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I remember being struck by one of the early stories about 1993’s siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas...
Fred Dardick for Canada Free Press:
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It looks like somebody is going to have to update the Waco Siege page on Wikipedia. Apparently the whitewashed history that former President Bill Clinton would like us to believe regarding the 1993 federal assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, is missing important details regarding his own personal involvement.
In response to Bill Clinton’s highly publicized linking of the Tea Party movement to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing in an op-ed piece for the New York Times, former Clinton adviser Dick Morris disclosed on Monday that it was Clinton himself, and not Attorney General Janet Reno, as Americans have been led to believe for the past 17 years, who called the shots during the 1993 botched invasion that led to the death of seventy-six people.
Speaking on the Hannity program on the Fox News Network, Morris criticized Clinton for his Oklahoma City comments: “Let’s understand what was Timothy McVeigh’s motivation …he himself had said that it was the reaction to the Waco takeover.
Part 1 of our interview with Dick J. Reavis, Journalism Professor at NC State and one of the leading experts on the Waco tragedy. His book, “The Ashes of Waco,” was one of the first works to point out many of the problems with the raid, seige, and fire at the the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX, in the spring of 1993. Part 1 features the background of the case as well as the story up to the day after the raid.
Dick J. Reavis teaches journalism at North Carolina State University. He is the author the “The Ashes of Waco”, one of the most important books about the 1993 tragedy at the Mount Carmel complex in Waco, Texas.
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