The Aryan Republican Army, Elohim City,
and the OKC Bombing
"Don't ever forget Bob Mathews and don't ever forget the
'Order'... because that's what's gonna happen again
soon.... It's coming again!.... Revolution is coming!....
It's coming sooner than you think!"
-- Dennis Mahon, July, 1991, Aryan World Congress, Hayden
THE ORDER & THE ARYAN REPUBLICAN ARMY
'The Order' will go down in history books as one of
the most violent and notorious domestic terrorist groups of
the 1980s. 'The Order' was founded in 1983 by Robert J.
Mathews, a recruiter for the neo-Nazi National Alliance and
an activist in the Aryan Nations. 'The Order' drew its
members from the National Alliance, Aryan Nations, and
various Klan splinter groups throughout the country.
Adopting a racist ideology and paranoid world-view, 'The
Order' began to commit acts of terrorism, robbery, fraud,
murder, and theft in an ongoing wave of crime that it's
members viewed as a revolution against the 'Zionist
Occupied Government.' Many of the hate-fueled terrorist
acts such as bombing federal buildings and murdering
minorities are described in William Pierce's novel The
Turner Diaries, the same book that Timothy McVeigh
allegedly used as a blueprint for the OKC Bombing. It's no
surprise that the author of the book is a prominent member
of the National Alliance.
The 'Order' even launched a successful
counterfeiting operation at the Aryan Nations compound in
Hayden Lake, Idaho, as well as master-minded a series of
bank and armored car robberies that netted them around
$5,000,000. The 'Order' seemingly perished in December 1984
when Robert Matthews held off 200 law enforcement officers
for over 36 hours before he was killed by gunfire. On
December 30, 1985, nine men and one woman - all members of
the group - were convicted following a four-month Federal
court case in Seattle. They were sentenced to terms of
40-100 years in prison, as well as given stiff fines.
Despite the convictions and the martyrdom of Matthews,
followers of 'The Order' remain in the Aryan terrorist
underground today. (notably Mark Thomas, James Ellison, and
Emerging from the ashes of 'The Order', a disturbing new
terrorist sect has mobilized in the United States. The
group is adopting the 'Leaderless Resistance' structure of
impenetrable underground cells. [1b] Calling itself the
Aryan Republican Army, the group represents the most
paramilitary and radical of the American neo-Nazi movement.
It is committed to the overthrow of the US government, the
extermination of America's Jews, and the establishment of
an "Aryan Republic" on the North American continent. "We
call ourselves the Aryan Republican Army because in some of
our tactics, and some of our goals, we have modeled the
organization after the successful and yet undefeated Irish
Republican Army," said Commander Pedro , in a self-made
video titled ``The Aryan Republican Army Presents: The
Armed Struggle Underground.'' 
The FBI discovered this terrorist cell by accident
earlier this year while investigating a string of 18 bank
robberies in the Mid West.  The bank bandits made off
with upwards of $500,000 before the FBI caught on to them.
With a tip from a confidential informant, the FBI
was able to pinpoint one of the bank robbers, Richard Lee
Guthrie Jr., member of the Aryan Republican Army. Guthrie
was arrested on Jan 15, 1996. Two days after his arrest,
Guthrie told FBI agents they could find co-conspirator Pete
"Commander Pedro" Langan in a duplex at 585 Reinhard Ave.
on the South Side. On Jan 18, 1996, agents surrounded the
house and arrested Langan after a brief shootout. 
Guthrie struck a plea bargain with the authorities
and fingered Scott Stedeford, Kevin McCarthy, and Aryan
Nations leader Mark Thomas, as accomplices in the bank
robberies, all of whom have since been arrested by the
McCarthy plead guilty to three robberies and agreed
to testify against the others, while Stedeford was
convicted of bank robbery in Iowa in November 1996 (and
faces thirty years in prison). Langan was convicted in
Columbus, Ohio, on February 10, 1997. Richard Lee Guthrie
was found hanged in his jail cell shortly after he struck a
plea bargain and fingered the other Aryan accomplices.
Mark Thomas was brought up on charges by a Grand
Jury. The Grand Jury indictment says Thomas "recruited
young people at his residence....to rob banks and commit
other crimes on behalf of the Aryan Republican Army," 
Thomas has since said he believed McCarthy, a
skinhead he once described as a son, was an accomplice in
the Oklahoma City bombing. He said Richard Guthrie told him
as much in July 1995.
"His exact words were: 'Your young Mr. Wizard took out the
Murrah Building,'" Thomas said. 
On February 18, 1997, Thomas plead guilty to
conspiracy charges of plotting seven (of twenty-two) bank
robberies and using the funds to further the cause of the
Aryan Republican Army.
Also arrested on Jan 30, 1997 in
connection with the case was Michael
Brescia of Philadelphia. Typical of the
gang's robberies, authorities say, was a
bank heist in Madison, Wis., on Aug.
30, 1995. Brescia carried a
black-powder pipe bomb into a Bank One
branch and threatened customers and
employees with a 9mm pistol, and
proceeded to rob the bank of $9,845.
 Internet postings and a civil suit
by some survivors of the bombing have
accused Brescia of being an accomplice
in the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Aside from robbing banks, the terrorist cell
stockpiled weapons and ammunition, and had every
opportunity to orchestrate a terrorist bombing. The FBI
captured a shoulder-fired rocket launcher, Semtex
explosives, hand-grenade canisters, 11 pipe-bombs, and an
arsenal of guns. "These people had a support system. They
had safe-houses and very good false documents," said Mike
Reynolds, senior intelligence analyst at the Southern
Poverty Law Centre, which monitors Right-wing violence
across the country. "They were clearly preparing for
something beyond bank robberies."  As foretold by Dennis
Mahon at the 1991 Aryan World Congress, 'The Order' was
coming back, this time in the form of 'The Aryan Republican
ELOHIM CITY - BASE OF OPERATIONS
"When they (the FBI) find out what I've really been doing
the past two years, they'll really be surprised."
