- 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 the
- 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 appeared
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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
- 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 contradicted them.
- 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
- *Children had been molested at the church
(previously ruled out by Texas officials)
- *A substantial tunnel network existed on church
- *Koresh had .50-Cal. machine guns
- *Koresh had .50-Cal. armor-piercing
- *Koresh had either biological or chemical
- *Koresh planned to overthrow the U.S.
- (Some decent conservatives termed this as
- 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 ideas.
- 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 those people."
- "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"
- 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 League.
- From Carol Valentine
- Religious leaders influence the actions and opinions
of many; they can help the state solidify its power, or can undermine
- Thus governments have a vital interest in monitoring
religious leaders and their followers, and molding religious
- 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
- US vs. Victor Houteff: Currency, Conscription,
- 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
- 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
- Texas, Not Israel: Why Did David Change His
- 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,
- 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
- Here's an excerpt from Carol Valentine's
correspondence with a Muslim man who had become a follower of David
- 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 the fighting.
- 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 was doing.
- During the siege, theologian Phil Arnold from the
Reunion Institute was a consultant to the FBI. Do you know what
they study at the
- Reunion Institute? They study the unification
of the three Abrahamic religions. Coincidentally, James Tabor is
one of their speakers.