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  • 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing
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    28 October 2000 Domestic Terrorism On The Rise Domestic terrorism has risen sharply over the past 10 years. According to a recent Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms report, bombings or attempted bombings increased from 2,098 in 1990 to 3,199 in 1994, a 52% increase. Property damage from bombs rose to $7.5 million, with 308 people injured and 31 killed. The Oklahoma City bombing, which is responsible for 169 deaths alone, was not included in this report. What is the explanation for this rise ...
  • Hiroshima After The Bombing
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    Nuclear war was brought about through the invention of the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb was first thought of in 1939. The Manhattan Project was devoted to researching and constructing the bomb (Serendipity: Manhattan Project para. 1). Six years and 2 billion dollars later the Manhattan Project produced the first atomic bomb in history (Serendipity: Manhattan Project para. 5). The bomb was tested in northern New Mexico on July 16th, 1945. The creators of the bomb watched the first detonation. One...
  • Building
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    That we can learn a lot about a man from the books and films he chooses is borne out by Timothy McVeigh. One of his favorite films: the 1984 Patrick Swayze epic Red Dawn. It follows a group of small town teens' conversion to guerilla fighters when a foreign army invades America. Like McVeigh, the teens stock up on survival gear - mainly guns and ammo - in order to defend their country from annihilation. And one of McVeigh's favorite books: The Turner Diaries written by former American Nazi Party...
  • Transcript Quotes Mr Salem
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    'Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast " By Ralph Blumenthal Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast. The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who h...
  • World Trade Center Bombing In February
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    The World Trade Center bombing in February, 1993, became a landmark in the new wave of terrorism, with civilians involved into the tragedy. The World Trade Center served as the target of the bombing. As a result of the terrorist act, six people were killed and more than thousand were injured. But taking into account the fact, that there used to be about 20,000 people usually working at the Center simultaneously, and more than 80,000 people visited or traveled along the complex, the consequences ...
  • Bill To The Oklahoma City Bombing
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    The Government's Response to the Oklahoma City Bombing The Oklahoma City Bombing affected many Americans, including the President of the United States. From the start the White House immediately dispatched the FBI. The initial reaction was to close the airports, but that would infringe on civil liberties. Government intervention with this tragedy would help many victims' family members cope with the loss of their loved ones. Presidential response as well as monetary compensation would attribute ...
  • Federal Building In Oklahoma City
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    Timothy McVeigh said that the Federal Building in Oklahoma City was chosen as a target because it housed so many government offices and because it was more architecturally vulnerable than other federal buildings. McVeigh has also said he did not know there was a day care center in the building and was surprised when he learned from newspapers that children had died in the bombing, according to these two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. (Source: web) Group Responsible Timothy McVe...

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