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Chertoff Created Terror Pretexts for US Police State

Missile Defense, Nuclear Technologies Transferred to Russia, China

Forces at Work to Build a US Police State









Patrick Briley
September 20, 2005

KTOK radio news in OKC is reporting that a high level DOJ official, John C. Richter, has suddenly been made the “acting” (temporary) US Attorney for all of the Western District of Oklahoma as of September 6, 2005. KTOK cited a White House biography of Richter calling Richter a Chief of Staff of the DOJ. See Acting US Attorney Part Two in OKC

Richter is the second person to be named “acting” US Attorney for the OK Western District in less than a week after succeeding Robert Troester who had just been named the '”acting” US Attorney on September 1, 2005.

Richter also has been “acting” Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal division for DOJ associated directly with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and AGs John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales. Richter used almost 500 DOJ prosecutors in counter-terrorism, counter- intelligence and other national security cases. Michael Chertoff was head of DOJ Criminal Division in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

While Richter worked at the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review in DOJ he prepared and presented applications to courts to authorize electronic surveillance and physical searches relating to international terrorism and foreign counterintelligence investigations which likely included rendition flights by the CIA and interrogation techniques at Abu Graib in Iraq and at Gitmo.

Richter is a strong advocate of the Patriot Act that his protégé at the DOJ criminal division, Michael Chertoff, drafted even before 9/11. Richter wrote a letter to the Daily Oklahoman newspaper stating:

"From first hand experience as a federal prosecutor, I can tell you that we need these laws. They've made our country safer while preserving the civil liberties that Americans hold so dear."

One should seriously question why such a high level, high powered and highly experienced DOJ counter terrorism and counter intelligence official like John C. Richter would suddenly be dispatched to far away Oklahoma as a lower level, interim or temporary “acting” official. It is highly unlikely Richter would be assigned the much lower titled position as “acting” US Attorney for Western Oklahoma because of a demotion or because he wanted to be near family. It is also unlikely that the DOJ has sent Richter to now genuinely investigate persistent reports of the involvement of OKC based Middle Eastern terrorists in the OKC bombing (and even in the 9/11 attacks) made by investigators and reporters and known to the DOJ and FBI for over ten years.

There is strong suspicion that Richter was suddenly sent to Oklahoma on a specific mission to oversee Homeland Security, FBI and CIA operations involving another possibly imminent terror attack either in Oklahoma or somewhere else in America but originating from Oklahoma ties. Yet there currently is no heightened Homeland Security alert to the American people.

But what is indeed very alarming and paramount to learn and know is that Richter has been involved in similar missions before where the American people were intentionally not forewarned about provocateur and informant operations run by the FBI and CIA that led directly to and were a part of the 1993 WTC and OKC bombings as well as the 9/11 attacks.

John C.Richter prosecuted FBI provocateur and informant Melvin Lattimore in OKC in October and November 2001 shortly after the 9/11 attacks for a firearms charge relating to Lattimore ‘s prior conviction of a felony. Richter’s prosecution was an intentional effort by Richter, Michael Chertoff, the White House and the DOJ and the FBI to put Lattimore out of the public limelight to keep the public from learning the details of Lattimore’s direct roles as an FBI informant and provocateur in the 1993 WTC and OKC bombings and the 9/11 attacks. Richter, the DOJ and the White House knew of but did not prosecute Lattimore for Lattimore’s much more grievous and serious roles and instead prosecuted Lattimore for a relatively minor firearms charge. Lattimore was out of jail in 14 months and has been walking American streets for several years now.

Here is some of what is known about Melvin Lattimore that Richter, the FBI, CIA, DOJ, Chertoff, Ashcroft, GW Bush, Alberto Gonzales. Porter Goss, Negropotne, etc have known for years:

Lattimore is a Black Muslim originally from St Louis, Missouri. He was convicted in the late 1970s for stockpiling weapons and explosives at a St Louis mosque. His Muslim name is Mujahid Abdul-qaddir Menepta. He has been identified as Al Fatah’s North American recruiter associated with the PLO and Hamas in OKC. He was living in OK at the time of the OKC bombing and was associated with OKC and Norman, OK mosques.

