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A COLLECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS CONFIRMING THE PRESENCE OF ADDITIONAL BOMBS IN THE MURRAH BUILDING!.
THE CNN REPORT OF ADDITIONAL EXPLOSIVES!
THE EGLIN BLAST EFFECTS STUDY! PROOF THE SINGLE TRUCK BOMB COULD NOT DESTROY THE MURRAH BUILDING!
GENERAL PARTIN'S REPORT (WITH GRAPHICS)
|The FBI ALLOWED the World Trade Towers to be bombed!|
I work in special effects. In films, great use is made of low velocity explosives such as untamped black powder and ANFO because they are low velocity explosives. With a great whoosh and roar they belch forth with fire and smoke in a manner that has caused folks to drop their popcorn in matinees ever since sound came in.
Movies have conditioned people to expect a certain look and sound to explosions, all based on very low velocity explosives. In a stunning ironic twist, moviegoers seem to perceive the slower explosions as more powerful.
Demolition experts will tell you that high brissive or high velocity explosives actually are more powerful, as they build up a powerful shock wave. However, except for actually collapsing a structure, such explosives are unsuitable for film. The blast is over so quickly it can be missed while the film is moving between one frame and the next. There is very little visible smoke and flash, and the "crack" of a C-4 cutter charge is downright disappointing to hear.
Thus, the average person's awareness of what an explosion is supposed to look and sound like is based on the movies and low velocity explosives only. In not knowing what high velocity explosives sound like or feel like (as the shock wave moves through the earth), many people might not understand what they have heard or felt on April 19th.
With that in mind......
This is the dictation tape made by a lawyer which captures the sounds of the blast which destroyed the Oklahoma Federal Building on April 19th, 1995. Note the sounds of a rattle" which precedes the blast by one second. This sound is the surface wave from the ANFO Truck Bomb which arrives ahead of the airborne concussion, traveling through the Earth's surface. 4.2 seconds ahead of the start of the rattle, a "thump" is heard on the tape, overlapping the second syllable of the word "attorneys".
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Note that the Surface Wave / Air Wave delays are identical in both cases, indicating similar distances from the recording device.
When I originally heard this tape, I discarded the "pop" at the -4.2 second mark as just noise on the tape. However, when the Water Board tape (which follows) also had an artifact at the -4.2 second mark, I ran a frequency domain audio spectrogram on the lawyer's dictation tape. The spike corresponding to the pop at the -4.2 second mark is circled. The other event marks were added later. The stripe at the top is electronic noise, possibly from the dictation machine itself.
At the time when the Truck Bomb exploded outside the Murrah Federal Building on April 19th, The Oklahoma Water Board was meeting in a building diagonally across the street. 4.2 seconds prior to the truck bomb blast, a loud "thump" is heard on the tape, just as the speaker finishes the phrase," are four proceedings that I have to..".
On this tape, the speaker pauses after the thump is heard, and just prior to the main blast, if you listen real close, other voices can be heard just starting to speak up.
The FAX cover logo from the OKlahoma Geological Survey
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Scan of the seismographic record. Note the circle around the Murrah events.
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Circled Detail of the Murrah events.
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Seismographic record of the Murrah Building Demolition
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Detail of the Murrah Demolition. However, note that the 8 second long sequenced demolition of the remainder of the Murrah Building yielded a trace the same length as the original bombing. The first trace, if indeed a single explosion, should be shorter. But it isn't, suggesting that BOTH events consisted of multiple sequenced detonations over several seconds' duration.
