On 16th anniversary of Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing that killed 171 Americans, why aren't Feds investigating third-terrorist evidence - or Muslim Iraqi soldier currently in custody?

Criticism lingers regarding Feds' kid-glove avoidance of Islamic terror connection in the Oklahoma City Federal Building, despite the arrest of an Iraqi suspect bearing an identifying tattoo and the same name, Hussain al Hussaini, as the suspect alleged by Oklahoma City investigative reporter Jayna Davis as the "Third Terrorist" or "John Doe #2." That the only publicly presumed culprits (Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols) were white Christians - has been the convenient exception to the notion that terrorism is usually committed by Muslims.

On April 26, 2011, Hussain al Hussaini will be tried in Quincy, Mass only on mayhem charges related to a slicing the face of a homeless man there.

Douglas Hagmann, founder and director of the Northeast Intelligence Network published in the Canada Free Press on 11 March:
On Wednesday 9 March, a “homeless man” was arrested in the Boston suburb of Quincy, Massachusetts, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after allegedly striking another man with a beer bottle. His name is Hussain Hashem al-Hussaini, although has several other aliases and a previous arrest record.

His arrest would have likely gone unnoticed except for the tenacious investigative journalism conducted in the months and years following the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City by author and investigative journalist Jayna Davis. Ms. Davis, a former reporter for KFOR-TV at the time of the bombing, identified al Hussaini as the “John Doe #2” in the April 19, 1995 bombing that claimed the lives of 168 people, including 22 children, three who were unborn. Her investigation is chronicled in her book, The Third Terrorist, and is an important investigative report into the actual events that took place in the months, days and weeks leading to the bombing, and perhaps even more importantly, in the years afterward.

The disheveled homeless man arrested this week is at the epicenter of a plot that involves not only domestic terrorism, but the inexcusable failures and activities of the FBI that led directly to the events of September 2001. Ms. Davis documented the direct involvement of a Muslim terrorist operation involved in the 1995 bombing, and attempted to warn the FBI of additional attacks being planned. Despite impeccable documentation compiled by Ms. Davis that I personally reviewed in my capacity as an investigator, her warnings went unheeded. Six years later, the worst attack on American soil killed another 3,000 people. It is my belief that the attacks of 9/11 could have been stopped had the FBI acted upon the evidence she submitted to the FBI.

Instead, twenty-two witness affidavits she compiled and submitted to the FBI in January 1999 that, in part, connect al Hussaini to the events of the bombing “disappeared.” Those affidavits contain sworn statements of multiple witnesses who placed al Hussaini in the company of Timothy McVeigh prior to the bombing, exiting the Ryder truck that was used for the bombing, and speeding away from the area just prior to the blast. Despite solid witness statements, the FBI reportedly failed to interview al Hussaini.

In addition to the “hands-off” approach with al Hussaini, the FBI continues to refuse the release of closed circuit camera footage that exists of McVeigh and “John Doe #2” as they exited the Ryder truck in front of the Murrah Building. Why?

Leading up to, and at the time of, the Oklahoma City bombing, Hussain al Hussaini worked for a property management company owned by a Middle Eastern businessman who was suspected of having ties to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). Six months prior to the bombing, this man hired several former Iraqi soldiers. Four years earlier, he had been convicted of federal insurance fraud.

Subsequent to the Oklahoma City bombing, al Hussaini moved to Dallas, Texas, and then to Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked at Boston Logan International Airport. At that time, he resided with two Iraqi men (brothers) who provided food catering services for the commercial airlines at Boston Logan during the time leading up to and including September 11, 2001.

