Oklahoma City bombing

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The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, on 19 April 1995, in which a bomb heavily damaged a federal building and killed 168 people (including 19 children) and injured more than 500 people. Timothy McVeigh was sentenced and executed and Terry Nichols was sentenced to life imprisonment for the crime. Others were convicted of failing to inform authorities about their prior knowledge of the conspiracy (thus one of many examples of a prosecution conspiracy theory being accepted as correct).

McVeigh and Nichols were supposedly associated with the supposed "Patriot movement".

Politically sources often try to make guilt by association between the bombing and "White supremacism", supposedly due to dubious associations with fictional novels by William Luther Pierce, including one mentioning a bombing. However, McVeigh rejected being a racist. "In fact, McVeigh is on record and indicated numerous times that his motivation for the Oklahoma City bombing was because of the Waco siege in which 76 people were killed by the ATF, gun control issues, and qualms about the power of the federal government. At no point does he ever indicate that Christianity or racial factors motivated his actions."[1]

The bombing was exploited by Bill Clinton for political gain, making various inaccurate forms of guilt by association between the bombing and Republicans.[2]

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References

  1. Political Violence, Part 2: Violence by the Right: The Media’s Timothy McVeigh Paradigm https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2011/08/04/political-violence-part-2-violence-by-the-right-the-medias-timothy-mcveigh-paradigm/
  2. How Clinton Exploited Oklahoma City for Political Gain https://www.amren.com/news/2010/04/how_clinton_exp/
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