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Subject: Carol Howe, Tulsa World article From: firstname.lastname@example.org (dkfja) Date: 1997/07/17 Message-Id: <5QJQK3$OV1@USENET.SRV.CIS.PITT.EDU> Newsgroups: talk.politics.guns [More Headers] Since the following article was published by this Tulsa OK newspaper, the judge has put a gag order on the court proceedings and on Carol Howe. What does the government want to suppress? What don't they want the American people to see or hear? I'll tell you what, they don't want you to know that the government had prior knowledge about the Oklahoma City bombing, that's what. Elohim City Leader Admits He Provided FBI With Information The Tulsa World 7-2-97 By David Harper World Staff Writer The revelation comes to light during testimony for James Viefhaus Jr. and Carol Howe, Tulsans who are charged with making bomb threats. Elohim City leader Robert Millar confirmed Tuesday night that he has responded openly through the years to any law enforcement officials who had questions, including representatives of the FBI. The revelation came in response to testimony from an FBI agent this week in federal court in Tulsa that Millar has provided federal authorities with information. However, Millar said he objects to the term "informant" because he thinks that term implies that he is "running" to law enforcement officials to tell them things. He said he does not initiate contact with law enforcement officers but does cooperate if they contact him. Millar said he has talked to the FBI, a local sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He said that although he doesn't remember providing information to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, he may have several years ago. The agent's disclosure came during consecutive days of pretrial hearings in the government's case against former ATF informant Carol Howe and James Dodson Viefhaus Jr. Howe and Viefhaus were charged in March with willfully making a bomb threat, possessing a nonregistered destructive device and conspiracy. The charges arose in the aftermath of the FBI's learning of a statement on the couple's answering machine that 15 U.S. cities would be bombed beginning Dec. 15, 1996, unless action was taken by "white warriors" by that date. Various materials found at the residence Howe and Viefhaus shared could have been converted into a bomb, according to the government. Howe's attorney, Clark O. Brewster, asserts that many of the items found at the house had been collected by Howe as part of her work as an ATF informant. Several motions are pending before the court in the case, which is scheduled to go to trial July 21. Brewster called special FBI agent Pete Rickel to the witness stand Monday. During the course of that examination, Rickel said Millar occasionally provided information to the government. Rickel did not divulge any specifics about what Millar allegedly has told the FBI through the years. He did say, however, that he i uare of any information Millar has provided the FBI about Howe. Millar, who has been described as a "guru" of the so-called Christian Identity movement, established Elohim City in 1973. The compound previously has (There's that word, compound, again) been referred to as a white-separatist enclave. Timothy McVeigh reportedly placed a phone call to Elohim City just two weeks before he bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. Howe reportedly has maintained that she warned the government in advance of the Oklahoma City bombing by saying that local white separatist Dennis Mahon and German national Andreas Strassmeier, who was living at Elohim City, were casing the Murrah Building and two other buildings. The government has denied this, saying Howe's role as an informant ended in March 1995 and that she told the ATF only that Mahon and Strassmeier had discussed bombing plans after Strassmeier had discussed bombing plans after the Oklahoma City blast occurred. Howe was subpoenaed to testify in the McVeigh trial in Denver and even had the electronic monitoring aspect of her bond on the case here suspended so she could journey to Colorado. However, U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch ruled that Howe's testimony would be "irrelevant" in the case against McVeigh. One of the motions currently before the court in the case against Howe and Viefhaus is a defense request that Howe's statements to the FBI during the time the search warrant was served on her home should be suppressed because she was not read her Miranda rights. The government counters that Howe was not in custody and thus Miranda warnings were not necessary. FBI agent Josh Nixon said Howe actually asked to be taken from the house she shared with Viefhaus because of the thesidence when the Tulsa Police Departmentarm Bomb Squad was called. An item that initially was thought to be a pipe bomb turned out not to be one. Nixon said Howe told him she was an ATF informant who went to Elohim City after the bombing. FBI agent D.J. Dunlap, who accompanied Nixon in the Dec. 13, 1996, interview with Howe, said Howe did not mention to her any ATF informant activity she had undertaken before the Oklahoma City bombing, only after the blast. Dunlap said Howe claimed that she went to Elohim City shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing as part of her ATF duties. Howe's cover as an informant apparently was blown in May 1996, and she was concerned about her safety, Dunlap said. Rickel corroborated that Howe apparently was fearful about her safety in May 1996. Rickel, who said his role in the Murrah Building bombing