Bob Duggan; vice president of student services is Brandon Delcamp; a director and the director of ESI-Mexico is Rodrigo Muñoz; a director is Barry Wilson; a director is Pete Dordal; a director is Meb West; a director is Elijah Shaw; a director is Desmond Duggan; two other shareholders and members of the board of directors (since 1983) are Douglas R. Casey and Tim Gordon Gillis; two others since 1983 but now deceased are David Richmond and Greg Sherrill; student service specialist is Dillon Delcamp
      • Instructors

Elohim City suspects

  • Andreas Strassmeir background
    • FD-302 of Andreas Strassmeir on 1996/05/03
    • McCurtain Sunday Gazette, "STRASSMEIR HELPED FORTIFY, ARM ELOHIM CITY BUNKERS" by J.D. Cash, 1997/04/13
    • TODO: document the association with Vincent Petruskie
    • Jewish Press, "Al Qaeda’s Neo-Nazi Connections", 2004/03/24 (pages 1, 2, 3, 4): "Groups associated with Elohim City have included The Order, Covenant Sword and Arm, White Aryan Resistance and the Aryan Republican Army. The latter group included Timothy McVeigh among its members. Extremists residing at Elohim City received military-style training from a number of sources. One of the trainers there was Andreas Carl Strassmeir of Germany, a neo-Nazi and the son of Guenter Strassmeir, a chief aide of disgraced former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. The elder Strassmeir is widely regarded as the architect of Kohl’s reunification plan that merged the former East Germany with the Federal Republic in 1991. And Guenter’s father was one of the original members of the Nazi Party in the early 1920’s. [...] According to an FBI report dated May 10, 1995, ”Additional documents reveal that at one time Strassmeir was attempting to purchase a 747 aircraft from Lufthansa; however, the reason for the purchase is not reflected in the documents.”"
  • Dave Hollaway background
    • FD-302 of David Michael Alexander Hollaway on 1996/08/13
    • FD-302 of a redacted source with information about Hollaway on 1997/02/25
    • Centre for Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL) and Shearn Moody Jr. scandal
      • Victoria Advocate, "Shearn Moody Singing the Blues", 1987/03/22 (pages 1C, 2C)
      • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, no. 88-6016: United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Shearn Moody, Jr., Defendant-appellant, opinion, 1990/05/30
        • "The defense does not have a license to delve into every activity of an organization, or its adherents, under the pretense that it is probative of the criminal intent of the accused or necessary for impeachment purposes. Such activities may be, as here, tangential to the charges levied against the defendant. In this case, for example, the government infiltrator's testimony would have addressed, in depth, Pabst's purported arms-smuggling operations in Central America for the CIA, the CIJL's past ties with the Posse Comitatus, and Beaudreau's alleged affiliation with G. Gordon Liddy and the Ku Klux Klan."
        • "1 Pabst describes himself in his abbreviated 100-page book, Jury Manual: A Guide for Prospective Jurors (1985), funded with a $375,000 Foundation grant, as a "philanthropist working to reform the judicial system." Much more than that, however, Pabst championed a crusade to enjoin the playing of the Super Bowl and to establish Texas as an independent nation before the United Nations Pabst boasted of his purported influence with Congress, the White House, and the United Nations, as well as affiliations with the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Secret Service, and the Judge Advocate General's Office of the Air Force. He addressed himself as "doctor," in deference to his law degree, and ordained himself the "Master General" of the Order of St. Germain, a religious sect limited principally to CIJL adherents."
        • William Pabst background
          • Washington Post, "WILLIAM R. PABST DIES AT 80", 1992/01/03: "William Richard Pabst, 80, a founder of the field of statistical quality control who made a career in the Navy Department and then became a reformer in the field of jury duty, died of cancer Jan. 1 at his home in Washington.

            Mr. Pabst joined the Navy Department as chief statistician in the Bureau of Ordnance in 1946. As a founder of statistical methodology in qualtiy control, he wrote the control specifications for many kinds of equipment. He was chief statistician for research and technology in the Naval Ordnance Sytems Command when he retired in 1968.

            During his years with the Navy, Mr. Pabst also set up quality control programs for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other federal agencies. He also was an adviser in several other countries, most notably India, where he worked from 1957 to 1959. He also was a consultant in Japan, Yugoslavia, Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras.

            When he left the government, Mr. Pabst joined Bird Engineering Research Associates in Vienna. While on jury duty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, he began to do a statistical analysis of how the system worked -- how many people were called at a given time, how much time they actually served on juries and similar matters."
        • Shearn Moody Jr. background
          • EIR, "The anatomy of a corporate murder", 1983/03/15
          • Victoria Advocate, "Shearn Moody Singing the Blues", 1987/03/22 (pages 1C, 2C): "Caddy's accusations did not stop with the Moodys. He also accused Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox of aiding in a purported "cover-up" of the Moody scandal and called on a federal prosecutor to look into the attorney general's ties to the Moodys and their friends. "It is indeed ironic that Attorney General Mattox's office is conducting an investigation into the Moody Foundation scandal when a true investigation would have to focus on the role of Attorney General Mattox in attempting to cover up the scandal," Caddy said in a letter to Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Shaw. Shaw headed the federal grand jury investigation into possible perjury, bankruptcy fraud and misuse of charitable funs by Shearn Moody and others. Caddy suggested that Mattox benefitted from foundation grants through his relationship with Shearn and a mutual friend, Moody publicist Marta Karpan, who was linked to a $50,000 foundation grant. Mattox, a bachelor, surfaced occasionally in Galveston as Ms. Karpan's escort and accompanied her once to an opera ball in Austin as a representative of a project funded by a foundation grant. Mattox largely ignored Caddy's comments but aide Elna Christopher said of the attorney general, "He is not close friends of the Moodys, but he has met some of them." Mattox defended a legal brief he once filed on Shearn's behalf in a fraud case, insisting his intervention in that affair was in no way linked to a $20,000 fee paid by Moody to his former law partner, A. Don Crowder of Dallas."
  • Dennis Mahon background
    • EIR, "Anglo-American motives and personnel behind Germany's neo-Nazi gangs", 1993/11/05: "Like Gary Lauck, Dennis Mahon has not hidden his transatlantic crusade for racial terrorism. Mahon and Lauck have appeared together on television shows, boasting of their success in provoking riots and destabilizing Germany.

      In an interview with EIR's Chaitkin on Jan. 18, 1993, Mahon described his training by U.S. military and intelligence authorities, and his anti-German cooperation with members of the East German communist secret police, the Stasi.

      Dennis Mahon was born around 1949. He grew up and went to school in Rockville, Illinois. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard, 1971-74, during which time he went to what he described as a "secret school" of the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Florida, which he said he could not discuss. He also attended a Navy aircraft-related technical school, and took other U.S. Navy training. Mahon studied electronic countermeasures, useful in espionage and "irregular warfare" enterprises. He flew as a crewman in U.S. surveillance aircraft searching for Soviet nuclear weapons, identifying the radiation coming from Soviet nuclear warheads on ships in the Caribbean Sea.

      While in the Coast Guard, Mahon says, he worked with anti-Castro Cubans. Mahon acquired a bomber airplane and attempted to secure heavy bombs to attack Fidel Castro's residence and kill Castro. The correct type of bombs could not be secured, and the plan fell through. He says that two Cubans with whom he had been working were found dead in the wreck of the plane he had acquired, with "3,000 pounds of marijuana." He says he had nothing to do with the narcotics mission.

      These bizarre, unsuccessful anti-Castro activities during the early 1970s fit in with the Shackley group's modus operandi. And Mahon's own views with respect to Fidel Castro are not surprising, given the East-West condominium arrangements of the past decades: Mahon says that he admires the Cuban dictator as a man who has "stood up to the international bankers."

      Between regular military and naval intelligence assignments, Mahon worked as a mechanic for almost all of the major U.S. airline companies, with easy access to the world's airports and free travelling.

      He was again in the U.S. Navy 1976-78, at times working out of the Whidby Island U.S. Navy base in Puget Sound, Washington State.

      Mahon joined the Florida National Guard in 1980. He was assigned to receive the "Mariel" boat-lift from Cuba: thousands of refugees whom Castro had found undesirable, including homosexuals and those with long criminal records. But such people could be useful to the Shackleyites.

      In 1980 and 1981, a strange group of Ku Klux Klan leaders such as Don Black, most with U.S. covert-services backgrounds, attempted to launch an invasion and coup from New Orleans against the Caribbean island nation of Dominica. The plan broke down (perhaps because there were so many intelligence and secret police agencies involved that it became over-complicated), and participants were arrested. KKK Grand Wizard David Duke later defended the planned action as a trial run for the Reagan-Bush invasion of Grenada in 1983.