--Pete 'Commander Pedro' Langan, 1996
Elohim City is a 400-acre compound located near
Muldrow, Oklahoma, about thirty-five miles northwest of
Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was founded in 1973 by Robert
Millar, a Canadian who preaches that white Anglo-Saxons are
God's chosen people, non-whites are descendants of
pre-Adamic species lower than whites, and Jews are Satan's
children. Two dozen of Millar's 34 grandchildren reside at
Elohim City, making up about a quarter of the resident
population. Elohim City is considered a hotbed of terrorist
activity. In 1983, members of Elohim City plotted to blow
up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which is
documented later in this article. Members of the Aryan
Republican Army used the seperatist compound as a base of
operations in the years before the OKC bombing, where they
mingled with other anti-government extremists, likely
including the elusive John Doe #2 suspect.
In 1994, Michael Brescia moved to Elohim City where
he shared a one-story house behind the compound's chapel
with Andreas Strassmeir, a former German army lietenant and
head of security at Elohim City. By the time Brescia left
Elohim City in 1995, investigators say, he, Stedeford,
Guthrie, and McCarthy were active in the Aryan Republican
Army.  At least five active members of the Aryan
Republican Army operated out of Elohim City in 1994 and
1995, and each of these members were in direct contact with
Andreas Strassmeir, who is suspected to be John Doe #2.
McCarthy and Stedford used to stay with Andreas
Strassmeir when they came through Elohim City for R&R
between bank robberies. In fact, they were with him at
Elohim City immediatly before the bombing in April 1995,
according to McCarthy's statement to the FBI 
STRASSMEIR -- ELOHIM CITY RESIDENT / JOHN DOE #2
As of yet, Strassmeir has not been identified as a
member of the Aryan Republican Army, however, he was
acquainted with Brescia, McCarthy, Stedford, and other
members of the Aryan Underground. According to Robert
Millar (Spiritual Leader at Elohim City), "Strassmeir and
Brescia were buddies." In a phone interview with John Cash,
Strassmeir said he liked Brescia because ``he had a lot of
self-confidence'' and was ``a smart guy''.  Strassmeir
also trained members of the Aryan Nations at Elohim City,
and provided instruction in security measures. According to
ATF Informant Carol Howe, "Strassmeir talked frequently
about direct action against the U.S. government, he trained
in weaponry, and he discussed assassinations, bombings and
mass shootings." 
Just Who is Andy the German?
Andreas Carl Strassmeir is the son of Guenter
Strassmeir, "the architect of German reunification" who
was once a top aide to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Andreas Strassmeir spent seven years in the German army,
serving with the Panzer Grenadiers and an elite German
intelligence unit. Part of his work was to detect
infiltration by Warsaw Pact agents and then feed them
Strassmeir told the London Telegraph that "I've never
worked for any U.S government agency, and I've not been
involved in any intelligence operation since my discharge
from the German army in 1988." But he acknowledged he first
lived in the U.S. in 1989 because "I was hoping to work for
the operations section of the DEA. It never worked out."
More revealingly, he noted that "the right-wing in the U.S.
is incredibly easy to penetrate if you know how to talk to
them. Of course it's easier for a foreigner with an accent.
Nobody would ever suspect a German of working for the
Strassmeir was assisted in his unsucessful attempts
to get jobs with the DEA or INS by Vinvent Petruskie, a
retired Air Force Colonel and (Strassmeir says) CIA agent
for whom Strassmeir arranged to buy used Boeing 747s from
Lufthansa. Strassmeir received a social security number in
1989 in Virginia, and obtained a Tennessee driver's license
in 1992, using a Knoxville address provided by his attorney
Kirk Lyons. In 1991 some members of the Texas Light
Infantry Brigade, a citizen's militia, followed Strassmeir
to a federal building and observed him entering it at night
using the key-pad. [20, 22]
After obtaining false documentation and a drivers
license, Strassmeir was still unable to find a job (other
than government informant). Because Andy could not legally
obtain a job, and because of his apparant intrests in
'alternative lifestyles', Andy moved to Elohim City in
1993. At that time, he had lived in the United States
illegally for five years.
Zara Patterson III, a long time resident of Elohim
City, summed up Strassmeir's intentions as equally ominous.
"From the moment Andy got here (mid-August 1991) all he
wanted us to do was illegal stuff. I had to keep telling
Andy that we were defensive here... not offensive. I had to
keep telling him that we didn't want any trouble with the
"I never saw anyone so eaten up with military stuff
as Andy was," recalled Zara Patterson III. "I was in the
Marines, but Andy was like nothing I ever saw before. He
said he wanted to take over security and training here at
EC, and I said fine. It was one less headache for me."
According to an FBI intelligence report, Strassmeir's spent
his time at Elohim City fortifying and operating a
terrorist training facility.
A May 10, 1995 FBI investigative report says:
"Strassmeir is alleged to train platoon-sized
groups consisting of approximately 30 to 40
individuals approximately every three months at
the Elohim City facility. These individuals are
comprised of members of various militia groups
throughout the United States."
Strassmeir spent much of his time at
Elohim City in 1995. He associated with
members of the Aryan Republican Army
and James Ellison's CSL. After the OKC
Bombing Strassmeir fled the compound
with fellow Elohim City residents Pete
and Tony Ward. Pete Ward and Tony Ward
would later be named by Carol Howe and
Dennis Mahon as OKC Bombing suspects.
After making his escape from E.C. with the Ward brothers,
it is not clear how Strassmeir managed to leave the
country. (considering he had no passport or identification
papers) However, In a letter to the McCurtain Gazette from
Strassmeir's attorney, Kurt Lyons, Lyons says his client's
sudden departure from the U.S. was aided by members of
Germany's elite counterterrorism unit, GSG-9.
Dennis Mahon, Tulsa representative of the White Aryan
Resistance, has named the Ward brothers as being possible
OKC Bombing accomplices. When shown an artist's sketch done
by ABC News of the person that a witness in Kansas said
used the name of Bob Kling, Mahon didn't hesitate, "That's
Pete Ward."  "Ward," Mahon explained, "was known at
Elohim City as 'Andy's shadow'...Ward went everywhere
Strassmeir did and is dumb as dirt." Carol Howe also
identified Pete and Tony Ward as OKBOMB accomplices when
she was debriefed by the FBI at the Oklahoma Command
Center, on April 20, 1995. 
