"They died when the bunker collapsed . . ."
The Department of Justice Report, the Autopsy Reports of the Torrent County
Medical Examiner's Office, at least one Branch Davidian survivor, and the
popular press say that many of the women and children died in the concrete
room when it collapsed.
The narratives of those deaths contain one or more of the following
The above scenario is a composite drawn from the following sources: Dr.
Nizam Peerwani and Dr. Rodney Crow of the Tarrant County medical examiner's
office, the official Autopsy Reports written by that office, the Department
of Justice Report, and the account of Branch Davidian David Thibodeau.
Their stories will be examined as the Museum tour proceeds, to see if the
evidence corroborates the account.
The victims were alive on April 19;
Sometime in the morning of April 19, the women and children sought refuge
from the C/S gas and/or the tanks in the concrete room;
The mothers had gas masks, the children did not have gas masks;
The mothers brought buckets of water into the concrete room and pieces
of cloth. In order to protect the children from the C/S gas, they soaked
the cloths in the water and put them over the faces of the children;
Wet towels, blankets, and sleeping bags were used by the mothers and the
children as a shield from the C/S gas;
The structure collapsed;
As a result of the structural collapse, many died of blunt force trauma
or were "buried alive" or suffocated;
Others died of smoke inhalation;
Others died of gunshot wounds;
The gunshot wounds were inflicted on children by mothers who committed
mercy killings, and then committed suicide in order to prevent a horrible
death by burning alive;
The ammunition caught fire in the concrete room, incinerating the bodies.
Next: Branch Davidian David Thibodeau's Account
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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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