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Originally posted by Griff
...but what does the Mossad have to gain for OKC bombing? Was it a training excercise for 9/11? That's all I can think of for now. Will read the link now.
From 1973 to 1982 the Federal Reserve flooded the economy with credit, and the result was a major farm property and commodity inflation. Midwestern farmers, buoyed by inflated asset prices, and encouraged on by the banks borrowed excessive amounts of cash. Everything was fine until 1982, when the Federal Reserve drove interest rates to 22%, and commodity prices collapsed.
The bankers initially felt this would be another simple 1929 style swindle, but as the banks started to foreclose, the farmers formed the basis of the modern militias. These Militias pinpointed the bankers as the ones behind the scheme, and threats of violence shook the community.
In many ways, the Oklahoma City bombing spelled the end of the anti-government militia movement to which McVeigh was linked. In the years following the bombing, most such groups either disbanded, or were pushed further to the fringes of American politics.