In 1992, Catina Lawson, who lived in Herington,
Kansas, remembers seeing Strassmeir along with Timothy
McVeigh, whom she dated. Lawson recalled that Strassmeir
"liked to dress in black, and he was real cold and
arrogant--a real jerk." Two other witnesses, Larry and
Cathy Wild, say they saw and talked with Strassmeir at a
lake north of Herington the week before the OKC bombing
 Both of these witnesses indicate that Strassmeir was
in Kansas during the same time frame that McVeigh was, and
that he very well may have been with McVeigh during the
weeks before the bombing.
It is the belief of this writer that John Doe #2, the
second unidentified subject in the April 19th 1995 bombing,
is none other than Andreas Strassmeir. The evidence shows
that Strassmeir spent seven years in the German army,
served in the Panzer Grenadiers, and participated in covert
activities such as detecting infiltration by Warsaw Pact
agents and feeding them disinformation. Just what was Lt.
Strassmeir doing in America from 1992-1995? Why was he at
Elohim City arming and training Aryan Nations members? Did
Strassmeir work as an agent provacateur and informant in
the bombing, on behalf of the Federal Government, in an
attempt at a sting operation gone awry? The time in which
Strassmeir served as head of security at Elohim City placed
him in a situation to make direct contact with Timothy
McVeigh, Michael Brescia, Pete Ward, Tony Ward, Kevin
McCarthy, Scott Stedford, Pete Langan, and Dennis Mahon,
and other terrorists.
Was Strassmeir part of a plot, or an operation? Strassmeir
had this to say about the OKBOMB case:
"It's obvious that it was a government 'op'
that went wrong, isn't it? The ATF had something
going with McVeigh. They were watching him, of
course they were. 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. They had everything they
needed to make the bust, and they screwed it up."
"Whoever thought this thing up is an idiot, in my
opinion. I am told they thought it would be
better to put a bigger bomb in there. The bigger
the better. It would make them more
guilty....McVeigh knew he was delivering a bomb,
but he had no idea what was in that truck. He
just wanted to shake things up a little; you
know, make a gesture."
"The bomb was never meant to explode. They were
going to arrest McVeigh at the site with the bomb
in hand, but he didn't come at the right time...
Maybe he changed the time, you never know with
people who are so unreliable."
"I have heard that the truck was expected in the
middle of the night, between two and three in the
morning. The truck had a transmitter, so they
could track it with a radio receiving device. I
don't know how they could have lost contact. I
think there was misinformation that the operation
had been canceled."
One wonders where Lt. Strassmeir gets his information.
From personal experience perhaps?
THE JOHN DOE #2 MYTH
The Federal Government's version of the OKC Bombing
states that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols built a bomb,
then McVeigh drove it by himself to OKC and delivered it.
Upon examination, this case is very weak. First of all,
more than 10 individuals saw McViegh in Oklahoma City on
April 19th and each individual saw him driving in the Ryder
truck with other suspects. It has been proven that Terry
Nichols, the government's only other suspect in the
bombing, was at home on April 19th, 1995. So, just who were
these other men with McVeigh in the Ryder truck? The
logical conclusion is John Doe #2, and possibly a third,
fourth or fifth individual. However, the FBI says that John
Doe #2 doesn't exist. Here is their version, taken from an
Associated Press article:
"After a massive search, the government said it
had determined that John Doe 2 was an Army
enlisted man who had no connection with the
bombing. Agents said the man had been at the same
truck rental facility in Kansas around the time
that McVeigh rented the truck."
The assertion that John Doe #2 was merely an Army
enlisted man with no connection to the bombing is a false
one. The FBI says that Army Private Todd Bunting, who
visited Elliot's bodyshop on April 18th, was the man seen
with McVeigh. This is impossible. Two men entered Elliot's
Bodyshop on Monday, April 17th, 1995. The first man, tall
and slender, was thought to be McVeigh. The second man was
shorter, with a stocky build, wearing a baseball cap. Three
employees saw the second man, and each one seperatly
provided their description of the man to FBI agents on
April 20th, 1995, just three days after they saw him. Each
witness was positive that they had seen John Doe #1 and
John Doe #2. The FBI's is lying when they say that John Doe
#2 is a Todd Bunting, who does not look like the artists's
composite, and had visited Elliot's on Tuesday, not Monday.
Also, the FBI's investigation of John Doe #2 was in
no fashion a "massive search." An FBI memo written weeks
after the investigation by San Francisco-based FBI agent
Thomas Ravenelle writes "The Oklahoma City Command Post has
directed all offices to hold (John Doe No. 2) leads in
Abeyance means inactivity, or suspension. This
memo indicates that FBI agents suspended their search for
the elusive Oklahoma City bomb suspect John Doe No. 2 in
the critical weeks soon after the April 1995 blast, belying
assurances by federal officials at the time that the search
was continuing. Was the FBI protecting Andreas Strassmeir,
who is suspected to be John Doe #2? Stephen Jones,
McVeigh's trial attourney summed it up best when he said:
"It was the grand jury that found there were
others involved in this crime," Jones noted. "But
the government stopped looking for the other main
suspect and ignored what its own grand jury said
because that finding and the existence of John Doe
No. 2 is inconsistent with the prosecution's
So, we know that the FBI did not properly
investigate John Doe #2 witnesses or leads. The FBI lied
about John Doe #2. We know also that the FBI ignored the
Grand Jury's findings. According to an Oklahoma City
Bombing Grand Jury members, "There were at least five men
ID'ed by witnesses as being on the scene the morning of the
bombing."  (Many of these eyewitnesses are detailed in
Appendix C, 'OKBOMB Eyewitnesses')
Why was the FBI hiding John Doe #2? Why did the FBI
propose the ridiculous Todd Bunting theory, which should be
called "John Doe #2 Myth", as it is pure fabrication. The
cover-up of John Doe #2 and lack of proper investigation is
a testament to the integrity of the FBI, whose performance
in the OKBOMB case is a travesty of justice.
