24 Children Murdered: Hunt for Killers Continues
Murdered: Hunt for Killers Continues
by Weldon Clark
To anyone who prizes his or her freedom, Waco needs no
introduction. But you do need to know about recent developments in the investigation of
the matter. The need is especially clear since most of the national media have been
working hard to ignore the story--despite its listing on AP and UPI wire services, and
discussion in the Washington Times, the Washington Post, and other sources.
First, there have been lawsuits filed by families of those killed at Waco and by some
of the survivors. The suits were transferred to Judge Smith, the same judge who sentenced
some of the Davidians to long prison terms, and is generally thought of as a very
pro-government, very anti-Davidian judge. The government of course moved to dismiss the
cases. To the surprise of many, Judge Smith refused, leaving open such claims as the
Davidians' assertion that the government shot at people leaving the burning building.
This, Smith stated, had at least some evidence to support it, and if proven would
"shock the conscience of the court."
Judge Smith must have been startled at the next development. Without warning, the Texas
Department of Public Safety appeared in his court. TDPS announced that the Texas Rangers
(which are part of TDPS) had two large rooms full of Waco evidence that had never seen the
light of day. It explained that members of the public--documentary producer Michael
McNulty and attorney David Hardy--had been asking for copies, but that when it offered to
make them, federal agencies forbade it. Yet when McNulty and Hardy asked the federal
agencies for copies, the same agencies claimed that they couldn't give them because only
the Rangers had control over the evidence. TDPS added that it did not want to be
responsible for withholding the evidence, hinted that it did not trust the federal
agencies to have it, and offered to file the entire mass (estimated at twelve tons of
material) in court!
Things became more lively when TDPS explained just what was in the evidence. TDPS
commissioner Jim Francis said that it contained government fired projectiles, which
appeared to be pyrotechnic (that is, fire producing). It appears to this author that may
prove that FBI started the fire that killed 74 people, including two dozen children. He
allowed he was no expert, but said the evidence would be at least "problematic"
for the FBI's position. (The projectiles, fired from the FBI’s M-79 grenade
launchers, including pyrotechnic CS gas rounds. These expel the CS by burning a mixture
similar to black powder, and are stamped with warnings that they cause fires and may not
be used against buildings.) The evidence was so sensitive, Francis explained, that he had
instructed the Rangers to keep FBI out of the evidence locker until it could be secured
with the court, and he had ordered the Rangers to commence their own investigation.
The revelation of hidden evidence must have shocked Judge Smith, hitherto seen as very
pro-government. He issued an order accepting the Ranger's evidence. Then he issued a
second order, which is utterly unprecedented. He ordered all federal agencies to turn over
to the court all evidence "in any way relevant to the events at Mt. Carmel [the
Davidian building]." No one had even thought to ask for such an order; in a civil
case, judges just don't order all the evidence turned in, whether it has been subpoenaed
or not. An anonymous law enforcement authority was quoted in the Dallas Morning News as
predicting that "The Justice Department is going to have a fit!"
That's a safe prediction. Attorney Hardy's Freedom of Information Act suit drove ATF to
admit that it had three and maybe four video cameras filming what happened at the
Davidians' front door, and likely showing exactly what had happened when the first shots
were fired--but ATF claimed all copies had vanished. So had an infrared tape of the
building, which would conclusively show if and when the Davidians fired. We may now know
exactly where those tapes are sitting, and exactly why they've had to be hidden for six
Now for the things we can't talk about--or, at least, things were we can only reveal
part of the story. Michael McNulty, producer of the documentary "Waco: The Rules of
Engagement," is producing a second documentary. If the first one was stunning--it won
an Academy Award nomination--the second one makes it look mild. With solid evidence, most
of it from the government's own files, he shows that the FBI may be guilty of lying,
perjury, and homicide. He found the 40 mm Pyrotechnic shells, and tied them to the fire.
Retired FBI and government sources agreed to talk. The picture that emerges is even
grimmer than we might have thought.
Some Davidians had claimed that FBI fired into the building and shot at people who
tried to escape. McNulty has uncovered STRONG proof that the statements are true. FBI
infrared tapes, far better than those shown in his first documentary, show not only the
FBI gunshots but also the FBI shooters. A law enforcement videotape shows the muzzle
flashes. Internal FBI reports confirm that gunfire was heard from one of their sniper
positions. This is only a tiny part of the new evidence McNulty has uncovered, but it
should give you a guess as to what the rest is like.
Here are just some of the indictments, each carefully documented, that McNulty's new
documentary will level. Yes, there is a reason why 74 people burned rather than escape the
burning building. Those who came out the back way--away from the media cameras--had been
shot as they tried to get out. Yes, the "brave federal agents" got
trigger-happy. Yes, a federal agency levied war against American civilians--including two
McNulty showed his documentary to Congressional staffs recently, and the effect was
immediate. Congressmen and Staffers were seen leaving in tears, others in angry
determination. Now there is talk of new congressional hearings- done the right way, for
once. The Washington Times carried the story under the headlines "The Waco Cover-up
Begins to Unravel."
Sources close to the case demanded anonymity to avoid Judicial Reprisals. The Waco dam
is cracking, and we need your help to break it wide open. If you value your freedom, and
the Republic we have known and loved, sit down, right now, and:
1. Write your own Congressman, demanding hearings into the new evidence uncovered in
Texas and soon to be seen in a disturbing new documentary film "Waco: A New
Revelation". You can call your representatives at the following toll-free numbers US
Capitol Switchboard 888-449-3511 You can also call them using the Capitol Switchboard at
Here’s an e-mail link to Congress. http://in-search-of.org/
2. Down load this document and make copies to distribute to your friends, family and
coworkers. Resend this article as far and wide as you possibly can. To spread the word
call Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882 and callers may call in from 12 noon to 3PM EST, M-F
3. Write Jim Francis, Chairman Texas Dept of Public Safety PO Box 4087 Austin, TX
78773-0001 thanking him for his integrity and for protecting the reputation of his State
and that of the Texas Rangers. Jim Francis was appointed to this position by Governor
George W. Bush and we may assume his actions in standing up to the feds have the tacit
approval of Governor Bush.
4. If you can, contribute to pressing the civil suits brought by the Davidians. Most of
what they had went up in smoke, and they're now faced with the need to finance lawsuits
against the government--which is defending with your tax dollars. None of this money is
for attorney fees. The case requires expensive depositions. Contributions can be sent to
(and checks made out to) WACO JUSTICE FUND 5847 San Felipe Suite 1450 Houston, TX 77057.