Waco, Another Perspective by Linda Thompson American Justice Foundation Would somebody ple

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Another nut rant from Linda Thompson. Waco, Another Perspective by Linda Thompson American Justice Foundation Would somebody please tell me, just what is the "government approved" religion, so that I can join it and not have to live in fear of being labeled a "cult member" and summarily executed by firing squad or burned at the sake as a witch? I am an attorney and I represent the Schroeder family members who survived the siege at Waco. I have also talked with several Branch Davidians who have survived, speaking with some who were in jail during the siege and with some who survived the fire as well as others who were not inside the center when the agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) first arrived. The Branch Davidians are not glazed-over, moon-child crazies. In my conversations with them, they seem to be well educated, articulate, very nice people. Many had normal jobs outside the Mt. Carmel Center. None of them believed they were under David Koresh's "control". Each of them said they were free to leave whenever they wanted. Words can't express the sickness, horror and outrage I felt, watching an army tank bash holes in the walls of the house at Mt. Carmel, Monday, April 19, 1993 - exactly 50 years after the Nazis burned the Warsaw ghetto and, coincidentally, the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride for freedom. What animal did they get to drive that tank? What monsters devised this plan and put it in motion? And all the while, the FBI's personal mouthpiece, Ricks, sanctimoniously made claims that this was done to "urge" the people to come out, that the FBI was "concerned about child abuse" because of the "conditions the children were living in." Let's remember who turned off all the power, water, and sewage to the center and subjected the children to these filthy conditions. Let's look at who subjected these children to 24-hour a day sounds and lights, and tanks running up to the house and circling it 24 hours a day. Let's remember who gassed small children, pounded their home with tanks, and then burned them to death. And, unbelievably, Ricks then claimed that CS gas was pumped into the house out of concern for the welfare of the children. There were no gas masks for children and this gas is horribly painful and sickening. All the while this horrible gas is being pumped into the house, suffocating and burning them, a huge tank is ramming the house from the outside, making it a very safe place indeed for children and their mothers to run to escape the gas, if they could. And the FBI is shouting, "This is not an assault." A Branch Davidian told me that when the tank rammed the house the women ran upstairs with the children. The tank rammed the house so hard, the house twisted and all the doors inside were jammed shut and could not be opened. The women and children were trapped in the inferno and burned alive upstairs. A man who saw pictures of the aftermath reported on April 22nd, that the mothers' bodies had been found trying to shield their now dead children. Another fellow sent me information on the chemical structure of CS gas. Catching Janet Reno and the FBI in a glaring lie, they claim that the CS gas was non-flammable, which means that it was a CS mixture made with water. If so, this combination produces a deadly narcotic gas which would have rendered the Branch Davidians stuperous. CS gas can be made by mixing the active ingredient with one of several base liquids to produce a gas. The only non-flammable liquid is water, but this combination produces a narcotic. The remaining liquids with which the active ingredient can be mixed to produce CS gas are all highly flammable. I have received reports from no less than 15 people across the country who saw on the TV footage, two men in black uniforms, wearing gas masks, who climbed up to the roof from the outside of the house and set the fire. How could any Branch Davidian even get outside to climb up to that roof. Better still, why would they need to go outside and climb on the roof, since the fire could easily be set from inside? Three Army demolitions experts have called to tell me that the tanks assaulting the house was a "dragon tank", fitted with a special nozzle, usually used to blow in jelled gas that will stick to everything, forming a highly flammable coagulant on every surface. And any fool knows that if the FBI intended to merely put in CS gas, they did not need to make gaping holes in the wall of the house. In fact, that would make the gas dissipate and escape, Huge, gaping holes were bashed in the sides of the building, not to induce CS gas, so much as to make sure the house was well ventilated, and that the fire would spread rapidly. A fire expert told me that the best way to make a building burn fast is to punch holes in the lower part. This morning, a nurse was interviewed on two radio programs, KGBS in Waco, Texas and another in Laport, and she said that at 5:00 a.m. Monday morning the FBI had come to the hospital and asked what facilities they had for burn