investigation has been to cover "leads" and develop an intelligence base on the militia, said he talked to Howe to ask about Elohim City. Rickel said Howe did not mention being an ATF informant before the bombing, but he admitted that he didn't ask her about such a role directly. ATF agent Angela Graham (known at one point as Angela Finley) said Howe kept tabs on Mahon, making tapes and collecting materials as part of her surveillance. Graham said Howe provided items such as black gunpowder, shrapnel and green cannon fuse allegedly obtained from Mahon on a piecemeal basis but said the objects were returned by the ATF because "in and of themselves none of it was illegal. There's nothing illegal about possession of those items by themselves." Graham said she did not remember Howe providing a "joint of pipe" from a storage shed that belonged to Mahon. In fact, she said she couldn't remember anything about Mahon having a storage shed. Howe also reportedly related a tale about Mahon allegedly exploding a "500 pound bomb" under a car in Michigan several years ago. Millar said Howe stayed at Elohim City for about six weeks before the Oklahoma City bombing. He said he had heard that she might be an informant of some sort but that he didn't mind because Howe's reports might "do us some good." Millar said he was disappointed, though, when he heard that Howe had tried to entrap some of Elohim City's younger residents into "something illegal." He said he doesn't think tax dollars should be spent like that. The indictment against Howe and Viefhaus alleges that they possessed "Ragnar's Big Book of Homemade Weapons: Building and Keeping Your Arsenal Secure" and a Department of the Army Technical Manual, "Improvised Munitions Handbook." Brewster asked Graham if Howe had shown her those books as part of the large amount of documentation she apparently turned over during her surveillance. Graham said she did not recall those two titles being submitted. Brewster asked Graham if she had heard about an alleged February 1995 meeting of federal authorities concerning Elohim City and whether that meeting led to Howe's ceasing to visit Elohim City in the weeks leading to the bombing. Graham said she had never heard of such a meeting. Graham added that Howe's written reports about life in Elohim City were never verified. Graham said Howe did not wear a recording wire at Elohim City because of safety concerns. Brewster and Viefhaus' attorney, Craig Bryant, again urged Burrage to toss out the bomb threat count under a variety of legal theories. Brewster said the answering machine message was political speech that was not a threat but instead was a description of what was contained in a letter from a "high-ranking revolutionary commander." Brewster said the alleged threat was also contingent on actions of third parties. He also pointed out that since Howe's voice was on the tape, she should not be charged under the specific language of the federal bomb-threat statute. In Denver, Rob Nigh, an attorney for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, said the disclosure that Millar had provided the FBI with information from time to time could affect McVeigh's appeal. "It certainly could have an impact in that we tried to present evidence concerning Elohim City and threats against the Murrah Building," Nigh said. "I can't say definitively, at this point, what this means to McVeigh." "This is the first public indication that we're aware of that Robert Millar was an informant for the FBI. It came from people other than Tim McVeigh. There still are a lot of unanswered questions. More information continually comes to light." Asked if the McVeigh defense knew of Millar's relationship with the FBI, Nigh replied: "I'd rather not say." Nigh is preparing a motion for a new trial for McVeigh, who was condemned to death June 13. Ken Blood, one of the people who petitioned for a state grand jury to investigate whether a broader conspiracy was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, said that in light of Tuesday's revelation, he anticipates that Millar will be a candidate to testify before the grand jury. He said it will be up to Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy's office to call Millar and other people whom Blood and others who sought the petition think will prove their asBlood said three to five FBI informants could be called before the grand jury if Macy agrees to it. Nigh is preparing a motion for a new trial for McVeigh, who was condemned to death June 13. Ken Blood, one of the people who petitioned for a state grand jury to investigate whether a broader conspiracy was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, said that in light of Tuesday's revelation, he anticipates that Millar will be a candidate to testify before the grand jury. He said it will be up to Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy's office to call Millar and other people whom Blood and others who sought the petition think will prove their asBlood said three to five FBI informants could be called before the grand jury if Macy agrees to it. Millar said he would gladly cooperate with the Oklahoma grand jury, which began meeting Monday, if he is called. He said he strongly opposes violence, except in cases in which his family might be threatened with attack. He said he would help authorities if people at Elohim City were planning violent actions against the outside world. "Terrorism doesn't work," Millar said. "Violence begets violence. Anarchy is not good for anyone." Tulsa World staff writers Julie DelCour and Brian Ford contributed to this story.
