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Lest We Forget – Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

45caliber Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:51 PM
You are correct. They wanted the publicity for a good raid, although they screwed it up. Incidently, you know where he got the name "Slick Willy"? When he was governor the first term you had to go to a pool hall across the street from the AR governor's mansion to see h im. And you had to pay him $100 a game to talk to him. You could talk as long as the game lasted. The moment it ended, so did the talk - unless you paid for another game. The pool hustlers called him that.

Twenty years ago, on February 28th 1993, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launched an assault on the Branch Davidian religious compound just outside Waco, Texas. The resulting siege ended more than seven weeks later, on April 19, but not before claiming the lives of 80 men, women and children -- many burned to death in the final inferno that destroyed the compound.

Even today, videos of the burning buildings remain vivid reminders of an assault gone horribly wrong, from start to finish; and, lessons from what has become known as the “Waco Tragedy” should be borne...