U.S. Prosecutes War Against Fundamentalists
Feds Jittery as Waco Holocaust Anniversary Approaches
On Saturday, February 22, the FBI issued a nationwide "Terrorist Threat Advisory" after receiving a report that a U-Haul van full of ammonium nitrate was spotted at a filling station in Texas. The bulletin issued by the FBI was unusual in that it was not only dispatched to every law enforcement agency in the U.S., but was also broadcast over the major news networks.
The Federal investigation began after police in Halton City, Texas received a report that men in a suspicious rental truck were seen filling plastic drums with diesel fuel. The informant also told police that up to 4,500 pounds of ammonium nitrate was in the back of the truck, as well as a spool of wire and road-flare type devices. Since diesel and ammonium nitrate were the main ingredients in the bomb used in the Oklahoma City bombing, Halton City Police alerted the FBI and the ATF who began an intense investigation and initiated a nationwide search for the rental van. By Tuesday, the FBI had located the U-Haul in Atlanta and determined that its cargo was of an "innocent" nature.
On Sunday night ABC news reported that the federal agencies took the possibility of another bombing seriously in light of the approaching anniversary of the BATF attack on the Branch Davidian congregation near Waco, Texas. Friday, February 28th, marks the fourth anniversary of the initial assault on the occupied dwelling at Mount Carmel. Four BATF agents and eleven Branch Davidians were killed in the ensuing gun battle. The resulting siege lasted until April 19, 1993, when the FBI used two Abrams M-1 Army tanks to smash in the walls of the living quarters and inject potentially lethal doses of CS gas. The tank assault precipitated a fire which resulted in the complete destruction of the church living quarters and the deaths of 85 Branch Davidians, many of whom were women and children.
On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by a truck bomb, resulting in the deaths of 168 people. Federal officials believe that the Oklahoma City bombing was retaliation for the government attack on the Branch Davidians, and that the trial of the chief defendant in that case, beginning in early March, might be an additional catalyst for another attack. It is the convergence of the Waco anniversary and the OKC trial that has caused Federal officials to assume a posture of "heightened awareness", in the words of one FBI spokesman.
In the hours following the OKC bombing, the FBI began to focus on certain Arab nationals as suspects, perhaps because the World Trade Center bombing suspects were Arabs and Americans are accustomed to linking "terrorist acts" to those from the Middle East. It was after a day or two that the FBI suddenly switched its focus to a homegrown American young man who had served in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War. As television coverage displayed the horrific destruction caused by the ammonium nitrate bomb in OKC, did the U.S. government ponder the more than coincidental date of occurrence and the possible linkage to the Waco Holocaust?
One television journalist made the obvious connection. On the CBS program, "60 Minutes", broadcast on the Sunday following the OKC bombing, President Clinton was being interviewed by several reporters on the subject of the bombing and the militia movement in the United States. Leslie Stahl asked the President, "What about Waco? It's a big deal to them [the militias]" and then proceeded to question if perhaps the militia anger over Waco was justified. The President retorted angrily that nobody has a right to shoot at federal agents who are performing their duty, and that was the end of that. End of discussion. Another reporter presented a question on another subject and the President was his good-natured self again.
The President's abrupt refusal to examine the fundamental issues involving Waco reflect a deliberate policy of stonewalling that has been evident since the Branch Davidian siege began. There have been investigations detailing tactical errors made by field commanders, but the fundamental questions have been buried and forgotten; questions such as, "Why were heavily armed commandos attacking a church group who had not done anyone any harm, and did not pose a credible threat?" It is the stonewalling of the obvious that has created such hatred and suspicion for the government among many rank and file Americans, quite possibly resulting in what the media is calling "a wave of domestic terrorism."
President Clinton has demonstrated a marked insensitivity to the fiery deaths of over 80 Americans, 17 of them children at Waco, Texas. His initial comments, made while the embers on Mount Carmel were still hot, reflect a heartless disregard for human life against that horrific backdrop. On April 20 he said that Attorney General Janet Reno (who ordered the final assault) should not resign just "because some religious fanatics murdered themselves."
Appearing unmoved by the tragedy of the previous day, Clinton used the opportunity to warn others who would venture to oppose the government in the manner that Koresh and his congregation did. He said, "I hope very much that others who will be tempted to join cults and become involved with people like Koresh will be deterred by the horrible scenes they have seen....There is, unfortunately, a rise in this sort of fanaticism all across the world. And we may have to confront it again." These words imply a promise to provide a similar ending in future confrontations with "fanatics".
