NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR CANDIDATE COVERED UP OKC BOMBING
Congress created the director of national intelligence in December 2004 to manage all 15 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community.
The director will have authority over the $40 billion the United States spends on intelligence collection each year. But the national intelligence director will also still have to share control over the CIA and Pentagon intelligence agencies with the CIA director and defense secretary, respectively.
Two former intelligence officials said late last week that Vice Admiral William O. Studeman is under consideration for the national intelligence director by President Bush.
Studeman was formerly deputy director of the CIA and head of the National Security Agency and also served as interim acting director of the CIA at the time of the OKC bombing.
Studeman is currently on Bush's own intelligence study panel, “the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.” This commission was established almost a year ago andis scheduled to report by March 31, 2005. The commission was tasked to examine the organization and capabilities of the intelligence community. The commission announced in December 2004 that it will also include the recently enacted intelligence reforms as part of its examination of the intelligence community
Admiral William O. Studeman served as acting CIA director from 11 January 1995 to 3 July 1995 during the time of the OKC Bombing on April 19, 1995.
Studeman had been appointed by President GHW Bush and became Deputy Director of CIA on 9 April 1992.
Studeman became acting Director of the CIA when Admiral Woolsey unexpectedly resigned as Director of the CIA in January 1995. Studeman served as acting director until replaced by John Deutsch in July 1995.
Previously Studeman had served as the Director of Naval Intelligence (1985-1988) and then as the Director of the National Security Agency (8/88-4/92) under President GHW Bush. He went directly from NSA to Deputy CIA Director in April 1992 after his appointment by Bush.
In a Chicago Tribune article dated April 21, 1995, two days after the OKC Bombing, Admiral Studeman, as acting Director of CIA, is quoted about who caused the bombing. Studeman confirmed that the OKC Bombing indicated “ the true globalization of the terrorist threat.” In other words, Studeman said in effect that the OKC bombing was done with the help of others outside of the US (“globalization”) besides just McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
What portended of future attempts by current President GW Bush and AG Ashcroft to push for loss of freedoms to fight terrorism (Patriot Act flaws and FISA court violations by Ashcroft requests) is the fact that the article that Studeman is quoted in was entitled “Trading Privacy (Freedom) for Security”
As pointed out in my article FBI and DOJ Connivance Permeates, Interconnects Terror Attacks dated 8/15/02, President GHW Bush has publicly advocated suspension of the US Constitution and violation of laws by CIA and FBI agents inside the US to allow domestic spying on Americans. This is what President GHW Bush and his appointee to the CIA, Admiral Studeman, his son GW Bush and Ashcroft have had in mind and what now Alberto Gonzales and Homeland Security Chief nominee Michale Chertoff currently have in mind when they take actions to trade freedoms and privacy for security.
In July 1992 President GHW Bush enlisted the CIA and Admiral Studeman as acting CIA Director (Bob Gates was out of the country) to chill and shut down public complaints by Congressman Henry Gonzales of Texas about Bush’s illegal transfers to Iraq.
Henry B. Gonzales read and introduced into the Congressional record hundreds of examples of where President Bush personally approved export licenses for transfers of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) technology from US companies to Iraq with the direct assistance of the CIA, Studeman, the Iraqi agent for Saddam Hussein, Ishan Barbouti, and illegal loans from BNL and BCCI banks (covered up by FBI Director Mueller when he a was at DOJ under Bush Senior).
Admiral Studeman sent a letter to Henry B. Gonzales telling Henry Gonzales he was under investigation by the CIA’s office of Security because of President GHW Bush assertions that Gonzales had revealed top secret intelligence information when Gonzalez introduced evidence in Congress of Bush illegal transfers of WMD’s to Iraq. The story of Studeman’s actions is told in the article “Bush Administration Uses CIA to Stonewall Iraqgate Investigation” by Jack Calhoun in a 1992 edition of Covert Action Quarterly..
The WMDs provided by President GHW Bush to Ishan Barbouti and Iraq with the direct help of the CIA and knowledge of Admiral Studeman included rocket fuel booster TK7 from OKC (could have been used in OKC bombing), cyanide gas technology from Baca Raton Florida and biological agents such as anthrax and microorganisms to poison water supplies. The ABC Nightline program aired in July 1992 and described the CIA involvement with President GHW Bush to transfer the WMDs to Iraq. Ted Kopel stated on the program that if ABC revealed everything it had learned during the ABC investigation, it would “bring down the US government”. Nothing happened to Gonzalez but this story is a chilling like the recent investigations of US Senators on the Intelligence Committee who President GW Bush is having investigated by the FBI for alleged leaks of information from hearings relating to the CIA and FBI failures leading to the 9/11 attacks.
In 1992 GHW Bush did not want the public to learn from and believe Gonzales about Bush connivance and illegal conduct with Iraq and Saddam with WMDs. In 2002 GW Bush did not want the public to learn from and believe Senators about the CIA memo that Bush was briefed on August 6, 2001 about AlQaeda airliner attacks inside the US based on FBI and CIA informants who had lived and had contact with 9/11 hijacker pilots for many months.
President GW Bush tried to control and limit the hearings by first having Tenet’s deputy appear to reveal only limited information to a select few Senators. When that did not work, Bush had FBI agent Kelly give the Senator’s controlled briefings. The only problem is that Kelly covered up the Waco investigation for the FBI according to Senator Danforth himself. Bush’s choice of Kelly was an indication of more cover-up of the 9/11 failures.
