Amazing that film crews were there recording the whole thing however mysteriously the opening minutes of the scuttle between the Davidians and the Government have somehow been lost.
Please tell us your amazing story of survival from there please as we would all like to know how you know who shot first.... unless your just another government drone where they say the sky is green and you say "Yes the sky is green"
What really troubles me about this event is the local police department requested that they be allowed to handle this situation. David walked the streets, and people knew him. Things could have gone down very differently, and I believe they went the way they did, because those in power were experimenting with the power they had. What could they do with it and how would the public react?
The tragedy of this is, it was exactly what these people feared was happening in the US. That is why they were armed in the first place. It is kind of like, be careful what you wish for, because you may get it. The same rule may apply to what we fear. The numbers of ways we adopted the German military machine, and Eisenhower's warning of the Military Industrial Complex screams in my head. I don't think David and his followers were nut cases, but that the rest of us are in denial.
Let me be clear about this. The police requested to be left with the responsibility of handling the situation, and the fed's denied them the chance to do so. I was not there but spoke an X police officer who was. He was traumatized by what happened and the helplessness of the police department to manage things differently.
Edited by me-wonders, 08 December 2012 - 04:20 AM.