OKC: THE FIRST PLOT (1983-1985)
"It has the potential, down the road, of being the most
dangerous group (Elohim City) in the country."
--Kerry Noble (former member of Covenant, Sword, Arm of the
Residents of Elohim City being connected with plots
that were intended to blow up the Murrah building did not
begin with the Aryan Republican Army. On April 19th, 1985,
exactly ten years before the bombing of the Murrah building
the FBI and ATF raided members of James Ellison's Covenant,
Sword, and Arm of the Lord group. Ellison is now married to
Reverend Robert Millar's granddaughter and lives at Elohim
The 1985 raid on Elohim City became a siege that
lasted four days before members of the group surrendered to
authorities. After the raid, while preparing a sedition
case against Ellison, U.S. Assistant attourney Steven N.
Snyder, in Fort Smith, Arkansas learned that a plot to blow
up the building had existed as early as 1983.  Ellison
admitted in court that he had been involved in a plot to
bomb the Murrah Building. Another member of conspirator in
the 1983 bombing plan was Kerry Noble, now an anti-neo nazi
activist. Nobles said "In 1983 we cased the [Murrah]
building, and made plans to blow up that building." 
Richard Wayne Snell, another member of the Covenant,
was a co-conspirator with Ellison and Nobles. Snell has
since been convicted and put to death for the murder of a
black police officer and a businessman he believed to be
jewish.  Richard Wayne Snell was executed on April
19th, 1995. The Denver Post reported Arkansas prison
official Alan Ables as saying that before Snell's execution
on the day of the bombing he had "repeatedly predicted that
there would be a bombing or explosion on the day of his
death." Snell also reportedly "chuckled and laughed as he
watched television coverage of the Oklahoma City disaster."
DENNIS THE MENACE
"Timothy McVeigh is my hero.
Wish we had a thousand more like
him. He took action."
Another person who was living at Elohim City at the
time of the bombing was Dennis Mahon. Mahon is a 47-year
old white male currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the
past, Mahon was the imperial dragon of the Oklahoma Ku Klux
Klan  and held a similiar position in the Missouri Ku
Klux Klan  but is currently the #3 man in the White
Aryan Resistance which he helped organize. Mahon writes
articles and speeches for racist organizations and
publications across the United States. Mahon also operates
a telephone news line he has dubbed "Dial-A-Racist", where
he spreads information and propaganda with racist
Mahon has been subpoened to appear before the
Oklahoma City Bombing Grand Jury several times and in each
case he did not answer any questions, instead asserting his
fifth amendment right to refuse to answer questions that
would incriminate him. In a deposition taken by John Cash,
as detailed previously, Mahon made incriminating comments
about Pete Ward, Tony Ward, Michael Brescia, Andreas
Strassmeir, and himself. In the deposition, Mahon said that
Pete Ward was constantly with Andreas Strassmeir, and that
Pete Ward heavily resembles the John Doe #1 police sketch.
Mahon has also told Ambrose Evans-Pritchard that he had
met Timothy McVeigh several times.  Mahon was also a
known associate of Andreas Strassmeir and members of the
community at Elohim City, placing him in a position to make
contact with members of the Aryan Republican Army, and
other Oklahoma City Bombing suspects. Andreas Strassmeir
described Dennis Mahon as "a good friend."
Ironically, Mahon is currently distancing himself
from the very people detailed in this article. In a
December 19, 1998 Dial-A-Racist recording, Mahon
characterized Mark Thomas and James Ellison as "race
traitors" and suggested that they be tried for treason.
It's no wonder Mahon is distancing himself from these
people as they are the very suspects in the 1983 OKC
Bombing plot and 1995 OKC Bombing plot, the latter of which
Mahon is also a suspect.
In an April 21, 1995 debriefing at the Oklahoma City
FBI Command Center, it is stated that Dennis Mahon had
discussed "targeting federal installations for destruction
through bombings, such as the IRS Building, the Tulsa
Federal Building, and the Oklahoma City Federal Building."
ATF informant Carol Howe said that Mahon and
Strassmeir had "taken three trips to Oklahoma City in
November 1994, December 1994, and February 1995." She had
accompanied the group once, in December 1994.  Howe's
assertations about Mahon and Strassmeir are corroborated by
ATF Special Agent Angela Finley, under oath, on April 24,
So, the ATF has admitted to the substance of Carol
Howe's claims. The ATF knew that Andreas Strassmeir had
discussed blowing up federal buildings in Oklahoma. It knew
that a party from Elohim City (including Dennis Mahon, who
has met Timothy McVeigh) had visited Oklahoma City four
weeks before the Oklahoma City bombing. And, just as in
1983, the target of the Elohim City terrorists was the
Alfred P. Murrah federal building.
It has also been alleged that Mahon knew Timothy McVeigh.
It's no secret that Mahon sees McVeigh as a hero, in his
own twisted way. What is more incriminating is the fact
that JD Cash has Dennis Mahon on tape discussing the
bombing, saying things like "Michael Brescia and Mark
Thomas are up to their asses in the bombing." When Cash
told Mahon that Andreas Strassmeir was an intelligence
agent, Mahon responed by cursing "Oh sweet jesus, I'm
fucked!" This tape, alleged to have been made by journalist
John Cash, is a valuable piece of evidence. If it's
contents are true then it means that Mahon knows something.
The only question now is "How much did he know, and when
did he know it?"
THE KEHOE CONNECTION
On July 17, 1997, a $20
million bond was set by an Ohio
Judge for Chevie Kehoe, former
resident of Elohim City. 
