Submitted by: Anonymous "Michael P. Wright
Norman, Oklahoma

In the fall of 2001, a librarian at the University of Oklahoma told me that she was present when the FBI conducted an interview about the fact that an airline ticket for a 9/11 hijacker was purchased from a computer terminal at that school's library. She said it was for United Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania.

This is small detail in the events of 9/11 is very important. The purchaser was not a hijacker. He was a white American male and a temporary library employee. Apparently the FBI already knew the IP address of the terminal, and with that evidence librarians were able to locate it in the facility. The librarian speculated that he was a neo-Nazi who shared Al-Qaeda's hatred for Israel.

Months passed, and no one was ever arrested for this. I began to suspect that the purchaser was actually a covert CIA operative infiltrating Al Qaeda, and that later immunity from arrest was quietly arranged for him. In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the FBI has refused to identify him and will not answer the question about whether he was arrested. They have stated that the requested material "is located in an investigative file which pertains to a pending investigation." It occurs to me now that, if my suspicion is correct, they are relying on the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act as justification for not answering my question.

If he were indeed a CIA operative and still alive, then Americans do not need to know his name (but I actually suspect that he is dead.) We do deserve to know whether he was a covert operative. If I am correct, then he clearly crossed a terrible boundary from legitimate surveillance to active participation in a horrendous crime. Congress and the public deserve the opportunity to scrutinize this kind of "surveillance." It obviously was not effective in obstructing the 9/11 attack. On the contrary, it facilitated it...

A declassified CIA document confirms that the agency not only infiltrates terror cells, it also manipulates them (CIA-RDP85-00671R000200250001-4). This 9/11 ticket purchase gives an example of their style of "manipulation."

It is an odd coincidence that the Moussaoui indictment reported specific events of airline ticket purchases for only 14 of the 19 hijackers. For United Flight 93, it only reported one of four, and the purchase from the OU computer terminal was one of the three not mentioned.

Misconduct by KOCO-TV

Four different people have told me of seeing an Oklahoma City KOCO-TV news broadcast about the ticket-purchasing incident at OU. In October 2003, I called KOCO and tried to buy a videocassette of this broadcast. A woman at the news desk named Melissa confirmed that they had reported this, and then transferred me to the voice mail of Terri Watkins, the reporter who made the broadcast. I left a message there asking to purchase the videocassette.

To my surprise and indignation, when I checked my answering machine later, there was a message from Watkins denying that the station had reported it.

Obviously, the station was pressured into suppressing the report. The pressure probably came from the CIA, FBI, or both. Of extreme interest here is the fact that OU president David Boren, the former U.S. Senator, is the mentor and patron of ex-CIA boss George Tenet.

Recordings of these telephone communications from both Melissa and Terri Watkins can be heard here:

I would appreciate hearing from any residents of the Oklahoma City area who recall having seen this suppressed news broadcast. It would be even better if someone came forward with a videocassette of it. Anyone who can help is asked to email me at

Other Important Links:

CIA document -- see page 21

FBI letter (it might be necessary to use the mouse to enlarge this):

I also have assembled this information into a sworn affidavit. A fourth person has told me about seeing the KOCO report since I signed this: