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The above picture of the ambulance and armored personnel carrier at the Mt. Carmel Center was taken on February 28, 1993 and appeared in the Dallas Morning News, March 1. The caption does not say when the photograph was taken, but the presence of the ambulance and the APC together suggests that the APC was already there at about the time of the raid. 

"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck." Operation Trojan Horse--the code name for the Waco operation--was planned and executed from the beginning to the end as a military action, not a civilian action.

That is, from February 28, 1993 to the final day on April 19, 1993, Operation Trojan Horse was a military action, and military equipment was on the scene.

The Waco Tribune-Herald, March 1, 1993 also published a photograph of a military combat vehicle moving into Mt. Carmel on the day of the raid.

On April 21, two days after the inferno at the Mt. Carmel Center, an Air Force cargo plane transported the ATF agents from Waco. Thus we see that the civilian law enforcement facade in the Waco action was thick in rhetoric but thin in fact; from beginning to end, the US military presence was the dominant theme.

Difference Between War and Law Enforcement

War and law enforcement have different goals. The purpose of law enforcement is to enforce the law. Alleged violators of the law are apprehended with only the force necessary to arrest and deliver them to the judicial system for trial.

The purpose of war, on the other hand, is the domination of the target. It is the job of the war machine to kill, to maim, and to destroy. The war machine must also create terror to convince potential opponents to submit on command. Therefore, the war machine must not only inflict maximum death and suffering on its victims, but must also broadcast its achievements to convince others to submit on command.

This is the story of the attack on the Branch Davidians.

For reasons that are not clear at this time, a military and intelligence operation, with a civilian law enforcement facade, was planned against the Branch Davidians. The complex details of the Davidians' history and lives were woven into this facade. These details and their subplots serve to direct attention away from the essentially military attack and extermination of the Branch Davidians.

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Many people who distrust the mainstream media have turned to alternate news sources, some of which are Internet based.  Unfortunately, many of these alternate sources of news simply promote an alternate series of lies.  These alternate lies are of course dressed up as "exposés."  But you can easily tell the phonies from the real thing.  The information in the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum is an acid test.

Does your news source promote Mike McNulty's video, Waco: The Rules of Engagement or wring its hands because the Davidian law suit against the government failed?  (See Waco Documentary Is A Hoax! and Waco Suits for Waco Suckers.) Does your alternate news source carry promotional pieces about rebuilding the Davidian church in Waco and mouth nice words about "healing"?  (See The Cover-up Church.)

Remember, since ancient times, inquiries into questionable deaths have started with the bodies of the victims.  If your news source won't give you an honest and full account of the forensic information on Waco, or if it does not have a link to the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum ... your alternate news has failed a fundamental acid test.   

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