Friday, July 29, 2005

Oklahoma City Terrorist Alert Credible Says FBI/AFOSI

Oklahoman's are you paying attention? The headline is not misleading - we have enemy amongst us.

Both the FBI of Oklahoma City and the AFOSI [Air Force Office of Special Investigations] have agreed that the threat of a possible terrorist attack is credible and have released alerts to military facilities in our state (and around the country) and to local law enforcement agencies (probable, but not confirmed)- BUT THEY FORGOT TO TELL US CITIZENS HERE.

From Michelle Malkin (author, syndicated columnist, and fellow blogger) comes this story which she released on July 27, 2005:

Be on the lookout for Middle Easterners carrying rocket launchers.

Yup, that's right. Many readers have e-mailed me about a recent report floating on the Internet that reveals military concerns about a suspicious trio of Middle Eastern men who apparently pointed a rocket launcher at low-flying aircraft near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma earlier this month. It's authentic. Battle Staff Directive No. 41, categorized as "For Official Use Only," was issued at Hill Air Force Base in Utah last week to raise a red flag about the incident at Tinker AFB:

"On 14 Jul 05, three individuals were observed outside of the perimeter of Tinker AFB, OK. They were looking through binoculars, taking pictures and one appeared to be holding a large weapon at chest level. The weapon appeared to be aimed towards a low flying aircraft. The three individuals were described as being of Middle Eastern descent and left the area when approached. The weapon was later identified as a rocket launcher (MANPAD) and the low flying aircraft to be a B-1 Bomber. FBI in Oklahoma City and AFOSI [Air Force Office of Special Investigations] determined the threat to be credible."

Someone leaked the directive to a website called Soldiers For The Truth (, and it was picked up by another site, the Northeast Intelligence Network ( Tinker AFB staff and FBI officials remain tight-lipped about the incident. But Capt. Sean Carter, a public affairs officer at Hill AFB, verified the directive for me.

In a phone interview, Capt. Carter told me the memo was issued to let base personnel know that "there's a threat out there somewhere" and to inform them of what to look for to guard against possible terrorist activity. Hill AFB participates in the "Eagle Eyes" program, an anti-terrorism initiative launched by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations that "enlists the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens in the war on terror."

The Kansas City Star picked up on this story from Michelle and ran it TODAY. Where is the Daily Oklahoman and the rest of our state newspapers on this story? Where are our local TV and radio stations? Are they reporting anything at all about this?

Why haven't the citizens of this state been notified? Of course, we are aware of what is going on in the rest of the country and have been warned to be vigilant and report to authorities anything suspicious we take note of, but this is something that should be reported upon and the people here in Oklahoma made aware of. If you are like me, we go through our lives thinking we are relatively safe out here in the middle of the country and any terrorist attacks are going to occur in the more heavily populated cities on the east and west coast. Well evidently, the terrorists are taking advantage of our being asleep at the wheel. It is time we all woke up and took our own safety into our own hands.

Here is a place to start. Go to this website and enter in your zip code. You will find a list of all Islamic organizations within a 30 mile radius of your area. You will also find a list of all the businesses that are known to this website in that radius too. Start there and start watching.

I am not calling for the citizens of Oklahoma to become vigilantes - but I am calling upon the citizens of Oklahoma to become vigilant.

posted by Is It Just Me? at 9:03 AM