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From: ww@blythe.org (Workers World Service) Via NY Transfer News Collective * All the News that Doesn't Fit MORE COVERUP OF MURDEROUS FBI RAID IN WACO, TEXAS By Gary Wilson The official report is in on the massacre of the Branch Davidian sect in Waco, Texas. But the question remains: Why did the government do it? The official explanation given at the time by Attorney General Janet Reno was that the attack was ordered "because of the children." The Justice Department investigation released Oct. 8 contradicted this, saying "there was no evidence of child abuse at the compound during the siege or even enough evidence to arrest Mr. Koresh on such charges before the Feb. 28 raid." (New York Times, Oct. 9) So killing all the children in order to "save" them from some unnamed abuse was not the reason. The department's report is more a coverup than a revelation. The only point that comes through is that the investigators--all from the Justice Department which includes the FBI--concluded that the FBI did no wrong. Deputy Attorney General Philip B. Heymann, the supervisor of the investigation, will probably get a bonus this year for a coverup well done. The report does not even attempt to answer a new and damning piece of evidence. According to a CBS Radio news report on Oct. 9, a videotape of the FBI attack shows a tank crashing through the house where 75 people were burned to death. On the front of the tank is a clearly recognizable flame thrower. This video, CBS said, has been shown on two TV stations. The CBS report attempted to dismiss it by emphasizing that it is being distributed by a person sympathetic to the Branch Davidians. -30- (Copyright Workers World Service: Permission to reprint granted if source is cited. For more information contact Workers World, 55 West 17 St., New York, NY 10011; via e-mail: ww@blythe.org.) + NEW NUMBERS! NY Transfer News Collective SAME ADDRESS + + Guests: Members Only: Internet: + + 212-675-9690 212-675-9663 nyt@blythe.org +

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