International News Electronic Telegraph Monday May 20 1996Issue 387
Andrew Gimson in Berlin
ANDREAS Strassmeir lives quietly with his parents in a well-to-do area of West Berlin. His father was once a top aide to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. His brother is a city councillor. For seven years he served in the German army, at one point doing a tour of duty as a liaison officer with the Welsh Guards.
It is hard to imagine a more unlikely figure to surface in the drama of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the worst act of terrorism ever committed on US soil. But last week an Oklahoma couple, Glenn and Kathy Wilburn, announced that they were going to name Strassmeir, 36, in a lawsuit as a "US federal informant with material knowledge of the bombing". They say that Strassmeir became involved with the far-Right underworld when he lived with the Elohim City "Christian Identity" sect on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border from 1991 to 1995.
The Wilburns lost two grandchildren in the attack on the Alfred Murrah federal building, which killed 168 people including 19 children. After taping more than 300 hours of testimony in their own investigation, they have concluded that the government had prior knowledge of the blast.
They say that the FBI has refused to pursue and arrest a number of suspects seen near the crime scene with Timothy McVeigh, who is said to have been in contact with paramilitary groups in the area and has been charged with the bombing. The Wilburns say the refusal is presumably because the FBI is afraid of exposing the government's negligence. "This was a sting operation that went berserk," said Glenn Wilburn.
The family has accumulated evidence which they claim indicates Strassmeir was an undercover US agent who, while based at Elohim City, penetrated the white separatist movement and alerted the authorities about the impending attack. "Andy did his best, he tried to stop this thing, we're not blaming him for what happened," said Wilburn. "But we're going to sue the US government to break this wide open."
The Wilburns now believe that they have evidence from witnesses that five to seven men were involved in the bombing, and indications that several of these had connections with Elohim City. So far only two people have been charged: McVeigh and Terry Nichols. The FBI now says that nobody else was involved. Strassmeir denies that he was an informant. "I've never worked for any US government agency, and I've not been involved in any intelligence operation since my discharge >from the German army in 1988," he said. "This family [the Wilburns] is on a fishing expedition."
"The FBI asked where I was on the day of the bombing"
The decision to name him in the lawsuit comes after witnesses allegedly identified him at the end of April as one of a number of men seen in Junction City, Kansas, when McVeigh was also there during the days leading up to the bombing. One of the witnesses said she contacted the FBI as soon as she was shown a photograph of Strassmeir by a US news organisation investigating the Oklahoma affair.
Within days, a US Justice Department team questioned Strassmeir, calling him in Berlin on April 30 and again on May 1 to ask about his alleged ties to McVeigh. "The FBI asked where I was on the day of the bombing," he said. "They wanted to help debunk the rumours spread about me." Strassmeir said he was at work near Elohim City at the time of the blast.
In a series of five interviews with The Telegraph he said that he first lived in the US in 1989 because he was planning to work on a special assignment for the US Justice Department. "I discussed the job when I was in Washington. I was hoping to work for the operations section of the DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency]," he explained. "It never worked out."
