Msg#: 11 Date: 10-09-93 23:37 To: All Mark: Subj: waco treasury report 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴

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Msg#: 11 Date: 10-09-93 23:37 From: Richard Sanford Read: Yes Replied: No To: All Mark: Subj: waco treasury report 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 I got the Treasury Department report on the Waco massacre by calling the Government Printing Office at 202-783-3238 and letting them charge my credit card $33 for the report and $8.50 FedEx shipping. Two slower, cheaper shipping arrangements are First Class Mail (3 1/4 pounds on the bathroom scale); and free, which takes about a month. The report seems to be a continuation of the cover-up. I had heard that audio tapes of the start of the BATF raid were triangulated to determine where the first shots were fired from, and that a Federal judge had placed the tapes under the protection of the FBI. Treasury makes no mention of any such tapes or triangulation. The treasury report says that "Gunfire from inside the compound burst through the door. The force of the gunfire was so great that the door bowed outward." But in the October 1993 issue of Soldier of Fortune, Jack Zimmermann, who had an opportunity to examine the hollow metal front doors before the fire, commented that the BATF must have been firing blindly *in* through them. Even the fire and the tanks should have left the doors readable as to which way the bullets were going, but the report says nothing. The report does not say who gave the order to commence firing, or why. It does not comment on media reports that a BATF agent had given a statement that he had accidentally discharged his weapon as he came out of the truck. Zimmermann speculates that the accidental shot may have been mistaken for the signal to open fire, but the report is silent on this. Although it complains about TV reporters on the scene, the report totally ignores the existance of videotape evidence from the raid. It makes no mention of friendly-fire casualties,not even the one where the agent is videotaped shooting himself in the leg while climbing the right-hand ladder. It makes no mention of the speculation that most, or perhaps all, of the dead BATF agents were victims of "friendly fire". In describing the wounds of its own agents, the treasury report just says "Gunshot" or "Shrapnel". In describing the wounds of "CULT MEMBERS KILLED BY ATF", they specify the bullets as 9 MM Hydroshock, or unknown (not recovered). So how many bullets removed from dead or wounded ATF agents were the same type their comrades were firing? The report doesn't say. More when I get through this 500-or-so page document. ============================================== Another file from The Soapbox BBS "Your Infotainment Specialist" An all text BBS dedicated to e-zines and other unique text files. (919) 387-1152 - Up to 16.8 kbs - 8N1 Fidonet 1:151/142 - FREQ FILES for file list ===============================================

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