Kehoe was detained for
questioning in the slayings of
Tilly, Ark., gun dealer David
Mueller his wife Nancy, and her
daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Powell,
8. The three disappeared in
January 1996. Their decomposed
bodies were dredged from the
Illinois Bayou near Russellville,
Kehoe is believed to have used a .223-caliber rifle,
stolen from Meuller, when he fired 26 shots during the
second shootout with two Wilmington police officers at the
Clinton Electrical and Plumbing Supply. The reader may
recognized this shootout as it has been featured on
primetime tv's 'Cops', 'World's Scariest Police Shootouts',
and 'PrimeTime Live.'
Chevie Kehoe was assisted in the shootout by his
brother, Cheyne Kehoe. Both brothers had spent time at
Elohim City. Robert Millar, the bearded patriarch of this
so-called "Christian Identity" compound, confirms that the
brothers had lived at Elohim City, along with four of the
Pennsylvania men indicted earlier this year in the ARA bank
The FBI is currently investigating claims by a former
motel manager who s ays that Chevie Kehoe may have known
months in advance of Timothy McVeigh's plans to bomb the
Oklahoma City federal building. The FBI has interviewed the
motel manager, who said Chevie Kehoe showed up at the
Spokane motel on April 19, 1995, about 45 minutes before
the bombing, and said he wanted to watch CNN. He reportedly
was ecstatic when a news bulletin reported the blast. 
The Spokesman Review newspaper in Spokane reported
that the hotel manager said Kehoe said "it was about time''
after the explosion was reported. "Days before that, he had
mentioned to me that there's going to be something
happening on the 19th and it's going to wake people up,''
the manager told the newspaper on condition of anonymity.
MCVEIGH AND FORTIER LINKS TO ARA/ELOHIM CITY
What makes this Aryan Army cell so menacing is the
growing body of evidence that its members were in contact
with Tim McVeigh, the prime suspect in the bombing of the
Oklahoma federal building in April 1995.
McVeigh telephoned Andreas Strassmeir at Elohim City
on April 5, 1995, just minutes after reserving the truck
allegedly used in the bombing. [8,9] On October 12, 1993
McVeigh was stopped for speeding on the secluded road to
Elohim City. 
It was reported on January 2, 1997, in the McCurtain
Gazette, that Carol Howe saw Timothy McVeigh and Michael
Fortier at Elohim City. This was 10 months before her
testimony at the trial of Terry Nichols. Howe was
interviewed by John Cash and she had this to say:
"Sometime before Christmas a lot of guys showed up at EC
(Elohim City). One that I recall was Tim (McVeigh), who I
only knew as Tim Tuttle. He was there with a guy who used
the name Fontaine, a person I now recognize as Mike
Referring to McVeigh, she said, "I never even spoke
to him. He was considered a 'good soldier' by the members
of the ARA, but not a leader; he was just someone you sent
out on jobs, because he was reliable." 
Carol Howe's testimony in the trial of Terry Nichols
adds that McVeigh was seen at Elohim City before Christmas
1994 in the presence of Pete Ward and Andreas Strassmier.
Her testimony is as follows:
Q: Have you seen photographs of Timothy McVeigh?
A: Yes, I have.
Q: Did you ever see Timothy McVeigh at the Elohim City
A: I believe I did.
Q: All right. When did you see him?
A: It was in July of 1994.
Q: Okay. And where did you see him?
A: He was at a section of the compound walking across a lawn
near the church building.
Q: And was he accompanied by any other individuals who you
A: Yes, he was.
Q: And who were they?
A: A man named Peter Ward and a man named Andreas Strassmeier.
Q: About how far away were you when you believe you saw
A: Approximately 70 feet.
The, during cross-examination, Carol Howe reveals
the first date in which she identified Timothy McVeigh as
the man she knew as "Tim Tuttle"--the man seen walking with
Pete Ward and Andreas Strassmeir, and the man that went to
Elohim City in July with Michael Fortier. Her testimony is
A: It was approximately April 25 or 24. I was at the Tulsa
ATF office. At the time that I was at that office, I was
shown videotape. One videotape included Timothy McVeigh. I
looked at the videotape and I told them that he looked
familiar; that I had seen him at a rally.
Q: You said you had seen him at a Klan rally. You didn't
say that you had seen him at Elohim City?
A: They're all white separatists.
Q: But they're different locations, aren't they?
A: They hold rallies at Elohim City.
Verifying Fortier's presence at Elohim City is the
patriarch of the seperatist community, Robert Mollar. From
an interview on KOKH-TV OKC, Robert Mollar was asked if
Michael Fortier had ever been to Elohim City. His response:
"He might have been here for two or three days. I can't
answer you. I would think it would be before the bombing or
shortly after. Right in that time frame." 
Michael Fortier's testimony at the trial of Terry
Nichols also indicates that he was familiar with the
violent tendencies of 'Aryan' criminals at Elohim City.
When Nichols Defense Lawyer Michael Tigar asked Fortier
"..you said that you were fearful of reprisals from the
Aryan movement if you testified against Timothy McVeigh;
correct?", Fortier answered in the affirmitive, "that is
In yet another strange turn of events, Timothy
McVeigh's sister said in a sworn statement dated May 2,
1995, that Tim gave her (3) $100.00 bills and asked that
they be exchanged for 'clean money' because, her brother
said, the bills were "from a recent bank robbery in which
he and others had participated." Jennifer McVeigh went on
to say "He had been involved in a bank robbery but did not
provide further details. He advised me that he had not
participated in the robbery itself, but was involved in the
planning or setting up of this robbery. I observed at the
time that my brother had on his person an undetermined
quantity of $100 bills, of which he provided me a small
portion. It is my belief that the bank robbery had occurred
within the recent past. My brother remarked that the money
represented his share of the bank robbery proceeds." 
Another confirmation of this comes from Terry
Nichols. While being questioned on April 21st, after he
turned himself in at the Kansas police station, Nichols
seemed to think that McVeigh was going to rob a bank. The
transcripts of the FBI questionining indicate something
very peculiar about Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh's
April 16th, 1995 trip from Oklahoma City to Herington,
Kansas. Nichols said that on April 16th, Timothy McVeigh
told him "You will see something big in the future."
Nichols asked, "What are you going to do, rob a bank?" 
