This picture of the ambulance and armored personnel carrier at the Mt. Carmel Center was taken on February 28, 1993, and appeared in The Dallas Morning News the next morning, March 1.  The caption does not say when the photograph was taken, but the presence of the ambulance and the APC together indicates the APC was on the scene before the emergency vehicle left with its load of casualties.


"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck."  Operation Trojan Horse—the code name for the Waco operation—was planned and executed from beginning to end as a military action, not a civilian action.

That is, from February 28, 1993, to the final day on April 19, 1993, "Operation Trojan Horse" was a military action conducted with military or quasi-military personnel using military equipment and serving a military purpose.

Waco Tribune-Herald, March 1, 1993, also published a photograph of a military combat vehicle moving into Mt. Carmel on February 28, the day of the raid.

On April 21, two days after the inferno at the Mt. Carmel Center, an Air Force cargo plane transported the ATF agents from Waco.  Thus we see that the civilian law enforcement facade in the Waco action was thick in rhetoric but thin in fact; from beginning to end, the US military presence was dominant.

The words on the plane body tell it all.

Difference Between War and Law Enforcement

War and law enforcement have different goals.  The purpose of law enforcement is to enforce the law.  Alleged violators of the law are apprehended with only the force necessary to arrest and deliver them to the judicial system for trial.

The purpose of war, on the other hand, is the domination of the target.  The job of the war machine is to kill, to maim, and to destroy.  The war machine must also create terror to convince potential opponents to submit on command.  Therefore, the war machine not only inflicts maximum death and suffering on its victims, but also broadcasts its achievements to terrorize others.

Such is the story of the attack on the Branch Davidians.

For reasons that are not clear at this time, a military and intelligence operation, with a civilian law enforcement facade, was planned against the Branch Davidians.  The complex details of the Davidians' history and lives were woven into this facade.  And the details and subplots serve to direct attention away from the fact that the attack and extermination of the Branch Davidians was essentially military.

Directory of Exhibits

The War Gallery is organized into exhibits, each dealing with a definable topic, designed for a sequential tour.  To make a sequential tour as simple as possible, each page includes a link to the next.

To explain the attack on the Davidians, we must introduce something known to very few Americans:

    • Operational Philosophy
    • Training Ruse
    • Mind Set of Secret Commandos
    • Murder and Torture of Civilians
    • The Making of a Commando
    • Lying and Secrecy — Standard Operating Procedure
    • Special Ops Commandos Wear Civilian Disguises
    • "Retired" from the Military
    • Smear Jobs and Character Assassination
    • Surprise — No Congressional Oversight
    • The Night Stalkers Bring Death in the Dark
    • Body Mutilation and Drug Use
    • Body Laundering
    • Melissa Morrison before the HRT
    • Melissa Morrison after the HRT
    • Peas in a Pod
    • Dirty Harry with a Vengeance
  • Now back to our story

    • Where the Branch Davidians Lived
    • Aerial Photos of the Mt. Carmel Center
    • Dumb Diagrams of the Mt. Carmel Center (Diagrams)
    • Smart Diagrams of the Mt. Carmel Center (Diagrams)
    • Ham Radio Tower

    The script

    • Redefinition of Words
    • Everybody's Satan: How Political Opposition Was Neutralized
  • The actors and the victims

    • They called it "Operation Trojan Horse"
    • The Davidians — How Many, and Who?

    More actors

    • Did Special Ops Take Part in February 28 Raid?
  • The law enforcement facade

  • The agenda

    • Purpose of National Response Plan
    • National Military/Police Take-over Plan
    • How the Plan Was Tested
    • Delta Force Founder on Hand to Critique
    • Military Occupation of Local College
    • And How Did the Test Come Off?
    • And the Tests Go On …
    • Gulf of Tonkin Precedent
    • The Secret Raid That Lacked a Marching Band
    • That's Not Murphy's Law

    The action, February 28, 1993

    • Not an Ambush
    • Blind Fire
    • Entry of Agents into Second Story Window
    • Killed by Expert Marksmen
    • Death of ATF Agents Necessary
    • Eyewitness Statements
    • Death of Jaydean Wendel
    • Attorney Inspection of Building
    • Unmarked US Army Helicopters Used
    • Historical Perspective
  • The siege

    • Communications Cut
    • Davidians Prevented from Leaving — Tanks and Grenades Used
    • Electricity Turned Off
    • Morse Code Signals Jammed
    • Mind Manipulation Experiments
    • Acoustic Psycho-Correction Technology

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