murrah building bombing

A chart measuring the damage and pressure of the ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel bomb used to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast destroyed 324 buildings within a 16-block radius and shattered glass in 258 more. The act, perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh, occurred on April 19, 1995 and killed 168 people, wounding several hundred more.

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17 years ago today, the the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing occurred in Oklahoma City.

Today, I just want everyone to remember and honor those who were killed, those who survived, those changed forever, and the brave rescue workers.

- My Dad was one of those people who helped the scene.
- My Jedo was the priest that prayed with those who lost loved ones, the days that followed.

I’m so proud of them for doing what they did best when Oklahoma (and the Nation) needed them most. 

I was so young, this happened in 1995, so I was about 6 years old.  And, yet, I remember it so clearly, I just remember taking a nap or something and waking up to this “thunder” (we lived in North Oklahoma City - similar distance to North Austin/Downtown) and I went to my Mom and said, is it thundering?  But, Dad was already gone to help the “thunder” I heard and Mom didn’t know how to explain it to me.  The years that past that moment, I wondered why I never went to the memorial site, but I think part of me just didn’t want to know what that “thunder” did that day.  I already saw too many confusing pictures, heard too much talk of violence and terrorism, and I guess as a child, I just wanted to forget about it all.

Now that I’m older, I’d really like to visit the memorial site, it’s actually got quite an eerie beauty to it and I feel like I need to finally know what really happened that day.
 

(each photo has a tiny description as well)
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Two Oklahoma Airports: David Boren, KuwAm, and 9/11

There are many connections between the events of 9/11 and Oklahoma City.  Some of these connections revolve around the alleged 9/11 hijackers, the “20th hijacker” Zacarias Moussaoui, and a couple of airports around Oklahoma City.  Looking closer at the airport connections reveals startling coincidences with regard to the people who ran World Trade Center (WTC) security company Stratesec, as well as CIA Director George Tenet’s mentor, David Boren, who is currently the co-chairman of President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Independent investigators have shown that there are striking links between the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City (OKC) and the events of 9/11.[1, 2]  Recently, many 9/11 investigators have become more interested in learning the truth about the OKC bombing after being exposed to the excellent film A Noble Lie.[3]

The OKC investigations have revealed eyewitnesses accounts of the sighting in Oklahoma of Mohamed Atta and five other 9/11 hijacker suspects.[4]  Last year, an article in the Oklahoma Gazette confirmed that records show Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Nawaf Al-Hazmi and Zacarias Moussaoui all “either visited or lived in Oklahoma from July 2000 to August 2001.”[5]

Read more: http://digwithin.net/2012/10/28/two-oklahoma-airports/

heyo i was tagged by @pierced-off to answer these questions and then tag 10 people (idk why it isnt linking the url kms)

1. What got you interested in true crime?
alright so im in oklahoma ~if you didnt know~ so you hear about the murrah building(okc bombing) a lot and ive always thought that was interesting. my mom is a psych nurse so ive grown up listened to stories about crazy patients and such and my stepdad is also kinda into true crime, but hes kinda into everything tbh haha.

honestly tho columbine is what started it for me. sometime in fall 2013, i saw a tumblr post about columbine and i thought it was the coolest thing and there was so much information about it so yeah

2. Who is your favourite serial killer and what fascinates you so much about them?

omg i honestly cant choose. i think ted bundy is fascinating because he seemed so polished and put together and no one suspected him.

3. If you could interview any murderer, who would it be and what questions would you ask them?

dylan klebold, big surprise!1!1!!! tbh i would just talk to him like he seemed like a cool guy

4. If you could ask Richard Ramirez, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson each one question what would it be?

honestly for richard ramirez idk what i’d ask.
ted bundy-how it feels to go from a fairly normal life to being a fucking serial killer and it felt to have tons of girls swooning over him
jeffrey dahmer- honestly i wanna know what human meat taste like and i think everyone does too. i heard that its v similar to veal (a scientist ate it ok im not like„,hanging out at the cannibal cafe lmao)
charles manson- how it feels to hold that much power

5.Would you say you’re more fascinated by mass shooters or serial killers?

mass shooters
6. Who’s your favourite mass shooter?

ofc dylan

7. If you could only hang out with one of the Columbine shooters, which one would you choose?

dylan 💕💕

8. If you could kill and you knew you could get away with it, would you?

this is gonna make me sound mega out if my mind—- but maybe. depending on who and what they did. i wouldnt just like, run around and kill random people.

9. If you were a serial killer what would your nickname be?

urrrgh. it would be something cute that would catch people off guard.

10. Have you ever written to an inmate before?

omg no??? like that just seems a little weird unless the inmate is family imo

I TAG WHOEVER WANTS TO DO THIS BC I CANT THINK OF 10 URLS RIGHT NOW

also funfact my house number is the same as what jeffrey dahmers apt number was byE