Jayna Davis was a KFOR-TV reporter who investigated "the third terrorist" in the bombing in Oklahoma City of April 19th, 1995. She subsequently authored the book The Third Terrorist: The Middle East connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing which delineates evidence implicating a Hussain al Hussaini, which she feels the FBI and US government have attempted to avoid pursuing.
A month after Terry Nichols told the FBI that a third man participated in the bombing, he repeated this same daunting revelation to a U.S. congressman. An FBI agent was present during the June 2005 Colorado prison cell interview with California Representative Dana Rohrabacher, scribbling handwritten notes of what was discussed. But Bureau policy strictly forbids the recording of suspect interrogations; therefore, the most trustworthy account of Nichols' earthshaking testimony rests with the congressman

Upon exiting the meeting, Rohrabacher phoned me and candidly recounted the details of Nichols' stunning disclosures. To insure accuracy, I taped the conversation. Rohrabacher described the prisoner as apprehensive and hesitant to name the infamous third terrorist, but he offered not-so-subtle hints of foreign complicity in a crime that the government has classified as domestically inspired. When Rohrabacher bluntly asked Nichols to assess the plausibility of the multiple eyewitness sightings placing Timothy McVeigh in the presence of Iraqi soldiers in Oklahoma City, Nichols shockingly conceded that the central theory presented in my 2004 book, The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing, "could be correct."

Dispelling the image of Timothy McVeigh as the bombing mastermind, Nichols resolutely confirmed that the decorated Gulf War veteran had numerous liaisons with men of Arab extraction, boldly proclaiming, "McVeigh talked about Middle Easterners on a number of occasions, and quite frequently," but Nichols claimed that he "could not remember the context of those discussions." Once again, Nichols refused to reveal the third terrorist, terrified of retribution.

This incriminating declaration from the country's most notorious mass murderer should have been the FBI's top investigative priority. After all, the implications were enormous. This was the first time the FBI learned directly from the Oklahoma City bomber that John Doe 2 exists. While Nichols declined to name the mystery accomplice, he dropped an unmistakable clue as to his identity when implying to the congressman that the premise of my book, The Third Terrorist, could be accurate.

Now, we connect the dots further. If McVeigh did, indeed, collaborate with Saddam Hussein's former soldiers, then John Doe 2 has escaped justice for slaughtering 171 innocent Americans. But, not surprisingly, the FBI's final summary of the prison interview, which was declassified and published last week, redacted Nichols' damning statements that McVeigh associated with Middle Easterners in the very city where the terrorist bombing took place.

For 16 years, the FBI has brazenly refused to speak to two dozen Oklahomans who encountered Timothy McVeigh colluding with Iraqi ex-enemy combatants in an act of terror that murdered more civilians within our borders than all the U.S. soldiers who perished on the sands of the Persian Gulf War. Now their sworn testimonies, identifying eight specific Middle Eastern collaborators, have been validated as "correct," ironically, through the unwitting confession of McVeigh's partner in crime, Terry Nichols.

Despite the Justice Department's herculean effort to airbrush John Doe 2 from the American landscape, history has appointed Dana Rohrabacher the star witness to Terry Nichols' affirmation that the third terrorist lives. It seems the government's monolithic wall of resistance has fractured, but the crushing injustice still stands. That is, until our elected officials exercise their constitutional authority to "correct" the historical record. The American people expect it. The truth demands it.

Ann Marie Murrell adds in The Reagan Report: Oklahoma City Bombing: Al Qaeda Connection?
Committee Chairman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who has been very involved in the Hussaini/Oklahoma connection, said that two weeks ago he met with Hussaini at the corrections facility in Dedham, Massachusetts.  According to Rohrabacher, Al-Hussaini told him (as he did years ago under oath in two trials where he failed to clear himself of the terrorist allegations) that "they [the feds] never questioned him on it [the bombing]."

"They are lying. The FBI is not telling us the truth," Mr. Rohrabacher told reporter Wes Vernon.  According to Vernon’s March 28 report, Rohrabacher said, "For whatever reason, they did not thoroughly investigate this potential [accomplice]." He speculated perhaps there was "something more that they know at the top level," or perhaps that there's an "embarrassment" that they "know it's possible that Hussain Al-Hussaini is John Doe 2." Or "it's possible that they're just being lazy."

Vernon calls this “the biggest cover-up in our nation's history” but is hopeful that the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations may soon hold new hearings on Hussaini’s involvement in the Oklahoma attack.

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