When the Government conspires to cover up its crimes, the truth usually stays buried, hidden from everyone except the handful of "conspiracy theorists" who are willing to risk public ridicule or worse. The most obvious example is the Warren Commission's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone nut, which is still the Establishment Opinion Cartel's version of the Kennedy Assassination, despite such compelling evidence of a larger conspiracy as the widely-seen Zapruder film.
That kind of burial is what was supposed to happen after the Feds finished off David Koresh and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993. The Congressional hearings on the disaster were designed to close the book on what some have called "our own Tiananmen Square," casting Koresh and the Davidians as suicidal religious fanatics and smearing those who asked why more than 80 people, including 17 children, had to die. But a funny thing happened in August--the story came to life again and some of the truth slipped out for all to see.
Of course, like all of these official cover-ups, much of the truth has been available to anyone willing to look for it. For example, Soldier of Fortune magazine has published a series of well-researched stories revealing that the U.S. military trained the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who botched the initial raid on February 28, 1993. As early as May 1994, SOF contributing editor James Pate reported that the military's top secret Delta Force commandos were involved with the Federal Bureau of Investigation throughout the 51-day standoff. Pate also reported that the Delta commandos were "forward deployed" on the inner perimeter with the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team during the final, tragic assault. And, of course, the documentary film Waco: Rules of Engagement featured the FBI's own infrared video tapes which showed federal operatives firing machine guns into the complex to prevent the Davidians from fleeing the tear gas-fed fire.
But none of this was acknowledged by the mainstream infotainment industry until August, when former senior FBI official Danny Coulson inexplicably told the Dallas Morning News that pyrotechnic tear gas grenades had been shot at the complex before the fire erupted, contradicting years of government denials. More revelations quickly followed, including these bombshells:
First Lady Hillary Clinton and her suicided lover Vince Foster sent marching orders on Waco to then-Assistant Attorney General Webster Hubbell, the defacto boss at the Justice Department, during the siege.
General Colin Powell, the former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the site of the siege along with military officials from such foreign countries as Britain.
Former Secretary of Defense Les Aspin and other high-ranking Pentagon officials were briefed on the operation during the siege.
FBI-operated closed circuit video cameras circled the Davidian's complex and recorded most of the 51-day siege, including the final assault. The government has never released these tapes.
Dr.Nizam Peerwani, the coroner who examined the dead Branch Davidians after the fire, said new autopsies should be conducted to determine if the government killed any of them.
The revelations even promoted CNN to broadcast incriminating infrared video clips from Rules of Engagement on October 21, claiming the footage had just been obtained. But most mainstream reporting stopped after U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno appointed former U.S. Senator John Danforth to head up an "independent" probe into the new allegations in early September. Danforth is this generation's Earl Warren, a hand-picked insider assigned to keep the cover-up in place.
But more disclosures can be expected in the near future when filmmaker Mike McNulty releases his new video, Waco: A New Revelation. McNulty co-produced Rules of Engagement and promises even more of the truth in his new production. Advance orders are being accepted at 1-800-GET-WACO.