The government used two sets of diagrams of the Mt. Carmel Center.  The first set, which we will call the Smart Diagrams, was detailed and apparently accurate.  Those were the diagrams used by the government agents to plan and execute the raid.  From those diagrams, the agents knew the location of the women and children's quarters.  The record shows the agents riddled that area with bullets from helicopters and from a sniper team in the front of the building.

The other diagrams, which we will call the Dumb Diagrams, were published in the Treasury Report and lacked much of the detail of the Smart Diagrams.  For example, no buried school bus is shown.  Where the Smart Diagram lables the rooms of many of the residents, the Dumb Diagram omits rooms.

On the morning of the February 28, 1993 prior to the assault, the soldiers ("ATF agents") had donuts and coffee in a diner in Waco.  One of the agents left the Smart Diagrams on the counter and they were found by a waitress as she cleaned up.  She passed them to Waco reseacher Ken Fawcett, who passed them on to the Museum.  We may presume the Smart Diagrams were the diagrams used by the soldiers in the raid.

We may know that the Smart Diagrams are authentic because the left hand portion of the first diagram was used by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office to document the location of each of the bodies after it was all over.  See Remains Recovered from Mt. Carmel: Exterior Grounds.  That diagram was obtained from the office of the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, McLennan County.  Note the match in the shape of the buried school bus, the underground tunnel, and the positions of the written labels.

Smart Diagram of the first floor with underground tornado shelter (buried schoolbus) and incomplete construction site.  This is the image used by the strategic forces during the attack, and by the Medical Examiner's office to track the disposition of human remains. Click to enlarge.


Smart diagram of the second floor. Click to enlarge.


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