Waco Massacre, Oklahoma City Bombing: Today in History

‘This is not an assault.” – announced on speakers during final Waco siege on April 19, 1993.

Gun Raid Standoff Ends with Deaths of Women and Children
February 28, 1993:
Federal agents attempt to raid a property belonging to a religious group called the Branch Davidians.  The Davidians were suspected of “weapons violations.”  A shootout ensued, with no verification of who shot first.  Four agents were killed and six Davidians in this first assault.  A 51 day standoff ensued.

photo courtesy of: http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2012/12/us-govt-murdered-more-children-at-waco-texas-than-were-killed-at-sandy-hook-wheres-the-outrage-2445496.html

On April 19, 1993, the ATF and the FBI launched a siege to end the weeks-long standoff.  Flammable gas was inserted into the compound with tanks.  The gas later ignited, somehow, and the Davidians inside died in the resulting fire.  76 Davidians, including 21 children, perished on that day.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/13/4773074/waco-a-look-back.html

Watch video:
Waco: The Rules of Engagement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebolPiRyhTo
OKC Bombing: 1995

Tim McVeigh, veteran, convicted of the Oklahoma City Bombing two years later. Here he is seen sitting on his car passing out bumper stickers saying: "Is your church ATF approved?" -during Waco standoff. Photo courtesy of:http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/13/4773074/waco-a-look-back.html .

Two years later to the day, an explosion in Oklahoma City would mark the anniversary of the final Waco seige with even more blood:
The official story of the OKC bombing is widely disputed.  Retired army munitions expert Ben Partin and  and former state senator John DeCamp are among those who refuse to accept the story that McVeigh acted with only two accomplices on April 19.  Freedom of Information Act requests filed by Jesse Trentadue, whose brother was tortured to death while in federal custody in a case of mistaken identity, have revealed that federal agents were associating with McVeigh prior to the attack.  And the offices of the ATF were empty when the bomb or bombs ripped through the building and demolishing a nursery, killing 17 children.
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