One minute the Waco gunshot issue seemed resolved, the next...
The following webpage contains compelling evidence
of gunfire either at or from Mt Carmel during the
April 19, 1993 fire, which I've just discovered on
a tape known as the "FBI SWAT-team videotape." I've
provided a sound file so that you can hear and judge
this evidence for yourself. This tape was recorded
from sniper nest Sierra-3, about 100 yards from Mt
Carmel. First you'll hear the apparent crack of
a gunshot followed by one or two people that
say "GOOD SHOT" then "GOOD SHOT" again:
After that you hear a voice that comes in over a
police-type radio at the sniper's nest that says:
"We have rounds cooking off or shots being fired."
That speaker is apparently at another location.
Please download and save that sound file. There
is a lot of background noise, so listen closely,
and you'll want to listen to it several times.
I often experience distortions on first runs
of this clip while hearing it via my browser,
so be sure to listen to it more than once.
A Brief Overview of The Evidence Presented Above
Perhaps the most dedicated Waco researcher I've ever
known was Richard Sanford, a retired nuclear physicist
and fellow founding member of the Committee for Waco
Justice (CWJ). [*] It was a great loss to us all when
Richard died of a sudden heart attack last week, on
July 25th. Richard's fiancee donated to the CWJ all
of Richard's Waco files including the FBI SWAT-team
video examined at the webpage above, which Richard
acquired a few years ago from attorney Linda Thompson,
who acquired it from the government in a FOIA release.
The FBI SWAT-team video was made by an agent who brought
his own camcorder to the Waco scene and from sniper nest
Sierra-3 he taped the Mount Carmel Center as it burned.
As I viewed the full tape a few days ago for the first
time, while the fire is seen burning I heard what sounds
like the sharp crack of a gunshot followed by one or two
people that say "good shot" and then "good shot" again,
the second time even louder and clearer than the first.
Wow! Here we have a tape from a known sniper nest and
in the background we hear what clearly appears to be
a gunshot followed by people saying "Good shot." The
easiest explanation is also the most disturbing.
A range of possible explanations are explored:
There are other apparent gunshots heard a few moments
after the shot discussed above, and those shots were
presented in Linda Thompson's video "Waco II: The Big
Lie Continues," and they can be heard at this website:
About those gunshots, Linda Thompson says: "Listen to
the FBI SWAT-team tape as the fire burns. Shots can be
heard from nearby and echoing off the house. That means
shots were being fired at the house, not from the house."
[*] The Committee For Waco Justice:
GODDARD'S JOURNAL: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/journal.htm
Asking the "wrong questions," challenging the Official Story
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