      Dennis Mahon says that it was during his National Guard assignment in connection with the 1980 black ghetto riot in Miami that he first contacted the organized white supremacists. He was soon touring the United States, working with an array of Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups—many of whom had been involved with the aborted invasion-coup against Dominica."
    • The Guardian, "Conspirators" by Jon Ronson, 2001/05/05
  • Aryan Republican Army (ARA)
    • CBS News, "Did The FBI Destroy Evidence?", 2003/02/12: "The FBI and prosecutors ordered the destruction in 1999 of evidence from a bank robbery they once suspected linked Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to white supremacists who were threatening before McVeigh's bombing to attack the government, documents show. The evidence included a surveillance videotape of a bank robbery by some of the supremacists that occurred in Ohio five months before the bombing. The FBI lab compared the tape to pictures of McVeigh, but concluded a match was "inconclusive," internal memos show. The 1999 destruction order, obtained by The Associated Press, was unusual because at the time McVeigh and one of the bank robbers had legal appeals pending. And the government knew, but had turned aside, an offer from one of the bank robbers, Peter Kevin Langan, to provide information about possible other conspirators in the McVeigh case. Langan and his lawyer claim he still possesses Oklahoma City information the government hasn't heard. [...] Some of those supremacists, including the robbers, frequented an Elohim City compound in eastern Oklahoma where a federal informant warned federal law enforcement weeks before McVeigh's bombing that members were agitating to attack the government. The FBI connected McVeigh to Elohim City through hotel receipts, a speeding ticket, prisoner interviews, informant reports and phone records and strongly suspected in the beginning that members there were familiar with his plan, the memos show. [...] The documents show the FBI suspected McVeigh participated in a December 1994 Ohio bank robbery with the Aryan Nation robbers."
    • CBS News (from Associated Press), "OKC Bombing A Wider Conspiracy?" by John Solomon, 2004/02/25: "Peter Langan, one member of the robbery gang, told the AP he plans to testify at Nichols' trial and that federal prosecutors several years ago offered and then withdrew a plea deal for information he had about the Oklahoma City bombing. Langan said at least three fellow gang members were in Oklahoma around the time of the bombing and one later confided to him that they had become involved. The gang "had some liability problems as it related to Oklahoma City," Langan alleged in a phone interview from federal prison where he is serving life sentences for the robbery spree involving nearly two dozen Midwest banks in the 1990s. [...] [...] McVeigh in 1994 stole from a quarry hundreds of construction blasting caps, some which he used to explode the Oklahoma City bomb. [...] Agents collected witness testimony that McVeigh had placed some of the extra caps in two boxes wrapped in Christmas paper in the back of his car along with mercury switches and duffel bags. One electric and five non-electric blasting caps were found in the Aryan Republican Army robbers' Ohio hideout in January 1996, along with mercury switches, a duffel bag and two items described as a "Christmas package," FBI records show. Rather than analyze the caps as evidence, the FBI allowed firefighters to destroy them at the scene. [...] Defenbaugh said he also was concerned his investigation was never told the bank robbers had an Arkansas drivers' license in the name of Robert Miller, the alias name used by Arkansas gun dealer Roger Moore. [...] When bank robber Mark Thomas was indicted in January 1997 he told reporters that at least one gang member was involved in the Oklahoma bombing, according to a newspaper clip in FBI files. [...] Thomas' ex-girlfriend told FBI agents her boyfriend stated shortly before he traveled to a white supremacist compound at Elohim City, Okla., in spring 1995 that a federal building was about to be bombed. [...] The FBI agents said they dropped the inquiry after Thomas, Guthrie and other members of the ARA gang were captured in 1996 and 1997, denied their involvement in McVeigh's bombing and provided an alibi. The alibi, according to FBI records, was that the bank robbers left Elohim City on April 16, 1995, and went to a house in Kansas to meet with Langan three days before the bombing. But the FBI's own records conflicted with that account. Used car sales records gathered by the FBI showed the gang purchased a truck on April 17, 1995, on the Oklahoma-Arkansas border, then returned to Elohim City to sell an old vehicle."
    • CityBeat, "Cover Story: Queen City Terror", 2004/09/08
      • "Kenny was under surveillance at least as early as December 1993, according to a Secret Service report obtained by CityBeat. "Previous information was developed to indicate Richard Lee Guthrie had stayed with Shawn Kenny, Miamitown, Ohio, when in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area," the report says. "Guthrie was last seen with Kenny in May 1993. Surveillance of Kenny's residence has failed to locate Guthrie. Case continued." Secret Service agents were looking for Guthrie because he'd allegedly threatened former President Bush. While in Miamitown, they conducted a cursory search of Kenny's trailer with "negative results." They didn't find Guthrie, but other interesting items turned up. "It is noted that Kenny has a full library of survivalist and Aryan type literature and admits to being a member of Aryan Nations and the Christian Identity movement," the Secret Service report says. "Kenny advised he owned several weapons which were observed to include a high powered rifle and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun." Curiously, no weapons charges were brought against Kenny, who had a felony record for carrying a concealed weapon. Convicted felons can't legally own guns."
      • "[Cincinnati police officer Matt] Moning says a Secret Service agent told him Guthrie had been given a straight deal of 30 years. But officials supposedly told him later that the deal was off and he was going to get the death sentence for Oklahoma City. Shortly afterward, Guthrie hanged himself. In 1998, Moning saw retired Secret Service Agent Larry Haas at a retirement party for another Cincinnati Police officer. Haas said he was sorry the feds gave Moning a hard time, according to Moning. But what astounded Moning was when Haas allegedly told him that proceeds from the Midwest bank robberies were, in fact, funneled into the Oklahoma City bombing. Haas declined to comment to CityBeat. "No, I'm not going to talk to you about anybody," he says."
      • "At times federal agents went to absurd lengths to avoid catching the ARA bank robbers. The day after Tabatha Kenny made her complaint against her husband in August 1993, Moning contacted the FBI with information on Guthrie's location. "The FBI told me they didn't know who I was talking about," Moning says. Yet federal authorities had been actively looking for Guthrie for 10 months when Moning contacted them. [...] it took another four months of phone calls and visits to the federal building in Cincinnati to get their attention. [...] The irritation posed by Moning's role became clear a few months later. In a June 1994 report, Secret Service Agent Haas said Cincinnati Police Sgt. Lucian Guy had contacted him because Tabatha Kenny had told Moning about the Springdale bank robbery. A June 17, 1994 meeting was held at Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis' office. [...] Moning says that after the meeting Sgt. Guy told him in no uncertain terms to back off the investigation. A warrant for Langan was issued, but it didn't stay long on the Regional Computer Information Center (RCIC) database. "It was magically removed about six weeks later," Moning says. [...] His affidavit describes another unusual situation involving Shawn Kenny [in which Kenny was arrested by Hamilton County at Moning's suggestion, but then the record of the arrest inexplicably vanished]."
      • "Shawn Kenny was sworn into the U.S. Army on Feb. 3, 1995. The rest of the gang continued their crime spree through 1995. On Jan. 15, 1996, the first of the gang was busted. A car chase through Green Township ended with Guthrie being apprehended by the FBI just off Race Road. A Cincinnati Police Intelligence report dated Feb. 2, 1996, states, "In late 1995, the FBI began working with an informant in an attempt to locate either or both of these subjects." Kenny was the informant. The FBI claimed he "voluntarily" assisted the investigation. In his grand jury testimony, Kenny said he agreed to cooperate with agents "just to, I don't know, get this chapter of my life closed and get it behind me." A different version of events is depicted in a letter of commendation for Officer Moning from Police Chief Snowden. "Kenny was arrested on weapons charges in October 1995 and assisted the FBI by arranging to meet with Guthrie, which resulted in Guthrie's arrest," Snowden wrote."
      • "But Kenny's enlistment wasn't only uncharacteristic — it also seemed to defy the realm of possibility. He had a 1990 felony weapons conviction and a long history of subversive anti-government activities — to such an extent that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Ala., had been tracking him since 1988. [...] Interestingly, the last entry for Kenny in the SPLC computer database was in 1997. The group had tracked him to Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood, where he was on active duty. FBI records show Guthrie had given Kenny two communications devices in late 1993, "when he, Guthrie and Langan visited Christ of the Ozarks, an area in Northern Arkansas, where they were planning to rob an armored car carrier." Kenny didn't surrender the two devices — a cell phone and a pager — until Aug. 6, 1996, a full 18 months after entering the Army. [...] U.S. Military regulations bar recruits who have visible swastikas or other racist tattoos. But that didn't keep Kenny out of the Army. "He's like Teflon," attorney Durkin says. [...] What really confounded Durkin was the military charge against Kenny. He was formally charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 128, assault; and Article 134, indecent acts and liberties with a child. He had provided alcohol to and inappropriately touched and kissed his 11-year-old niece. These acts took place in March 1996, a few months after Private Kenny started working with federal authorities and prior to his grand jury testimony. After serving a minimal administrative suspension and sentence in an Article 15 proceeding, Kenny received a promotion. [...] the Army continued to promote Kenny at rocket speed. After completing a stint on active duty, he entered the Ohio Army National Guard in October 2002, according to Sgt. Stephen Sharp at the Reading Road Armory. Kenny was recently promoted to sergeant first class or E-7, after a little more than nine years of service. Sgt. Sharp also is an E-7. He has 22 years of service. Today Kenny is a mortar section sergeant. The U.S. government, in all of its wisdom, trained him to blow things up. His unit was recently mobilized and sent to Germany for training, then on to Kosovo for nine months. Kenny will be eligible to become an E-8 master sergeant in May 2005. Sharp says he's confident Sgt. Kenny will be promoted."
  • Chevie Kehoe background
    • Washington Post, "OKLAHOMA BOMBING TIE DENIED", 1998/01/23: "A white supremacist accused of killing an Arkansas family and getting into a videotaped shootout with police in Ohio denies being in on the Oklahoma City bombing, according to his lawyer. Chevie Kehoe's brother accused him of being involved in an attack on an unnamed federal building, and the FBI said it plans to question Kehoe about Oklahoma City. But Kehoe's lawyer said the assertion is untrue. "He denies it," John Wesley Hall said. [...] A former Spokane, Wash., motel manager claims Chevie Kehoe showed up at his motel on April 19, 1995, about 45 minutes before the Oklahoma bombing, and said he wanted to watch CNN. The manager said Kehoe became ecstatic when a news bulletin reported the blast, saying "it was about time." Days before, the manager said Kehoe told him something was going to happen on April 19 that would "wake people up." At his sentencing Tuesday, Cheyne Kehoe told reporters: "At this point, I do have knowledge of my brother's involvement in the bombing of a federal building." He declined to elaborate."
      • Interesting to note that John Wesley Hall was also the attorney for Scotty Scott (the son of an Arkansas state trooper), who was accused of a 1981 murder in Little Rock (that of Betty Thornton) but given a new trial and cleared following a confession by Henry Lee Lucas
    • Note that Chevie and his brother Cheyne Kehoe were close childhood friends of serial killer Israel Keyes
  • Carol Howe as an informant for the ATF
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) informant operation for the FBI at Elohim City
  • Douglas Linder, "Were There More OKC Conspirators?: The Elohim City Connection": "What McVeigh's "authorized biography" says about the Elohim City connection: McVeigh admitted calling Elohim City for Andreas ("Andy the German") Strassmeir on 4/5/95. He says the purpose of the call was ask Strassmeir,who he met at a Tulsa gun show in 1994, whether he could use Elohim City as a hideout after the bombing (p244). McVeigh admitting discussing political issues with Strassmeir, the grandson of a founder of the Nazi party, but claimed that Strassmeir had nothing to do with the bombing itself. A polygraph test taken by McVeigh, however, showed that while he was truthful in discussing his own role in the bombing, he "showed signs of evasion" when he said no persons, other than those already charged, were involved in the bombing (p351). [...] What the FBI's scene commander for the Oklahoma City investigation, Danny Coulson, said in 2003: "I think you have too many coincidences here that raise questions about whether other people are involved. The close associations with Elohim City and the earlier plan [of Elohim City residents] to do the same Murrah Building all suggest the complicity of other people." (AP, 2/13/2003) [...] What a 2003 AP report said about McVeigh's connection to Elohim City and white supremacists: AP writer John Solomon's investigation led him to conclude that white supremacists from Elohim City played a major role in the bombing conspiracy. [...] Even more compelling evidence, Solomon reported, came from informant John Shults, who "told agents in 1997 that he was sure 'beyond a shadow of a doubt' he saw McVeigh at Elohim City in 1994 at a meeting about a mysterious delivery and use of a Ryder truck." [...] From a January 1996 story in the Spokane Spokesman-Review According to the manager of a Spokane motel, about 7:15 PST (45 minutes before the bombing), Chevie Kehoe, a former resident of Elohim City, asked to have the motel's lobby television turned to CNN. According to the manager, "Days before that , he had mentioned to me that there's going to be something happening on the 19th and it's going to wake people up." The manager described Kehoe as ecstatic when the bombing was announced on television. "It is about time," Kehoe reportedly exclaimed."

