Today is the anniversary of the event commonly known as the Waco Massacre.
The local office of the BATF received a report of automatic weapons fire
at the residence of Branch Davidians outside of Waco, Texas. No
inquiry was made with the local law enforcement agencies. Nor did they
as allowed under the current regulations send agents out to inspect the
federally licenced firearms dealer residing on the site. And they could
have arrested Koresh as he made his morning run but did not do so.
With his past history of cooperation with local law enforcement they
could have simply asked him to come down to the local sheriff’s station.
Instead they attempted to stage a military-style assault, code named
Operation Showtime, in order to impart a positive impression of the
agency upon the current administration in Washington. After the task
force was driven off the Hostage Rescue Team of the FBI, descended upon
the Branch Davidians and laid siege to the residence.
On this day The HRT used armored vehicles to destroy the
exits from the building and to allow the wind to blow through it and
then injected CS gas, known to be inflammable and toxic to children and
elderly persons, into the wooden structure. HRT fired CS rounds, which
are incendiary devices into, the building. A tactic to commit mass murder used by the Nazis in Poland and Russia
was to confine civilians, especially women and children, in wooden
buildings and set the structures on fire.
To this day the perpetrators remain at large.
The other anniversary today is of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
Timothy McVeigh, who carried out the Oklahoma City bombing was a white
racial collectivist and was acting out the white racial warrior
martyrdom fantasy depicted in The Turner Diaries.
The novel, if I recall reading it correctly, depicts the conquest and
subjugation of the white population of the United States by a self
appointed elite group that called itself "The Order." All non-whites,
including Jews, were exterminated. Any white person who refused to obey
The Order was executed as a race traitor. The actions of The Order as
depicted in the novel were very much like the practice of Islam without
the claim of divine sanction. Unlike today's political Right, but like
all known collectivists, such as the National Socialists of Germany, The
Order rejected all of the Rights of Man and killed anyone who served no
place in their collective.
Fortunately, I read it on a website where the text was posted. So apart
from the fee for Internet access, I didn't have to pay a cent to read
it. I would later describe the experience of reading it as being the
intellectual equivalent of the act of swimming in raw sewage. The
website and text is gone now. I think this is somewhat unfortunate
because I believe that no rational person should have to pay a cent for
the privilege of reading a book that calls for their own murder.
I reposted on THE NEW RESISTER an article about the Waco Massacre that was originally published on the Libernet Mailing List in 1993.
My Editorial Introduction.