What this does indicate, is that Terry Nichols did wasn't
aware of a bombing in the making, but he was familiar with
McVeigh's links to robbery. Why else would Nichols think of
bank robbery right away, unless he was already familiar
with McVeigh's links to such robbery?
Did Timothy McVeigh help plan some of the Aryan
Republican Army bank robberies? The testimony of Robert
Millar, Michael Fortier, and Carol Howe all indicate that
McVeigh was in a position to meet Michael Brescia and other
members of the ARA. The FBI questioning of Jennifer McVeigh
and Terry Nichols both indicate connections to bank
robbery. If McVeigh was planning activities with the Aryan
Republican Army, bank robbery may not have been the only
trick up their sleeves. The ARA professed in their own
video that "Federal buildings may have to be bombed and
civilian loss of life is regrettable but expected."
Other suspicious circumstances that indicate
connections to bank robbery include that when McVeigh was
arrested by State Trooper Charles Hanger, he had 2,000 cash
on him.  Later information revealed that McVeigh had
over $10,000 hidden away in a number of bank accounts, and
several thousand dollars stashed in storage units. 
STRASSMEIR, BRESCIA, MCVEIGH TOGETHER
There are numerous witnesses on the record that have
placed McVeigh with Andreas Strassmeir and Michael Brescia.
Of these witnesses, there are a few that are notable such
as a group of dancers who encountered McVeigh, Strassmeir,
and Brescia. Five women at a Lady Godiva's of Tulsa have
identified Michael Brescia as the man they saw sitting with
Tim McVeigh on April 8, 1995, 11 days before the bombing.
On a program called "The Fifth Estate," the Canadian
counterpart to this country's "Sixty Minutes," reporters
obtained portions of a security video taken at Lady
Godivas, the Tulsa Strip club. John Cash, of the McCurtain
Gazette has also followed up on this story and acquired a
copy of the video tape.
The videotape was taken in the dressing room of Lady
Godiva's on the night of April 8, 1995. A dancer is clearly
heard saying, "And he said, 'I'm a very smart man.'....
'You are?'.... 'Yes, I am.'.... 'And on April 19, 1995,
you'll remember me for the rest of your life!'" Laughing,
she says, "Oh, really?" "Yes you will," she says he
responded.  Smiling wide, the dancer starts to walk out
of the dressing room where the security camera was located,
then turns back to the other girls and says, "Weirdo,"
before returning out front. Today it can be revealed that
from photographs, witnesses at the club identified the man
doing the bragging as Timothy McVeigh, and those seated
with him as Michael Brescia, and his former Elohim City
roommate, Andreas Strassmeir.  The witnesses from the
topless club agreed to appear on that Canadian TV segment,
identifying the photos.  The FBI has reviewed a copy of
the video from the club and has also interviewed the same
witnesses featured in the CBC program, but the Justice
Department has made no official comment on what they intend
to do with the evidence. After the airing of the Fourth
Estate program, one of the witnesses, Shawn Tea Farrens,
23, was found dead in her apartment. 
To summarize, this article has attempted to show that
(1) Residents of Elohim City plotted to blow up the Murrah
building in 1983.
(2) Ex-residents of Elohim City (Chevie Kehoe and Richard
Snell) had prior knowledge of the 1995 OKC Bombing.
(3) Members of the Aryan Republican Army frequented Elohim
(4) Members of the Aryan Republican Army have been named by
Mark Thomas, Dennis Mahon, and Carol Howe as OKBOMB
(5) Timothy McVeigh associated with members of Elohim City
including Andreas Strassmeir and Michael Brescia
(6) Timothy McVeigh was involved in bank robberies
(7) Members of the Aryan Republican Army (Michael Brescia,
Kevin McCarthy, and the Ward brothers) could have been
involved in the OKC Bombing.
[1a] Nazi Organization called Bruders Schweigen, or simply,
"'The Order'" In the early 1980s 'The Order' was the most
dangerous terrorist sect in the United States, robbing $3.8
million from an armored car, planting bombs, and killing, in
an escalating guerilla campaign against the Zionist Occupied
[1b]"Utilizing the Leaderless Resistance concept, all
individuals and groups operate independently of each other,
and never report to a central headquarters or single leader
for direction or instruction...participants in a program of
Leaderless Resistance through Phantom Cell or individual
action must know exactly what they are doing, and exactly
how to do it."
 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The London Telegraph, Issue 564
 Robert Ruth, "Friend's Tip To FBI led to Arrests In Bank
Bandits Case", The Columbus Dispatch, 12/04/96
 John P. Martin, "Thomas Indicted in Bank Robberies", The
Morning Call, 01/31/97
 Mark Fazlollah, "Eagle Scout was soldier for far right",
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 02/28/97
 Lawrence Myers, Media Bypass, 06/95
 KOKC, Oklahoma City TV, Robert Mollar Interview,
 Terry Nichols Trial Transcripts
 Peter Annin and Tom Morganthau, "Blowing Smoke,"
 Timothy McVeigh Trial, "Darryl Bridges" calling card
 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, "Did Agents Bungle US Terror
Bomb?", London Sunday Telegraph, 05/19/96
 John Cash, "Confessions of a Revolutionary", McCurtain
 John Cash, "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold",
McCurtain Gazette, 02/11/97
 Kelly Kurt, Monterey County (California) Herald,
Associated Press, 05/20/95
 Reuters, 02/08/96
 Mark Jewell, "FBI investigating new lead in Oklahoma
City Bombing", Associated Press, 01/17/98
 William Jasper, The New American Magazine, 03/31/97
 Pierre Thomas, "McVeigh's Sisters Says he Robbed,
Carried Explosives", Washington Post in San Fransisco
 Patrick E. Cole, "What Nichols Revealed", Time
 David Johnston, "Just Before He Was To Be Freed, Prime
Bombing Suspect Is Identified in Jail", New York Times,
 John Cash, "Strassmeir Helped Fortify, Arm Elohim City
Bunkers", McCurtain Gazette, 04/13/97
 Laura Frank, "Oklahoma Probe May Touch Tennessee," The
 Orlin Grabbe, "Oklahoma City, Government-Paid
Neo-Nazis, and the FCC", http://www.taci.net/kalliste
 Chris Hansen, "City of Secrets", NBC Dateline, 05/30/97
 David Hoffman, "Family on Quest for Answers Meets
Harassment, Intimidation", The Washington Weekly, 04/21/97
 "The Fifth Estate", The Canadian Broadcasting Company,
 John Cash, "Is A Videotape From A Tulsa Topless Bar
The "Smoking Gun" In Oklahoma Bombing?", McCurtain Daily
 Militia Watchdog, http://www.militia-watchdog.com, 12/12/97
 Judy Thomas, Kansas City Star, 03/17/96.
