Originally Posted by Alex Linder
There wasn't anything. The point was to produce an event that would serve as as pretext for cracking down on domestic terrorists and extremism, thereby taking the steam out of the militia movement, which was strong and building at that time.
I think you hit the nail on the head. As simple as the idea is, it makes perfectly good sense, because ultimately that's what happened..... I do think that it also assisted in laying the groundwork for future i.e. 9/11 type events that could be used to control public opinion....