The Waco Massacre was the closing act of a 51-day siege took place from February 28th to April 19th, 1993. It has all the hallmarks of a psyop. I doubt anyone died, and in fact doubt that there were any people placed in the building during the 51 days except for photo ops. It was just a movie set. So I suggest there were but a few hired actors to play “survivors,” some fake jail sentences, but in reality no “Branch Davidians.” Just an empty building surrounded by frenetic activity.
Planning for an event of this nature had to have gone back years, so that I speculate that when Vernon Wayne Howell (who later changed his name to David Koresh) moved his “Branch Davidians” to the Mt. Carmel complex in 1989, it was done knowing that it would be the center of a psyop and a movie. Further, I expect that the date April 19th would be chosen knowing that two years hence another fake mass killing, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, would take place on the same date.
As to the significance of the date 4/19, it was the 109th day of the year, and 109 is the 29th prime number, and that yields 11, and that is a long way to go to make a point and feels like a reach. But I’ll be damned if 11 does not pop up again and again.
Images and videos
I want to spend some time with images here, as it was these that convinced me that no one died in the making of this movie. There are quite a few to follow, so relax and enjoy.
First, the Mt. Carmel compound, which will be incinerated in total on April 19th:
It is a nice place, that is, before the tanks seen here destroy it. It speaks of a regular source of income beyond what the families living there can provide unless it is one of those operations where people who join turn over all their assets to the cult or church. The swimming pool is nice touch.
Here’s “Sheila Martin,” who appears in the video below. She also features prominently in the movie made to accompany the psyop: Waco: The Rules of Engagement. Sheila, we are told, lost her husband and child in the fire of April 19th. She is tearless, but more importantly, her voice and gestures speak of someone not emotionally involved in the events she is describing. I suspect her to be a lifetime actor. Tune in at 2:13.
Below is a nine-second clip that I filmed off our television set, taken from the Rules of Engagement movie. Sound quality is poor, I am afraid, but she is describing the incineration of her husband and son. “At some point they felt all that heat.” See how her eyes dart about, and feel how emotionally distant she is as she imagines her son and husband being turned to toast.
“During the siege, the FBI sent a video camera to the Branch Davidians. In the video tape made by Koresh’s followers, Koresh introduced his children and his “wives” to the FBI negotiators, including several minors who claimed to have had babies fathered by Koresh. … On day nine, Monday March 8, the Branch Davidians sent out the video tape to show the FBI that there were no hostages, but in fact everyone was staying inside of their own free will. This video also included a message from Koresh. The negotiators’ log showed that——when the tape was reviewed——there was concern that the tape’s release to the media would gain sympathy for Koresh and the Branch Davidians.”
That’s an odd thing, having a siege and sending a camera in to allow the victims to film themselves, to make their case to the public. Also, the underlying suggestion of sexual misconduct adds to the image of Koresh as a cult leader. But why the video? Most likely this was done, just as the shot below was done at Columbine, to convince us that there really were people in the building.
At Columbine this footage was used to add believability to there being two shooters inside the school. At Waco, to make a “hostage crisis” and “siege” believable, they needed inside footage. FBI then claimed that they were surprised by the calm nature of the footage and did not want to show it to the public for fear of generating sympathy. It reads like misdirection.
In the video, Koresh show us his wounds:
That, we are told, is an entrance and exit wound, each covered by a small two-inch cotton bandage. Apparently, it is just a flesh wound. Here is another wounded Davidian:
I admit that looks nasty, but I fail to see how a bullet caused such a wound. It looks more like a burn, a grease spill or reaction to a bee sting.
ATF made great fare of doing a major assault on the compound, and we are given many images. In each I ask you to imagine where the camera is, and why it is allowed to have such an advantageous view during active exchange of gunfire.
That last shot is unusual in that I do not see that type of combat fatigues in any other photos.I wonder if it is a stock photo, or from a movie.