Vincent Petruskie, a retired US Air Force colonel, said that he helped Strassmeir try to get a job in the DEA and the US Treasury. "We took him under our wing when he first came to the United States, and to be quite honest he's a little immature," he said. "I mean he's a good kid, but he fantasises." In the end, Strassmeir says that he went to Texas and started working as a salesman for a computer company. >From there he seemingly drifted into the sub-culture of the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nations, and the extreme fringes of the Christian Right. In 1991 he went to live in Elohim City, a primitive community of huts, guns and impenetrable theology. He established himself as chief of security and weapons training, he said.
"I met the guy once at a gun show. We spoke for five minutes, that's all"
On April 5 1995 McVeigh - or somebody using his telephone billing card - telephoned Elohim City. It was minutes after McVeigh had reserved the Ryder rental van that was allegedly used to blow up the Oklahoma City building. According to Joan Millar, who answered the telephone, the caller asked to speak to "Andy".
"I don't know why McVeigh was trying to contact me," said Strassmeir. "I met the guy once at a gun show. We spoke for five minutes, that's all. I sold him a US Navy combat knife."
Without identifying himself, McVeigh also called the offices of Strassmeir's American lawyer, Kirk Lyons, for 15 minutes on April 18, 1995, the day before the bombing. He apparently talked about the controversial raid by federal agents on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, which resulted in more than 80 deaths, and the need to "send a message to the government".
Strassmeir says that McVeigh never visited Elohim City. But McVeigh was stopped for speeding on October 12 1993, 10 miles from Elohim City, on the road to the compound. Strassmeir says that his four years at Elohim were among the happiest of his life. But it was a curious existence for a man who had once been a lieutenant in the Panzer Grenadiers. He told The Sunday Telegraph that he had received military intelligence training. Part of his work was to detect infiltration by Warsaw Pact agents, he explained, and then feed them disinformation.
He is scathing in his criticism of the ATF - the US Treasury's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms - saying that it did not have the anthropological skills to infiltrate the Christian militias. "The Right-wing in the US is incredibly easy to penetrate if you know how to talk to them," he said. "Of course it's easier for a foreigner with an accent; nobody would ever suspect a German of working for the federal government."
" He was just a weird cookie"
In February 1992 Strassmeir's maroon station wagon was impounded by the Oklahoma highway patrol for a traffic violation. The police found in his briefcase a collection of documents, some of them in German. According to the tow-truck driver, Kenny Pence, Strassmeir soon brought heavy pressure to bear. "Boy, we caught hell over that one," he said. "The phone calls came in from the State Department, the Governor's office, and someone called and said he had diplomatic immunity. He was just a weird cookie."
Strassmeir said the man must have been confused about some of the details. "Some calls did come in to rattle their cage," he said. "Something may have been said about my father's position."
In hours of conversations with The Sunday Telegraph, over several days, Strassmeir remained adamant that he had met McVeigh only once. He also claimed that he had copper-bottomed information about the bombing, but seemed torn over how much he felt able to impart.
"The ATF had an informant inside this operation. They had advance warning and they bungled it," he said. "What they should have done is make an arrest while the bomb was still being made instead of waiting till the last moment for a publicity stunt."
Asked if he thought the alleged informant would ever speak out, he replied with passion: "How can he? What happens if it was a sting operation from the very beginning? What happens if it comes out that the plant was a provocateur? What then? The relatives of the victims are going to go crazy, and he's going to be held responsible for the murder of 168 people? Of course the informant can't come forward. He's scared stiff right now." Before and after this outburst he kept repeating that he was not making veiled references to himself.
Lyons, Strassmeir's lawyer, says that his client has been dragged into the Oklahoma bombing story by McVeigh's defence team. He says the defence tactic is to muddy the waters by sketching a vast conspiracy involving neo-Nazis in Europe and even Middle Eastern terrorists. "I call it the Space Alien Elvis Presley theory, and it's been fuelled by nutcases and conspiracy theorists," he said.
"Andy has been damaged. Anybody who puts out the lie that he was linked to the Oklahoma bombing in any way is going to pay for it."
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