ON THIS DAY – 1995: Many feared dead in Oklahoma bombing


 
Timothy McVeigh, a 33-year old Gulf War veteran, was convicted of the attack and sentenced to death by lethal injection after a two-month trial. The motive for the attack was apparently retaliation against the US Government.
 
 

I reached the decision to go on the offensive – to put a check on government abuse of power, where others had failed in stopping the federal juggernaut running amok

Timothy McVeigh

Borrowing a page from US foreign policy, I decided to send a message to a government that was becoming increasingly hostile, by bombing a government building and the government employees within that building who represent that government

Timothy McVeigh

He was an outstanding soldier who stood above his peers

Jose Rodriguez, Gulf War sergeant

                                             

 
Comment: Outside USA only Tony Blair appears not have such vengeful thoughts against the injustices perpetrated by the USA.
 

Daily Inspiration

Nonviolence is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by man. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

 

Do you agree?

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