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2.0 out of 5 stars A Missed Opportunity, 16 Jun 2010
This review is from: Others Unknown Timothy Mcveigh And The Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy (Paperback)
I am hugely interested in the Oklahoma bombing and couldn't wait to get this book, which pretends to be the real story. It is written by Stephen Jones, Tim McVeigh's lawyer, and you shouldn't expect this book to be about Tim McVeigh. The big disappointment is that this book is about Stephen Jones, period. Of course there are some pages dealing with McVeigh but his personal history isn't even fully fleshed out.

The author doesn't mention that after being in the US Army, McVeigh got a job as a security guard with Burns International Security. McVeigh was assigned to the night shift, guarding the grounds of Calspan Research, a defense contractor that conducts classified research in advanced aerospace rocketry and electronic warfare. Calspan was founded in 1946 as Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, which included the "Fund for the Study of Human Ecology," a CIA financing conduit for mind control experiments by emigre Nazi scientists and others under the direction of CIA doctors Sidney Gottlieb, Ewen Cameron, and Louis Jolyn West.

The word "mind control" cannot even be found once in this book. Instead Jones bores us with the pathetic tug of war between the hugely overstaffed defense team (35 persons??!) and the Justice Department over witness statements. I think he personally did not do more than a handful interviews with McVeigh, in who he doesn't seem interested at all. He doesn't go into the peculiarities of the case, like the fact that McVeigh claimed sole responsibility for the bombing from the get-go. A strange thing to do unless you're eager to die.

The fact that he did not notice that McVeigh was under mind control and was singing from a song sheet says a lot about him as a lawyer and a writer.
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