Lattimore’s credit card was used to buy the bombing making materials for the 1993 WTC bombing. Richter’s proteges’, US Attorneys Michael Chertoff and Patrick Fitzgerald, knew about, approved, covered up and lied to Congress and the courts about their role with the FBI in paying Emad Salem to recruit 7 men to bomb the WTC in 1993 using materials bought with Lattimore’s credit card.

Four of the men that worked with Lattimore and Salem were Anis and Asad Siddiqy, Mr Yassin (sent back to Iraq by US Attorneys!) and Mohammed Chafti and they were trained in explosives by FBI and CIA provocateur and informant Ali Mohammed who was released a month ago by the DOJ after being convicted in 1998 of the Tanzania and Kenyan bombing and for helping Bin Laden and AlQaeda.

Lattimore was an FBI provocateur and informant who, along with the Siddiqys and Chafti helped and encourage McVeigh in OKC carry out the OKC bombing. Lattimore’s 1993 WTC bombing associates, the Siddiqys and Chafti, were with McVeigh in OKC moments before the OKC bombing. The witness to this, Debbie Burdick, was threatened to not talk to the press or to defense attorneys by FBI agent Odom out of Denver during and after the OKC bombing trials while Odom and FBI agent Floyd Zimms were working for DOJ prosecutors in Denver. FBI and CIA agent Floyd Zimms (wife was an HW Bush Republican delegate) arranged for the release of the Siddiqys and Chafti after they were arrested on the day of the OKC bombing. The FBI’s former OKC bombing Inspector, Danny Defenbaugh, hid the FBI 302 reports of the arrests of the Siddiqy’s and Chafti until the reports were identified in his Dallas FBI office (FBI SAC Dallas) in January 2001.

Lattimore worked closely with Iraqi provocateurs brought back to the US after the first Gulf war by HW Bush and the CIA including Iraqi provocateur, Al Hussain Hussaini. Hussini had been employed by Dr. Samir Khalil, a Hamas and PLO operative whose PLO and Hamas employees and friends closely associated with Lattimore in OKC. Khalil and Hussaini, like Lattimore have never been questioned or prosecuted for their roles in the OKC bombing. A former assistant US attorney in OKC, Ted Richardson, had convened a federal grand jury to investigate Dr Khalil in early 1995 only to have Reno abruptly quash the grand jury shortly after the OKC bombing. Ted Richardson was found dead with a shotgun wound to his chest not far from Khalil’s home in OKC during the McVeigh federal trial.

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. No FBI sketches of Lattimore were ever done with the witnesses even though the FBI sketch artist Jean Boylin was available in OKC at the time. No FBI 302 interview notes with the witnesses were ever made available in the federal or OK state OKC bombing trials. Fox News bureau chief, Russ Cosby told me in 2004 that Fox News had determined that Lattimore had accompanied McVeigh at several other locations in OKC around the time of the OKC bombing.

In June through August 2001 AG Ashcroft (and DOJ IG Glen Fine) were informed of the Travelers Aid story in writing and in person by retired Air Force General Benton K. Partin. Yet intentionally nothing was done by Ashcroft or Fine about Lattimore.

One of the Travelers Aid witnesses, its director Gloria Smith, told Fox News reporters working for Russ Cosby during a taped interview that had Ashcroft and IG Fine had acted appropriately on the information it turns out that 9/11 should not have been allowed to happen, that is unless, it was intentionally allowed it to happen:

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.Lattimore also briefly roomed with 9/11 hijackers Al Hazmi and AlShehhi in Norman. The FBI was closely monitoring all of this in Norman at the time according to FBI documents obtained by reporter Greg Gordon.

Lattimore traveled to Minnesota in August 2001 to bail Moussaoui’s other roommate, AlAttas out of jail, at a time when Minneapolis FBI agents were holding Moussaoui and Al Attas and were being denied permission to search Moussaoui’s computer by senior FBI counter terrorism officials known to and close to Bush, Chertoff and John C. Richter.

Richter knows that the FBI has been monitoring (with wiretaps and using provocateurs) in OKC and Norman, Hamas and Iraqi cells since at least 1991 that have been associated with the 1993 WTC and OKC bombing and the 9/11 attacks. Terrorism expert Steve Emerson filmed for his documentary, “Jihad in America”, an Islamic extremist conference in OKC in Dec 1991. The documentary (which has been shown to Congress several times) reveals that during the 1991 OKC conference, WTC attacks were openly discussed and planned by OKC Hamas terrorists being closely monitored by OKC FBI agents including FBI agent Floyd ZImms.