When Kelly’s and Bush’s attempts did not fully work, Bush had the FBI investigate the Senators, an action that surely chilled the Senators investigations, an action similar to that taken by Bush Senior in 1992 to intimidate and discredit Congressman Gonzales’ allegations that Bush and the CIA with Admiral Studeman’s knowledge illegally transferred WMDs to Iraq.
When Studeman was acting Director of the CIA in 1995 he was responsible for learning by February 1995 from his CIA station chief in the Philippines of the meeting with Terry Nichols and Iraqi agents (Abdul Murad, Ramzi Yousef, Khalid Mohammed) and the Iraqi agents’ plans for the OKC bombing and the “9/11” style attacks on US skyscrapers with airliners. The plans were on Ramzi Yousef’s computer and fully translated and understood by the FBI and CIA in late January and early February 1995. The CIA and FBI also learned the plan details and of Khalid’s involvement from confessions of Abdul Murad in February 1995.
Yousef was imprisoned for the 1993 WTC attack. Yousef was living with his uncle Khalid Mohammed in an apartment in the Philippines in early 1995. Khalid Mohammed was the mastermind of the 9/11, 1993 WTC and OKC bombing attacks working directly for Iraq and Studeman was in the top CIA position to know it
Studeman was responsible for learning in February 1995 of Khalid Mohammed’s involvement in the planning of these attacks, that he was an Iraqi agent for Saddam Hussein and that eight Iraqis were involved in the AlQaeda (Abu Sayeff ) cell in the Philippines who met with Nichols and planned the attacks including two assassination attempts on Clinton and one on the pope. I suggest that Clinton learned what Studeman knew in 1995 and that GW and GHW Bush should know today what Studeman knew in 1995.
The leading Iraqi suspect seen helping McVeigh (in OKC) and Nichols (in Kansas and Newkirk OK) do the OKC bombing was Al Hussaini. Hussaini was brought to the US by President GHW Bush with the knowledge and help of the CIA under James Woolsey and his deputy Admiral Studeman. Witnesses in OKC now say that Al Hussaini was escorted by a well-dressed man named Khalid (Mohammed?) from Boston to OKC in November 1994. Other witnesses say that Khalid Mohammed (already likely known to Studeman and the CIA from Yousef’s computer and Abdul Murad confession), along with AlQaeda leader Dr. Zawahiri and FBI/CIA informant Ali Moahmmed was in OKC in 1995 and allegedly paid by Al Hussaini’s employer Samir Khalil, a Hamas fund raiser and operative in OKC protected by the FBI and CIA to this day.
After the OKC bombing, investigators have now alleged that they learned that Al Hussaini went to Houston and was helped by Ishan Barbouti’s son Heider Barbouti . The FBI and CIA never brought in Hussaini for questioning. Studeman, as acting CIA director, knew of Ishan and Heider Barboutis operations for Iraq prior to the Gulf War because the CIA under GHW Bush’s direction, helped the Barboutis acquire WMDs for Iraq and Saddam Hussein. And Studeman knew that Al Hussain was brought to the US by President GHW Bush and the CIA. Studeman would have known that Hussaini went to stay with Barbouti after the OKC bombing and Studeman never had Hussaini brought in to justice.
Could it be that Hussaini was a CIA informant and/or that the CIA, Studeman and Clinton would not act over Iraq involvement in the OKC bombing because they were compromised by the connivance actions of GHW Bush and the CIA with Barbouti before the Gulf War and with Al Hussaini after the Gulf War?
What did Studeman learn about Iraqi agent Khalid Mohammed’s visit and operations in OKC with McVeigh and Al Hussaini’s protected employer prior to and after the OKC bombing? Studeman was responsible to know of Al Hussaini and of Khalid Mohammed from the Philippine operations so he likely learned of their activities in OKC at some point.
Why is it that to this day President GW Bush does not use facts about the acts of war by Iraq and Saddam against America for the OKC bombing and the 1993 and 9/11 attacks as a reason to justify US removing Saddam and his WMDs? Is it possible that GW Bush does not want to use these facts as a reason because GW Bush has been compromised by the likely illegal connivance of his father GHW Bush and the former CIA Director William Studeman with Iraq, Saddam, Barbouti and Al Hussaini? It is ironic that GW Bush used a weaker line of reasoning to move against Iraq, namely to remove and destroy the now missing WMD’s that GW Bush’s father helped Saddam Hussein acquire and build.
If Studeman is nominated as national intelligence director, Admiral Studeman should be questioned and compelled to tell all to Congress during his confirmation hearings. Studeman should explain his quote to the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 1995 where Studeman said that global terrorism was involved. Now we know why Studeman was in a position to make that statement because of what is now known about President GHW Bush, Barbouti, AL Husaini , Saddam and the CIA involvement. Did Studeman illegally (take unlawful orders) help Clinton and President GW Bush cover-up the Iraqi and CIA connection to the OKC bombing?
Or will President GW Bush not nominate Studeman as national intelligence director to avoid Congressional interrogation incriminating to Bush and his father? Of course of Bush does nominate Studeman, watch for Bush to use Republican and Democratic Senators to limit questions into Studeman’s involvement with HW and GW Bush and Clinton to cover-up transfers of WMDS to Iraq and USG foreknowledge of the OKC bombing, the 1993 WTC bombing and the 9-11 style attacks.
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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.
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Studeman is currently on Bush's own intelligence study panel, “the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.”