Kingman suspects

US intelligence operations

  • 2007/02/09 affidavit of Terry Lynn Nichols
  • Twitter thread from 2021 by BoltzmannBooty compiling evidence of "CIA/OKBOMB connections"
  • PATCON background
  • Roger Moore background
  • Bombing plot monitored by federal informant Cary Gagan
    • Daily Oklahoman, "2 Defendants Not Guilty, Lawyers Say", 1995/08/11 (pages 1, 2): "McVeigh's lead attorney, Stephen Jones of Enid, in a strongly worded statement, charged that FBI and federal prosecutors have had a secret informant — granted immunity — who as early as last September warned of a conspiracy to blow up federal buildings within the jurisdiction of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. "That he (the informant) made at least one trip to Kingman, Ariz., where he met with individuals concerning a conspiracy to bomb federal buildings," Jones claimed the informant told the FBI. "That these individuals were a combination of American citizens, and he thought, either Latin Americans or Arabs. The individuals were identified by Arabic names." Jones said the informant, an American, contacted him after seeing McVeigh's picture on the cover of Newsweek magazine and told him about his immunity and his undercover role. "The informant says that Mr. McVeigh and he have never met, he's never seen him, never heard his name during the period of time that he was engaged in the activities that I have described," Jones said. [...] Late Thursday, a federal prosecutor in Denver said he was the one who agreed to immunity for the witness but later deemed the information "not credible." [...] Jones said the FBI informant, whom he declined to identify, claimed that in March or early April "he provided additional information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to the Office of the U.S. Marshal concerning more specific information; to wit, that a federal building in the Midwest would be blown up or destroyed by a bomb during the middle of April 1995." [...] Jones said defense investigators were given a copy of the immunity letter. He released copies, with names blacked out, to reporters. "We asked the individual to furnish us certain information in order to verify the accuracy of his story," Jones said. "He supplied evidence in the form of receipts that he had been in Kingman, provided a map of Kingman, provided an accurate description of certain street addresses in Kingman that are relevant to this investigation and identified certain photographs of individuals. "The informant related to us that he was engaged in certain criminal activities with some people, and that it then escalated very quickly, and he found out there was another agenda, and that's when he contacted an attorney in the city of his residence, who then contacted and negotiated for him the agreement for immunity." Asked whose photos the man identified, Jones replied, "Let me tell you this. They are not defendants in ... this case.""
    • Daily Oklahoman, "Warning Examined, U.S. Attorney Says", 1995/08/12: "[U.S. Attorney Henry] Solano acknowledged his office had granted immunity Sept. 14 to the informant for providing information "concerning a conspiracy and/or attempt to destroy United States court facilities in Denver and possibly other cities." However, Solano said, "Based upon a review of the total information available, it was determined there was nothing further to proceed with and therefore the allegations were not deemed credible." He said the conclusion was reached "no more than three or four weeks" after the immunity was granted Sept. 14. "The matter was closed," he said."
    • 1997 report on the Cary Gagan story from an associate of Ted Gunderson - claims that the FBI initially tried to assert the signature on Gagan's letter of immunity had been forged; according to Gagan, the drug operation that he was part of was supervised by "Jack DeVoe" and had Roger Moore (alias "Bob Anderson") as a paymaster
    • Willam Wagener excerpts of Gagan's testimony to an investigative panel headed by Hoppy Heidelberg: intro; part 2; part 4; part 5 (near the end, it's stated that Gagan identified Ali Mohamed as a bombing conspirator)
    • Denver Post, "Man jailed after bomb threats to sheriff, others", 2001/03/03: "An Arapahoe County man was behind bars Friday after he allegedly sent photos of bomb parts and then called authorities to threaten county Sheriff Pat Sullivan, U.S. Attorney Tom Strickland and others. Cary James Gagan, 56, of Centennial, wanted traffic charges against his wife dropped, authorities said. He was arrested Thursday night after he told investigators he knew of a "terrorist group" that wanted to bomb targets in Arapahoe County and Denver and provided investigators with photographs of the "targets. " The photographs were of the U.S. attorney's office and the homes of Sullivan, Strickland and an unidentified sheriff's deputy, said Undersheriff Grayson Robinson. "He told us he could ensure the targets would not be attacked if we arranged to have the charges against his wife dropped," Robinson said."
  • Deseret News, "Ruling reveals CIA involvement in Oklahoma City bombing investigation", 2010/03/31: "The CIA collaborated with the U.S. Justice Department in the prosecution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, according to a recent ruling by a federal judge in Utah. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups was issued as part of litigation by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, who has been struggling for nearly 15 years to unearth more information about the August 1995 death of his brother. Trentadue believes his brother was tortured by FBI agents who were under pressure to find those responsible for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which claimed the lives of 168 people. On Friday, Waddoups ruled that 12 documents that Trentadue has requested from the CIA, FBI and the FBI's field office in Oklahoma should remain classified — based on the government's assertion that the release of the documents in question would jeopardize national security. [...] The documents Trentadue wants include various faxes, letters and cable transmissions, including one from May 10, 1995, that relayed "information provided by a foreign government about the possible identification of a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing." Two other documents contain information provided by a foreign contact in regards to the bombing and background on a source who provided details to the CIA about the attack."

Frank Keating connections

  • Role in finding the Ryder truck rear axle
    • Charlotte Observer, "Probe's first steps are bomb, truck", 1995/04/21: "Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating said the axle and other debris have been located from what is believed to be the attack vehicle. "The axle that I saw from that car was two blocks to the east," he said. "And there are little pieces not any bigger than your fist that fell from that car. Broken charred metal. And it was an enormously powerful blast.""
    • From p.32 of All-American Monster by Brandon M. Stickney (1996): "Investigators and firefighters soon revealed to reporters, who had arrived about as fast as the rescuers, that the explosive had been made of fuel and combustible fertilizer packed into the rented Ryder truck. One of the truck’s axles bearing a traceable serial number had also been found. Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating pointed out the twisted axle to some television reporters and cameramen during a walk two blocks from the crime scene. A report said he had apparently come across the truck part by accident and made an offhand comment about how the entire area was to be searched for clues. But this bone of evidence, this metal hunk of death machine, once tested and traced by the FBI, would eventually lead to three men being charged for various crimes associated with the bombing."
  • Authorship by his brother Martin Keating of The Final Jihad
    • Voices of Oklahoma interview with Frank Keating from 2013
      • "John Erling: Your brother Martin wrote the book The Final Jihad.

