McVeigh was a “lily white” just like “Jihad Jane” is. Read “The Third Terrorist” for all of the details.
Sometime after 9/11 our local Republican club invited an agent from the FBI to speak to our group about terrorism. What a disappointment! All he could talk about was the danger Timothy McVeigh types posed. He could not, or would not, connect the dots to anything else. I asked him about the obvious physical resemblence between sketches of John Doe #2 of OK City and Jose Padilla.
“Who’s Jose Padilla?” he asked. JP had been arrested about 18 mos. prior trying to smuggle material for a “dirty” bomb into the US. I thought EVERYBODY knew who JP was at that time. Cerainly everybody at the Republican CLub knew who he was that night.
But, not our intrepid FBI agent. I decided that either he was incompetent, or he was lying. This agent was out of either the Milwaukee, or the Chicago, office. All he was interested in was computers.