Letter: First-hand experience of FBI methods

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Sir: Peter Pringle's article on the FBI's response to events in Waco ('You watch, we'll sort them out', 21 April) rang loud bells.

Having experienced, on a much smaller scale, the FBI's gross over-reaction at the ending of Lufthansa's flight 592 back in February this year (a Somali passenger on the flight was wrongly identified by the FBI as the hijacker, who was, in fact, Ethiopian), I am not at all surprised at their actions in Waco. Indeed, when news events in Waco first broke back in February, I, and some of my fellow passengers on flight 592, jokingly remarked that we pitied the poor folk who were now surrounded by them.

No joke now.

Yours sincerely,



21 April