Timothy McVeigh

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(soldier, security guard)
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Born Timothy James McVeigh
1968-04-23
Lockport, New York, U.S.
Died 2001-06-11 (Age 33)
"2001-06-11"
USP Terre Haute, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Criminal status
Executed
Criminal convictions
• Use of a "WMD"
• Conspiracy to use a "WMD"
• Destruction with the use of explosives
• first-degree murder
Supposed perpetrator of Oklahoma City bombing

Timothy McVeigh was presented as ex-US special forces "domestic terrorist" who together with Terry Nichols carried out the OKC bombing. He was sentenced to death and, officially, was executed in June 2001. The reality may possible be more complex. James Corbett suggests that McVeigh was sheep dipped and never left US special forces.[1]

A highly recommended video by James Corbett.

Arrest

Within 90 minutes of the Oklahoma bombing, "McVeigh was pulled over near the Kansas border and arrested, alone, at the wheel of a glaringly improbable getaway car, an ancient, spluttering rust bucket of a Mercury sedan with no licence plates."[2]

Letter to Jennifer McVeigh

In a letter to Jennifer McVeigh, dated Oct. 20, 1993 wrote that at Fort Bragg, where he and the nine others were told they might be ordered to help the Central Intelligence Agency "fly drugs into the U.S. to fund many covert operations" and to "work hand-in-hand with civilian police agencies" as "government-paid assassins... Do not spread this info, Jennifer, as you could (very honestly, seriously) endanger my life."[3]

Execution

Although the execution (by lethal injection) was recorded, some have doubts about whether McVeigh was in fact executed.[4][5]

Lack of autopsy

McVeigh, 32, stated that he had "religious, ethical and philosophical objections" to an autopsy. A letter to his hometown paper, The Buffalo News, reads "I was sentenced to death, not to death and disembowelment."[6] The authorities granted him his wish.[7]

Decoy Hearse

"Authorities say that the black hearse seen leaving the Terre Haute federal penitentiary supposedly carrying the body of executed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh (see 7:14 a.m. June 11, 2001) was a decoy used as a security measure. McVeigh’s body was actually removed from the penitentiary in a van shortly after the execution. Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Dan Dunne tells a reporter: “Someone could have tried an ambush or something. There are all kinds of possibilities that could have happened.” McVeigh’s body was taken to a local funeral home, where McVeigh was cremated and his ashes given to one of his attorneys, according to the Reverend Ron Ashmore of St. Margaret Mary Church. (Mayhem (.net) 4/2009)"[8]

Reflection

20 years on, a Guardian article noted that "Perhaps the most striking thing about the Oklahoma City bombing... is not how much we’ve learned over the past 20 years but rather how much we still do not know. Despite the government’s insistence that the case has been solved, we don’t know the exact origin of the plot or how many people carried it out."[2]


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