OKC bombing: FBI failed to investigate Philippine ties

December 25, 2006 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

I remember doing several stories for local TV here in Manila about the statements of a ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) member named Edwin Angeles – around the time of the first WTC bombings the man claimed he had met one of the WTC bombers in Cebu along with Ramsey ouseff’s sponsor Khalid Shiek Mohammad.

No one really picked up on the story so much back then – because – well it all seemed so far fetched – aside from the wife of convicted bomber Terry Nichols, coming from Cebu – it was unclear exactly what if any tie in there was at the time coming from a man who was a government witness.

But now comes this:

[]. FBI Chided for OKC Bomb Investigation
My Fox Boston, MA – 30 minutes ago
Phone record and witness testimony that persons associated with Middle Eastern terrorism in the Philippines may have had contact with Nichols,
FBI Chided for OKC Bomb Investigation
CBS News, NY – 32 minutes ago
_ Phone record and witness testimony that persons associated with Middle Eastern terrorism in the Philippines may have had contact with Nichols, … []

Other stories ere more the big thing – and a Al Qaeda-Iraq-middle east link to the WTC bombing – the pre-911 attack- and not OKC  was the big blip on the radar in 1994-1996 when Oklahoma seemed more domestic US terror – the case seemed closed – other topics were more on the major front for most of us here in media.

It will be interesting to see where this goes if it goes anywhere at all – the report was the groups met quickly in cebu at the time – not much more as ever really said –  local reporter in OKC working for a NBC station there wrote a book on this and has been a strong voice to bring this extended investigation forward.

I hope more information comes forth  – in fairness though to the manila based US law enforcement people – who did investigate this perhaps this will be another reason for those suits in Washington to listen more to their guys in the field.

But thats a cyndrome of Imperial control most bearucratic circles have. a failure to see beyond the patomac even when answers stare them in the face.

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