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"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

06:55 min | 7 months ago

"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

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Koresh has finished writing the first of the 7 seals, and now he started dictating the second. But the FBI sees koresh's revelations as just another delay tactic. They've made it clear that their patience has run out. Thibaut reaches down and feels a cool grip of his Glock pistol. Koresh and Steve Schneider issued him the gun, along with a rifle which he uses for his guard duties. Still, thibodeau seriously doubts he could shoot another human being. Not even someone who played bagpipe noises at ear piercing levels all throughout the night. To those size, it's been so long since he's had a good night's sleep. He can feel himself nodding off. But then his eyes snap open. It's the phone line the FBI negotiators use. Thibodeau wonders why they're calling it this hour and picks up quickly. Hello? Hello. This is Byron sage. Can I speak to Steve? Steve's still asleep. Could you go get him, please? I need to talk to him right now. Yeah, all right, hold on. Thibodeau stumbles down the corridor, muttering to himself. He's sick of the FBI's demands, all the harassment. He enters the men's dorm room and sees Schneider asleep on his bottom bunk. His dark blond hair fanned out on the pillow. Thibodeau nudges him gently. Hey, Steve, Steve, wake up. The FBI wants you on the phone. I think something's happening. Schneider bolts awake startled. What's going on? I don't know. I don't know. It's fire and sage. She wants to speak with you right away. He says. Suddenly, thibodeau hears the familiar rumble of tanks. He opens the window shade above his bed and the two men look out. Down in the yard tanks are advancing, but this time they have long metal poles extended out in front of them, like menacing claws, and they're not slowing down. Schneider's eyes go wide. This is it. We're under attack. Thibaut rushes down the hallway, sounding the alarm. Right then a voice booms over the loudspeakers. We're putting tear gas into the building. David and Steve lead your people out of there. Give it a freezes for a moment. They've prepared for this kind of scenario, and all the adults have gas masks under their beds. He grabs his and continues to the women's dorm. As he races the hallway, the voice on the loudspeaker once again rattles the building. This is not an assault. We are not entering the building. The tear gas is harmless, but it will make your space uninhabitable. Turn out now. But thibodeau has no intention of following these instructions. He sure he'll be shot if he acts as the building. So instead he continues down the hallway. People emerge from their rooms tired and confused and knocking into each other. Ebola pushes through the crush of bodies looking for Michelle and the kids. A picture of serenity and her smiling face, which is too small for any gas mask. The mothers know to put wet blankets over the children as a barrier against tear gas. They know how to protect themselves. And if the FBI thinks anyone is walking out of here, they don't understand what it means to have a faith worth dying for. Across the road from mount Carmel in the small, one story house, fire and sage leans forward at the window. He's holding his microphone, which is connected to the loudspeakers across the road. And he's straining to see what's happening at the compound. It looks like the first tanks have reached the Davidians, and so he speaks again into the microphone. This is not an assault he repeats. He urges people to exit. He waits and watches, squeezing the microphone tighter, trying to make out any sign that people are exiting the compound. There's a crackle on the FBI radio, and the commander of the tactical team comes on. He announces that the first tank has delivered tear gas into the compound. As sage listens to the update, he pictures the tank nozzle, breaking through a window, and delivering a steady stream of noxious white gas. He thumbs the button of the mic again and repeats the call for surrender. And right then, a voice comes over the radio, shouting, compromise, compromise. Sage's heart sinks. This is a code word, and it means only one thing. Someone inside mount Carmel has fired.

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"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

01:38 min | 7 months ago

"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

"Its early morning on April 19th, 1993. It's now day 51 of the standoff. The sky above mount Carmel is still dark, and across the road from the compound, Byron sage walks through furious gusts of wind. He covers his eyes, protecting them from the dust in the air, and he reaches the door of a one story house the FBI uses as an observation post. It's here that he'll help to end this long, painful standoff. The day before yesterday, attorney general Reno gave her final approval for the Jericho plan. Now sage is preparing to make what he prays is the final phone call to mount Carmel. He's written out exactly what he plans to say. He'll make it clear that the standoff has reached an endpoint. The FBI will use tear gas, but they're not intending to harm the Davidians. At this point, the group will have no choice but to surrender. Inside the house, sage takes up his position at the window. Here he can watch the plan unfold. The tanks are already in position, each is fitted with a 30 foot arm, along with a canister that sprays tear gas, within 48 hours, mount Carmel will be uninhabitable. As sage looks out the window and FBI technician hurries beside him. The agent set up a TV besides sage so that he can watch the news coverage of the operation in real time. Sage also has a PA system in case he's not able to reach mount Carmel by phone. It will project his voice into the building, loud enough to be heard of the roar of the tank's engines. Sage checks his watch, it's 5 59 a.m.. He picks up the phone and dials.