        Frank Keating: Um-hmm (affirmative).

        JE: That’s a work of fiction. It was written four years before the Oklahoma City bombing. And in the book a Tom McVeigh was a mastermind in the bombing of the Federal Building.

        How bizarre is that?

        FK: It was, yeah. Yeah."

Other curiosities

  • Daily Oklahoman, "Agencies Try To Reassemble Lost Records", 1995/05/01 (pages 1, 2): "Crucial evidence and information may have been destroyed-in several-pending criminal cases, said a source who is familiar with such matters in Oklahoma City. The source, who asked not to be identified, said the blast may have wiped out an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration of a possibly far-reaching narcotics conspiracy. The source said an attorney told him his client, a defendant in a narcotics case, was offered a "memorandum of cooperation" by the DEA to implicate "at least a dozen high-level distributors" of cocaine, marijuana and heroin. The case, the source said, was still in an early stage and would likely be in the files of DEA agents on the seventh and ninth floors destroyed by the bomb. The source said that DEA agent Ken McCullough, killed in the blast, "had people working for him as informants who were caught on small charges.""
  • Lawrence Myers background - reporter for Media Bypass magazine whose articles resulted in Hoppy Heidelberg's dismissal from the OKC bombing grand jury; previously involved in sabotaging the defense of Walter Moody in the VANPAC bombing case and later involved in railroading CIA whistleblower / Danny Casolaro source Chuck Hayes
    • Conspiracy Nation Vol. 10 Num. 06, "THE HEIDELBERG - DeCAMP - GUNDERSON - MYERS CONNECTION: Did Lawrence Myers Play a Role in Hoppy Heidelberg's Dismissal?": "The anonymous source mentioned above, with whom I spoke by telephone today, connects Lawrence Myers to the dismissal of Hoppy Heidelberg from a grand jury investigating the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing or bombings. According to this reputable source, Hoppy Heidelberg retained attorney John DeCamp while Heidelberg was on the abovementioned grand jury. Heidelberg himself, when I spoke with him by telephone, described how he chose DeCamp. Heidelberg was familiar with the Liberty Lobby organization, and sought their advice on finding a good attorney. They recommended DeCamp. At the time, says Heidelberg, he was unaware that DeCamp served as legal consultant for Media Bypass Magazine.

      My anonymous source tells me that, protected by attorney/client privilege, Heidelberg discussed developments in the investigation with DeCamp. Heidelberg says that is almost correct, but that DeCamp, being busy at the time, hired Ted Gunderson as an investigator and sent him to Oklahoma to talk with Heidelberg. Ted Gunderson, having been hired by DeCamp, was also under the cloak of attorney/client privilege, according to Heidelberg.

      Heidelberg is not 100 percent certain as to the timeline of exactly *when* he hired DeCamp as his attorney. He believes it was shortly before he was thrown off the grand jury for supposedly leaking information. When Gunderson came to interview Heidelberg, he brought along a videographer to tape the interview. Not known by Heidelberg at the time was that Gunderson feared that something might happen to the grand juror and wanted to have taped evidence of what was said. But Heidelberg refused to allow the videotaping. Nonetheless, the videographer, a Mr. Cook (or Cooke), was allowed to remain present during the interview. Cook, says Heidelberg, having been hired by Gunderson, was *not* bound by attorney/client privilege. Awhile later, Cook reportedly spoke with Troy Underhill of Media Bypass Magazine, who relayed what Cook had to say to Lawrence Myers of that same magazine. Heidelberg says that Myers then spoke by phone with Cook more than once, and eventually taped what Cook had to say. Myers then reportedly phoned Heidelberg, who listened to the tape-recording of Cook. Heidelberg insists that he only listened, and did *not* give Myers any information. Yet Myers, in an article in the November 1995 Media Bypass Magazine ("OKC Grand Jurors Claim 'Cover-Up'"), claimed to have had "an exclusive interview" with "a grand juror.""
    • J. Orlin Grabbe list of articles on Charles "the Angel of Death" Hayes - includes several about Myers
    • Lexington Herald-Leader, "Witness's past prompts delay in murder-plot trial" by Gail Gibson, 1997/01/??: "The strange murder-for-hire trial of Chuck Hayes got even stranger yesterday. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Coffman abruptly put the trial on hold after attorneys learned that a key prosecution witness has spent a year in a psychiatric hospital, pleaded guilty to a felony crime that doesn't appear on his FBI rap sheet and once was a target in an alleged hit-man scheme in Tennessee. Neither side had indicated it knew that history of Lawrence W. Myers -- the free-lance writer who told the FBI that Hayes wanted Hayes' son killed -- until contacted Wednesday by a reporter from Morristown, Tenn., where Myers once worked. [...] Hayes says he thinks that Myers was working for the government when he came to Kentucky to write a flattering profile of Hayes for the magazine Media Bypass, then privately told FBI agents that Hayes was looking for someone to kill his son. When Myers testified against Hayes on Tuesday, he was questioned about only one prior conviction -- a case in North Carolina where he left a waffle house without paying for his meal. The new information is far more serious. According to police and court documents from California, Myers was charged with extortion in California's Alameda County in 1985 after he repeatedly threatened to expose a man as a homosexual and child abuser if he didn't give Myers $5,000. [...] Investigators at the time described Myers as mentally unstable. In one conversation with police in August 1985, Myers said he needed the $5,000 to "finance his paramilitary operations against drug dealers and homosexuals," records show. A month earlier, when police responded to a complaint that Myers had threatened to kill himself and others, he talked about bringing in a squad of Green Berets to kill drug dealers in the area. Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Hatfield said his office and FBI agents confirmed late Wednesday that Myers was eventually committed to a psychiatric hospital and later pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft in the extortion case. The charge could have been dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor, but Myers never returned to court, records show. Hatfield said that might be why the conviction didn't show up on the FBI rap sheet. Trouble followed Myers to Morristown, Tenn., where he worked as a reporter in 1993, according to Bob Moore, the Morristown Citizen Tribune reporter who contacted officials in Kentucky on Wednesday. In 1993, a Morristown city councilman allegedly plotted to kill Myers after he wrote a series of inflammatory articles about the politician, Moore said. The sensational case even made the television tabloid program "Hard Copy." [...] And when it went to trial, Myers surprised courtroom watchers by testifying for the councilman, Moore said. [...] Angry investigators, and others upset by what they considered to be Myers' "yellow journalism," later uncovered the California case along with some of Myers' other writings: three books about bomb-making techniques, including the 1990 text Smart Bombs: Improvised Sensory Detonation Techniques and Advanced Weapons Systems. [...] Galbraith said the new information about Myers had sparked a flurry of overnight phone calls and led to an early-morning meeting of high-ranking Justice Department officials in Washington. He declined to identify who was at the alleged meeting."
    • MOTION FOR DIRECTED VERDICT OR MISTRIAL filed by Charles Hayes: "9. As a direct result, the ability of this counsel to effectively cross-examine the Government's key witness was severely and detrimentally limited by: (1) the Government's assertions as to the contents of official records; (2) its lack of due diligence in ascertaining what other pertinent information might be contained in its own official report as to the legal status of its own witness; and (3) by the intentional marking of that report in open Court in order to direct the Court's and this counsel's attention away from a line on page two and three which would have inevitably led, then, to the now-discovered facts that its witness, Mr. Meyers, had been (1) charged with Felony Extortion in California in 1986, (2) committed to institution for mental incompetency, (3) then released after pleading Guilty to an amended charge of Attempted Grand Theft, (4) sentenced to 18 months, and (5) probated on the condition that he not violate the law and comply with the terms of his release. Perhaps most significantly, Mr. Myers failed to appear for his final sentencing and now there is, predictably, a warrant issued for his arrest by the state of California. The United States Government had, as its key witness in this extremely serious matter, an extortionist and one-time mental incompetent whose background was either glossed over and intentionally misrepresented by the Government, or unknown to them because of a lack of due diligence. The Government subpoenaed this man as their witness, accommodated him in its witness room in the Federal Building in London, called him into the Courtroom and put him on the stand under oath, and acted as if it simply did not know that he had a Felony Fugitive warrant out on him from California.

      10. The information contained in above-paragraph was not discovered about the Government's witness, Mr. Myers, because of anything that the Government did at any time during this trial process. This background of the Government's key witness, rich with impeaching material, was discovered by this counsel only after the third day of trial and two days after Lawrence Myers had been released by the Government from its subpoena. As this Court is now aware, his information was offered by law enforcement officials in Tennessee who became aware, through news reports, that the person known as Lawrence Myers was a key witness in the case against the Defendant herein. They felt an obligation to share with the Court their experience with Mr. Myers and their view that he is absolutely unreliable, probably perjurious and wanted in California as a fugitive.

      11. This counsel received a note from a Court baliff at the defense counsel's table on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of trial, on or about 4:00 p.m., instructing counsel to call a number in Tennessee regarding the records of Lawrence Myers. At approximately the same time, an AUSDA left the Government's table and returned shortly thereafter with a package of materials, the contents which were unknown to counsel. When counsel returned to his office Wednesday night and returned the call to Tennessee, the information about Mr. Myers contained in paragraphs 9 and 10 above was obtained and verified through law enforcement officials in Tennessee."
    • J. Orlin Grabbe, "Government Used False CIA Affidavits Against Charles Hayes, Defense Says", 1997/02/22
    • 1997/04/10 discovery hearing about Myers in the Hayes case - testimony of FBI Special Agent Stephen Brannan
      • "Q. Now, you indicated in your testimony at the trial, though I couldn't find a specific request for it made at trial, that you had had prior contact with Mr. Myers in three or four other cases where he had provided information; do you recall that testimony?

