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Lest We Forget – Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

Mokki Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 3:17 PM
Emilie, the government could and should have arrested David Koresh when he was in town. Instead, they chose to try to make an example of him and his followers. There was no need for it to go down the way it did.

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...