April 22, 1995 in Nation/World

A Blueprint For Terrorism

Staff writer
 

The deadly scenario carried out in Oklahoma City is eerily similar to a story line in the 1978 novel, “The Turner Diaries.”

The book graphically describes a bloody race war, funded with counterfeit money and robberies.

In 1984, an Aryan Nations splinter group that called itself The Order used the novel as a blueprint to put words into action. The Order carried out robberies, counterfeiting and the murder of a prominent Jew.

The book also describes how the racist-terrorists make a bomb that is packed into a stolen truck.

The book was written by William Pierce, who used the pen name Andrew Macdonald. Pierce heads the National Alliance, considered the fastest-growing neo-Nazi organization in the United States.

Here are excerpts:

“As carefully as we could, we calculated that we should have at least 10,000 pounds of TNT or an equivalent explosive to destroy a substantial portion of the building … Instead, what we have is a little under 5,000 pounds, and nearly all of that is ammonium nitrate fertilizer, which is much less effective than TNT for our purpose …

“We can wreak havoc in all the offices with windows opening on the courtyard, but we cannot hope to blow away the inner facade of the building or to punch through the sub-basement where the computers are. Several hundred people will be killed, but the machine will probably keep running …

“October 13, 1991. At 9:15 yesterday morning our bomb went off in the FBI’s national headquarters building. Our worries about the relatively small size of the bomb were unfounded; the damage was immense …

“My day’s work started a little before five o’clock yesterday, when I began helping Ed Sanders mix heating oil with the ammonium nitrate fertilizer …

“Meanwhile, George and Henry were out stealing a truck. With only two-and-a-half tons of explosives, we didn’t need a big tractor-trailer rig, so we had decided to grab a delivery truck belonging to an office-supply firm …

“We were still two blocks away when the pavement shuddered violently under our feet. An instant later the blast wave hit us - a deafening “ka-whoomp,” followed by an enormous roaring, crashing sound, accentuated by the higher-pitched noise of shattering glass all around us …

“We ran the final two blocks and were dismayed to see what, at first glance, appeared to be an entirely intact FBI headquarters except, of course, that most of the windows were missing … Dense, choking smoke was pouring from the ramp leading to the basement …

“Dozens of people were scurrying around the freight entrance to the central courtyard, some going in and some coming out. Many were bleeding profusely from cuts, and all had expressions of shock or dazed disbelief on their faces …”


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