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"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

06:04 min | 7 months ago

"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

"Always have unfinished business in Waco. It's early April, week 5 of the standoff. At the FBI command post Byron sage sits at a desk, waiting for an important meeting, a meeting that could set the standoff on a new course. After Gary nesse was removed as chief negotiator, sage stepped in as the de facto leader of the negotiating team. He was sorry to see Nestor go, but he's continued to push hard for a peaceful solution, even if progress has been slow coming. Sage has spoken on the phone with David koresh and Steve Schneider almost every day for 5 weeks straight, but it's been two weeks since any adult has walked through the doors of mount Carmel. Koresh hasn't released any children in more than a month. Sage stands up. It's time for his meeting with the FBI's commander Jeff Jamar. Sage walks past rows of agents all huddled over computer monitors. They have dark rings under their eyes, and they look worn fin, just like sage. Everyone is sick of living off cold pizza and they're tired of David koresh and having to organize their lives around the whims of a madman. Sage enters to Mars office, the commander is hunched over his desk, his expression stern. He gestures for sage to sit and asks if there's been any progress in getting people out of mount Carmel. Sage size and shakes his head. Jamar leans in. He wants to know the truth. Can they get David koresh to surrender? Sage takes a moment, swallows hard. It's difficult to admit after weeks of effort, but he tells Jamar what he believes. The negotiator seemed to have exhausted their options. At this point, sage is convinced that David koresh doesn't care about anyone inside. All he sees are ways to fulfill his own grandiose vision. Sage bites his left before offering his final assessment. He's not sure what koresh will do if they don't act soon. Jamar nods, he says he's glad sage has come around on the point because the agency has a new solution in mind. It's a plan codenamed Jericho. Sage recognizes the name Jericho from the famous siege in the Bible. Jamar picks up an aerial photograph of mount Carmel. He points to the compound and explains that according to the plan, tanks will approach mount Carmel with specialized equipment, outfitted with 30 foot arms. These arms will act like pipes that can penetrate the compound. Through these pipes, the tanks will then inject tear gas going room by room. They'll release the gas over a 48 hour period. They're not looking to force the Davidians out immediately. Instead, they'll gradually shrink the living space inside the compound until the entire building is saturated with tear gas. At that point, the Davidians will have no choice but to come out. Jamar looks up from the aerial photograph. He says that once they put Jericho into action, they'll need someone to tell the Davidians about the tear gas and to help talk them out of the building. He wants sage to fill that role. Jamar also explains that the highest levels of the FBI are on board. Soon, the FBI director will help present the plan to Janet Reno. President Clinton's new attorney general. And if Reno gives the okay, the tactical team will immediately put the plan into action. But right now, Jamar wants to know if sage is on board with the plan. Sage lets his mind imagine what will surely be a frightening scene inside mount Carmel. He can picture the thundering tanks, the white clouds of tear gas filling room after room. It's a risky plan, but keeping koresh in place feels even riskier. This has to end on the FBI's terms. So Byron sage tells Jamar, he's in. It's April 14th, 1993, and now day 46 of the standoff. David thibodeau smiles as he bounds up the stairs to the second floor of mount Carmel. He feels light on his feet, his former balk has wasted away after 6 weeks of combat rations, and the hardships of the long siege have purged his last spiritual doubts. For the first time in his life, thibodeau feels like he understands what faith truly means. At the top of the stairs, thibodeau stops and grins. Here, David koresh sits up against the wall, surrounded by a large group of followers, thibodeau sees his own hope reflected on their faces. Earlier today, koresh announced that he will end the standoff once and for all. God spoke to the prophet at the end of Passover. He instructed koresh to write down his interpretation of the 7 seals. Koresh said it will take two weeks, three tops, so he called the FBI and said as soon as he finishes writing the seals, he'll surrender. There will be no change of plans. Thibodeau scans the crowd and spots his wife, Michelle. She sits with serenity, her four year old daughter, who she had with koresh. Thibodeau goes and sits down beside them and serenity crawls into his lap. He smiles at her as she settles in. Settling on koresh is a look of calm and clarity, and then he begins to speak, exalted and proud as if God is flowing through him. He begins dictating the first of the 7 seals next to him, Judy Schneider types furiously on a typewriter. She takes down every one of his words, even though for the last 6 weeks, she's had a wound in her hand where she was shot. Crash's voice rises, he says that he who has chosen to open the seals will be persecuted exactly as he and his followers have been persecuted these long weeks..

