Today's the 13th anniversary of the Waco tragedy. I thought I'd add a link to my own webpage on it, based on 3-4 years of Freedom of Info suits. I haven't had time to update the page in a year or more, so some of the links (esp. to Real Media audio files) are broken. But you may find the images and video of interest.
Here's an article by Anthony Gregory on the matter, entitled Waco and the Bipartisan Police State.
DId a quick run of Google News and found no mentions, except in the ancient history ("on this day in 1993...) category. Here's one bit of local coverage. About 80+ articles on Oklahoma City.
And the folks lost along the way, since 1993: Carlos Ghigliotti, infrared expert, dead of a heart attack. Fred Zegel, infrared expert, died of unreported causes. One of the ATF agents committed suicide, saying he'd been blamed for the failure (he'd posed as a UPS deliveryman to gain info, and was a bit clumsy at it, not that that played any role in anything, but agencies look for scapegoats). One of the TV cameramen who filmed the first raid died at an early age, reportedly of drinking too much. At least one of the FBI higher-ups was drinking too much, it was said. Robert Rodriguez, ATF agent who tried to stop and raid (and whom David Koresh rather liked), forced out of the agency (and successfully sued them over leaking personal info to harm him ... as usual in a bureaucracy, the one guy who does things right is persecuted for making everyone else look bad).
About 80+ articles on Oklahoma City.
"We recognized, once again, that we can't love our country and hate our government."
Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 19, 2006 01:51 PM
"But do not condemn people who work for the government. That's the kind of mentality that produced Oklahoma City."
Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 19, 2006 01:52 PM
Thanks for reminding us about the whole sordid Clinton administration 8 year reign of terror. I know this is off topic, President W. worries me because he seems entirely too buddy-buddy with the Clintons since they looted and trashed our White House. W failed to do ANYTHNG even express some of the outrage we all felt.
Posted by: The Mechanic at April 20, 2006 02:36 PM