"To me it was a counterattack, the war had already started," McVeigh said in a jailhouse interview before being put to death. "You think you can be ruthless? Let's see how you like it when the fighting is brought to you."
"There was only one phone here at the time, and it was less than a 30-second call. A man called and asked for another man who was here at the time named Andy Strassmeir. When the federal government asked Andy about it, he said he may have met somebody somewhere, and they may have exchanged cards at a gun show or something, but we never knew Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh supposedly contacted a bunch of different groups, including the National Alliance, so it doesn't really surprise me," he added.