victims!! Conveniently, now tonight, the FBI has a cover story. They are now claiming they detected "three lights" inside the house the night before so that the Branch Davidians had set the house on fire on Sunday night. Three others reported seeing footage where the tank drove over a gas tank, exploding it. The Branch Davidians had generators and their own fuel storage tanks. These blew up. The FBI now claims these explosions were "bombs" set as booby traps. But no end of bomb experts have told me that it was a propane tank, pure and simple, which is easily detected by the slow dispersion of the fire wave and the fire ball created in the explosion. One Branch Davidian has told me that there was no "suicide" - that no one from the Branch Davidians set the fire at all and didn't know it was coming. Another yelled at reporters as he came out that the tank had turned over a lantern, setting the blaze inside. The only suggestion of "suicide" in fact, seems to have its origins with the Cult Awareness Network (CAN), a group that seems to label any religion as a "cult" and all religious practices as a "sickness." This group wields a lot of power in Washington and with the BATF. A CAN advisor to the BATF was providing disinfomation for 30 days before the assault. The wife of late Senator Joe Ryan, who died at Jonestown, fuels the zealous fury with which CAN attacks any group it labels a "cult." Deprogrammers and kidnappers "rescue" people in these "cults". Afterwards, a deprogrammed victim has been, literally, brainwashed, which is how the "deprogramming" is accomplished. They will then say whatever the programmer has told them !o say about the group that they formerly belonged to. And so we get "first-hand testimonials" of "sex-abuse" and "devil-worship" or whatever nauseating tales can be foisted upon an unsuspecting public. The goal: To dehumanize the people in that group, make them appear filthy and disgusting, make the American public turn their heads away when something like the carnage at Waco takes place. We are no better than the Germans who did nothing when Hitler murdered Jews and blacks. Will we stand by and continue to allow these atrocities to occur in our own county? American "law enforcement" using military troops to kill American men, women, and children? And with the full sanction from the highest levels of government and with the full power of the United Slates government to cover it up? The rest of the story follows: The news media was kept 3 miles from The Mt. Carmel Center by armed guards at all roads into the compound. And the media dutifully regurgitated whatever tripe the FBI fed them each day at 10:30 a.m. calling it "news" as they slandered the Branch Davidians, spreading lies of "child molesting", "planned mass suicide", and "religious whackos in Waco". No matter, sensationalism sells newspapers, doesn't it? It gets those network ratings up, too. It wouldn't be a story if they told the truth. The FCC might shut down a network or two or yank a permit. Better that 100 people should die in an inferno than expose the depths of the depravity of the leaders of this country. Well, the FBI lied and the major networks repeated these lies without question, allowing themselves to be nothing but a tool of propaganda. Here's the real story: In 1992, Sheri Jewel and her ex-husband were in a custody battle over their daughter, Keri. Sheri was a Branch Davidian and she was killed in the fire Monday, April 19, 1993. Her ex-husband is a radio announcer. His wife is a TV personality. They have money. A fellow named Mark Breault, who is reputed to have a felony record, used to be a Branch Davidian. He proclaimed himself to be a prophet. After awhile, he tried to take over the Mt. Carmel compound and was ousted by David Koresh. Breault, an Australian, left, vowing revenge. He often called the compound daily to harass the members. Not surprisingly, a vengeful Breault, made various allegations against the Branch Davidians in an affidavit in the Jewel's custody battle lawsuit. This was in Michigan in 1992. Senators were contacted to investigate these allegations, as was the "Cult Awareness Network." The Cult Awareness Network is a group in Washington, DC, headed by the wife of late Senator Ryan who was killed at Jonestown. She has a personal vendetta, too. And she wields a lot of power in Washington, apparently, because if someone ends up on the "cult" hit list, they frequently end up dead, arrested for IRS violations, or with other legal problems. The allegations of child molestation were investigated in the intervening two years, twice, by Texas welfare department authorities and found to be baseless. The Sheriff's department investigated the allegations of illegal guns and these claims were found to be baseless. The investigations were peaceful. There were no problems. Mark Breault, however, continued to make his baseless and slanderous allegations against the Branch Davidians. "The Cult Awareness Network" turned up the pressure. The newspapers called Breault a "private investigator who has tracked the Davidians for two and a half years." "Tracked"? They had lived at the Mt. Carmel Center since 1935. How much "tracking" did