Then came the parade of the wounded after the initial assault on February 28, 1993:
That last shot I call “Wounded Foot.” I wish they had showed just a little more leg, so I could call it “Wounded Knee.” Nonetheless, I am inserting that joke.
I don’t see blood or bandages. I don’t see medical personnel. According to Wikipedia, each participant was stamped with his blood type in case of battlefield wounds, so it is odd that there was no medical tent set up, and that the wounded had to be carried out without stretchers and before waiting cameras. It seems … staged.
At a certain point during the siege, anyone in the compound who wanted to leave was allowed to do so, and we were treated to the following, again taken off my TV set:
The accompanying narrative is by the woman seen leaving with her kids and “late” husband, said to have died on April 19th. What is striking about this, and the reason I captured it, is that this footage is taken after ATF has launched a major assault on the compound, fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside, and yet, look at the kids! They should be traumatized, but they are beaming. The little girl in gray stripes knows she is on camera, and is loving it!
Here is another prominent “survivor” of the inferno that ended the siege on April 19. He is Clive Doyle, an important player in that he was slated, we are told, to be Koresh’s successor. He testified in (fake, or at least unseen) tears before a congressional committee that features prominently in the Rules of Engagement movie. He blames the fires on the Davidians.
Doyle is seen here as he breaks down during testimony describing the screams of children and friends who are being incinerated a few feet away. He decides to choose life and exits the building. We see him emerge with hands up in the footage, seen in the movie below:
That could be anybody. Doyle notes during his emotional testimony that all of the skin had burned off his hands, and that his jacket had melted on to his back. Having had some experience with burns, I can testify that such wounds to his hands would require grafting if the third layer of skin burned off, since we cannot regenerate new skin on burns that deep. Here are Doyle’s hands, shown during his testimony in 1995, two years after the event:
No scarring, no deformation. Remarkable recovery.
And, of course, there is something we are so used to these days, the agonized testimony of survivors, in the case of David Koresh, his maternal grandmother, Earline Clark.
A tearless performance.
Just a point of curiosity, but during Doyle’s testimony, the camera focuses on a representative who is moved to tears. He looks to me to be Sonny Bono, who indeed would have been a member of Congress in 1995, during those hearings. He’s a good actor, or a complete dupe, or both. If so, he is sitting in someone else’s seat, and was not a member of the investigating panel.
Finally, we are shown corpses, and indeed it is gruesome. The one below is of a child whose body has said to have been contorted and incinerated on April 19th.
This adds to believability, as it is indeed a corpse of a child, though I do not know why they could not have used a better camera. The tag appears to say “DOB 45?” and the blue color appears to have been added as a Photoshop after-effect. The clothing and shoes do not appear burned. It does not look natural. I suggest we are looking here at a real corpse from another time, perhaps 1950 or so, perhaps Korea? Just a wild ass guess. It is unlikely to be a Waco victim.
Waco: The movie
I tried to review the events of 2/28 to 4-19-93 as objectively as possible, as I know the dangers of inductive reasoning. As I reviewed the initial raid on February 28, however, a sense of unreality set in. It made no sense! Why would any reasonable person order a military-style raid on a compound that housed men, women and innocent children?
- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) sought and got a search warrant based on the suspicion that the Davidians were modifying guns to have illegal automatic fire capability. Arrest warrants were issued for Koresh and certain followers. They planned a massive raid.
- A television reporter who had been tipped off about the raid (!) asked directions from a postal carrier who happened to be Koresh’s brother-in-law. Koresh then learned of the raid, and then told an ATF infiltrator, Robert Rodriquez, that he knew what was coming down, and, oh yeah … I know you are an infiltrator.
- 75 federal agents, 3 helicopters, 10 Texas National Guard members using pump-action shotguns, flashbang grenades, 9 mm handguns, MP5 submachine guns, AR-15 rifles and a 308 bolt-action sniper rifle, along with a “dog team” (that was to be used to kill Davidian animals that were penned up on the compound), rode up in trailers. They disembarked, and used ladders to reach upper windows.