"Two days after expressing what could be taken as a receptivity to future acts of violent religious persecution, Bill Clinton professed his tireless devotion to religious tolerance, telling an audience at the dedication of the Holocaust Memorial Museum that 'We must find in our diversity our common humanity. We must reaffirm that common humanity, even in the darkest and deepest of our own disagreements.' Apparently, the creation of a 'common humanity' may require the liquidation of those 'fundamentalists' - like the Branch Davidians - who practice an unauthorized religion." (Freedom on the Altar, p. 192 by William Norman Grigg, American Opinion Publishing).
It should also be noted that the Waco Holocaust wiped out an entire religious denomination. How the President kept a straight face at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, two days after the FBI sent 80 people to their fiery deaths, 15 of whom were children, is beyond human comprehension.
It is believed by many that the government's actions at Waco were not a series of blunders, but a deliberate policy of repression aimed at religious "fundamentalists" -- those believing in a literal interpretation of the Bible. Whatever may have been the doctrinal beliefs of the Branch Davidians, it may be said they were not "mainstream" beliefs, and that they were certainly beliefs not compatible with the emerging "global ethic", the humanistic, new age religion into which all other religions are being merged.
The "benevolent dictators" of the New Order recognize that "fundamentalists" pose a significant threat to their global designs. John Dewey, co-author of The Humanist Manifesto (1933) and widely regarded as the "father of progressive education", complained about the threat to global harmony posed by Christianity. In his book A Common Faith (1934) he declared,
"It is impossible to ignore the fact that historic Christianity has been committed to a separation of sheep and goats; the saved and the lost; the elect and the mass....I cannot understand how any realization of the democratic ideal as a vital moral and spiritual ideal in human affairs is possible without the surrender of the conception of the basic division to which supernatural Christianity is committed."
This sentiment was echoed by Zbigniew Brzezinski, former director of the Trilateral Commission and President Carter's National Security Advisor, and one of the leading luminaries of the New World Order. At Gorbachev's 1995 State of the World Forum he warned against "parochial fundamentalism" and "narrow cults, ethnicity, national or religious passions."
As the Christian denominations of the world slouch further into the mush of ecumenical impotence, the few groups of believers that resist the trend, whatever their beliefs, appear to stand more and more on the lunatic fringe of society. It is against such groups that purveyors of public opinion (the media) direct their vitriolic slander, creating public support for the elimination of these groups. This is precisely what happened in the case of the Branch Davidians. The attitude of the President and the U.S. government in general was summed up well by Rep. Jack Brooks (D-TX), who blew off criticism of the BATF raid by saying, "These people got what they deserved."
The infamous infidel, Voltaire, once declared, "If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities." The news media has routinely painted the Davidian beliefs as absurd, but it is the actions of the black- suited BATF storm troopers, and the public apathy toward the federal atrocities committed at Waco, that reveals just how fanatically absurd the beliefs of society at large have become.
The government-approved preachers of this day, both in the churches and the news media, decry a rise in "right wing" violence, as though a fringe group of "wackos" have split off from society as a whole. What has really happened is that society as a whole is mindlessly swinging off into a moral and political black hole, and there are certain elements within society that do not want to go with it. Many perceive the threat to their individual liberties posed by this "new order" of things, and are willing to take up arms to resist it. The government has declared a Jihad against "fundamentalists", and the fundamentalists have declared a Jihad of their own against the government and other culture-destroying entities (abortion clinics, gay bars, etc.), quite possibly believing that they are fighting for their very lives.
By ratcheting up the pressure in this civil war, the government has guaranteed that the cycle of violence will continue to escalate. The famous slogan of leftists, "no justice, no peace", is very appropriate when considering the war of propaganda and repression that the government and its constituency continue to wage against "fundamentalist" elements. It is appropriate for federal law enforcement to maintain their "heightened state of awareness", because the threat of violent protest continues as long as the U.S. government prosecutes its war against its own citizens.
The reader should consider that the government did not make any mistakes at Waco. From the timing of the initial raid, to the timing of the tank assault on the only day with 40 mph winds for months before or after that day -- all went according to plan. The program against an entire religious denomination, as well as the President's veiled threat against future intransigence, went according to plan. When something goes according to plan, what is there to apologize for? The government and its power elite will not repent of their crimes committed against humanity at Waco.
The reader should also consider that there is a Higher Power that makes no mistakes, and even uses the perfidy of worldly governments to complement His higher plans. This Power is the God that the humanists hate and strive with all their might to evict from the collective consciousness of society. This Lord God of heaven speaks of these fools in His written Word where He says, "Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, in the time when their foot shall slide; for the day of their disaster is at hand and their doom comes speedily." Deuteronomy 32:35 [Amplified].
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