it take? "Investigator"? Ha! He's a self-proclaimed "prophet" with a vendetta against the Branch Davidians. And who paid him so handsomely that he could afraid to "track" them for 2-1/2 years, anyway? Did the media bother to check any of this out? Never. You may remember that in the first few days the Branch Davidians were under siege, they hung a sheet outside the window that said, "Send in Don Stewart, CFA and Ron Ingleman." I now know all these people pretty well by phone now. Don Stewart says he is a former paid informant and hired assassin for the BATF. He named dates, names, and places, and detailed a secret hit squad operated under the BATF by a man code-named "Wolfgang" (whose name he identified to me). He claims this secret hit squad killed a fellow named Tomassi in California; a religious leader called the Bogwan Rashnesh Shari; and provided the weaponry to Sarah Moore, the woman who tried to shoot President Ford, and that the BATF drove her through guards to get her in place. He says they took her children to keep her quiet. He also says that John Wayne Beams, the man who ran the ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine as a hired hitman that got Soldier of Fortune sued when he actually carried out a hired murder for someone, was a paid operative for the government as a line of work. Congressional records show that a man named Dick Stoffberg was another such operative, who was a hired assassin of our government and also ran guns and cocaine in and out of the country. Don Stewart is now on the run from the BATF, living in an RV with his family. If even a 10th of his information is true, it is a sorry, sorry tale of the depravity existing at the highest levels of our government. CFA - the Constitutional Foundation Association, Grand Prairie, Texas, [124 Northeast 9th Avenue, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050, (314) 264-6756] was started by Greg Sanlia and Bill Griffith, to expose the true story in Waco. They are also now working to establish common law courts throughout the country to put corrupt judicial officials and politicians behind bars, where they belong. Together with Ken Fawcett, they have collected over 300 hours worth of videotapes of the initial onslaught. People who have studied these tapes in slow motion say that they show that the BATF agents who were killed going in through the second story window were killed by friendly fire and their own frag grenade. When they got inside the window, they were in a 10 x 10 room that had a locked steel door. They couldn't get out. They were hit by friendly fire and trapped in the room when the frag grenade went off. One Branch Davidian, Mike Schroeder, left the Mt. Carmel compound that morning to go to work as usual. He passed by agents who never stopped him. He didn't learn of the initial siege until later that day. When he tried to return home, he was shot in the back as he climbed a fence. His body was left hanging on the fence for days, as his wife and children could see him there, from inside the house. The government finally moved his body, using a grappling hook from a helicopter, at night, to drop it into a nearby field, where it was chewed by wild dogs and buzzards beyond recognition as a human being. Another man was shot and his body was left up on the water tower for days by the government and it, too, was dropped to the ground at night by a helicopter, leaving pieces to be scraped up from the ground. Then two old ladies, who came out of the compound with the children, said that all the children had been in an upstairs room when they were suddenly fired upon by helicopters through the roof the day of the siege. They covered the children with their own bodies to protect them. These old ladies were charged with murder and held in jail. Eventually, they were put under arrest as material witnesses and held in a half-way house out of the city. While the FBI was claiming to be urging the Branch Davidians to surrender, FBI spokesperson Ricks announced on Friday, April 17th, that anyone who came out would be considered a threat to the BATF agents and would be shot. Shots and percussion grenades were fired at a person who tried to leave through a window that day and at Steve Schneider. Ricks said that Steve Schneider had "abused his privileges" and had to be taught a lesson. For 51 days, the FBI tortured the people inside the Mt. Carmel center. All utilities, including sanitation, were cut off. Loudspeakers were set up all around the house to blare sounds 24-hours a day, including the sounds of rabbits being slaughtered, the sound a phone makes when it is left off the hook, Tibetan monk chants, jet airplanes, babies crying, and songs such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and Christmas carols. Stadium lights were set up to keep the place lit up 24 hours a day. Military tanks, including M1 Abrams and Bradleys, were brought in and rapidly circled the house, firing percussion grenades continuously. The tanks would charge up to the house and stop within feet of the house repeatedly. Black helicopters flew overhead. Two dark green huey gunships also flew over frequently, guns mounted in front. The black