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"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

08:30 min | 7 months ago

"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's late afternoon on March 8th, 1993, day 9 of the standoff. Gary Nestor is sitting in the FBI command post when a member of the tactical team walks in. He hands Nestor a VHS cassette from koresh, he says. Nestor tells the negotiators on duty to pause their work and gather round. He pops a tape into the VHS player and presses play. For a couple seconds, there's nothing but static, then David koresh appears on the screen. It's the FBI's first view of him inside the compound. He wears a white tank top and sits up against a wall, his eyes are half closed and his voice is strained, but he makes an effort to seem welcoming. Crash begins by thanking the negotiating team, and then introduces them to his family. And we just thought we'd kind of break the ice and allow people to see just exactly, you know, what kind of people we have here. I'd like to start off first of all with my oldest son. His name is Cyrus. Boy with long blond hair jumps over koresh's legs and settles in beside him. He smiles shiling, waves at the camera. Koresh goes on to introduce his two year old daughter and then talks about the other families that live inside mount Carmel. Soon he signs off and the VHS goes back to static. Nestor looks around at his team. They all look shaken by the raw intimacy of the tape. Koresh has put a human face to the people inside mount Carmel. Nasser decides he needs to say something. Koresh says, maybe a master manipulator, but it's a hopeful sign that he made this tape. He may be starting to see that they're not all enemies. If the team can find a way to build on this, they might have a chance of getting everyone out, including those young kids, they just saw on screen. Byron sage speaks up, sage, who leads one team of negotiators, has built goodwill with the Davidians. He suggests that.

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"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

02:41 min | 7 months ago

"byron sage" Discussed on American Scandal

"Day, four ATF agents and 6 Davidians were dead. With the killing of federal agents, the FBI took the leading role in ending the standoff. Their goal was to bring David koresh into custody. At the same time, the bureau wanted to ensure the safety of those inside mount Carmel, including more than 40 children. But the FBI would have to contend with David koresh and the decisions that koresh would make for his followers. This is episode 5, broken promises. It's before dawn on March 1st, 1993, day two of the standoff at mount Carmel. Even at this early hour, the FBI command post on the outskirts of Waco is humming with activity, quiet conversations, hurried footsteps and clacking keyboards. At a small conference table, Gary nesler rubs his eyes which burn with exhaustion. Nestor hasn't slept since he arrived in Texas. He hadn't had the time. He's already been on the phone with koresh in expressed his wish for a peaceful end to the standoff. Koresh spent most of the conversation talking about his anger at the ATF. Now at the command post, Nestor is reading materials and looking for clues anything that might help the FBI better understand koresh's psychology because if they can understand David koresh, they'll be in a better position to bring the standoff to a close. Nassar hears footsteps and looks up to find a tall man in his mid 40s. The man introduces himself as Byron sage and he's from the FBI office in Austin. Sage fills in dessner as quickly as possible. He explains that he spent hours on the phone with koresh, helping negotiate the ceasefire. He also secured the release of four children from mount Carmel. Nestor grabs a pen, starts jotting down notes. He asks exactly how sage pulled it off. Sage takes a seat and continues. He says the main thing koresh seems to want is access to the media. Koresh's intent on spreading his biblical message, he only released the first four children after the FBI promised to have a local radio station broadcast a verse of scripture. Nestor taps his pen as he considers a plan. Then he looks back at sage. They should keep pursuing this angle, he says, it could lead to a full surrender, and then Nestor makes an offer. He wants sage to lead a team of negotiators. It'll be tough negotiating with someone like David koresh. But together, their teams can find a peaceful solution. Nestor yawns and rubs his eyes and sage crims. He tells Nestor to find himself a place to lay down, take a nap. But Nestor brushes him off. I'll sleep when this is all over. He says..

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