The Unabomber, 1996
From his cabin in the woods in Montana, the reclusive mathematician would send out bomb after bomb, and letter after letter haranguing victims who had survived his attacks and taunting the media. No one was able to figure out who he was. And then, in 1995, in a blast of egotistical rage, he sent out a 35,000-word manifesto against technology and industrialization, which the Washington Post and the New York Times published in order to prevent the Unabomber from carrying out his threat to blow up a plane over Los Angeles. Someone recognized his ideas in that manifesto. It was his brother, David. And so, the brutal chess game between bomber and government came to an end as a family drama between two brothers, very much alike and yet different enough for one to give the other up for the public good.
***One of the FBI's costliest investigations, Kaczynski was accepted into Harvard at the age of 16; 25 when he started teaching as a professor at U.C. Berkley. When the FBI took over the investigation from the U.S Postal Service, they code named the incidend UNABOM (UNiversity and Airline BOMber). To read more about this idiot and how he terrorized a nation, go here. Sources: Time, Wikipedia
TIME Magazine posted this article online several years ago, along with a list of 24 additional notorious crimes that I have been posting and will continue to post every Saturday on my blog. Hope you enjoy.
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