- Dear friends,
- Here is an interesting and important piece on the subject
that refuses to die: the Waco tragedy. Men, women and children surrounded
by ruthless gunmen sent by the state - this image was brought forth during
- Zionist siege of Nativity Church, and now again, when
the Mammonites besiege Baghdad. This piece is written by Tom Mysiewicz,
an American journalist who tripped on the 'do-not-mention-Jews-but-as-martyrs-and-saints'
third rail in 1993, and found himself homeless, wifeless, destitute in
the wilderness of Oregon. Still, he survived, and came back to writing.
The commentary is written by Dr Henry Lindner, an inquisitive mind. It
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- Israel Shamir
- It All Started In Waco
- By Tom Mysiewicz
- Few overseas may realize it, but the prototype of the
current war-disinformation campaign was tested in the U.S. in 1993.
And it worked.
- Look for a replay in Iraq.
- 1993...a curious year in the U.S...the first attack on
the World Trade Center, the attack by Federal authorities on a religious
group in Waco, Texas (near the ranch of George W. Bush), and--of minor
import--the year I was run out of the journalism business.
- The massacre of nearly 100 men, women and children of
the Branch Davidian Sect (an offshoot of the Seventh Day Adventist Church)
in Waco reportedly started with a complaint to the U.S. Justice Department
by the ADL-related Cult Awareness Network.
- At once, the new concept of "embedded" journalism
was put into effect.
- Journalists were segregated and kept apart from the action
on a so-called "carnival hill"--too far away to really see what
was going on. These reporters dutifully reported what they were told
at government press conferences and virtually no mainstream media voices
- Part of this was due to the fact that Bill Clinton was
president, and many Democratic reporters felt a need to be loyal to their
party, and part was due to the increasing corporate centralization of media
control. Among the accusations howled daily by this crowd--ALL of
which later turned out to be false:
- *David Koresh was a polygamist and child molester
- *Children had been molested at the church (previously
ruled out by Texas officials)
- *A substantial tunnel network existed on church property
- *Koresh had .50-Cal. machine guns
- *Koresh had .50-Cal. armor-piercing ammunition
- *Koresh had either biological or chemical weapons
- *Koresh planned to overthrow the U.S. Government
- (Some decent conservatives termed this as "demonization".)
- After passing several opportunities to peacefully arrest
the "cult" leader, the Feds launched a 300-man shooting assault
on the church, including 20-mm cannon fire from a helicopter. Koresh
was wounded and several Federal agents were shot, although it has been
argued that the killings were from friendly crossfire. A 51-day siege
of the church (now termed a "compound") was launched. Razor
wire was strung around the church, loud music and lights were put on every
night, power and water were cut off, food was denied those inside, and
Red Cross representatives were not allowed inside to check on the welfare
of the children.
- While constantly reassuring Americans through the "embedded"
reporters that the situation would be resolved peacefully, and even allowing
some of the children to have milk and eventually allowing a small number
of Davidians to come out (these were later given stiff Federal prison sentences,
despite assurances to the contrary, and defense experts mysteriously died
while preparing vital defense evidence)the Federales apparently had other
- After about a month, I recall my wife telling me--after
she had heard that others trying to leave the church and surrender had
been driven back by stun grenades and gunfire--"they're going to kill
- "No way," I replied. After all, the "embedded"
reporters said all Koresh wanted to do was to make a prophesy and unlock
a "key to scripture" and he would come out.
- Well, my wife was right. One day (well before the
deadline Koresh had been given) there was a massive assault with armored
cars and Delta Forces. The rest is history. Most of the church
members were either burned to death or shot at close range. Only
a few survived, and these were jailed also.
- I am constantly reminded of Waco when I hear the current
stream of cynical outright lies about prisoner shootings, uprisings and
the like in Iraq. True, Saddam Hussein may be a bad man to some, but how
many leaders could resist using "weapons of mass destruction"
(if they actually had them) when two thirds of their country was in the
hands of an invading force? The "embedded" reporters say
Saddam has got to be the most evil man that ever existed--just like David
Koresh was briefly. Koresh and Saddam were both wounded in the initial
attack. I'm only afraid we may get the same ending in Baghdad.
- From: "Henry Lindner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Why Waco?
- Tom's piece got me doing some research. Below are
some pieces that I've found on the web that help to give some background
and meaning to the US Gov't attack on the Branch Davidians in Waco in 1993.
I was still a part of the Matrix in 1993 and had no idea what was happening.
- You will be interested to know that Koresh's form of
Christianity was a threat to Israel's interests as it did not include Israel
in its end-of-the-world scenario. He moved the location of the fulfillment
of Daniel's prophecies from Israel to the compound in Texas. Koresh
was seeking a closer union with Islam and he emphasized the role of Iran
in Biblical prophecy. Interestingly, the Cult Awareness Network that
alerted the Federal Government about Koresh and "advised" the
government throughout the siege was affiliated with the Jewish Anti- Defamation
- From Carol Valentine
- Religious leaders influence the actions and opinions
of many; they can help the state solidify its power, or can undermine that
- Thus governments have a vital interest in monitoring
religious leaders and their followers, and molding religious doctrines.
