1995.04.19 Oklahoma City Bombing

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In retaliation for the quasi-legal Waco/Ruby Ridge massacres by Government (86 dead), Tim McVeigh (with help from Terry Nichols, his army roommate) filled a Ryder rental truck with 13 x 55 gallon barrels full of racing fuel (nitromethane) and fertilizer (Ammonium Nitrate), drove it to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, and detonated it. Not to excuse the radicals, but they saw this as fighting back for the Constitution, after the Government had crapped on it in Waco and Ruby Ridge.


🗒️ NOTE:
If being factual, I come across as sympathetic to McVeigh, that is completely unintentional. While I understand the frustration at government abuse of power, and incompetence that lead to Waco/Ruby Ridge, that will never justify retaliation in kind - let alone assaults on innocent civilians. So there are no excuses being made or sympathy for McVeigh. My point is the opposite -- there are motivated, intelligent and dangerous people out there. If you leave them alone (we tolerate each other), they may never trigger. If you get progressive and start attacking groups you don't agree with (like Janet Reno/Clinton did with Branch Davidian's), and you rationalize the ends justifying the means (instead of following the rules/law), then you're trolling for revenge seeking crazies. That doesn't mean the responses are valid reactions. But it does mean that if you'd picked your battles wiser, not broken the laws, there would have been less retaliatory violence. So I can think both sides were unwise, and McVeigh is far worse, at the same time.

1995.04.19 Oklahoma City Bombing

Tim McVeigh
Dead/Injured: ≈168/680+
Weapon: Fuel, Fertilizer, Truck
🚫 Gun Free Zone

In retaliation for the quasi-legal Waco/Ruby Ridge massacres by Government (86 dead), Tim McVeigh (with help from Terry Nichols, his army roommate) filled a Ryder rental truck with 13 x 55 gallon barrels full of racing fuel (nitromethane) and fertilizer (Ammonium Nitrate), drove it to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, and detonated it. ❌ Gun Control (confiscation) caused/contributed to the massacre

✅ When only the government has guns, you live in a Police State

  • Politics: Anti-Government.

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