IDENTIFIED DOMESTIC & ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IN OKC BOMBING
PART 1 of 4
April 19, 2008
Connection of Aryan Nations Leader
The FBI has stated in court and to the public that no other persons helped McVeigh and Nichols bomb the Murrah Federal building. Yet FBI documents recently released in early 2008 support eyewitness accounts and the findings of investigators that domestic terrorists and Islamic terrorists participated in the OKC bombing.
Many of these FBI teletypes about these terrorists have been finally released to Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue under FOIA requests and a court order made by federal judge Dale Kimbal over two years ago.
California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher publicly stated in a CNN interview in January 2007 that he believed domestic and Islamic terrorists groups along with Neo Nazi Andreas Strassmeir had collaborated in the OKC bombing and are still collaborating today in the US. Rohrabacher gave his informed opinion after Rohrabacher's OKC Bombing Report was released on December 26, 2006.
See the 6 Part series New "Smoking Gun" Evidence for OKC Bombing Case for an analysis of the newly released FBI documents which indicate Islamic terror involvement.
This current article is Part 1 of a 4 part series. Parts 1, 2 and 3 describe and analyze the FBI documents released in early 2008 and previously since 2004 pointing to the involvement of domestic terrorist individuals (who are now out of jail) in the bombing. Part 4 of this series presents and discusses the basis for the collaboration of the domestic and Islamic terrorist individuals in the bombing to help McVeigh and Nichols.
The recently released FBI teletypes pertaining to domestic terrorists show the FBI identified less than three weeks after the OKC bombing the names of domestic terrorists who the FBI knew had significant prior knowledge of the OKC bombing. These individuals were prosecuted with reduced sentences for their roles in bank robberies used to fund the OKC bombing but they were not prosecuted for not warning federal authorities of the bombing plot. Yet the FBI pursued and the DOJ prosecuted McVeigh’s Arizona associate, Michael Fortier, for having prior knowledge of the OKC bombing and not informing federal authorities.
One reason for this lack of prosecution of these domestic terrorists for their foreknowledge and possible participation may have been to reduce the risk of federal criminal and civil liability and political accountability. These same domestic terrorists lived with and were closely associated with FBI and BATF informants living at a white supremacist compound at Elohim City, Oklahoma. These informants may have had advanced warning of the OKC bombing. The OKC FBI SAC Bob Ricks (also involved in Waco) persuaded the BATF to call off a raid on Elohim City in March 1995 that would have exposed these same FBI informants but could also have averted the OKC bombing. The BATF informant was Carol Howe. The FBI informants were German national Andreas Strassmeir and the spiritual leader, Robert Millar. Tony and Peter Ward who lived with Strassmeir may have also been informants. See FBI Blocks BATF Raid To Stop OKC Bombing.
Unfortunately, with a few exceptions, these same domestic terrorists are now out of prison, are not known to have disavowed their terrorist beliefs and are in a position to make another terror attack in the US with the help of the extremist domestic and Islamic individuals and groups they have been associated with in the past as is shown in Part 4.
Based on FBI teletypes and court records, one likely reading of a partially redacted June 20, 1995 FBI teletype is that a female informant told the FBI on May 1, 1995 that a Mark Thomas and his family returned from Elohim City, Oklahoma to Philadelphia near his home at Macungie (close to Allentown), Pennsylvania on 4/19/1995, the day of the OKC bombing saying that “They were warned three days before (4/16/95).” The FBI agent who wrote this down also noted in his report that the informant “was unaware of the importance” of what had been said. This suggests that the FBI agent himself did understand the importance of the statement pertaining to foreknowledge and forewarning of the OKC bombing even if the informant did not.
An August 21, 1996 FBI FD-302 report from the FBI Director to the FBI’s Philadelphia field office also indicates that Mark Thomas left with his family to return from Elohim City to the Philadelphia area on 4/16/1995.
Mark Thomas was a well-known leader of the Aryan Nations, Posse Comitatus, KKK, Phineas Priesthood and Christian Identity groups in Pennsylvania. It is no surprise that Thomas was at the white supremacist compound, Elohim City in Oklahoma, with members of his family including two of his sons, one of whom is named Nathan, from early April 1995 until 4/16/1995.
It will be shown in Part 2 why it is believed that McVeigh knew and worked with very close associates of Mark Thomas and that McVeigh participated in and received monies from bank robberies that Mark Thomas also knew about, received monies from, and was convicted for. These bank robbery monies may have been used to help finance the OKC bombing.
A June 13, 1995 FBI airtel from the FBI’s Philadelphia filed office to FBI DC headquarters forwarded information implicating Mark Thomas as a suspect in the OKC bombing including “positive hits” from phone records files on Thomas and a May 27, 1995 clipping from the “Reading Times” connecting Thomas to Elohim City and its spiritual leader Robert Millar, a known FBI informant.
The June 13, 1995 airtel also stated that the Philadelphia FBI office would conduct no further action with respect to the Mark Thomas phone record files unless instructed to do so by the OKCBOMB Task Force. Despite this and the information in the June 20, 1995 FBI teletype about Thomas, there is no known available evidence that FBI headquarters or the OKCBOMB Task Force adequately followed up and instructed the Philadelphia office in a timely manner to continue investigating Tomas as a suspect in the OKC bombing. At the time in question the Director of the FBI was Louis Freeh and the head of the Task Force was Weldon Kennedy, although Larry Potts (involved in Ruby Ridge and Waco) was first in charge and Danny Defenbaugh later replaced Kennedy.
However, the Philadelphia FBI field office did at some point an investigation of Thomas’ involvement in receiving monies from bank robberies that led to his trial and conviction on those charges. An April 3, 1997 FBI transcription made by the Philadelphia FBI office with Mark Thomas’ girlfriend, Donna Marazoff, quotes Mark Thomas saying the following directly to Marazoff at her residence in Pennsylvania sometime prior to February 1995 (but likely still in 1995):
“We are going to hit them. We are going to hit one of their buildings during the middle of the day. It’s going to be a federal building. We will get sympathy if we bomb the building….the people who will lose their loved ones will realize how bad it feels.”
The “sympathy” and the desire for making others feel the loss of their “loved ones” is believed to be a reference to Thomas wanting retaliation for the loss of life at Waco and Ruby Ridge. Marazoff also told the FBI that Thomas became irritated while talking about the federal government’s involvement in Waco and Ruby Ridge. Despite this information from Marazoff indicating Thomas was aware of and possibly part of the plot to bomb the Murrah federal building in OKC, Thomas has yet to be charged in connection with the OKC bombing.
Mark Thomas had deep associations with the socialistic and Marxist group of 1960s, the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) that conducted acts of violence, bombings and terrorism on US college campuses. The assistant and senior adviser in the White House for Bill & Hillary Clinton (1997-2001), Sidney Blumenthal, is a former member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
Hillary Rodham Clinton was deeply influenced by a 1966 Motive magazine article titled "Change or Containment" that was authored by Marxist/Maoist theoretician Carl Oglesby, who was a leader of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). This article defended Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, and Maoist tactics of violence. Hillary later said that the Motive article had played a key role in her metamorphosis to a leftist Democrat in 1968. When Hillary Clinton became the First lady she told Newsweek that she still treasured the article written by the SDS leader Ogelsby. See Hillary Rodham Clinton: Her Career and Agendas. For part two click below.
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