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Bushwacked by Bushmasters

Waco, the Raw Truth

by Ronald Davidson

Reviewed by Jon Roland

This book covers two key topics which make it a valuable addition to the commentary on the massacre at Mount Carmel, Waco, Texas, from Feb. 28 through April 19, 1993. The first is to present evidence that makes a strong circumstantial case that the primary motive for the initial assault on the Davidian center two days after the World Trade Center bombing was to divert public and press attention from that event because of complicity by U.S. government operatives in it. The second is to provide an analysis of the trial of the surviving Davidians in San Antonio, Texas, during February and March, 1994. The author is an attorney in private practice in California, who traveled to San Antonio and was present at the trial. He presents much material on it that has escaped press reports, and an analysis of how the prosecution and the judge obstructed justice and erected a monument to prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.

In the absence of direct evidence of government complicity, one of the strongest kinds of circumstantial evidence is the ways the government tries to discourage investigation and exposure of such complicity, and this can be seen both in the staging of the initial assault on the Davidians on February 28, 1993, and during the trial of the survivors in early 1994. In the trial there was not just an exclusion of evidence that was not relevant, but an obvious orchestrated cover-up that cannot be explained as anything but an attempt to conceal the truth of actions by agents. Indeed, as I have pointed out, one of the best ways to know if you are on the right track in investigating official corruption and abuse is by how much resistance you encounter: the closer you get the more they try to stop you. The trick is to be ready for them when you get so close to something important that they decide to try to take you out.

The book is available from the author:

Ronald Davidson
Box 301
Miranda, CA 95553
707/943-3119
$19.95 + $2.00 S&H


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