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    cosette, Catte Nappe

    Your diary mentioned that "April 19" was used as birthdate by Mr. Perkovic, corresponding to date of OK City bombing. Furthermore, the OK City bombing date was said to have been picked by McVeigh to memorialize his act of revenge for the April 19, 1993 Waco disaster which began as a mission by US authorities to disarm the Waco compound of a large cache of weapons. Waco -- and the date April 19 -- have gained mythic status in the minds of many who are concerned about gun rights and especially those on the "Paranoid Frontier" who think "ZOG" ("Zionist Occupational Government") is on a rampage to strip US citizens of their guns, etc.

    There are other connections surrounding April 19 as well and Questia, a subscription research website, sums them up this way:

    In the lexicon of American domestic terrorism, 19 April is known as the "Day of Doom." On that date in 1985, the FBI laid siege to a right-wing extremist compound in rural Arkansas. Eight years later to the day, federal agents raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, an incident that greatly exaggerated the wrath of fanatical antigovernment groups. Two years later, 19 April 1995 was the scheduled execution date for the notorious white supremacist Richard Snell, who was convicted of killing an Arkansas trooper. More importantly, 19 April 1995 is the date of the infamous bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, resulting in 168 deaths in what remains the single most violent act of domestic terrorism in the nation's history.

    Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center are great sources of fact and insight into this mentality. The "survivalist frontier" has always been back there, with its militias and guns, white supremacy, neo-Nazi ideas, and seething anti-Semitism especially in the form of Christian Identity and the paranoid concept of a worldwide Jewish conspiracy for control of media, banks and government which seems to have infected the mind of Richard Poplawski. I've been wondering throughout the Bush era with its myopic focus on Islamist terrorism what's been going on with homegrown American domestic terrorism. Looks like it's not gone by any means. Although the Poplawski murders are not on the same scale as OK City, the essential deranged concepts are similar and the mentality is dangerous and capable of mass destruction. I expect with job losses that the whole movement will worsen as they look for scapegoats -- and maybe (God forbid) hook up with the hard right "End Times" evangelicals of the sort Palin and her hubby hang out with up yonder.

    Good work on the collaboration in this investigative diary. I commend G2geek upthread for excellent pointers on how best to pursue the research.

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