Mount Carmel

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #3 – Helicopter Gunfire

November 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

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 – #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). [...]