|From: Gary Hunt at the Outpost of Freedom in Waco, Texas|
Date: APRIL 19, 1993 PHONE: (407) 260-1111
The age old question, "what is the value of human life?" comes to mind as we find that the FBI is unwilling to show tolerance in this siege. In an effort to limit the two million dollar a day cost of this operation, they have opted to use CS gas in an effort to force the entrenched defenders of the Branch Davidians Mt. Carmel complex into submission-
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first significant use of United States Army personnel and equipment in an assault upon Americans on American soil since the Civil War ended 128 years ago. An M-80 tank extractor (combat engineer vehicle) has been used to intrude through the walls of the complex. The boom then injects a fifteen second burst of CS gas into the room.
It was over twenty-five years ago that I received training in gas use in the military. However I recall CS gas being considered a mild nerve agent, much more severe than the more commonly used pepper gas. It seems that we were told that CS gas could be fatal in larger doses. The FBI, however, has assured us that the gas is not lethal, and is being administered in sufficiently small doses to avoid serious damage.
One must continue to wonder whether the government is correct in using methods that might result in loss of life when charges have not yet been filed on those inside the complex. It seems that the FBI has placed itself in the position of being judge and executioner with no regard for a jury of any sort.
Initial reports indicate that the defenders fired rounds at the vehicles that were tearing down whole wall sections of their Church. The FBI, in the press conference, implied that nobody has a right to defend their home, that these shots were acts of aggression against the FBI.
It has become obvious that in our two hundred twenty year history we have evolved from a country where government was servant of the people to where government is master and the people of this "free" nation are slaves of, and subject to the whims of government.
President Bill Clinton was just asked what was happening in Waco. He replied that he had nothing to do with it, it was a Justice Department decision. Proof, once again, that our elected officials have passed control of our government over to bureaucrats. We have lost all semblance of representative government and are now controlled by appointees. The thin veil of government of the people, by the people and for the people has been shredded along with the Constitution. We have yet to wake up to what is happening in this country, and, as Ben Franklin speculated in 1787, we have lost the country that was the gift given by those who were then willing to give their lives so that we might be free.
And, to you Sunshine Patriots, you are a bit late. To Janet Reno, justice can only be served by an honest evaluation of the evidence. You have just allowed the destruction of the evidence as to who began this battle which is resulting in the demise of the Constitution. Good start, lady!
I call this Treason!