        A. Yes.

        Q. And that was correct, wasn't it?

        A. Yes."
      • "Q. Were cases generated as a result of those three or four other cases, other instances?

        A. He was reporting on information - information on cases that were already opened except for, I believe, one other case where a case was opened based on what he had furnished."
      • "THE COURT: The next issue is what other documents are out there or what other information is out there that is new that you think you are entitled to discover.

        MR. MILLER: There is an indication in Myers' military record, a portion of it which was provided, that there - that in his 201 file - and the agent would testify that a 201 file is a military personnel record file that contains the whole military life of anybody who serves in the armed services.
        He would further testify that such 201 files as to Myers are sometimes available to the FBI when they are doing investigations, such as if Myers was a suspect in a bombing case or other sort of criminal activity; and that they have not looked at his 201 file; and that in the initial information they did receive, there was an indicia that he had had psychiatric evaluations in the military that established a permanent, current, ongoing psychiatric problem and that there was a consideration of - and I do not know because do not have the records - of an administrative discharge from the military."
      • "MR. HATFIELD: All right, Your Honor. We turned over a letter dated February 14th, 1980, that had comments on it concerning Mr. Myers about what his diagnosis was, I suppose, would be the simplest way to put it. And we filed all of this in the record, as the Court will recall. There should be a sealed file that was a - a copy of all of this prior to being redacted. And then there also should be redacted copies."
      • "MR. HATFIELD: And I've got them right here. One is this letter from a William F. Shivers, S-H-I-V-E-R-S. And then there was another document attached to - two more pages attached to that. And that was pretty much it on the military history."
      • "THE COURT: Didn't one of those documents indicate -- Well, I have them right here in front of me.

        MR. HATFIELD: Mixed personality disorder. Strongly recommended that this individual be considered for administrative separation. Said generally these disorders are lifelong and deeply ingrained maladaptive patterns of behavior."
      • "MR. MILLER: Mr. Myers is the author of a series of publications on various subjects from Paladin Press. And if I can, there are not that many titles, take a moment and read them to you and then tell you the question I would ask the witness as a result of that, and what I think his answer would be, if that's all right with the Court.
        All right. Four books, with is improvised Radio Detonation Techniques - referencing the radio detonation of explosives - Improvised Radio Jamming Techniques: Electronic Gerilla War.
        One titled Smart bombs -- I will give you a copy.

        THE COURT: Slow down a little bit and read those into the record and then you may give him a copy if you wish.

        MR. MILLER: All right. Improvised Radio Detonation Techniques.
        Improvised Radio Jamming Techniques: Electronic Gurilla Warfare.
        Smart booms: Improvised Sensory Detonation Techniques and Advanced Weapons Systems.
        SPYCOMM - which is all caps, S-P-Y-C-O-M-M, with no space - Covert Communication Techniques of the Underground."
      • "And, for example, if in the case of States versus Moody, I know that Mr. Myers was consulted by the defense, and I know Mr. Brannan personally had knowledge of that and he would testify that he did. There was a correspondence from the defendant's lawyer to the AG's office in that particular state case - it was a bombing case - whether whether or not they should contact Myers. And Mr. Myers informed the defense attorney of that, and he knew Mr. Myers then at the time of the Moody case.

        Just to show a factual predicate. The agents mentioned it in the defense lawyer's letters to the state prosecutor that those kinds of intelligence files sometimes exist. And whether or not he has access to them, they haven't really explored whether or not they exist on Myers. And there may be in them - and I know that it's come up in other cases I have had, sometimes it's zero - but there may be in there information that would be something the defense could use for its purposes in this case. And there was no explanation to see about them, so I'm pretty sure they do exist."
      • "The other book, Your Honor, that I neglected to mention is a book called counter bomb, Protecting Yourself and Against Car, Mail and Area Emplacement bombs, also by Mr. Myers, on Paladin Press."
    • California background
    • Background of FBI Special Agent Stephen Brannan - was Myers' contact on several cases, including VANPAC and probably the Chuck Hayes murder-for-hire allegations; moreover, was very likely Myers' FBI handler; based out of the Birmingham AL office since 1984; lead agent on the VANPAC mail bombing investigation
      • UPI, "FBI agent found weapons, 'how to kill' books", 1988/03/11 - note that Jasper AL, near where SA Brannan stopped the wife of Bruce Pierce, was reportedly the hitman capital of the USA, and is where Paul Candler fled after the Yosemite murders: "FORT SMITH, Ark. -- An FBI agent testified Friday he found money, weapons, ammunition and books on how to kill in a vehicle driven by the wife of one defendant in the trial of 14 men charged with seditious conspiracy and plotting to murder federal officials. FBI agent Steve Brannan of Birmingham, Ala., said that on March 27, 1985, he stopped a truck pulling a trailer near Jasper, Ala., that was driven by Julie Wilson Pierce, the wife of Bruce C. Pierce, 33. Bruce Pierce, who was affiliated with the Aryan Nations and the white supremacist group called The Order, is serving 150 years in the slaying of Alan Berg of Denver, a Jewish radio talk show host, who was shot to death in 1984. Pierce is one of 10 men on trial in U.S. District Court on charges of conspiring to overthrow the government and establish an Aryan nation in the Pacific Northwest. [...] Brannan said he had been following the trailer, which had Oregon license plates, for some distance before stopping it. He said agents obtained Julie Pierce's permission to search the vehicle and found $5,000 in cash, three boxes of ammunition, several automatic and semi-automatic weapons, several hand grenades and five packets of gun parts. Brannan said agents found at least 20 books and pamphlets with such names as: 'The Death Dealer's Manual,' 'Assassination, Theory and Practice,' 'Hit Man; A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors,' 'Paper Trip II -- A New You Though New Identification,' 'Disguise Techniques,' and a five-volume set called 'How To Kill.' He said there was a diagram of how to set up a booby trap and a document titled 'Declaration of War' that was dated Nov. 25, 1984."
      • Boston Globe, "Video of 1995 Okla. bombing doesn’t exist, FBI says", 2014/08/01: "The FBI capped its attempt to persuade a federal judge it is not hiding surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by calling witnesses Thursday who testified there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off. [...] Retired FBI agent Stephen Brannan said he investigated allegations that two FBI agents tried to sell surveillance videos showing the bombing to a TV news station for $1 million and determined it was a hoax. He said agents in Oklahoma told him unequivocally that there were no videos showing Timothy McVeigh arriving at the building or leaving. Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue says a video exists showing McVeigh was not alone in detonating the bomb."
      • Strategic Management Services bio for compliance specialist Steve Brannan of Birmingham AL
    • Morristown TN background
    • Chuck Hayes case
      • High Times, "Spook Wars in Cyberspace: Is the FBI Railroading Charles Hayes?" by Dick Russell, 1997/06: "The January trial was, to say the least, bizarre. The star prosecution witness, Lawrence W. Myers, had interviewed Hayes for a magazine article last August, and then called the FBI office in Birmingham, AL, to report that Hayes was looking to have someone killed. [...] Hayes had been on CIA contract since age 19, he stated under oath. The Fifth Column had “split off” from Bill Casey’s Squad D to “champion a lot of peoples’ rights.” Asked by Galbraith to name names of politicians forced to resign because of the Column’s findings, Hayes singled out former Maine senator William Cohen (recently named Secretary of Defense) and Colorado senator Pat Schroeder. [...] At the end of the trial’s fourth day, new information surfaced concerning Lawrence Myers’ background. In 1985, he had been charged with extortion and spent a year in a psychiatric facility; a felony warrant for him remained active in California. It also came out that he had been sharing information on several cases with the FBI, which had doctored “rap sheets” to hide his background. The judge granted a two-week continuance, but after the trial resumed on January 27, refused to allow most of the damaging information about Myers into evidence. [Kennetta] Williamson, an investigator for the Tennessee attorney general’s office, described him in testimony as “a professional and pathological liar.”"
  • Physical evidence from the bombing
    • LA Weekly, "An Oklahoma Mystery" by Jim Crogan, 2002/07/24: "An analysis of raw news footage and reports in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, Okla., shows local television reporters stating repeatedly that two additional, sophisticated, undetonated explosive devices were found by investigators on the scene."
    • Kevin Ryan, "Twenty Years Later: Unreported Facts About the OKC Bombing", 2015/04/12: "Gene Corley, the engineer who was hired by the government to support its claims about the structural fire at the Branch Davidian complex in Waco, was brought in to investigate the destruction of the Murrah Building. Corley brought along three other engineers: Charles Thornton, Mete Sozen, and Paul Mlakar. Their investigation was conducted from half a block away—where they could not observe any of the damage directly—yet their conclusions supported the pre-existing official account. A few years later, within 72 hours of the 9/11 attacks, these same four men were on site leading the investigations at the Word Trade Center and the Pentagon."
  • Islamist connections
    • Jewish Press, "Al Qaeda’s Neo-Nazi Connections", 2004/03/24 (pages 1, 2, 3, 4): "But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920’s. [...] It should be pointed out that National Socialism had a profound impact on the political philosophies of many radical Islamic political organization, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood (founded in Egypt in 1928), Nasser’s Young Egypt movement, the Social Nationalist Party of Syria founded by Anton Sa’ada, and the Ba’ath Party of Iraq. [...] Domestic terrorism in the United States also rose greatly in the aftermath of the first Gulf War. Timothy McVeigh, himself a veteran of that conflict, stunned the world by his bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995 in Oklahoma City. But the evidence suggests that the neo-Nazi/Islamic terrorist network played a significant role in this act of terrorism."
    • The Third Terrorist by Jayna Davis (2004, 2008)
    • Patrick B. Briley, "THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING CASE REVELATIONS", 2007 (older version)
    • Peter Lance, "Vindication on the Ramzi Yousef-Terry Nichols connection" (Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee, "The Oklahoma City Bombing: Was There A Foreign Connection" by Dana Rohrabacher; FD-302 report interviewing Lieutenant Philip Rojas of the Metropolitan Correctional Center about Abdul Hakim Murad claiming responsibility for the OKC bombing; Terry Nichols phone call records; list of unindicted co-conspirators in the "Day of Terror" case): "• A tour guide named Daisy Gelaspie, had told police that on trip to the Philippines in 1990, Nichols asked if she knew anyone who could build bombs. [...] • Nichols made additional trips to the Philippines during the early 90’s and was even in Cebu at the same time as Ramzi Yousef in December, 1994.