helicopters have no markings on them and appear to have a rotorless tail. I got pictures of two of them that flew over the compound and parked at the FBI headquarters. These same black helicopters have been reported by many people who have spotted them performing "strafing" patterns over suburban areas. They are used as part of a "multi-jurisdictional" task force police and the storage locations for them are secret. They are also frequently spotted over the homes of persons targeted by the government as "dissidents"; and just shortly after our militia protest rally in Waco on April 3, 1993, other people reported two of these helicopters circling over my house in suburban (and very populated) Indianapolis. Around the 40th day of the siege, David Koresh announced that the children and babies were out of milk. Several relief efforts to bring baby food to the Mt. Carmel compound were turned back. My husband and I tried on Saturday and Sunday, April 3rd and 4th to deliver baby food and baby supplies to the compound. We were detained for questioning and turned away. When I posed the direct question to the FBI headquarters, "Has it come to this? Does the United States government want babies to starve to death?", the answer was, verbatim, "Yes". We took the food and put it alongside The road block at the press entrance with a sign that said, "Please take this food to the Mt. Carmel babies. The FBI says 'Let em starve.'" Within minutes, an ATF agent in a pick-up truck that had "Wild Bill" painted on the side, stole all the food. Two people from South Bend, Indiana, one of them Gary Spaulding, were arrested for trying to take baby food and supplies into the Mt. Carmel center the following week. When they were arrested, Gary specifically asked the arresting officer if he didn't want to "check with his high command to be sure that the officer was doing what the high command wanted." The officer replied, "I can assure you that I speak for high command when I say that food is not going in to those babies." And to the agents who stole the food, and every state trooper, every BATF agent, and every FBI agent who prevented those children from receiving food, you are murderers. At the road-block entrance, the ATF had off-duty agents standing along-side the highway, holding signs that said "We support The ATF" and "Honk if you support the ATF." About one car in 12 honked and it should be noted this was a major artery for ATF agents going to and from work, which could account for the occasional person stupid enough to honk. The weekend of April 4th, my husband and I stood alongside them with our own signs that said, "ATF welcomes you to Nazi AmeriKa" and "the ATF kills women and babies." Little did we know just how prophetic that sign would be. And how did the BATF account for what it did when it assaulted the Branch Davidians? Did it offer to show the American public the search warrant they claimed to have? No. In fact, the search warrant and probable cause affidavit, if they existed at all, were "sealed" by court order. A court order from the magistrate who signed it in the first place, Dennis Green. Dennis Green, you are a murderer. The only judge in that district, Walter Smith. Jr. of the Waco Division, Western U.S. District Court in Waco, who chose and supervises Magistrate Green, denied eight petitions for relief filed by various lawyers seeking to order the FBI and BATF to be made to follow the law and the United States Constitution. The government never once filed a single paper in opposition to any of these motions. There was clear, controlling Supreme Court law that required that these petitions to be granted. The judge had no legal reason to deny them, yet he did. And he used the same order, nearly a xerox, to deny all of them. Walter Smith, Jr., you are a murderer. Waiter Smith is the same judge who allowed arraignments of people who left the compound to be held in secret. When there was not sufficient probable cause to hold them under arrest, he allowed them to be detained in jails as "material witnesses." And this same judge is the only judge in that division, where all the remaining Branch Davidians, now facing "murder" charges, will be put on trial. And, now that the warrants have been unsealed, the entire "probable cause" is nothing more than voodoo allegations that the cult "might" do something violent in the future, so the BATF had to act. It alleges a lot of perfectly legal and lawful actions as "probable cause." Nearly two pages are devoted to such "scandalous" activities as "paying cash for C.O.D. deliveries" from UPS (without noting that few vendors will accept anything BUT cash for a C.O.D. delivery). And, interestingly, Larry Gilbreath of UPS apparently found the time to supply the ATF with descriptions of times, dates, and circumstances of his deliveries, as well as the items he delivered, all of them legal. Remember that rumor that UPS was keeping track of anyone receiving or sending shipments that had anything to do with guns? Well, here's the proof. It's in the probable cause affidavit, plain as the nose on my face. UPS, the Unauthorized Private Snoops for the government. The 17-page probable-cause affidavit is