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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?I believe the message is to always be vigilant and aware of what can possibly happen.There was not enough protection at that building. He was able to drive up to the building, getout of the truck, and walk away without even being noticed. He was even able to check out thebuilding and around the building without even being suspected as someone who was notsupposed to be there. There are individuals and organizations that are lurk in the shadows butalso that walk amongst us in everyday life. They are not all vocal about their dislikes and whatangers them. They are there and they disagree with our laws, law enforcement agencies, and areanti-government. McVeigh was disturbed and upset with multiple incidents that took place thatregarded the government and involved certain law enforcement agencies. This bombing was tosend a loud and clear message. According to Heritage.Org, The Clinton Administration unveiledlegislation on February 10 to bolster U.S. deterrence of terrorism and punish those who aid andabet terrorist activity. The Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995 would outlaw fundraising inthe United States in support of terrorist activities overseas, expedite the deportation of alienterrorists, and make international terrorism committed in the U.S. a federal crime. This is a long-
Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study4overdue step in the right direction. This act aimed to expand the gathering and sharing ofintelligence on terrorist groups. President Bill Clinton suggested the establishment andimplementation of a domestic counterterrorism center led by the FBI. This center was used tocollect, analyze, and disseminate timely information concerning domestic terrorist groups andthe activities and immigration status of foreigners who have engaged in or supported terrorism. How did the terrorist cell obtain the major components of the improvised explosivedevices?McVeigh and Nichols purchased or stole the materials they needed to build and assembletheir explosive devices, which they stored in rented sheds. They both purchased 4000lbs ofammonium nitrate fertilizer. The detonators, explosives, blasting caps, and sausage-shapedexplosives were all stolen from multiple locations. All other items were tracked down but usingthe handy phone book and calling different businesses and inquiring about different itemsneeded.From question number three what messages(s) should the authorities have learned?