• Within days of Yousef’s Manila bomb factory being raided by police, on January 6th, 1995, Nichols beat a hasty retreat from the Philippines. [...] • Ramzi Yousef, the Wales educated engineer responsible for both attacks on the World Trade Center, had begun training members of the Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda splinter group in the early 90′s near the Southern Philippines town of Davao City. • In a sworn deposition, Edwin Angeles, a top Abu Sayyaf turncoat, stated that in the early 90′s in Davao City, he’d been in a room with Nichols (aka “The Farmer”) along with Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan Amin Shah; an Uzbeki beloved of Osama bin Laden whom the Saudi billionaire called “the lion.” During the meeting Angeles swore that they’d discussed bomb making and handling. [...] On the day of the OK City blast Murad, Yousef’s oldest friend, a pilot trained in four U.S. flight schools, took credit for the blast while in a cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (M.C.C.) the federal jail in lower Manhattan. [...] In its Report, the House Subcommittee came up with compelling new evidence that: as early in 1992 and 1993 in the months prior to his placement of a 1,500 pound ammonium-nitrate fuel oil bomb, similar to the O.K. City device beneath the towers of the World Trade Center, Ramzi Yousef called a Filipina in Queens, New York, who lived in the same building as Marife Nichols’ relatives. [...] The Report discusses one Samir Khalil, a Palestinian who had hired a number of Middle Eastern men to work on his properties in O.K. City prior to the bombing. [...] According to his former bookkeeper, Khalil was at the Circus Circus hotel in Las Vegas two days later at a time Terry Nichols phone records show that two calls came to his home in Herrington, Kansas from the Circus Circus. [...] The name Samir Khalil is on a list of 172 unindicted co-conspirators in the “Day of Terror” case co-prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick Fitzgerald and Andrew C. McCarthy."
    • Terry Nichols activities in the Philippines
      • Denver Post, "Wild theories spun in book", 1998/10/12: "In his new book, the lawyer for convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh claims that co-defendant Terry Nichols met with Ramzi Yousef, an Iraqi intelligence operative who masterminded the World Trade Center bombing and was behind a plot to blow up 12 U.S. jets. In Stephen Jones' "Others Unknown," he claims the meeting occurred sometime in the early 1990s on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, a "hotbed of fundamentalist Muslim activity." [...] Present were Nichols - who referred to himself as the as "The Farmer" - and Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad, and Wali Khan Amin Shah, according to Jones. The subject of the meeting was terrorism. Specifically, three topics were discussed: bombing activities; providing firearms and ammunition; and training in the making and handling of bombs, claimed Jones. [...] Jones claimed that an extensive investigation by his office in the Philippines, aided by Filipino officials, indicated that one of the convicted plotters, Wali Khan Amin Shah, was acquainted with Nichols' wife, Marife Torres Nichols, a Filipino by birth. Jones also claimed that Nichols' marriage to Marife was little more than a cover for Nichols as he made his way six times to the Philippines to perfect bomb-making techniques he originally tried to develop on the Nichols farm at Decker, Mich. [...] Jones bases his claims about the Nichols-Iraqi intelligence meeting on interviews he said Filipino police had with Edwin Angeles, described as an associate of Yousef, who was arrested in the Philippines and purportedly turned informant against Iraq."
      • LA Weekly, "An Oklahoma Mystery" by Jim Crogan, 2002/07/24: "[Jayna] Davis also turned up material that appeared to connect Nichols to Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad. Yousef, the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is now serving a life sentence in federal prison. He also had hatched unrealized plans to blow up 12 airliners and to assassinate Pope John Paul II. Murad, a confederate of Yousef, is also in federal custody. He told Philippine police about a plot to hijack an airliner and crash it into CIA headquarters. Murad also claimed in 1996 that a large number of Middle Eastern men were being trained at U.S. flight schools in connection with these plots. This information was passed on to the FBI."
    • Samara Properties conspirators
      • LA Weekly, "Heartland Conspiracy" by Jim Crogan, 2001/09/26
      • LA Weekly, "An Oklahoma Mystery" by Jim Crogan, 2002/07/24: "[JAYNA] DAVIS, THE FORMER TV REPORTER FOR KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, began investigating the bombing the day after the attack. In seven years, she's accumulated 26 affidavits and more than 100 hours of taped interviews. In particular, she zeroed in on a group of Iraqis who worked for Samir Khalil, a Palestinian-born businessman and owner of a property-management company in Oklahoma City. Davis also did pieces on John Doe No. 2, the mysterious figure identified in initial police bulletins as having been seen fleeing the federal building after the bombing. The FBI later announced that John Doe No. 2 never existed. One of the Iraqis, Hussain Alhussaini, later came forward and identified himself as the person being fingered in Davis' television reports as John Doe No. 2. He sued the reporter for defamation. A federal judge dismissed the suit; Alhussaini has appealed."
      • Hussain al-Hussaini background - TODO
      • Samir Khalil background
        • Patrick B. Briley, "Assistant US Attorney Murdered or Suicided For Investigating Federal Cover-up of OKC Bombing?", 2000/09/30
          • "[Ted] Richardson had been investigating a Middle Eastern man, Samir Khalil, in OKC for income tax evasion and HUD property scams. Khalil has a Jordanian passport. Richardson was abruptly taken off the investigation of Khalil just before the results of his investigation was to be submitted to a grand jury and just after Khalil’s name came up in the news media in connection with the OKC bombing in May 1995."
          • "KFORTV was sued by Hussani with the help of Khalil and the former law associate and campaign contributor of OK governor, Frank Keating. [...]" - note that this "former law associate and campaign contributor" to Keating is Gary Richardson
        • KFOR, "Pain still fresh two decades later for families who lost loved ones", 2015/04/19: "The passage of time is different for those who have this date etched in their minds. “It’s very sad day. I remember just like yesterday,” said Samir Khalil. Khalil lost his wife in the tragedy. He would often visit her at the federal building where they would eat lunch together. He was supposed to be there that fateful day. “I just hear the bombing, shook the whole town. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the smoke,” said Khalil."
    • Melvin Lattimore connection
      • New York Times, "A NATION CHALLENGED: THE DETAINEES; No Bail for Friend of Man Suspected of Preparing for Sept. 11 Hijackings", 2011/11/10: "The Oklahoma man, Mujahid Abdulqaadir Menepta, 51, who was arrested on Oct. 11 and taken to New York as a material witness in the World Trade Center investigation, is dangerous and poses a flight risk, Jeffrey Whitney, an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, testified at a hearing on Wednesday. He made no specific reference to Mr. Moussaoui.

        Without offering many details, Mr. Whitney told the court that some telephone numbers connected with cellphones seized in a search of Mr. Menepta's home in Norman were associated with continuing criminal investigations in Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Detroit, El Paso and Kansas City, Mo. These involve organized crime, drugs and money laundering, he said.

        Mr. Whitney told the court that Mr. Menepta, who was born Melvin Lattimore in St. Louis, and changed his name in 1989 after converting to Islam, came to the attention of the authorities the day after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. He testified that an informer told federal agents that Mr. Menepta had belonged to an Islamic group in Norman and St. Louis, whose leaders advocated terrorist acts and killing law enforcement agents.

