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Re: Anderson Cooper investigating polygamist cult - another WACO?

Posted by CB on May 11, 2006 at 08:46:38

In Reply to: Anderson Cooper investigating polygamist cult - another WACO? posted by news snoop on May 11, 2006 at 06:12:53:

I've been following the polygamist cult story for a while. Interesting that Jeffs made it on the FBI's most wanted list, isn't it?

Seems to me the big difference between Jeffs & Berg/Zerb & Co. is that Jeffs built his empire within a stable geographic location, whereas TFI is a highly mobile, international flee-bag cult that has an end-time theology for eluding justice built into the organization.

One would hope that the FBI learns from its mistakes at Waco and doesn't go there again with Jeffs & Co. As long as Zerb & Co. reside outside the U.S., it will be difficult for the FBI to go after them. Nevertheless, the FBI's willingness to take on Jeffs might set a precedent that has legal ramifications for TFI's criminal leadership down the road. We can hope.