Unlike most documentaries, ‘Oklahoma City’ starts at the beginning and not at the end. Oklahoma City and domestic terrorism.

Starting off at the end,  this documentary goes through the two stepping stones to the Oklahoma City bombing.

There were two major events that set off Timothy McVeigh. 

  1. The Ruby Ridge attack on the Weaver Compound.
  2. The Waco siege.

McVeigh is the man who, along with two others who had minor roles planned and carried out the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

There are many documentaries out there about Oklahoma City, Ruby Ridge and Waco; this film ties them together. McVeigh was former military and had a rather patriotic streak in him, however that didn’t serve he or his victims very well. After the compound at Waco, (Branch Davidians), ended so badly, McVeigh went to work on a plan to ? A plan to…..hurt Federal Agents. This is what has been sighted as the reason for the worst attack on American soil until September 11, 2001.

Official Synopsis

Explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement — including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco — led to the the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

Terra’s Review

The day the Murrah building was destroyed by a bomb was a very sad day for most of this country. I myself was going through a difficult time in my life and I kind of lived scared. This horrible day made me feel insecure and I wasn’t even anywhere near Oklahoma City.

McVeigh committed his crime on the date of April 19, 1995. Wacco ended on April 19th 1993 after several weeks of the government trying to get the Davidians to give up. A few children were let out and then some adults. In the end 76 lives were ended, including that of David Koresh.

There was a very short period of time that the country thought this was foreign terrorism. It was worse when we all found out it was an American man, former Military, who perpetrated this crime.

This film put’s its finger on the pulse of the nation during each event. We are a country of great strengths, however we need time to take a deep breath and get the facts. The facts are here, in this film. It’s worth your time to take it in.

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Always interested in a good indie film, my taste run towards Horror and documentaries. Rom-coms are my least favorite genre, but I will always take a look for the better good of the site. I've reviewed films for seven years and want to do it for about 20 more...we will see.

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