- When priests, preachers, and prophets get too independent
and their teachings go beyond what the state will tolerate, those leaders
become enemies of the state. It is then in the interests of the state
to snuff them out.
- It is possible that David Koresh may have been such a
leader. What was so controversial about Koresh's teachings?
Among other things, Koresh was teaching that Bible prophecies would be
fulfilled in a land other than Israel. He was teaching that a Savior
would come from Iran. He was teaching doctrines that paralleled the
teachings of Mohammed. In these things, David Koresh's theology must
have been dangerous to certain vested interests.
- US vs. Victor Houteff: Currency, Conscription, Jews
- Victor Houteff founded the Davidian Seventh Day Adventists
back in the 1930s. The government must have seen him as a big threat.
- Houteff had a big following all over the world, and a
big mailing list which he used to raise money and proselytize. They
had their own school and hospital. Houteff printed his own Davidian
currency which his followers used in trade among themselves. He was
a genuine pacifist. After Pearl Harbor was bombed, he retained the
tradition of the old Seventh Day Adventists and refused to endorse conscription.
And even worse: Houteff spoke openly about the Jews and the establishment
of the state of Israel.
- On January 4, 1947, Victor Houteff gave a sermon at the
Mt. Carmel chapel called "The Hated Jews of Today Are Not the Admired
Jews of Tomorrow." Houteff said:
- "In view of the fact that this scripture is now
being unfolded, and also the fact that there is but one people, one nation
(the descendants of the ancient scribes, priests, and Pharisees who rejected
the Lord and who have not even to this day accepted Him, that are hardly
desired anywhere in the world) that is now doing all
- she [Judea] can to gather together in Palestine -- in
view of all this, the present-day Jews are that undesired nation.
Upon her, therefore, the Lord's anger is to fall if she continues to deny
Christ. Yes, the universally hated Jew is the only nation that has
been scattered throughout the Gentile world, and is the only one that is
now gathering together in Palestine."
- Houteff went on to say, in effect, that the Jews were
being gathered in one place so God could kill them more conveniently.
That's heavy stuff. Given the control the Jews already had over America
at that time, given Houteff's anti-conscription stand, his issuing of private
currency -- given all these things, you can bet Uncle Sam had an interest
in infiltrating and watching him and his people.
- The government actually provided proof of that.
The Treasury Report on Waco contains a copy of early surveillance photos
of the Mt. Carmel Center, taken before the big house we saw on TV in 1993
was built. You have those pictures in the Museum:
- Texas, Not Israel: Why Did David Change His Mind?
- So before the Second Coming, the prophecies of Daniel
Chapters 11 and 12 must be fulfilled. The founder of the Davidian
movement, Victor Houteff, wanted to be God's tool and establish the Davidic
kingdom in Palestine, Israel. In like manner, David Koresh also wanted
to be God's tool and set up the Davidic Kingdom. David wanted to
set it up in Jerusalem, Israel.
- David made a number of trips to Israel, and was familiar
with the situation in the Middle East. At the start of Desert Shield
in 1990, he thought the place of his martyrdom might be in Israel but finally
at the start of Desert Storm in 1991 he was convinced that his martyrdom
would be here in the US. He started to build and to arm himself for
the coming confrontation.
- Instead of Israel, David said the prophecies of Daniel
would be fulfilled in Waco and that the Mt. Carmel Center was the Davidic
kingdom. Imagine! This was a monumental change in his thinking,
a change that would affect each and every Branch Davidian. Anyone
interested in prophecy and the Seven Seals would want to know: What did
David see that changed his mind? I asked Clive.
- Here's an excerpt from Carol Valentine's correspondence
with a Muslim man who had become a follower of David Koresh:
- As I told you, I am a Shiite Muslim. The Bible
is filled with prophecies of the Savior coming from Persia or as we now
call that country, Iran, a Muslim country. I was always interested
to note that the surname David chose, "Koresh" (phonetically
the same as the Arabic "Quryash"), was the family name of the
prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him. Each Muslim Imam is a descendant
of that Koresh/Quryash family. Imam Khomeini, peace be upon him,
was a Koresh/Quryash. The awaited Savior of Islam -- al Mahdi --
will also bear the name Koresh/Quryash.
- I arrived at the Mt. Carmel Center in December, 1996.
In October 1997 I heard the tape "Letter to Australia." In this
tape, David talks about Daniel 7:9 and Daniel 7:13. He says the verses
tell of two Saviors. One is the Prince of Persia (Iran), called Koresh
(Isaiah 45), and the other one is Jesus. Koresh the Savior and Jesus
the Savior join forces to defeat the anti-Christ (or the ad-Dajjal, the
Deceiver, as he is called in Arabic); Jesus does the judging, Koresh does
- I was amazed, for David's teaching about End Days exactly
parallels the prophecy of Mohammed in his Hadith, and those of the Imams,
peace be upon them.
- David was teaching the heart of Islam, but he was unifying
the three religions of Abraham. I had tremendous respect for him.
- I don't believe I am the only one to realize what David
- During the siege, theologian Phil Arnold from the Reunion
Institute was a consultant to the FBI. Do you know what they study
- Reunion Institute? They study the unification of
the three Abrahamic religions. Coincidentally, James Tabor is one
of their speakers.