If they would have wanted everyone murdered they would have fired live rounds into the truck and not OC and flash bangs as is clear from the enhanced video. At that range with a modern sporting rifle you don't have to be a top marksman to pepper the car with rounds and kill everyone inside. I think Finnicum exiting the vehicle he was a hero since he saved everyone in the car. I think they wanted to open up on the car like fish in a barrel, but his actions , plus cameras rolling ensured that the FBI couldn't get away with murdering everyone.I respectfully disagree with you comment.
I would be very worried If I was one of the people in the car, if the families don't track them down they will be disappeared.
According to the ONE witness the feds HAD to 'let go', was that the cops / feds WERE IN FACT SHOOTING LIVE ROUNDS along with the flash bangs. This is NOT unusual in tactical procedures. SWAT teams use both flash bangs to confuse the person / people they are targeting and, then, live rounds to 'neutralize' (THEIR term for kill) the threat.
The media tried to push the same... "NO GUN FIRE BY THE COPS / FEDS"... narrative when the corporate MSM interviewed the young lady who was in the truck. The media was putting out the narrative that the cops / feds only fired "THREE" live round bullets. The young lady corrected the corporate media and said that... "the cops / feds fired over a hundred rounds into the vehicle and by the grace of God they were untouched." She went on to say that, her and the other occupants felt that the cops / feds had a bad angle to shoot the truck from and that was the ONLY reason they survived the onslaught by the feds.
The fact that there were bullet holes in the windshield shows that the truck was fired upon as they approached the second checkpoint and may have been firing on the truck as Finicum jumped out. The more I look at the footage and consider the witness testimony, I'm beginning to think Finicum jumped out to draw the gun fire away from truck and on to himself, making him a 'HERO' and not the 'selfless' person the corporate media / feds want us to believe.
The witness said they were looking for ANYTHING WHITE in the truck which could be use to show that they were 'surrendering'. The issue of the chopper.
The video footage (minus the audio) from the air has raised more questions than it has answered. There is no doubt that the feds intended to use the helicopter footage all along. I'm contending that there are two issues here. First issue, is that, had the cops / feds actually killed all occupants in the truck, at minimum we would have got incorrect information on what had actually happened A.K.A. "Only three shots were fired by cops / feds". Also, that the truck was fired upon at the first checkpoint.
The second issue was that the cops / feds knew that a large part of the operation was to use the helicopter footage in the first place. After it became clear that the gun barrage didn't kill the rest in the truck, whoever was in charge of the operation at the checkpoint knew they could not show the cops / feds taking the 'EXTRA STEP' by finishing them off.
A third point can be raised in regards with the aerial footage which, was brought up on Youtube, that whomever was operating the helicopter / camera had intentionally flew low to obfuscate the camera footage. By doing so, and with everyone dead the cops / feds could have made up ANY story they wish to create that would have made them all look like heroes "firing back" at the 'gunslingers' in the truck. Which obviously was NOT what actually happened.