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Murder in Waco - April 19, 1993
PBS ^ | 1998 | Frontline Report

Posted on 04/19/2002 7:07:54 AM PDT by ASTM366

Attacked by 100 BATF agents on a Sunday morning during February, surrounded for 51 days, subjected to psychological warfare techniques by federal agents and finally attacked with military vehicles on the morning of April 19, 1993 the Branch Davidians died in horrific fire that burned their Church compound to the ground.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: batf; branchdavidians; churchburning; fbi; murder; waco
As I do on every April 19th, I remind each of my fellow Freepers that our federal government, through the actions of its law enforcement agents, caused the death of 76 citizens at the Branch Davidian Church compound, near Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993. They killed INNOCENT infants, children, adolescents, women and men. To this day, not one federal agent has been charged with wrongdoing. The evidence was bulldozed at the site, internal FBI and BATF documents were destroyed and hidden and investigative panels have been nothing more than Federal insiders who whitewash the entire event. Offer a prayer for those Branch Davidians who remain in federal prison this very day and ask the good Lord that justice will be done.
1 posted on 04/19/2002 7:07:54 AM PDT by ASTM366
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To: ASTM366
Don't worry, W has announced that all those who fund or harbor terrorists are themselves terrorists, and will be dealt with as terrorists. Therefore, we can be sure that he is hunting down, and will bring justice to, all those who funded and harbored those who killed the Branch Davidians.
2 posted on 04/19/2002 7:20:54 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: ASTM366
May God embrace His cildren. The men, women and babies, who were murdered in Waco by the Federal Government Thugs under the control of the Traitorous Bastard Bill "The Legacy" Clinton and Janet "The Butcher" Reno. GW will never address the murder of these innocents, his complicity and lack of honor wouldn't allow him to do so. For those who may have forgotten the brutality of those Federal Thugs and the complicity of those who followed... feel free to visit the site below http://www.wizardsofaz.com/waco/picturethis.html Not for sheeple or the week of heart. Pax
3 posted on 04/19/2002 7:41:17 AM PDT by Marobe
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To: ASTM366
Wonder why no protest songs were ever written? Kent State has been memorialized over 5 deaths, yet 76 Christians are forgotten. Not by me, NEVER!

2 tanks and Reno's coming. Koresh is called Loco! Snipers killed the children. Murdered at Waco!

4 posted on 04/19/2002 7:44:20 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: ASTM366
bump

We will remember.

5 posted on 04/19/2002 8:07:31 AM PDT by Tauzero
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To: ASTM366
But hey, they're our JBTs now.
6 posted on 04/19/2002 8:08:39 AM PDT by Tauzero
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To: ASTM366
Alamo, Hell! Remember Waco!
7 posted on 04/19/2002 8:18:18 AM PDT by April19
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To: ASTM366
I won't forget.
8 posted on 04/19/2002 8:19:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ASTM366
They killed INNOCENT infants, children, adolescents, women and men.

Remember, the government was trying to save these people. From what, they didn't really say. Perhaps from freedom of religion. Or from the right to keep and bear arms. No one really knows what the government was saving them from, but it was something. Presumably something important.

So to save them, the government burned them alive.

Sounds like the Spanish Inquisition. But it also sounds like our government.

10 posted on 04/19/2002 8:25:09 AM PDT by Rule of Law
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To: Be_Ye_Glad
I believe those people were in a cult, but I believe they had every right to their cult,and their lives.

Agreed.
11 posted on 04/19/2002 8:44:37 AM PDT by wheezer
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To: ASTM366
WACO - REMEMBER THE DEAD - REQUIEM ÆTERNAM
12 posted on 04/19/2002 8:55:14 AM PDT by theartfuldodger
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To: theartfuldodger
Bump for child Shari Doyle, poisoned and then burned at Waco.
13 posted on 04/19/2002 8:58:30 AM PDT by Tymesup
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To: ASTM366
"Don't call Randy Weaver paranoid. His worst fears about the government have already come true." Jonathan Karl
Take a moment to picture this...

14 posted on 04/19/2002 9:00:20 AM PDT by luvzhottea
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To: Tymesup
"At Waco, was there really an urgency to get those people out of the compound at that particular time? Was the press going to make it look heroic for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? At Ruby Ridge, there was one guy in a cabin at the top of the mountain. Was it necessary for federal agents to go up there and shoot a 14-year-old in the back and shoot a woman with a child in her arms? What kind of mentality does that?"
-- Clint Eastwood in Parade Magazine, January 12, 1997
15 posted on 04/19/2002 9:17:49 AM PDT by luvzhottea
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To: ASTM366
bttt
16 posted on 04/19/2002 9:34:54 AM PDT by takenoprisoner
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To: ASTM366
To all you Freepers posting to this thread - Thanks for joining me in remembering those murdered at Mt. Carmel.

Isn't it a shame that their is absolutely no mention of Waco in the mainstream media today.

Unfortunately, most of America sees no significance or feels any outrage regarding the events of April 19, 1993.

I will never forget. For the sake of those who lost their lives and for those who will lose their lives by future actions of our unchecked federal law enforcement agencies.

17 posted on 04/19/2002 4:23:42 PM PDT by ASTM366
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To: ASTM366
Autopsy photograph of the alleged remains of Jennifer Andrade (caution - graphic)
18 posted on 04/19/2002 4:31:55 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: Tymesup
The good news is that little Jennifer has been restored by God and she will live an eternity with Him.

The Fed's can't hurt her anymore.

19 posted on 04/19/2002 4:54:50 PM PDT by ASTM366
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To: ASTM366
I join you all in remembering the horrific events at Waco. I'll never forget the cold, sick feeling I got in the pit of my stomach when I came home from work that day and my mother told me what had happened. Nor will I forget the outrage. My view of the world changed forever that day. That was the day I realized that government is not always benevolent, and that pinning badges on bad men doesn't automatically change them into good men. It was a painful yet necessary awakening.
20 posted on 04/19/2002 5:09:33 PM PDT by Rainbow Rising
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To: ASTM366
Isn't it a shame that their is absolutely no mention of Waco in the mainstream media today. Unfortunately, most of America sees no significance or feels any outrage regarding the events of April 19, 1993. I will never forget.

That is the truth

21 posted on 04/19/2002 5:11:10 PM PDT by mv1
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To: ASTM366
Waco-----never forget that it was the first time in American history tanks and armored helicopters were used against American citizens. A military operation complete with media propaganda to dehumanize the Branch Davidians and make the gov't's sordid and despicable crimes "acceptable". Thanks to raising awareness......and not letting the memory fade.
22 posted on 04/19/2002 8:48:40 PM PDT by Where's the beef?
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To: Be_Ye_Glad
I'm very sorry for your loss.

I still can't get over what the feds did down there, nor the way many congresspeople defended their actions at the hearings.
25 posted on 04/20/2002 6:02:11 AM PDT by wheezer
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To: ASTM366
Lest we forget, it was that paragon of virtue, President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton, that presided over the 1993 events at Waco.
26 posted on 04/20/2002 12:13:46 PM PDT by thinktwice
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