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Lest We Forget – Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

don2496 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 12:06 PM
ATF could have picked up Koresh in town but chose to conduct a "raid" for publicity purposes because they needed a high-profile operation to push for more funding. This was a typical bureacracy move, justifying it's own existence, and bungling things so badly a bunch of people (misguided perhaps and led by a true idiot) ended up dead. And because slick Willie was Prez the media looked the other way...

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...