„I understand what they felt in Oklahoma City. I have no sympathy for them.“

—  Тимоти Маквей, 2000s, Dead Man Talking http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/apr/22/mcveigh.usa, The Observer (April 22, 2001)
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