 FBI 301 Report, statement of Kevin McCarthy, 06/14/96
 ATF Investigation by (SA) James Blanchard II and (SA)
Angela Finley, 04/21/96
 Ambrose Evans Pritchard, "The Secret Life of Bill
Clinton: The Unreported Stories", pp 61, 67
 FBI Memo of Special Agent James Blanchard, April 21, 1995.
 FBI Memo of Special Agent Thomas P. Ravenelle, May 1995
 Jon Rappoport, 6,000-word interview with former OKC
Bombing Grand Jury member Hoppy Heidelberg, 12/14/95
 Lynn Standerwick, "Freedom Forum," interview with J.D.
Cash, American Freedom magazine, 05/96, p.15
 ATF SA Angela Finley Under Oath (04/24/97)
Q: "Ms Howe told you about Mr. Strassmeir's threats to blow
up federal buildings, didn't she?"
Finley: "In general, yes."
Q: "That was before the Oklahoma City Bombing?"
Q: "Now, Ms. Howe actually took some of these people from
Elohim City at your direction to Oklahoma City, didn't she?"
Finley: "She went with them. She probably didn't drive."
Q: "This trip to Oklahoma City by Elohim City residents
occured before the bombing, actually by a few weeks, didn't
Finley: "No, it would be months... the fall of '94."
Q: "Are you sure? So, it wasn't the third week of February?"
Finley: "Oh, I'm sorry, we did send her back."
Q: "I'm asking you whether it is a fact that Ms. Howe picked
up people from Elohim City... and took them to Oklahoma City
in February, the third week, of 1995."
Finley: "I would have took look at the reports again."
Q: "The very next day, you asked Ms. Howe to take you to
Oklahoma City and show you the places they visited, didn't
Finley: "I don't know if it was the next day, but yes, I
took her to Oklahoma City and asked her the places."
http://www.dcia.com/elohem.html site down
Carol Howe, who had a swastika tattooed on her arm, and a boyfriend were later accused of
making a bomb threat on a racist hot line. She said she was still working as an informant.
At her 1997 trial, she was found not guilty.
These Articles Prove Once Again, That Carol Howe Is Not Telling The Truth:
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Was Oklahoma City bombing wider conspiracy?
Newly revealed evidence hints at links to white supremacist gang
Dan Defenbaugh, a retired FBI agent who led the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing, says he was never shown several pieces of evidence suggesting a connection between a white supremacist bank robbery gang and Timothy McVeigh, who was executed for the April 19, 1995, attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
The Associated Press
Updated: 1:21 p.m. ET Feb. 25, 2004
WASHINGTON - The FBI believed Timothy McVeigh tried to recruit additional help in the days before the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and gathered evidence that white supremacist bank robbers may have become involved, according to government documents never introduced at McVeighs trial.
The retired FBI chief of the Oklahoma City investigation, Dan Defenbaugh, said he was unaware of some evidence obtained by The Associated Press and that the investigation should be reopened to determine whether the robbery gang was linked to McVeigh.
The evidence never shared with Defenbaughs investigators or defense lawyers includes documents showing the Aryan Republican Army bank robbers possessed explosive blasting caps similar to those McVeigh stole and a drivers license with the name of a central player who was robbed in the Oklahoma City plot.
If the evidence is still there, then it should be checked out, said Defenbaugh, who reviewed the documents at the request of the AP. If I were still in the bureau, the investigation would be reopened.
More than 160 died in blast
The bombing killed more than 160 people and McVeigh was put to death for it in 2001. His co-defendant, Terry Nichols, will stand trial in Oklahoma next week on state charges that carry the death penalty.
Convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, in a May 10, 1995 file photo.
Peter Langan, one member of the robbery gang, told the AP he plans to testify at Nichols trial and that federal prosecutors several years ago offered and then withdrew a plea deal for information he had about the Oklahoma City bombing.
Langan said at least three fellow gang members were in Oklahoma around the time of the bombing and one later confided to him that they had become involved. The gang had some liability problems as it related to Oklahoma City, Langan alleged in a phone interview from federal prison, where he is serving life sentences for the robbery spree involving nearly two dozen Midwest banks in the 1990s.
McVeighs ex-lawyer said the evidence obtained by the AP is the strongest to date to show what he has argued for years that the bombing conspiracy may have involved more people than McVeigh and Nichols.
I think these pieces close the circle, and they clearly show the bombing conspiracy consisted probably of 10 conspirators, attorney Stephen Jones said. They (government officials) simply turned their backs on a group of people for which there is credible evidence suggesting they were involved in the murder of 160 people.
FBI and Justice Department officials declined comment, citing the upcoming trial.
Agents suspected link between McVeigh, robbers
Agents who worked both the McVeigh bombing and the bank robbery spree two of the FBIs highest priority cases of the 1990s said they suspected a link between the two because of physical evidence as well as statements made by the robbers and a girlfriend.
But the agents said they ruled out a connection when the bank robbers denied their involvement and provided an alibi showing they left Oklahoma three days before McVeighs bomb detonated outside the Alfred P. Murrah federal building on April 19, 1995.
That alibi, however, was contradicted by information Langan offered prosecutors and by car sales records showing the bank robbers were still in the Oklahoma area after they claimed to have left, FBI documents show.
