[FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Awhile back, a read a number of posts from different posters, regarding the lack of knowledge of terrorists or terrorism, before 9/11. They were wondering, since terrorism was unheard of before 9/11, how then could the Ramsey ransom note made reference to a Small Foreign Faction. Apparently, some of us (and I am ashamed to admit...myself included) had apparently forgotten about the Oklahoma City Bombing. Although it was carried out by an American, Timothy McVeigh, it was thought at first, to be the work of terrorists. This happened in April 1995, only 1 and 1/2 years before JB's murder. Could this be the reason that the Ramsey's (imo) used the words Small Foreign Faction? Were they REALLY trying to pin this on terrorists, at first...only to realize how ridiculous it sounded, and then pointed their finger at every single person they knew, or came into contact with? Did they get the idea for the words "Small Foreign Faction" from the OK City Bombings? [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=+1]CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=+3]Bill of Right in Action[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Fall 1995 (11:4)[/SIZE][/FONT] [SIZE=-1][FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Updated July 2000[/FONT][/SIZE] This special edition of Bill of Rights in Action focuses on issues raised by the Oklahoma City bombing. U.S. Government: The Aftermath of Terror World History: Terrorism: How Have Other Countries Handled It? How Should We? U.S. History: Conspiracy Theories: Attacks on Jefferson Set the Pattern U.S. Government: Talk Radio: Playground for Free Speech or a Forum for Hate? [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Aftermath of Terror[/FONT]On April 19, 1995, a large bomb exploded in front of the nine-story Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. The explosion claimed the lives of 168 people, 19 of them children. News of the tragedy spread quickly. Based on early media reports, rumors flew speculating that foreign terrorists had set off the bomb. Representatives of Arab and Muslim Americans reported threats and feared retaliation. Rescue workers performed heroically until all hope for trapped survivors was lost. On television vast numbers of Americans watched as the people of Oklahoma City grieved and buried the victims of the most deadly example of terrorism in U.S. history. As the grim business of recovering bodies continued, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies launched a massive investigation to bring the killers to justice. Domestic terror had scarred the heart of America.