heavily padded with allegations of "child molestation" and "sex with all the women." The BATF has no jurisdiction whatever over "child molesting" or having sex with a lot of different women. The BATF is only supposed to check to see if taxes have been paid on various weapons and if weapons regulations have been observed. And the ATF makes liberal use of wholly useless and innocent remarks that Koresh made to uninvited government spies who must have worn a path to his house, such as a welfare worker who was there to ostensibly check on the children's welfare, but seemed interested only in finding out about any guns that might be there, to the point of obsession. And the undercover ATF Agent who came over a few times. Gee, whatever happened to privacy in one's own home? It is clear these government interlopers were quite peeved when David Koresh attempted to politely tell them to mind their own business and when they wouldn't, he would entertain them, playing the guitar or showing a Gun Owners of America video tape that accurately portrays the ATF as an agency that lies to, threatens and harasses individuals. The affidavit shows ATF's paranoia where it implies that remarks by Koresh that refer to Koresh's interpretation of the 6th Seal, whereby God will send an army to earth, indicate that Koresh is prone to violence. But the BATF has absolutely no jurisdiction whatsoever on someone who might become violent. After the BATF and FBI learned that the American Justice Federation had released a press release stating that the use of military troops against United States citizens violated federal law, specifically, the Posse Comitatus Act, 32 U.S.C. 1835, the BATF released a cover story, claiming that the tanks were "really" not Army, they were National Guard, and had been brought in under the "Drug Interdiction Act" because they had heard there was a "methamphetamine lab" - three weeks after the FBI had already publicly announced them was never any question whatever of drug involvement. Governor Ann Richards of Texas, who authorized the use of the tanks, claimed she had been tricked. But she still did not order the tanks to be withdrawn. Ann Richards, you are a murderer. Each day, secret horrors were perpetrated upon the Branch Davidians, out of sight of the American public, as the press cowered like sheep out on the fringes. Each day, the FBI gave us "The Truth", as told by the FBI, and the news media dutifully lapped it up and spread it throughout the country, poisoning the minds of people across the country, just as the FBI intended. FBI Agents Jeff Jamar and Ricks, you are murderers. Did any of the news media ever challenge how the BATF might have any jurisdiction at all over "child molesting" allegations? Or their authority to bring in two cattle trailers full of armed men, who threw grenades at the front door and went in shooting at woman and children on a Sunday morning? Each of you in the media who didn't question, who didn't challenge, who didn't know enough about the Constitution of this country to even ask an intelligent question, each of you are murderers. One or two persons asked decent questions at the press conference. Lewis Beam, a former KKK grand dragon and political activist, and a reporter from Soldier of Fortune Magazine, were kicked out of the press conference for asking pointed questions. Lewis Beam was arrested. His crime? Asking "Is this the beginning of Gestapo tactics and martial law in this country" at the press conference. Two other known "trouble makers" (this author included), were prevented from entering the press conference, despite valid press credentials. In fact later that day, I was detained as a BATF agent at a road block pointed a machine gun at me and my partner, John Baird, and our credentials were stolen. My crime? I had filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Branch Davidians, asking that they be allowed to have legal counsel. And for all the unasked questions: No, it is not illegal to own a machine gun in this county. Even if the Branch Davidians had a machine gun, which it now appears they did not, if it was "illegal", it only meant that a $200 tax had not been paid on it. All it takes to legally own a machine gun in this country is to pay a $200 tax and fill out a Form 4. The BATF is supposed to check that those taxes have been paid. Branch Davidians have said that Paul Fatta, a Branch Davidian, held a Class III dealer's license. That meant that he could legally own, sell, and buy any type of gun. It is thus highly unlikely that there were any "illegal" guns in the center at all. And who is responsible for issuing these permits? The BATF. They knew Paul Fatta had a license. Paul Fatta was not at the Mt. Carmel Center the day the BATF assaulted the Branch Davidians. Nonetheless, he is now listed on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted" list as "armed and dangerous." This gives the government the ability to shoot him on sight and then claim he was a "fleeing felon." It is, in other words, a license for the government to kill, again. To bury the best evidence against them, again. The FBI claims to have found one "illegal" gun. It also claims to have