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Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study1Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case StudyDeVry UniversityTerrorism Investigation / CRMJ450Professor, Joseph MacriOctober 17, 2015
Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study2What suspicious activities that preceded the event did the attackers display that could havetipped off the authorities to their intentions?McVeigh was apparently a psycho and he did not deserve to serve the United States. If peoplewere watchful as they are today, McVeigh’s suspicious activities, belifes and conducts wouldhave been noticed, either by the authorities or the public. He shows many suspicous behaviorsand actions before the bombing of the federal building. In the army, McVeigh was gunner sincehe operated an infantry aid weapon and he was warded medals as well as decorations for histenure and actions in the US army. Nevertheless, he hated the US administration so much that hetalked about defeating and conquering it. McVeigh started to display his detestation when hehanded out white supremacist pamphlets. He talked about stealing weapons from the army base.McVeigh bought and sold data as well as books about “being a survivor” in many gunexhibitions. He disclosed anti-government writings at the Waco TX website, an occurrence thatrevealed people that were assassinated by the US administration. At one point, McVeigh told hisfriends that he was so fed up and tired that spreading of anti-government information would notcontinue. Here, he informed his friends that a moment of revolution had come. He stated, “it wastime to take action, and the action he wanted to take was something dramatic, something thatwould shake up America”. wanted to take was something dramatic, something that would shake up America”.McVeigh and Nichols purchased 4000lbs of ammonium nitrate fertilizer.He paid for the truck in full instead of leaving a deposit like most individuals do.Given that McVeigh selected the target that he did what message should this send forfuture law enforcement-force protection operations?
Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study3In this scenario, the appropriate message that would be sent concerning been aware and vigilantof future uncertainities. At the federal building, there was adequate security. McVeigh wascapable of driving up the building, get out of the truck as well as to walk away without beennoticed by anyone. Further, he was able to evaluate the building with no suspicions from otherpeople. There are various lessons that should be learnt from this occurrences. There are personswho are lurk in the shade and they walk and interact with people regularly. Such people do notexpress the anger in them and they never diplay their dislikes. They are anti-government sincethey disagree with legislations and law enactment agencies. McVeigh was upset and disturbed bymany occurrences about law enforcement and the government. The bombing of the federalbuilding was to send a clear and loud message to the government and the people. As stated in the