IDENTIFIED DOMESTIC & ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IN OKC BOMBING
PART 3 of 4
April 19, 2008
Role of Possible Additional Domestic Terrorists With McVeigh
Federal inmate Paul Hammer also claimed that McVeigh told him of a mysterious figure, “the Major” who gave McVeigh help and instructions on how to infiltrate white supremacist groups and ultimately to bomb the Murrah building. “The Major” had met while McVeigh was attending Special Forces school in North Carolina. Given accounts in FBI FD-302 reports described below, “the Major” may have been Dave Hollaway who was called by McVeigh before the bombing, presented himself as a white supremacist, and who helped McVeigh’s associate at Elohim City, Andreas Strassmeir.
The August 21, 1996 FBI FD-302 report also describes a call made by OKC bomber Timothy McVeigh to Robert Millar’s son, David Millar, at Elohim City on April 5, 1995 when McVeigh was asking to talk to Andreas Strassmeir who lived at Elohim City. McVeigh also called the CIA and FBI handler for Strassmeir, Dave Hollaway either on April 17 or April 18, 1995 in North Carolina, telling Hollaway that the time had come when it was time to act, perhaps referring to the OKC bombing. Hollaway had served in Special Forces, was an expert on explosives, had instructed McVeigh where to park the truck bomb for maximum damage, had inserted Strassmeir at Elohim City as an informant and provocateur, and later helped Strassmeir to flee to Germany via Mexico after the OKC bombing.
Strassmeir's attorney at the North Carolina based CAUSE Foundation, Kirk Lyons, admitted to William Jasper of the New American magazine in 1996 that McVeigh had called his law office in Black Mountain, North Carolina, on April 17, 1995, two days before the bombing, and had talked for 20 minutes.
A FBI FD-302 report dated February 24-25, 1997, further confirms what Lyons told Jasper. In the report, Hollaway tells an FBI source that Hollaway had talked to McVeigh on April 17,1995 at the CAUSE Foundation in North Carolina.
The FD-302 report says that Hollaway spent eight years in the U.S. Army Special Forces with EOD, explosives training and was a pilot for the CIA for two years. The report also says that Hollaway "was able to provide technical details concerning [McVeigh's] truck bomb and ANFO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil) … with an alarming degree of specificity." Hollaway also complained that McVeigh did not park the truck bomb in the best place for “maximum destruction.”
Hollaway told the informant that Holloway was a white supremacist with strong ties to radical groups and was married to the daughter of a leader in Aryan Nations.
The FBI source told the FBI that Hollaway's information and demeanor "provided the indication that Hollaway was attempting to communicate an involvement on his part in that bombing without verbally acknowledging participation."
Yet in an FBI transcription of a conversation Hollaway had with FBI agent Herbert C Hoover on August 12, 1996, Hollaway gave a different story. Hollaway claimed he received his call on April 18, 1995, not April 17, in North Carolina at the CAUSE Foundation, from an unidentified caller who told Hollaway that the government needed to learn a lesson from WACO. Hollaway denied knowing that the caller was McVeigh. He claimed that he informed the FBI of the call via a tip hotline on April 21 or 22, 1995 “in case a suspect was traced to his office through telephone records.” Hollaway gave as his alibi for where he was on April 19, 1995 as his attendance at the 2-year anniversary memorial service for the Branch Davidians at Mt. Carmel near Waco, Texas.
McVeigh trial documents show that McVeigh may have also called another possible Hollaway associate, Ronald Greisacker (last name also Laycock), sometime between April 16-18, 1995 at St Mary’s, Kansas near Topeka, likely to alert Greisacker to the bombing and perhaps to further solicit his help. Greisacker is a known FBI informant who worked in Kansas and Montana in tandem with Dave Hollaway on bank fraud schemes to set up outlaw militia groups. The FBI has claimed the truck bomb components were loaded up in Kansas near Geary Lake. Greisacker may have been at Geary Lake when the truck bomb components were loaded.
An April 28, 1997 FBI FD-302 report records an interview of an FBI and a BATF agent with a Mr. John Shults.
John Shults revealed in his interview that he accompanied Chevy Kehoe to a meeting at Elohim City Oklahoma in 1994 with Timothy McVeigh and two other men having a German accent, one with the name “Andy”. Discussed at the meeting were white supremacy, militia movements, and “a delivery” that had to be made “very soon”. This delivery is likely the bomb components used to blow up the Murrah Building. “Andy” is likely to have been Andreas Strassmeir, a German national, in the US illegally and the military training officer at Elohim City.
Other FBI documents, court records and witness statements support Shults’ allegations about McVeigh being at Elohim City. In an April 1994 meeting with Strassmeir and White Aryan Resistance and KKK leader Dennis Mahon, McVeigh talked of plans to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. In September 1994, McVeigh attended a series of planning meetings in Elohim City that likely included Shults, Kehoe, Strassmeir, Kenney, McCarthy, Stedeford, Langan, Guthrie and possibly Mark Thomas.
Chevy Kehoe’s foreknowledge of the OKC bombing gained at the Elohim City meeting with McVeigh, Shults and Strassmeir is revealed by an account given in an article that appeared in a January 1996 edition of the Spokane Spokesman-Review:
The manager of a Spokane motel said that at about 7:15 PST (45 minutes before the OKC bombing), Chevie Kehoe, a former resident of Elohim City, asked to have the motel's lobby television turned to CNN. The manager further said that, "Days before that, he [Kehoe] had mentioned to me that there's going to be something happening on the 19th [April] and it's going to wake people up." The manager said Kehoe acted ecstatic when the bombing was announced on television. Kehoe purportedly exclaimed, "It is about time.”
Chevy Kehoe resided in southern Utah with other militia and Christian Identity members well known to the FBI including Johnny Bangerter. In April 1995 and January 1996 the FBI DC office sent priority emails to FBI offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and OKC concerning FBI informants and possible participants in the OKC bombing that would have included Johnny Bangerter and the Kehoe brothers who also lived in Utah.
Johnny Bangerter and Chevy Kehoe were all notorious members of Christian Identity associated with the FBI’s Elohim City operation. They all knew and encouraged McVeigh. Bangerter was also a leader in the Rocky Mountain militia. An analysis of phone records by PBS Frontline shows that starting two days before the bombing, on 4/17/1995, Johnny Bangerter placed the first of a series of phone calls over the next two days from southern Utah to the Oklahoma City Radisson Inn, calls that continued even after the bombing. A local sheriff in Utah has told several investigators and attorneys that Johnny Bangerter spent time with McVeigh in Utah. Bangerter could well have also been one of the attendees at the September 1994 meeting with Shults, Strassmeir and Kehoe at the Christian Identity compound in Elohim City.
Peter and Tony Ward lived with FBI and CIA provocateur Andreas Strassmeir at Elohim City (see part 2). The FBI later bailed Peter Ward out of jail for car theft in 1998 in Eugene Oregon. Peter Ward and his brother Tony Ward closely resemble a man seen by Chinese food deliveryman Jeff Davis in McVeigh’s motel room #24 at the Dreamland in Kansas shortly before the OKC bombing. FBI artist Jean Boylin published a sketch of the man made with Jeff Davis in Boylin’s book. Also of note is the fact that Dave Hollaway’s shadow partner who McVeigh called before the bombing, Ronald Greisacker, was also arrested near Medford Oregon (Shady Grove) on March 20, 1998 for bank and mail fraud schemes. For part four click below.
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