The Feds have known of
the Abu Sayyaf connection to the OKC bombing for years,
but it did not fit into their agenda to destroy the militia
movement, push gun control and the massive anti-terrorist
omnibus bill that greatly expanded government powers at the
expense of the Constitution. Had the Feds followed up on
information they had on Abu Sayyaf, there is a good
possibility 9-11 would not have occurred.
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
confession: Abu part of Oklahoma blast
By Dorian Zumel
(NOTE: Basilan Provincial
Information Officer, Christopher Puno was present in the ward
at Basilan Community Hospital when I interviewed Elmina Abdul,
less than two weeks prior to her death.)
Basilan – Elmina Abdul, widow of one of the Abu Sayyaf
co-founders, Edwin Angeles, died in the pre-dawn hours of
Saturday, March 30. Ten days before she died, she talked with
this writer in confidence while lying on her deathbed at
Basilan Community Hospital. I was the last, if not the only
reporter, to ever talk with her.
Elmina was Edwin’s
fourth and last wife. She met him in 1995 while he was in the
Basilan Provincial Jail. They were married in 1997, almost a
year before Angeles was summarily executed in Basilan in 1998.
What she told me at that final interview was at once revealing
and shocking. Edwin had told Elmina the entire chronicle of
his experience as a co-founder of the ASG and a deep-cover
agent of the Department of National Defense, beginning in
1991. Edwin told her that he expected to be killed soon and he
Among the most interesting revelations that
Angeles shared with Elmina was about a meeting between
himself, Ramsey Yousef, Abdul Murad (both of whom are now
serving multiple prison terms for terrorist activities,
including the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993),
Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani, unidentified members of the Moro
Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and two men who Angeles only
identified as Iraqis. The meeting, according to Elmina, was
held in a warehouse near a Dole (Phil.) plant in South
Cotabato, between General Santos City and Davao del Sur. There
were two other men at that meeting: a man who Angeles
identified as Nichols and as ‘code name Farmer,’ and another
American who he did not identify by name.
important to note that most Filipinos commonly describe
Caucasians in the country as Americans.)
according to Elmina took place in 1994. She could not remember
the exact date.
In that meeting, according to Elmina,
Angeles told her that the major topic of the discussion was
the bombing of specified targets and how to build bombs.
Angeles told Elmina that Nichols was later sent to a place
that he (Angeles) didn’t name for more detailed instruction on
how Nichols and his other ‘American’ friend could build a bomb
to destroy a building in the United States. She did not
specify — she could not remember — which building that was to
Elmina also told me that before he was gunned
down, Edwin showed her documents that proved that he actually
was a deep-cover agent for the Department of National Defense.
He said that those documents were presented in court in his
defense and that was the reason that he was acquitted of the
charges against him. That is a matter of record. But since I
have never seen the documents, I will not name the ‘high
ranking’ Defense officials whose signatures were said to
appear on those documents.
Angeles also told Elmina
about Project Bojenko, an Iraqi-financed operation of terror
that targeted several buildings in the US, the bombing of
several US airliners, bombing US embassies overseas, and
hitting other US interests. Among the buildings in the US,
according to Elmina, were another attack on the World Trade
Center; the Federal Buildings in San Francisco, and in “a
place he called Uklahuma (Oklahoma).
When I asked
Elmina why she thought that Angeles was killed, she only told
me: “The traitors killed him. They used him, then they killed
I asked her if she meant the Defense officials
who recruited him as a deep cover agent, tears fell from her
eyes. She waved her hand, indicating that she didn’t want to
talk any more. She was weak. I nodded, stroked her head and
left Elmina Abdul to rest. That was the last time that I saw
Was there an international conspiracy of
terror forged in a meeting in an abandoned warehouse in 1994
that included Angeles and Nichols, who he referred to as ‘the
Farmer?’ Did that conspiracy include members of Al-Qaeda and
the Iraqi government (or at least Iraqis)? Does the ASG
actually receive financial and material assistance from
Al-Qaeda and Iraq in order to carry on its campaign of terror?
Elmina did not give precise, clear answers to those questions.
She was relating what Angeles had told her not long before he
There is one thing clear: Edwin Angeles did meet
with Nichols and another ‘American’ along with some
state-sponsored international terrorists. Elmina knew that she
was dying. She knew that all our efforts to help her recover
would not be enough to save her. She told me what she knew to
be the truth, as her husband told it to her.
beginning of the interview I asked Elmina why she was willing
to talk to me after such a long silence. She told me: “I am
going to die soon. I want to tell the truth about my husband
so that people will know.”
The Konformist - THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING JIHAD
Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror by David
Hoffman, published in 1998 and put out of print as the means
of settling a two million dollar libel suit against Feral
House from Oliver "Buck" Revell, who had just retired from the
Bin Laden behind Oklahoma City bombing
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