So far, no good. There was no threat of violence from the Davidians, an illogical and nonsensical “leak” that allowed them to know ATF was on the way, and a massive show of force. This was done against a group known to have weapons on their compound, though there was no evidence of anything illegal going on.
It appears staged. Cameras were everywhere. We are allowed to see the trip to the compound, the disembarkation, agents crawling up on the roof on ladders, and then the ATF force (some wounded, though I caught no sign of any blood – grimacing and limping), and lots of gunfire. A controversy, often typical in false-flag events, swirls about who fired first.
From a legal standpoint, I am not sure it matters. Assume the following: You are a citizen, and a search warrant has been issued to look for and seize any illegal weapons on your property. By design, the serving of the warrant and the search have to be surprise events, otherwise, you would know to ditch the evidence. Suppose, however, that instead of announcing their presence and commanding you to show yourself with arms up, they instead use a battering ram to break into your home unannounced, sporting weapons.
In that situation you would have the right to use deadly force to defend yourself. Agents of the law are not above the law, and cannot use deadly force before all other means of enforcement are exhausted. Surprise and violence are the worst form of introduction. Not only does it invite violence in return, it also makes no sense. It is not done. True law enforcement seeks to minimize confrontational violence.
The intent of the initial raid was to set the stage for a siege to follow, a suspense buildup, complete with photos for the nightly news. Then to follow was the burning down the compound, and wanton destruction of innocent life. In 1993, even as news was becoming less centralized, network news was still heavily viewed, and this event gave them 51 days of material.
As I watched Rules of Engagement, I came to realize that I saw no evidence that there was anyone inside the building, that we were seeing a rehearsed TV show of an assault on an empty building.
The Posse Comitatus Act, which has to be regarded as vestigial legislation, in part prohibits the use of military forces in local law enforcement. We are told that ATF agents underwent training on a military base, and that the hardware supplied, including helicopters and tanks, were not lethally armed, and were legal. It is not hard to ascertain, however, that Waco was a scripted military operation.
The Waco incident is said to have been the cause of the motive of revenge by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols two years later to the day, April 19, 1995. From this we can deduce that the Oklahoma City bombing was in planning stages in 1993 at least, and that assuming that Koresh was a planted victim, that the Waco Siege and massacre was in planning stages in 1989, when Koresh and company are said to have taken control of the Mt. Carmel compound. Thus do we see that the major events of the 1990s leading up to the big daddy, 9/11, were scripted long in advance and used to traumamatize the American public, to get us used to viewing senseless violence.
As with any well-planned psyop, we are given misdirection in the form of controversies surrounding the events and evidence to keep us from asking more sensible questions like “Was anyone in that building? Really?” Here are a few that have occupied Waco “researchers” for years now:
- Who fired first? Agents pulled up in front of the building en masse, and we see a door, part of a double door, full of holes. Later, during the investigation of the event, we find that the door seen on the right has gone missing, probably kept now in storage with JFK’s brain. This fuels suspicion that something important is being hidden from us, namely that the missing door is evidence of shots from the outside. It is deliberate misdirection. Such rumors are planted to keep researchers focused on the missing peanut under the wrong shell.
- Shots fired from helicopters: We see three helicopters in footage of the event, said to have been borrowed from the Texas National Guard and used on February 28th as a diversion, to keep the people in the compound looking the wrong direction. We hear a protracted debate between Bob Ricks, FBI agent supposedly in charge of the siege, and David Koresh – Ricks is saying that the helicopters were not armed, Koresh is saying shots were fired from them … finally Ricks admits that it was possible that agents on the helicopters had weapons, but that the vehicles were not armed with gunnery. We are left to suspect that shots from the helicopters resulted in the death of a man atop a water tower.
- CS Gas was pumped into the buildings: Rules of Engagement focuses long on hard on the footage of the tanks destroying the compound on April 19th. We are told that CS gas, or tear gas, is being pumped into the buildings in massive quantities, and it is suggested that in confined spaces, it is an agent capable of starting a fire. I have no idea what these tanks are doing other than creating a visual image, maybe starting the fire, no crime if the building is empty. Forget for a moment that we are told there are women and children inside.
