Commenter DP111 has left us a link to Patrick Briley’s account of the Oklahoma University explosion. Mr. Briley has information that I’ve not seen elsewhere. If anyone can answer some of the questions that arise from this information, it would shed light on a very dark subject.
Mr. Briley says:
|Hinrichs dropped out of OU after 2002. From 2003 until he re-enrolled at OU in the spring of 2005, the whereabouts of Joel Hinrichs is still unaccounted for by the FBI according to news reports by KWTV.|
Does anyone know how old Mr. Hinrichs was?
What year was he in when he left school in 2002?
What year of college was he in when he re-entered OU in 2005?
To which graduating class did he belong?
Mr. Briley, an independent investigator who has researched the Oklahoma City bombings, has other information, not all of it of equal value. For example, he says:
|After he returned Hinrichs registered his car for only nine months until February 2006.|
Then Mr. Briley asks, without any back-up evidence—
|During the time he was unaccounted for at OU, was Hinrichs being recruited, indoctrinated and taught about explosives by Islamic terrorists in US or foreign training camps?|
How would we go about finding out that information?
Given what we know now about the extent of US jihad-training camps, how unreasonable is Mr. Briley’s query?
Further, Mr. Briley repeats information that originally made reasonable people wonder what was going on:
|When he returned to OU in spring 2005 Hinrichs suddenly took on Pakistani [name redacted] and other Islamic students as his roommates, started visiting the OU mosque, and grew a full beard, the symbol of new Islamic convert.|
Then it gets interesting:
|On the night of Hinrichs’ death, the FBI picked up and interrogated [name redacted] and OU Arabic instructor Hossam Barakat who were attending a party together.|
|But after the Parkview apartments were cleared of explosives [roommate] was allowed to return to the apartment he shared with Hinrichs. Barakat was also released.|
|KWTV did a follow up story at 6 pm on October 5, 2005 revealing that [roommate] had a one-way ticket for Algeria that had been purchased shortly before the bombing of Hinrichs at OU. Within hours of the story the FBI contacted KWTV and told the station they were headed in the wrong direction and KWTV management decided did not to re-air the broadcast at 10 pm.|
|By October 7, 2005 the FBI was back on the phone telling KWTV to back away from reporting stories of the involvement of the Norman Islamic mosque and Hinrichs’ Pakistani roommate [name redacted]. Yet the FBI also told KWTV that the FBI had lost track of [roommate]!|
Does that mean [roommate] used his one way ticket and went to Algeria?
If so, how difficult is that to check?
Mr. Briley’s delving gets too interesting for comfort at this point. Remember Hinrichs’ address was the Parkview Apartments. Well, guess who some of the previous tenants had been?
|9/11 hijackers Al Shehhi, Al Hazmi, AlAttas as well as Zacharias Moussaoui and FBI informant Melvin Lattimore (his Muslim name is Menepta) all stayed in the Parkview apartments and had been in the Norman mosque across the street.|
Here is another tidbit from Mr. Briley, demonstrating that OU has a history of terrorist-like students:
|In the fall of 2001 the FBI also investigated and the DOJ tried to prosecute an OU Pakistani student Haider who attended the Norman mosque. Haidar had sent anthrax threats to a woman and claimed allegiance to Bin Laden. During the incident Haidar was given a job at the Parkview apartments by OU President David Boren.|
|Boren was Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and was extremely close to CIA director George Tenet. Boren and Tenet were eating breakfast together on the morning of 9/11. OU had a sudden visit on August 2001 by Boren’s close friend and CIA agent David Edger. Edger had been tracking Atta, Alshehhi and fellow 9/11 hijacker Ziad Jarrah in Germany for over three years. Jarrah’s ticket on the PA flight was purchased at OU’s library while Edger was at OU.|
|I reported on September 20, 2005 before the OU bombing on the sudden DOJ dispatch of and swearing in of John Richter as “acting” US attorney for Western Oklahoma on September 6, 2005 New Police State Terror Pretext Mission for DOJ Official? Richter had recently served as the assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Criminal division. Richter is an expert on using wiretaps in terrorism cases. The DOJ sent Richter to OK because the FBI and DOJ had learned of a new terror threat emanating out of Oklahoma and likely from the previous hot bed of Islamic terrorism, the Norman mosque and Parkview apartments.|
Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the accuracy of all this information, but the connections Mr. Briley draws are disturbing. We haven’t even begun to list all of them here, and suggest you read his full accounts. Like others, we feel browbeaten if we bring up questions which no officials are willing to answer truthfully and fully. How can we trust officials who perform the usual — and by now very tiresome — “nothing to see here, move along” routine?
If anybody can refute Mr. Briley’s assertions, bring, as they say, it on.