found a "weapons cache" of $200,000 in guns which it found by checking through the BATF's registration records. That means these guns were LEGALLY registered. Yet the FBI is referring to this as an "illegal weapons cache." Neighbors we have spoken with who have known the Branch Davidians for 15 years described them as "good Samaritan" types who helped their neighbors and were kind and friendly. Normal people, good neighbors. The kind of folks you'd probably rather have living around you than the thugs who commit the drive-by shootings, rapes, and robberies, for instance. Calling a religion a "cult" and putting out false information across the media about "child molesting" and "weapons caches" is exactly the same technique that was used by the Nazis to portray the Jews as filthy, disgusting people, so they could be killed. It is the same technique used by every tyrannical government, to kill an unpopular and potentially vocal adversarial group. But in this country, we are supposed to have freedom of religion. It would seem that is a pipe dream. Tell me, what is the "official government-approved religion" I should join so I don't have to worry about being shot or be burned to death in my own home by the government? We have three confirmed reported citings of trainloads of UN tanks going into Portland, Oregon, over the past few weeks, and troop movements of unmarked military vehicles across the nation. Perhaps you might want to ponder the significance of these events. And Monday night, April 19, 1992, wasting no time to exploit these horrific deaths, Peter Jennings, in yet another "made for propaganda" ABC News TV special, gave a full and impartial (not) accounting of events by having those bastions of integrity, Kisser, of the Cult Awareness Network, and a former Branch Davidian, give us "insight" into how Branch Davidians and other "cults" think. As if they know. Peter Jennings twice said tonight that "there are more than 100 cults across the country and this is a warning of things to come." And Clinton issued an ominous statement along the same lines the same night. And by Thursday night, two reporters had tried to enter what remained of the Mt. Carmel property and were arrested. A guy named McDonald, speaking for Governor Ann Richards of Texas, made it plain that attempting to enter the area could result in "tragic circumstances." In other words, while the cover up is going on, anyone trying to find out the truth will be shot. David Koresh had a message for the world. He wasn't holding out to commit suicide. He didn't hold anyone hostage. He wanted to give what he believed was a gift to the world. He believed he held the secret to the seven seals, spoken of in Revelations. He wanted to offer what he knew for anyone who could hear it, believing he had a duty to offer it to help save the souls of those who did not know. He wanted the time to write it down. which be had to do in candlelight, using a manual typewriter, on scraps of paper. He sent a message to the FBI telling them this. He also sent messages, Bible scriptures, that said that God would send his holy armies to smite his enemies. That much may be true. The Waco massacre has awakened Americans all across the nation to what is horribly wrong in this country. A voice of unity is being heard, getting louder each day. I have received over 4,000 phone calls in a week, from many different groups and organizations, and people of all races and religions, from all walks of life. They have one thing that has brought them together: A search and a demand, for liberty and justice for all. We have seen our leaders on the television, lying to us with straight faces, offering justifications for this carnage, as if there could ever be any possible moral explanation or excuse that could be enough. That the people offering these excuses are morally bankrupt and corrupt should be obvious. And all of them, Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, William Sessions, and Lloyd Bentsen, are murderers. This is the coming of the New World Order. A one-world government where, in order to put the new government in place, we must all be disarmed first. To do that, the government is deliberately creating schisms in our society, funding both the anti-abortion and pro-choice sides, the anti-gun/pro-gun issues, black-white race riots, gay/anti-gay hysteria, trying to provoke a riot that will allow martial law to be implemented and all the weapons to be seized, while "dissidents" are put safely away; perhaps, as in David Koresh's case, permanently. This was gun control in action, folks, exactly the way our government plans to play it out, without apologies. Now you tell me who were the criminals here and who should be disarmed? Interestingly, the day the Branch Davidians were murdered is also the anniversary of the ride of Paul Revere. Americans, my fellow patriots, we have cold-blooded killers running our country. Isn't it about time you put down your beer, get up off the sofa and do something about it? Linda Thompson American Justice Federation Telephone: 317-780-5204 FAX: 317-780-5209 BBS: 317-881-2743 [Fidonet 1:231/110]

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