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Posted on 10/05/2005 4:51:42 PM PDT by doug from upland
JAYNA DAVIS: Report No. 1 - OU SUICIDE BOMBING CASE
As FReepers are probably aware, Jayna Davis, indefatigable reporter and author of THE THIRD TERRORIST, is on the case of the OU suicide bomber. A local FReeper is giving her assistance. Here are some of the highlights of our discussion a short time ago:
1 - she has spoken to the feed store owner, Justin Ellison . . . Joel Hinrichs III exhibited strange behavior while in the feed store trying to buy ammonium nitrate . . . the store owner asked why he wanted it, and Hinrichs turned away and started mumbling to himself
2 - Hinrichs was dressed in a photographer's vest that was stuffed . . . a wire was noticed sticking out of it
3 - a plain clothes officer was in the store at the time and witnessed what happened . . . Jayna is not clear who got it, but someone got the plate number to track the guy
4 - they did a background check and he came out clean . . . Jayna reminds us that he was a "lily white," just like McVeigh and Nichols
5 - Norman PD could not confirm much for Jayna because this has gone up the food chain . . . they did answer a few questions about procedure, however . . . this would have gone to a special ops task force . . . but what about the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)? . . . Norman, Oklahoma has no budget for an officer or a JTTF office! . . . Jayna was stunned . . . the area around OKC is on the front line . . . Norman was the home of the former chief pilot of Osama bin Laden . . . Moussaoui got his flight training there . . . Atta and Alshehhi visited the Airman Flight School in Norman . . .Minepta's mosque is there . . . the VP recruiter for the overseas Al-Fatah network was in Norman
6 - the police in Norman did their job after the report of the feed store incident . . . they knew it was Hinrichs right away after the bombing - they knew it before DNA tests . . . Jayna wonders if their quick action prevented a major casualty count . . . Jayna wonders if they possible had done a "knock and talk" on him before the event to shake him up
7 - a local reporter who verbally attacked Jayna before is at it again . . . the reporter is kissing up and apologizing to the local Muslim community
8 - a security guard at the stadium would not give Jayna info about whether Hinrichs tried to get in with the backpack at halftime . . . apparently, that may be the time when some of the crowd leaves the stadium and comes back with alchohol - so the guards look for that . . . Jayna thinks that, had he planned it better, there was a possibility that he could have gotten in with the crowd at the beginning of the game
9 - officials are denying that there was something else that did not detonate . . . there are differing stories in the news
10 - how is this for quick action and approval? . . . OU is erecting concrete barriers at the stadium to prevent a truck bombing
11 - Jayna says thanks to all the FReepers . . . YOU GUYS ARE GREAT
It won't open for me right now either but I'll keep trying. Thanks for the ping on this.
Is that the mosque near OU that this kid probably attended?
Thanks for the ping!
I can see I have a lot of reading to do. It's great Jayna Davis is on the case!
I paid for it when it was Keyhole, and it was very cheap. So I got grandfathered in when it was sold to Google. I'm not sure what the differences are now. They do send special data sets sometimes (like they sent a Katrina overlay that was good), and that's probably the difference.
I love maps.
IfI remember right, PKM posted that this mosque was very close to his apartment. In fact, that was one of the clues that got our alarms ringing on day 1 (apart from the other obvious ones).
No you don't. There are controls at the bottom of the screen for altitute, left right foreward back and turn left turn right. Furthere, your mouse scroll wheel sets altitude (zoom) and left click also works for zoom or tilt, I forget which. There is no difference in the interface based on pay, just content.
ping for later
A FReeper took photos of the mosque today. I will post them as soon as I can.
I just plugged that address into Google earth. The Mosque is cattycorner to the stadium, maybe 2 or 3 blocks away.
Could you please add me to the ping list? Thank you!
Good. I've been looking, but I can't find a pic of this one. (Found one in OKC, but not Norman.) I did find it in Google Earth, though- an overhead sat image.
Done, PatriotGirl827. Welcome to the ping list. I'll post an updated list-o-links shortly. Should give evrybody a good place to read the previous threads on this topic.
I remember the tree between the buildngs. (key that address into google earth) to see what I mean. Its about a block and a half to the U shaped buildings where the perp lived. A half mile walk from the Stadium.
I'm going to have to read it again also. There is so much stuff going on, how do we keep up? Sometimes, I think it would be easier to be one of the stupid people who don't pay attention to anything.
I've got the image now. Is there a way to post it? I've never used Google Earth before.
"I don't have any knowledge of how and why his bomb exploded, but if it's possible his handlers set it off, what do you think of this as one possibility? His handlers knew they needed a lily-white, and all of a sudden, he's under suspicion."
I was wondering that earlier today. Maybe they thought he wouldn't do it and set it off themselves from somewhere else in the area.
Will someone who is on this story please create a list of the top ten things we have learned about this bombing. East to grasp bullet points would be very helpful for everyone.
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