        Mr. Whitney also told the court that Mr. Menepta had said the Secret Service told him that one of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 had used his visa number. Mr. Whitney said he could not confirm Mr. Menepta's account."
      • LA Weekly, "The Terrorist Motel" by Jim Crogan, 2002/07/24: "What happened at the nondescript roadside motel outside Oklahoma City was just a fleeting encounter during the twisted cross-country odyssey of the terrorists who would carry out the September 11 attacks. Mohamed Atta, alleged leader of the plot, and two companions wanted to rent a room, but couldn’t get the deal they wanted, so they left. It was an incident of no particular importance, except for one thing. The owner of the motel remembers Atta being in the company of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called ”20th hijacker,“ who was arrested prior to September 11 [...] After the attacks, said the motel owner, he recognized his visitors in photos from television reports. ”I was really stunned,“ he said. Then he decided to call the FBI hot line. [...] In the interim, he also spoke to a former law-enforcement officer who was investigating reported sightings of Mujahid Abdulquaadir Menepta at the same motel during the mid-1990s. Menepta, reportedly a friend of Moussaoui’s, was arrested 30 years ago in Colorado for aggravated robbery and served more than three years in prison. [...] A former desk clerk at the motel — a different clerk from the one who purportedly dealt with Atta and Moussaoui — told the Weekly that he remembered Menepta because in 1994 and 1995 — prior to the Oklahoma City attack — Menepta frequently visited the motel office. There, he bought coffee and talked for hours to this clerk. [...] One reason for the FBI‘s apparent lack of interest might be this motel’s alleged connection to Timothy McVeigh and a group of Iraqis who worked in Oklahoma City. According to the motel owner and other witnesses and investigators interviewed by the Weekly, McVeigh and several of these Iraqis were motel guests in the months preceding the 1995 bombing. Witnesses also claimed they saw several of the Iraqis moving barrels of material around on the bed of a truck. [...] Former Oklahoma City TV reporter Jayna Davis also interviewed motel staff and former guests. In the process, she collected signed affidavits about their contacts with McVeigh and the Iraqis. She tried twice to give the Bureau this information, but the FBI refused to accept her materials."
      • The New American, "Al-Qaeda's OKC-9/11 ties: al-Qaeda ties to the OKC bombing were not mentioned in the state trial of Terry Nichols, yet evidence used by federal prosecutors in recent cases makes the ties obvious", 2004/07/26: "* Several employees at Travelers Aid, one block from the Murrah Building, identified Menepta as entering the Travelers Aid office with three other men the day before the Oklahoma City bombing. Two of the men accompanying Menepta were identified as closely resembling associates of McVeigh, and one of the witnesses positively identified the vehicle that the group drove away in as McVeigh's beat-up Mercury Marquis.


        THE NEW AMERICAN interviewed Gloria Smith, a manager at Travelers Aid in Oklahoma City, who is positive that Menepta/Lattimore is one of the men who came into her office the day before the Oklahoma City bombing. The men had asked for gasoline money or vouchers and had become loud and argumentative when the receptionist explained that they would have to first provide a valid driver's license. Mrs. Smith stepped out of her office to reinforce her besieged receptionist and to emphasize the company policy requiring photo I.D. before aid could be given. The men left in a huff, and Mrs. Smith watched them through the office window as they got into the car and drove off.

        She told THE NEW AMERICAN that the man who had done most of the talking, and who had long, reddish-blonde hair, "flipped me 'the finger'" as he got into the cat'. He had also cursed her in the office, just a few feet from her face, so she had good reason to remember him. She is fairly certain, she says, that the man is James Rosencrans, based on photos she has examined of Rosencrans. Mr. Rosencrans is a former associate of Timothy McVeigh and the Kingman, Arizona, neighbor of Michael Fortier, McVeigh's fellow bombing conspirator who turned witness for the government in exchange for leniency for himself and his wife, Lori Fortier.

        Of two things Mrs. Smith is "very certain": The black man in the group who came to her office is Menepta, and the car they drove was McVeigh's Mercury Marquis. She says she got a good look at Menepta. And, she notes, as soon as McVeigh's car appeared on television news broadcasts, she knew instantly it was the one that had been in her parking lot. She recalls: "I said to the receptionist when they pulled out, 'No wonder they didn't give I.D., there's not even a tag on the car.'" When McVeigh was arrested the next day, shortly after the bombing, there was no license plate on the vehicle.

        Mrs. Smith and other employees at Travelers Aid were interviewed several times by the FBI, in Mrs. Smith's case about 10 times. One of the things that she says has troubled her most about the investigation is that rather than simply asking her and the other witnesses what and who they saw, on several occasions the agents were very insistent on convincing the witnesses that they could not have seen a black man (Menepta) with the suspects."
      • Patrick Briley, "Did HW Bush, Clinton Officials Orchestrate OKC Bombing?", 2005/09/30: "Melvin Lattimore was with McVeigh’s car and two other FBI provocateurs, James Rosencrans and Sean Kenny, at the OKC Travelers Aid adjacent to the bombed Murrah federal building one day before the OKC bombing. 6 FBI agents spent 9 months browbeating 4 witnesses at the Travelers Aid trying to make them change their story about seeing Lattimore at the Travelers Aid. Lattimore was also seen in OKC with the provocateur Al Hussain Hussaini. Retired Air Force General Benton K. Partin informed AG Ashcroft in August 2001 of the Travelers Aid story in writing and in person. Yet intentionally nothing was done by Ashcroft about Lattimore. Lattimore was the roommate of the 20th 9/11 hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui while he attended the Airman flight school in Norman Oklahoma in 2000 and 2001."
    • Dr. Ihsan Barbouti background connections - international businessman who had constructed chemical weapons facilities for Libya president Muammar Gaddafi; attempted a takeover of TK-7 Corporation, an Oklahoma City chemical company run by Israeli national Moshe Tal; had the apparent complicity of Wackenhut in shipping WMD materials to Libya and Iraq; his son / business partner Haidar Barbouti was alleged by CIA/Mossad asset William Northrop to have assisted al-Hussaini in Houston after the OKC bombing; shortly prior to the OKC bombing, both Tal and Northrop worked in the office of local attorney John Michael Johnston (who represented Tal in his lawsuit against Barbouti for the takeover attempt), keeping tabs on local Islamic terrorists for the Mossad
  • Israeli intelligence presence in Oklahoma City
    • 1996/09/10 memo of the McVeigh defense team
      • "According to Thrasher, Oklahoma City attorney Michael Johnston sued the Bharboutis and won. During the period surrounding the Oklahoma City bombing, Israeli agents used Michael Johnston's law office. Johnston is connected to William Northrup and Moshethal, who are both Israelis. Johnston knew them because of previous legal issues. The Bharboutis case involved an Iraqi immigrant and a cyanide plant in Florida.

        Michael Johnston worked and continues to work for Senator Key. Johnston's office address is 228 Robert S. Kerr, Suite 260, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is 45 years old.

        Michael Johnston prepared a report which stated that East German researchers said John Doe No. 2 was an Iraqi agent. Johnston gave this report to Don Thrasher."
      • "Johnston's relationship with the Israelis was again discussed. An ATF raid was planned on the Mask in Oklahoma City at 9th and Independence. Either the raid was planned on March 13, 1995, or the meeting planning the raid occurred on this date. The report of the meeting was typed up in Moshethal's office. An ATF agent named Guy Hammill was present at this meeting. The CIA received information that the Israelis were raising money for someone. Several meetings were held "here."

        Michael Johnston is not a bullshitter or conspiracy nut, according to Thrasher. Johnston worked with Jay. He is fact-oriented. Alexander Magnus is the money man." - note that Magnus, a Chicago real estate developer, later financed the work of Jayna Davis in the early 2000s
      • "Why were the two Israeli men in Oklahoma City at this time? They were preparing a report for their government."
      • "Michael Johnston helped against Bharbouti. Why would Michael Johnston help Senator Key? Unknown.

        Moshethal was decorated by the Israeli Department in the Bharbouti case. It is believed that the Israelis are here to keep an eye on a certain Israeli faction in the United States. Moshethal is working Channel 4's theory. How do we make the Aryan Nation look good? Arrest the Middle East guy and then apologize.

        Jana Davis at Channel 4 said there was an Israeli warning. Maybe she saw a second generation memo of the warning and these two guys got to her.

        Thrasher said that he heard nothing of an Israeli warning. They came in with false identification and Michael Johnston called them on it. He went to Moshethal and got it straight."
      • "Why did Terry Nichols say he went to Oklahoma City to pick up Tim?

        Then we have the issue of the missing license plate and the Waco material in the car. The implications of these were questioned.

