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The Waco Siege Was Worse Than You Remember

When you hear the name "Waco, Texas" you probably don't think about the beautiful Brazos River or the Cameron Park Zoo, or the Dr. Pepper Museum. You think of one thing and one thing alone: The siege at the Branch Davidian compound that took the lives of 75 people, including 25 children. Waco's past will be forever stained by the events of 1993. The siege lasted for 51 days and showed the world just how badly the FBI could mess something up, even when there are a lot of innocent lives at...

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    The Waco Siege Was Worse Than You Think

    The Waco Siege Was Worse Than You Think

    When you hear the name "Waco, Texas" you …When you hear the name "Waco, Texas" you probably don't think about the beautiful Brazos River or the Cameron Park Zoo, or the Dr. Pepper Museum. You think of one thing and one thing alone: The siege at the Branch Davidian compound that took the lives of 75 people, including 25 children. Waco's past will be forever stained by the events of 1993. The siege lasted for 51 days and showed the world just how badly the FBI could mess something up, even when there are a lot of innocent lives at...

    David Koresh: The Messed Up Story Of The Famous Cult Leader

    David Koresh: The Messed Up Story Of The Famous Cult Leader

    Before February 28, 1993, the city of Waco was just another Texas town no one outside the Lone Star State had heard of. But on that day, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) raided a compound that housed the Branch Davidians — a cult obsessed with Biblical depictions of the apocalypse — and forever imprinted the name Waco into the national consciousness. Suddenly, everyone had heard of David Koresh, the lanky, mulleted, aviator-wearing cult leader, who had persuaded his followers to move to a remote compound with the promise that the apocalypse was coming in the form of evil government forces. If they stayed with the self-proclaimed Messiah and fought hard enough, the few and faithful would get into heaven.

    Lies Waco Told You About The Siege

    Lies Waco Told You About The Siege

    The Waco miniseries is an exciting, dramatic, and ultimately sad telling of the 51-day siege on the Branch Davidians. Some saw government overreach, others saw a doomsday cult, but everyone considers it tragic. The show is primarily based on two books — Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator by Gary Noesner and A Place Called Waco by...

    The Real-Life Story Of Waco Survivor David Thibodeau

    The Real-Life Story Of Waco Survivor David Thibodeau

    As a young man, David Koresh wanted to become a rock guitarist, per Rolling Stone. Instead, he would become the frontman of a Branch Davidians cult and proclaim himself the "Lamb of God" who, according to the Book of Revelation, would reveal the secrets of the end times. But before he went from plucking guitar strings to pulling all the strings as a...

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