posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:21 PM
Timothy Mcveigh was a terrorist yes, he was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to destroy a federal building and kill nearly 170 lives.
However, he did this in response to seeing the US government use many more bombs with much larger tonnage kill many times the amount of civilians in
Iraq, of course the government does not consider carpet bombing mass destruction because it's fair when they do it.
After watching two people shot in the head by and FBI sniper at Ruby Ridge and then witnessing tanks blow flame and ATF agents shoot at innocent
americans eventually leading to the immolation of the compound as well as themselves he said enough was enough, if the US government is able to kill
countless civilians some of which are in their own country Mcveigh decided to show them what their action looked like when held to a mirror.
Timothy Mcveigh is a martyr for the libertarian movement and should be considered as perhaps one of the greatest political polemics of all time.
the media not satisfied with the body count as it was decided to discriminate based on age and focused in on the daycare where multiple children were
destroyed. It was roundly considered cowardly and unconscionable, however targets in the Gulf and Iraq wars that possibly harbored daycares were
referred to as "shields" and routinely destroyed, body counts left un tallied.
While serving in Desert Shield, Tim had the opportunity to see the real effect of the might of the US government military forces, and the casual
deceit that was a part of the US government war machine. Tim had been aware of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that had been attacked by, what he was told
by his superiors, an Iraqi Hit Team. After returning to the states, he found that the Bradley had been, in fact, a casualty of “friendly fire.” It
was bad enough that the government had lied to the soldiers. It was the beginning of an understanding that grew in to contempt for the government.
In an even more startling incident occurred ion February 13. Two thousand-pound laser guided “smart bombs” destroyed the al-Amira bomb shelter in
Baghdad. About three hundred people, mostly women and children, were killed in this attack. The government, through its ability to manipulate the
press and spin truth into a sort of fantasy, deemed the deaths of the women and children as “collateral damage.”
Tim sent the following story so that others would begin to understand, though from what I have seen, almost all Americans seem to care ONLY if
American lives are lost. And, it is against that ‘I don’t care about the rest of the world’ attitude, which is in such conflict with US
government’s foreign policies (do as I say, or I will bomb you), that Tim was also speaking against – when he lit the fuse.
Whether you wish to admit it or not, when you approve, morally, of the bombing of foreign targets by the U.S. military, you are approving of acts
morally equivalent to the bombing in Oklahoma City. The only difference is that this nation is not going to see any foreign casualties appear on the
cover of Newsweek magazine.
It seems ironic and hypocritical that an act viciously condemned in Oklahoma City is now a "justified" response to a problem in a foreign land. Then
again, the history of United States policy over the last century, when examined fully, tends to exemplify hypocrisy.
When considering the use of weapons of mass destruction against Iraq as a means to an end, it would be wise to reflect on the words of the late U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. His words are as true in the context of Olmstead as they are when they stand alone: "Our government is the
potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example."