December 30, 2020

33 - Waco Siege – David Koresh + Branch Davidians VS The Government

The "Waco Siege" was a 51-day standoff between the US government and the Branch Davidians (a religious sect led by David Koresh), near Waco, Texas in 1993. The incident resulted in the deaths of many American citizens and the destruction of their home, a large compound located on Mount Carmel ranch.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) initially attempted to serve a search warrant and arrest David Koresh along with several other members of the Branch Davidians. This incident broke-out into a firefight and 4 government agents and 6 Branch Davidians were killed. How this started, is not well known as both sides have opposing views.

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Next, began the 51-day standoff between American citizens and the United States government. The FBI becomes involved, and eventually due to the FBI initializing a massive tear gas assault, 76 Branch Davidians, including 25 children, 2 pregnant woman, and David Koresh end up dead. The compound burned to the ground.

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Was this murder? Why was the government so forceful? Who is David Koresh? Does he make good music? Yes. Can we be sure of what happened here? Will we ever know the truth? Herein, we discuss these events and try make sense of what happened.

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What say you?

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