Wilson tried to pick up what he thought was a truck bomb?
What, he thought somebody was selling one on E-Bay?
[Wilson tried to pick up what he thought was a truck bomb?
What, he thought somebody was selling one on E-Bay?]
To do a car bomb against a hospital is beyond stupid. It’s the worst possible target he could have picked - in football terms, an interception touchdown for the other side.
If he wanted to have an impact, he’d pick someone defended, but not too heavily defended, like a prominent politician or judge who’s done something he dislikes, and observe that person’s movements, paying attention to any visible closed circuit cameras and taking care to obscure his features from visible camera angles. Then he’d pick a time and place, do what he had to do, at night, preferably from a distance, using a suppressed and starlight scoped rifle, and skedaddle.
The problem is that this endeavor requires planning and financial resources. The folks who want to do this kind of stuff are usually lacking in tenacity, resourcefulness and cash. IMO, many mass killers aren’t angry at the political system - they’re just angry, period. To target random people rather than some of the policymakers responsible for their dissatisfaction seems counter-productive. But that’s the bulk of these people - irrational actors on the margins of society, e.g. people who own dog-eared copies of the Turner Diaries.
High impact actors would be like the Serbs who took out the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, kicking off WWI. Guys like McVeigh can only dream of having this kind of impact. That’s in part because while McVeigh’s technical expertise was impeccable, his target selection was asinine.
Yeah, why not go to bombs-r-us at the local mosque?
If the FBI provides the bomb, that’s entrapment, and this is murder.