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From: Eric Cordian <emc at artifact.psychedelic.net> Subject: The Muzzling of Tim McVeigh To: cypherpunks at einstein.ssz.com Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 13:12:26 -0700 (PDT)
The government is being real careful not to let Tim McVeigh have a forum to speak prior to his closed-circuit murder on May 16th. They have forbiddden any televised interviews, and the lap dogs in the US press are being very careful to not quote verbatim a single word McVeigh has said, instead relying on editorial pieces disguised as news, in which topics like McVeigh's "remorse" and his use of the term "collateral damage" are spun to exacting federal standards.
Fortunately, McVeigh wrote down his reasons for the OK bombing, and mailed them to a friend. This friend kept them secret, until McVeigh directed a UK journalist to contact the friend, in order that the material could be released.
So, while the press in the "Country That Never Apologizes" continues its anti-McVeigh ranting, readers in Britain are getting the facts of the case directly from McVeigh.
In McVeigh's Own Words:
"I explain herein why I bombed the Murrah federal building in
Oklahoma City. I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to
win an argument of right or wrong. I explain so that the record
is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a
"I chose to bomb a federal building because such an action
served more purposes than other options. Foremost the bombing
was a retaliatory strike; a counter attack for the cumulative
raids (and subsequent violence and damage) that federal agents
had participated in over the preceding years (including, but
not limited to, Waco). From the formation of such units as the
FBI's Hostage Rescue and other assault teams amongst federal
agencies during the 80s, culminating in the Waco incident,
federal actions grew increasingly militaristic and violent,
to the point where at Waco, our government - like the Chinese -
was deploying tanks against its own citizens.
"Knowledge of these multiple and ever-more aggressive raids
across the country constituted an identifiable pattern of
conduct within and by the federal government and amongst its
"For all intents and purposes, federal agents had become
soldiers (using military training, tactics, techniques,
equipment, language, dress, organisation and mindset) and they
were escalating their behaviour.
"Therefore this bombing was meant as a pre-emptive (or
pro-active) strike against these forces and their command and
control centres within the federal building. When an aggressor
force continually launches attacks from a particular base of
operations, it is sound military strategy to take the fight to
the enemy. Additionally, 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. Bombing the Murrah federal building was
morally and strategically equivalent to the US hitting a
government building in Serbia, Iraq, or other nations.
"Based on observations of the policies of my own government, I
viewed this action as an acceptable option.
"From this perspective, what occurred in Oklahoma City was no
different than what Americans rain on the heads of others all
the time, and subsequently, my mindset was and is one of
clinical detachment. (The bombing of the Murrah building was
not personal, no more than when Air Force, Army, Navy or Marine
personnel bomb or launch cruise missiles against government
installations and their personnel). I hope that this
clarification amply addresses all questions."
McVeigh also comments on Feds thinking the law doesn't apply to them:
"When the post-inferno investigations and inquiries by the
Executive and Legislative branches of government concluded that
the federal government had done nothing fundamentally wrong
during the raid of the Branch Davadians at Waco, the system not
only failed the victims who died during that siege but also
failed the citizens of this country This failure in effect left
the door open for more Wacos.
"Some time after the fact they received awards, bonus pay and
in some cases promotions for their disgusting and inhumane
actions at Waco and Ruby Ridge.
"This was exemplified years later while I sat in prison, The
Ruby Ridge FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, was charged by the state
of Idaho for his actions.
"The federal courts threw out the charges, ruling that federal
agents are immune from the laws that govern the common citizen.
"The surviving Davidians were sentenced to lengthy prison
terms, despite protests from the trial jurors. The primary
'checks and balances' system had again failed to correct the
"It was at this time, after waiting for non-violent checks and
balances to correct ongoing federal abuses and seeing no such
results, that the assault weapons ban was passed and rumours
subsequently surfaced of nationwide, Waco-style raids scheduled
for the spring of 1995 to confiscate firearms.
"These rumours were so persistent and deemed so credible that
some congresswoman wrote letters to Attorney-General Janet Reno
inquiring as to her intents and admonishing her to call off the
"As it turns out these rumours were actually based on fact.
"Through the legal process called 'discovery' the Oklahoma City
bombing defence learned that both the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms) and the FBI had formulated raid plans for
the spring of 1995 at Elohim City in eastern Oklahoma. So for
those who dismiss such concerns as paranoia you need to look a
the facts as they existed a the time and further reflect that
the Waco raid was not imaginary - it was a real event.
"It was in this climate then, that I reached the decision to go
on the offensive - to put a check on government abuse of power
where others has failed in stopping the federal juggernaut run
As Gore Vidal said, "This guy's got a case." Too bad he's being spun by the Federal propaganda machine as some sort of rabid terrorist.
Isn't killing a disarmed POW a human rights violation? This principle should apply to an Army of One, just as it applies to an Army of Many.
-- Eric Michael Cordian 0+ O:.T:.O:. Mathematical Munitions Division "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law"
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