Defenbaugh said his investigators never were told about the license, the blasting caps or problems with the robbers alibi, all of which he first learned about from the AP this year.
He and other agents said there could be plausible explanations for each blasting caps are plentiful and the bank robbers were experts in identification fraud but those questions needed to be answered.
FBI officials couldnt explain why certain information from the robbery investigation wasnt shared with Defenbaughs team, even though the two teams worked together closely.
McVeigh in 1994 stole from a quarry hundreds of construction blasting caps, some which he used to explode the Oklahoma City bomb. The FBI spent months unsuccessfully trying to locate many of the other stolen caps.
Blasting caps in Christmas wrap
Agents collected witness testimony that McVeigh had placed some of the extra caps in two boxes wrapped in Christmas paper in the back of his car along with mercury switches and duffel bags.
One electric and five non-electric blasting caps were found in the Aryan Republican Army robbers Ohio hideout in January 1996, along with mercury switches, a duffel bag and two items described as a Christmas package, FBI records show. Rather than analyze the caps as evidence, the FBI allowed firefighters to destroy them at the scene.
The destruction in itself was in total violation of the FBIs regulations and the rules of evidence, Defenbaugh said. If there was Christmas wrapping paper, that should really have been a key to people. That should have keyed interest, and caused them to be compared by the laboratory to see if these were from McVeigh.
The FBI took photos of the caps, but refused repeated requests from AP to release them.
Defenbaugh said he also was concerned his investigation was never told the bank robbers had an Arkansas drivers license in the name of Robert Miller, the alias name used by Arkansas gun dealer Roger Moore.
Robbery victim's driver's license
The government contended at McVeighs trial that Moore was robbed at his Hot Springs, Ark., home in November 1994, and the proceeds were used to fund the Oklahoma City bombing.
McVeigh was in Ohio the day Moore was robbed, staying in a hotel near a bank the robbers would hit just one month later.
FBI agents were so suspicious of a link they analyzed video footage of the robbery to see whether McVeigh participated, but the FBI lab reported the comparison of McVeighs picture to the bank surveillance video was inconclusive. That video was destroyed in 1999 by the FBI despite rules to the contrary.
A few months after Moores robbery, McVeigh and the gun dealer exchanged letters in which Moore went by the name Robert Miller, the same alias on the license bank robber Richard Guthrie possessed when he was arrested in 1996.
If the license is the same as our Roger Moore, then Im really concerned, Defenbaugh said.
The FBI declined requests from AP to release a photo of the drivers license.
Defenbaugh said he also was unaware that the government recovered a videotape from the robbers that included surveillance of several properties. Langan said he suspects the tape includes footage of Moores home where the 1994 robbery occurred.
Death row inmate adds to intrigue
Adding to the intrigue, a death row inmate who has written a book about his experiences with McVeigh inside prison alleges the convicted Oklahoma City bomber told him the bank robbery gang assisted the bombing plot.
David Paul Hammer, a convicted murderer set to be executed in June, said he has no way of knowing whether McVeigh told him the truth.
His book, due out next month, details what McVeigh told him about the robbers. Hammer claims he kept notes from his conversations and believes prison officials surreptitiously recorded some conversations.
He (McVeigh) knew they were involved because he said he planned it with them, Hammer said. He said they were part of what he called his security detail.
FBI agents acknowledged they investigated suspicions of a link between McVeigh and the bank robbers.
When bank robber Mark Thomas was indicted in January 1997 he told reporters that at least one gang member was involved in the Oklahoma bombing, according to a newspaper clip in FBI files. Your young Mr. Wizard took out the Murrah building, Thomas was quoted as saying of one of his bank robbery colleagues.
Ex-girlfriend tells of bombing threat
Thomas ex-girlfriend told FBI agents her boyfriend stated shortly before he traveled to a white supremacist compound at Elohim City, Okla., in spring 1995 that a federal building was about to be bombed.
We are going to get them. We are going to hit one of their buildings during the middle of the day. Its going to be a federal building, Donna Marazoff quoted Thomas as saying during her FBI interview.
FBI agents also recovered a videotape from the bank robbers in which they vowed a war with the government and talked about a courthouse massacre while holding up a copy of an explosives manual.
Thomas could not be located for comment, but was quoted in FBI interview reports as saying he could not recall ever saying anything to Donna Marazoff about blowing anything up or about taking part in any bombings.
The FBI agents said they dropped the inquiry after Thomas, Guthrie and other members of the ARA gang were captured in 1996 and 1997, denied their involvement in McVeighs bombing and provided an alibi.
Questions about alibi
The alibi, according to FBI records, was that the bank robbers left Elohim City on April 16, 1995, and went to a house in Kansas to meet with Langan three days before the bombing. But the FBIs own records conflicted with that account.
Used car sales records gathered by the FBI showed the gang purchased a truck on April 17, 1995, on the Oklahoma-Arkansas border, then returned to Elohim City to sell an old vehicle.
Langan said he offered to tell prosecutors back in 1996 that the bank robbers alibi was bogus. They didnt return to the house until the morning of April 20, Langan claimed.
A January 1996 FBI teletype stated the FBI had received information from an informant that McVeigh had made repeated contacts with the Elohim City compound where the bank robbers frequently stayed.
The teletype said McVeigh called the compound April 5, 1995, on a day that he was believed to have been attempting to recruit a second conspirator to assist in the OKBOMB attack. At the time, at least two banks robbers were present, FBI records show.
Defenbaugh said while the evidence was never introduced at McVeighs trial, FBI agents did believe McVeigh was seeking to recruit additional help to facilitate his getaway. But he said the FBI failed to find any evidence McVeigh received help or made other contacts to Elohim City except for the one call.
The documents show FBI agents first suspected a possible link in summer 1995 when Guthrie left behind at the site of two bank robberies a newspaper article about the Oklahoma City bombing with McVeighs picture circled.
Langan said the robbers became fearful Guthrie might recklessly implicate them in the Oklahoma City bombing, and in fall 1995 discussed killing Guthrie. Guthrie eventually committed suicide after his capture by authorities the following spring.
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