The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 April 2005

Anyone seen John Doe?

JunkYardBlog has a startler: the oft-rumored link between the 1995 Oklahoma City bombers and Islamist terrorists may have been located.

In the months preceding the bombing, Terry Nichols paid a visit to the Philippines. At the time he was there, 1993 WTC bomber Ramzi Yousef was operating an al-Qaeda affiliate called Abu Sayyaf. What better way for Nichols to learn a trade than by becoming an apprentice?

What's more, last week a cache of weapons was found at Nichols' former home in Kansas. (He currently is a member of Club Fed.) Information reportedly obtained from another prisoner suggests that the cache might have been intended for use on the 19th of this month, the tenth anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing.

This is getting extremely creepy.

Posted at 6:30 AM to Soonerland

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H/t: Charles G. Hill.

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Posted by: McGehee at 10:19 AM on 7 April 2005

I have just two words regarding all of this:

Janna Davis

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe Guy" at 1:18 PM on 7 April 2005

And by all means, let's give her a link:

Posted by: CGHill at 1:50 PM on 7 April 2005

I don't buy it. The alleged Terry Nichols connection to Ramzi Yousef was first reported in June, 1995, two months after the bombing. Nichols visited the Philippines often, as his mail-order bride was from there and he was seeing her often beforehand. The connection to Yousef comes down to a lone witness who claims a "farmer" from the American Midwest was at a meeting involving Yousef.

As far as the cache of explosives recently discovered in the crawlspace of Nicols' home, it sounds like either 1) it's a hoax; or 2) the notion that it was being saved for the 10th anniversary is a bogus tale. I believe there are some lingering mysteries involving the bombing -- such as remaining discrepancies over eyewitness accounts of "John Doe 2" at the Ryder truck rental shop -- but, frankly, I think such far-flung theories do a disservice to the men and woman of law enforcement who investigated that crime thoroughly and found no international conspiracy.

Posted by: Chase at 3:15 PM on 7 April 2005

I'm not buying this puppy yet myself, but I figure the least I can do is encourage people to check its papers.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:51 PM on 7 April 2005

I agree...

Posted by: Chase at 6:05 PM on 7 April 2005

I think the papers need changing. That puppy has been using the same ones too long.

Posted by: unimpressed at 11:15 AM on 8 April 2005