Yet the FBI and DOJ, Richter, Ashcroft and Chertoff and now Gonzales, intentionally have not opened criminal cases to seriously try to get these known cells and known operatives off the streets even to this day. FBI agent Robert Wright told the public in his press conference a few years back that Wright was blocked by senior FBI and DOJ officials from taking off the streets known Hamas and AlQaeda terrorists associated with OKC and the 9/11 attacks, including Michael Chertoff’s protected associate, Yassin Qadi, the Bin Laden financier of Ptech, involved in 9/11. FBI Director Mueller fired Wright a few months ago just before Richter, AG Gonzales , the DOJ and the GW Bush White House decided to let Lattimore’s other associate, Ali Mohammed go free just as they had let Lattimore go unpunished for terror attacks.

If Richter is suddenly now once again in OK to seriously combat terrorism, will he and Homeland Security adequately forewarn Oklahomans and Americans of a pending terror attack, even though Richter intentionally did not fully prosecute Lattimore and even though Richter’s colleagues like, Chertoff, intentionally did not warn of but instead provoked the 1993 and OKC bombing and the 9/11 attacks? See Chertoff Created Terror Pretexts for US Police State

Now that Lattimore and Ali Mohammed are free, walking America’s streets, will Richter and the FBI and the DOJ use Lattimore and Ali Mohammed once again as provocateurs for another terror attack in OK or somewhere else in America? If they do, will they once again falsely claim they did not have enough details to have warned the public, to have preempted or to have stopped the attack? In that event, will they once again ask for police state powers above and beyond what Richter and Chertoff originally wrote and asked for under the extended Patriot Act?

John C. Richter’s sudden appearance in OK is extremely and ominously reminiscent of another sudden appearance of a top CIA official in Norman OK just before the 9/11 attacks. CIA agent David Edger came to the University of Oklahoma (OU) from Germany as a visiting professor in August 2001 after Edger had been monitoring the Hamburg cell of 9/11 hijackers Mohammed Atta, Alshehhi and Ziad Jarrah for over three years. After Edger’s arrival, a plane ticket was purchased for Jarrah at OU’s library. Also in August 1995 Moussaoui , Al Attas and the FBI’s boy, Melvin Lattimore traveled from OU to Minnesota. Edger, like Richter, Ashcroft and Chertoff, knew that Atta had been seen several places in Norman and in OKC with Lattimore in July 2001.

Given the FBI, DOJ’s and Richter’s previous corrupt track record in OK with Lattimore, the mere sudden presence of Richter once again in OK is an ominous foreboding of either a real terrorist attack or another attempt by police state advocates to be in place in time to once again take advantage of another terror attack that they may allow to happen by corrupt and incompetent policy.

Federal officials that intentionally provoke or allow another terrorist attack with attendant deaths would be accessories to murder certainly before the fact and, if they lie and perjure, also after the fact. The statute of limitations for prosecution of federal murderers, even accessories to murder, Mr Richter, never ends. See OK Congressional, FBI and DOJ Officials Accessories to OKC bombing Murders

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Patrick Briley is a Navy Viet Nam era veteran who served on a Polaris ballistic missile nuclear submarine patrol in the Pacific." My Polaris submarine patrol in the Pacific was in far East Asia near China but I can not elaborate any more than that other than to say it was a very special, historically significant and exceptionally dangerous.

Briley was chosen to work under Admiral Rickover at Naval Reactors. He volunteered for Naval service from 1968 to 1976 during the Viet Nam era including being in Naval ROTC, a batallion commander of my ROTC unit and a Midshipman on board the ballistic missile submarine, SSBN 624, the Woodrow Wilson, as well as serving at Naval Reactors in DC for Admiral Rickover.

Patrick started research and investigation into terrorist attacks after the Oklahoma City bombing. Pat submitted his findings concerning the OKC bombing and the 9-11 attacks in briefings to high-level staff for the Senate Judiciary and Senate and House Intelligence committees, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and the 9-11 Commission.











Richter is the second person to be named “acting” US Attorney for the OK Western District in less than a week after succeeding Robert Troester who had just been named the '”acting” US Attorney on September 1, 2005.