- Who started the fires? Clive Doyle, who we see above testifying before the Senate committee in tears (?), claims that the Branch Davidians started the fires, while others say it was CS gas, or that the tanks seen above were injecting fuel. The Senate Committee concludes that the Davidians started the fires, an essential element if all of the government actors in this bizarre movie are going to be found innocent.
- Why was the crime scene bulldozed? This lends credence to the idea that something is being covered up. Truth is less interesting: The movie was over, the set was cleaned up.
- FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer): How very fortunate that this new technology was being tested on April 19, 1993! It is infrared film that senses heat, not light, and so was used in the Rules movie to suggest that 1) tanks were firing flame jets into the compound, and 2) soldiers on the outside were firing automatic weapons to prevent people from leaving. What good luck for skeptics! What bad luck for the government! The Danforth Report, the official cover-up headed by Senator John C. Danforth, concludes against all logic that the flashes are just reflected sunlight even as we know that FLIR does not record sunlight, just heat. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new controversy!
- Waco: Rules of Engagement: Without this movie, we don’t have a good vehicle to inject controversy and fuel rumors. All good psyops need a movie to accompany them. Consider this move, a major Hollywood production, a Zal product, or JFK, the Waco Version.
- The Danforth Report: We cannot have an assassination without a Warren Report – every psyop needs what appears to be a cover-up to fuel controversy. “Final report to the Deputy Attorney General concerning the 1993 confrontation at the Mt. Carmel Complex, Waco Texas” a 2000 report by a committee that concluded that all government agents were innocent, that the Davidians started the fire and committed mass suicide. (There is no truth to the rumor that Hale Boggs’ missing plane* was found in Alaska during this time, and that he was still alive and testified that Danforth lied. Then they killed him again. Just not true.)
In past efforts on this blog, and at other places like the Mathis site and Fakeologist, we spent a lot of time covering fake events, and even as readers can use their own brains to understand the “what?” element, the “why?” element is murky. For instance, our writer Tyrone brought us evidence that the famous photo to the left here, Napalm Girl, was a staged event, as was the one to the right.
Why? There are surely more than one motive, but I will list just two:
- To keep us divided. Every event creates partisans. Napalm Girl and Kent State fueled the antiwar movement, which we now know was led by agents provocateur. As long as we are fighting among ourselves, the powers that be do not care about what, in fact, even provide the fodder. After all, in a totalitarian state, public opinion does not matter, but it does matter that the public has opinions.
- Dark forces: Waco was used to launch the career of Alex Jones. This brings to mind the death of Bill Hicks, who many (including me) think became Jones after plastic surgery. Set that aside, and focus on the psyop behind Hicks’ fake death … he was seen on stage mimicking the gunshot to the head that supposedly killed JFK. Those of us of more suspicious nature are meant to assume that dark forces killed Hicks. After all, they can inject anyone with cancer, so the rumor goes. With Waco we are left to assume that in the belly of the beast, the heart of our shadow government, are people who kill in cold blood, women and children no less. It is frightening, and that is its point – to keep us in a state of tension and fear. It is part of the Strategy of Tension.
Waco was a traumatizing event, and was used to foreshadow Oklahoma City and 9/11. It is part of the regime of fear we live under. However, take comfort. No humans were harmed in the making of the movie WACO.
Almost forgot: “In 2018, the Paramount Network is set to air a six-part miniseries based on the siege starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch.” Any bets that this series will reignite the controversy and settle nothing? Zal 2, it is.
*Hale Boggs was a member of the Warren Commission, and was said to have been reluctant to sign the report. In October of 1972, his small plane disappeared in Alaska, leading to suspicion that he was murdered. It was classic misdirection, and Boggs, father of NPR reporter Cokie Roberts, probably lived to a ripe old age. To add even more chill to the drink, we are told that he was driven to the airport that day by a young Bill Clinton.