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Justice Department takes heat over Waco report
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have taken
a beating in the press since the release of a report on the Waco,
Texas, siege last spring.
The report, released Oct. 8, largely praised the FBI, which took
over the siege after four agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms died in the intitial raid. But the report gives no
concise rationale for the FBI's use of tear-gas spraying armored
vehicles to end the siege on April 19.
Up to 85 people, 25 of them children, died at the end of the
siege from a fire started by cult members or from gunshots by cult
members, the Justice Department said.
The New York Times called the results a "whitewash" in an
editorial Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun called the report "a flawed
examination" in an editorial the same day.
Some support for the department came from The Washington Post,
which said in a Tuesday editorial that "it is difficult to cast
blame after reviewing the evidence."
PROGRESS!! The mainstream papers are finally sitting up and taking
notice of the coverup! At the DOJ press conference last Friday,
several questions were asked about the Waco Tape and DOJ had no good
answer (but were VERY aware of the tape and its contents). DOJ was
visibly nervous in response. Reporters are now onto the story. This
is the BEGINNING, not the END of the investigation. Stay tuned! The
truth is being exposed, slowly but surely!
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