Branch Davidians

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #3 – Helicopter Gun Fire

November 12, 2018 // 2 Comments

During the investigation of the Branch Davidians and the subsequent failed raid on the Mount Carmel Center (the Davidians’ headquarters), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) obtained assistance from the military. This support included the use of training facilities and equipment, advice concerning ATF’s medical and communications plans, aerial reconnaissance, and the use of helicopters during the raid. The ATF was able to get this support from the military due, in part, to [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #2 – The Sinful Messiah and the Raid at Mount Carmel

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

On February 25 1993 the ATF obtained a warrant from the federal magistrate to arrest Koresh, and to search the Davidian complex and the surrounding 77 acres. The affidavit alleged unlawful possession of a destructive device and also contained discussion of alleged child abuse. Three days later, whilst the ATF were preparing to storm the complex, Rodriguez returned to Mount Carmel for one last time. He spoke to Koresh and learned that he knew about the planned execution of a warrant and that the [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #2 – The Sinful Messiah and the Raid at Mount Carmel

September 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

In May 1992, the McLennan County Texas Sheriff Department provided information to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) that a religious group known as the Branch Davidians had received large shipments of firearms, inert grenades, and black powder. This was discovered after a UPS driver by the name of Larry Gilbreath accidentally opened a box containing hand grenades prior to delivery to the Mount Carmel Centre Ranch (the headquarters of the Davidians). Over the next several months, [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #1 – David’s Rise to Power

August 17, 2018 // 3 Comments

In May of 1992, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) were informed that Vernon Howell, also known as David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, a religious group who believed the apocalypse was imminent, had received a large shipment of firearms, inert grenades, and possible explosive precursors. In February of 1993, they obtained a warrant to arrest Koresh, as well as several other Davidians, and to search the Mount Carmel Centre Ranch (the headquarters of the Davidians). [...]

#187 – The Waco Siege

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

      https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/187.mp3 The Waco siege was a siege of a compound belonging to the group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and US military. The siege lasted for 51 days between February 28 and April 19, 1993 and ended with an FBI assault, during which the compound burned down, killing 76 people inside including David Koresh. In this episode, the Nerds talk about the the siege and the documentary [...]