Miscellaneous Comments on Timothy McVeigh
[upon receipt of following graphic by e-mail]
ME: Excellent, wonderful, I'll use it. To me, though, it's not clear about McVeigh. I have a theory, but I can't prove it.
There are only two possibilities: a) McVeigh was guilty, but was still framed, i.e., the FBI infiltrated the group, set off their own bombs to discredit the militia movement, then arrested him; or b) (much more likely but impossible to prove) McVeigh was a government agent, the government promised him the earth, moon and stars above, promised him the execution would be fake, he would be given a new identity, millions of bucks, plastic surgery, etc., luxury life in the Bahamas, or something, then betrayed and killed him.
Everything else is impossible. Even a) is impossible, at least according to the official story. He rents a truck using a fake ID, but gives his own, real, address, in Decker Michigan, but without a credit card. No credit card is ever mentioned, the rental forms are never produced, no photocopy of the fake driver's license was ever produced, he sets off the bomb, which he is stupid enough to believe has actually done all that damage, is arrested driving without license plates, is asked, why don't you have any plates, he says, because I just bought the car, where, then he names the city where he rented the truck! He is carrying a concealed .45, with a "cop-killer" (dum-dum) bullet in the chamber or first in the clip (it is not clear which) but does not resist arrest. The cop says, do you have any weapons? He says, yeah, I've got a gun. I've also got a knife (a pocket knife). Then in court he never says a word in his own defense.
Sherlock Holmes said when you have eliminated the impossible, what remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. The fallacy is knowing when you have eliminated the impossible. But in this case what other alternative is there? I think he claimed he was implanted with a microchip that controlled his actions. I think that is scientifically impossible. But who knows really?
His execution, where he shows up ice cold and reads a poem that says "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul", etc., is all very well for Hollywood, but I don't believe it in real life.
Let's face it: If he had blown up public building on some sort of secret mission in Irak under the exact same circumstances, killing the exact same number of women and children and civilians, and had been executed by the Irakis in exactly the same way, he would be one of the greatest military martyrs and heroes in history, and his execution would be considered a great crime, "judicial murder", just like the bomber pilots and navigators (a grand total of 2 each, I think), beheaded by the Japanese.
I don't believe it. I think he was an agent, they tricked him, and the execution was real. I think he thought he was doing a great act of patriotism by discrediting the militia movement so the government could move against "unpatriotic elements" and then they double-crossed him.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
If you were about to be executed would you show up and read this? Hollywood.
COMMENT FROM OTHER PERSON: But our thinking is so limited that there is always another possibility – another opportunity...
ME: Well, with his character there are many other alternatives, such as, he was schizophrenic, he was an attention seeker, etc. But for the truck rental there is no other explanation. Either that or everybody failed to notice the ID, the truck rental forms, plural, etc., the cop was high on pot when he arrested McVeigh, so that's why the arrest story is so nonsensical, etc. But none of that stuff was ever mentioned. No credit card, nothing. For 18 years since then. They should have photocopied the ID, the rental forms, everything. John Doe no. 2 disappears, McVeigh is arrested for staying in a motel room nearby, they produce that form, whoopee! I tried to rent a car twice with no credit card, in the 1970s and 80s, impossible, in 2 states. And why fake an ID then give your real address? Where are the forms?...
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