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Suicide Bomber Tried To Buy Ammonium Nitrate

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Michelle Malkin has been doing some digging, and the bomber who first appeared to have simply taken his own life, may have had other plans.

From ChannelOklahoma.com:

NORMAN, Okla. — The general manager of a Norman feed store said Tuesday that Joel Henry Hinrichs III had inquired about purchasing a significant amount of ammonium nitrate, the primary ingredient used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Dustin Ellison, the general manager of Ellison Feed & Seed on Porter Avenue, said that a man matching Hinrichs’ description had come into the store days before he blew himself up on OU’s campus. Ellison said the man asked about ammonium nitrate, but couldn’t offer a reason why he needed it.

After the bombing, Ellison said he thought nothing of it. However, when he saw Hinrichs’ photo, it triggered his memory.

So the story, as it stands right now, is this story could be the work of a faulty memory. That’s probably why the MSM hasn’t picked this up yet.

Of course Malkin cries foul that they haven’t started reporting on this, but until we find a true link between the bomber and Islamic extremists, this one should probably just stay in the blogosphere.