        There were very serious acts committed by Terry Nichols. He prepared the application on the Spotlight card; he bought a house in Herington; he wrote Tim and said, "Go for it." Terry Nichols is the one with money and Tim was clearly destitute, living in his car. Thrasher stated that he has always been told, just like every expert investigator is told, "To follow the dollar." Thrasher said McVeigh never had any money and that was common knowledge."
      • "Stephen said that Tim thought Judge Smith was going to be killed and that he told this to Jennifer." - is this referring to Judge Walter Smith of Waco?
      • "Thrasher asked: Who was Dennis Dutch? He is the government security chief who said that he saw the Southwestern Bell video tape of the truck and McVeigh exiting the truck and the explosion. Then, Keating's brother said, "I have seen that tape, but I cannot discuss it." This quote by Keating's brother was made in Lawrence Myers' February 1996 article. It discussed a January 2 recording of Keating's brother making the statement. Apparently, Myers claimed that these were all tape-recorded interviews except for the Governor's statement."
      • "Charles questioned how the axle got two blocks away on the other side of the bomb. He does not think it is feasible that the axle could have ended up on the other side of the bomb. So far, all domestic terrorism has been a result of inside jobs, and they have all been tracked down by a truck part. Roger said that his Ford experts told him that they do not put a VIN number on the axle. Even as of today's date, September 10, 1996, Roger is still following up on this and has repeatedly been told that a VIN number is not placed on the axle.2 Roger stated that we need a metallurgist to date when the number was stamped on the axle."
  • Alleged Gulf Cartel financing
      • "Shortly after the Murrah bombing, I received information (May 8, 1995) from sources in Texas that a subject named "Arbego Garcia or Garcia Arbego" (spelling unknown at the time) was involved in the bombing as a "cash provider" for the event. The source said that "Arbego" sent two Mexican nationals to Oklahoma City with a satchel full of cash to help finance the bombing. "Arbego" was allegedly a Mexican Mafia chieftan involved in the cocaine and heroin trafficking through Mexico from Guadalajara to Texas. He allegedly was the ground transportation link during the Iran/Contra Mena affair. He was still involved and allegedly had inside sources with the Governor's office (Ann Richardson, who served from 1/15/91 to 1/17/95), including contacts within the Texas National Guard senior staff who provided information on where the border was not guarded by JTF-6)."
      • "Later information arrived, with the source now using proper spelling, that (quoting): "Abrego's contact in Texas was a former Colonel...There are three brothers in this particular family. All three had special ops training, were involved in Project Phoenix...one or more involved with the 'Company.' One or more were on a Wet Team...One is or was a professor at Rice University. Two are, or were, fugitives. These boys are the link to Abrego and Texas. Very bad. Abrego probably set up to silence him like Noriega. He was part of same drug importation ring during Iran/Contra and after. Clinton's boys and committee followers have got to get rid of the main contacts to the Mena mess and anyone so associated." I gave this information to the Tulsa FBI office and did not hear anything more regarding the report."
      • "On Tuesday, January 17th, 1996, Juan Garcia Abrego, 51, was extradited from Mexico, where he was arrested in Monterrey on Sunday, January 15th, to Houston to face federal charges of smuggling billions of dollars worth of cocaine into the U.S. Facing a 20 count indictment, he was arraigned on February 2nd. During the arraignment testimony indicated that Abrego's network smuggled $20 billion worth of cocaine into the U.S. every year, and budgeted $50 million to bribe U.S. officials. The source indicated that even the Texas governor's office was involved in taking bribe money.

        Abrego was involved in the Iran/Contra drug smuggling operation that had entry points in Los Angeles (via CIA-sponsored Contra officers to LA street gangs for further dispersal); Mena, Arkansas; Omaha, Nebraska; and other cities in the midwest (via the Abrego land route) such as Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, etc" - TODO: how was the cocaine distributed in Omaha?
  • Alleged involvement of McVeigh, Nichols, and Fortier with Sammy Gravano
    • Douglas Linder, "Were There More OKC Conspirators?: The Elohim City Connection": "An Interesting Post (Democratic Forum, 4/20/2013) Timothy McVeigh, army buddy Terry Nichols, Jose "Joey" Leon, and Leon's uncle, Mr. Kintop, banded together to test the directional blast of bombs. [...] These terrorists were drawn together when they joined Sammy Gravano's (Mafia hit man's) neo-Nazi narcotics cartel in Arizona. It put together like minded, drug addict, nuts. [...] The court ignored all dozen witnesses (all with the same info--recognizing Leon's white hat with it's purple flame pattern) and made up a fairy tale that McVeigh was the lone bomber."
    • 2013/08/19 comment on Mark Maynard, "Seeing in the Boston bombing though the filter of preexisting prejudice", 2013/04/16: "Jose “Joey” Leon, formerly of 11501 Moen St., Anaheim, California, is John Doe II of the Murrah bombing. He had been best friends with Timothy McVeigh. He gave his hat (white with a purple flame pattern, manufactured by Mopar) to Ramon, son of Margaret (elderly girlfriend of Joey’s uncle, Christopher Kintop), claiming that the FBI was looking for the hat. He removed his dragon tattoo. Joey was a serial child rapist, drug pusher, and neo-Nazi when he moved to Kingman for more money and prestige and to be among other Nazis. There, he attended a lecture by McVeigh on the Turner Diaries at Michael Fortier’s trailer home. Fortier was the capo of Mafia hit man, Sammy (the Bull) Gravano, handling his neo-Nazi narcotics cartel business in Las Vegas. Apparently McVeigh also worked for Gravano, recruiting other neo-Nazi gangs around the country by giving speeches.

      Joey told me that he drove the bomb to the Murrah building, lit the fuse, but it doused going to the bomb from the cab, so he opened the back of the truck and relit the fuse. Joey had a lot of details about building the bomb at Geary Lake–he shoveled all of the manure for the bomb, and showed me his blisters.

      Six months after Murrah, Joey carried out the Hyder derailing to divert 100 FBI agents from Kingman and attempt to pin guilt on other neo-Nazi gangs in the area. This also got Gravano off Joey’s back for fear that the FBI could be directed near Gravano’s operations."
    • William Norman Grigg, "They'll Be Back: PATCON, Oklahoma City, and Jesse Trentadue's Lonely Crusade for Justice", 2014/11/15
    • 2022/03/13 post by Clara Tea on Religious Forums: "John Doe 2 (who had refused to be vaccinated) died in Orange County, California December 3, 2021 of covid, having been in an artifically induced coma following heart attacks. His flame hat was made by Mopar, and his girlfriend (named June) had sewn the flame pattern on the upper part of the hat (the brim was made with it). Doe had given his flame hat to the son of his uncle Chris's girlfriend. Doe had planned and carried out the Hyder (Gila Bend) derailing of the Amtrak Limited to divert 100 Feds from searching Kingman, Arizona for him. Doe's uncle Jonathan wrote the 4 notes (about Waco and Ruby Ridge) found at the Hyder derailing. Doe had wiped fingerprints off of the two orange car battery jumper cables using brake fluid before using them to jump the "trouble on the track" signal after the rails were unbolted and removed. Usually rails are welded, but in southern Arizona, they are bolted. The day after the Hyder derailing, Scott (who helped with the Hyder derailing), and had a skynhead tattoo--spelled with a y) unsuccessfully tried to use a derailer in the Phoenix trainyard, but were thwarted by a truck driver.

      Doe had shoveled all of the ammonium nitrate white crystal fertilizer into the 55 gallon blue plastic barrels (aka drums), while Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh had mixed the jet fuel and stacked the barrels in yellow Ryder rental truck to "eventually" direct the blast. McVeigh, Nichols, Doe, and Michael Fortier worked for Mafia hitman, Sammy, the Bull, Gravano's neoNazi narcotics ring. It was McVeigh's job to tour the United States recruiting neo-Nazis for Gravano. Mostly Gerard Gravano (Sammy's son) dealt with them."
    • Gravano's drug operation in Arizona
      • Dave McGowan, "Death, Taxes, and Education", 2000/11/04: "Following that, Gravano quickly busied himself with setting up a massive drug trafficking ring. According to the charges filed against him, Gravano controlled all the Ecstasy traffic in the state of Arizona, a multi-million dollar operation run through Gravano’s construction company. Some of the money was allegedly laundered through his ex-wife’s Italian restaurant, just like in the movies. (6)

        Gravano was also allegedly the head of a white supremacist cult composed primarily of local high school athletes. Calling themselves the ‘Devil Dogs,’ the group reportedly had a fondness for brutally beating random victims who didn’t meet their high Aryan standards. The teenagers also functioned as Gravano’s muscle, and as his street level drug distribution network. (6)"
  • David Duke background
    • EIR, "Anglo-American motives and personnel behind Germany's neo-Nazi gangs", 1993/11/05 - as detailed in the purportedly unauthorized but clearly authorized biography David Duke: Evolution of a Klansman by Michael Zatarain (1990); note the uncanny parallels to the background of Dennis Green (first assistant district attorney under Waco DA Vic Feazell and later the Waco federal magistrate who approved the Davidian raid search warrant): "David Ernest Duke, born in 1950 in Oklahoma, was the son of David Hedger Duke. While the boy attended schools in the Netherlands, his father worked to develop the top-secret missile defense system of the Anglo-American military and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Duke, Sr. travelled in the rarefied atmosphere of the highest-level classified agencies. Uniquely, he was at the same time an executive with the Royal Dutch Shell petroleum company, based in Holland and England.

      The Shell Company transferred his father to New Orleans, where young David began learning about neo-Nazi eugenics ("race-purification") theories from a Shell Oil Company psychologist. While going to the New Orleans high school earlier attended by Lee Harvey Oswald, Duke worked nearly full-time for the White Citizens Council. This was the political action arm of the Louisiana old-family aristocracy and of New Orleans's exotic "right wing"—that mix of mafiosi, corrupted police, and espionage agents that so bedeviled investigators of the 1963 John Kennedy assassination.

      In 1966, Duke's father transferred from his U.S. Army secret missile work and his Shell oil post, to the Indochina theater of war. Duke, Sr. came to be stationed in Laos, with an official paycheck from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID, the intermediary agency between the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency). He was a senior operative in the U.S. intelligence entourage, personally working Laos on both sides of the line of battle. This was the heyday of Ted Shackley's CIA organization, which managed mass killings off the battlefield, and used funds generated from Laotian and Chinese opium to fund political adventures around the globe.

      David Duke left Louisiana State University at his father's request in 1971, fiying to Laos on a USAID ticket. Then aged 21 years, David worked officially for the U.S. State Department, teaching military English to Laotian officers.

      Both father and son had "red diplomatic passports." David swam "almost every day" at the pool of the Americans-only country club in Vientiane. He enjoyed the glittering embassy parties where he and his father mingled with the Anglo-American elite and the world community of spies clustered around the Indochina War.

      According to information supplied by Duke and his father, David Duke went on missions for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency on at least 20 different occasions. Duke acknowledges participating in CIA work on aircraft of the Air America Co., dropping supplies to Laotian nationals in violation of U.S. law."