The Dallas Morning News. The Special Counsel noted, by contrast, that recorded interceptions of Branch Davidian conversations included such statements as "David said we have to get the fuel on" and "So we light it first when they come in with the tank right [ February 28, and March 1, to a close. An agent fired with his shotgun at Branch Davidians who were shooting at him until he was hit in the head and killed. The events near Waco, and the law enforcement siege at Ruby Ridge less than twelve months earlier, have been cited by commentators as catalysts for the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
Senior White House and Justice Department officials conclude that there is no hope of Koresh surrendering peacefully, a conclusion reinforced by FBI senior agent Byron Sage, one of the principal negotiators, who tells officials that in his opinion further negotiations would be fruitless.
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FBI agents witnessed Branch Davidians pouring fuel and igniting a fire, and noted these observations contemporaneously. He was strip-searched every time he took exercise, so he refused exercise. Massacre at Waco, Texas: Other items found at the compound included about 1. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict: