posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:28 PM
I might be able to provide a perspective on Waco that others may not. I knew one of the people who died there and I met David Koresh.
One of the men who died there was one of my best friends in high school. He was also the drummer in our garage band. The last picture I saw of him was
playing drums behind Koresh. He was a good friend and not a wacko or lunatic. He really was one of the nicest people I knew. I miss him.
I remember meeting David Koresh. He had a way of looking at you that made you feel uncomfortable. Not threatened, just uncomfortable. We spoke for a
few minutes and I didn't like him much. He just rubbed me the wrong way. I spent the rest of my time talking to my friend Mike. When I asked him what
he was doing in Texas he didn't say much. I let it go. He told me he had a girlfriend and they got along good. He seemed happy enough. Before I knew
it, it was time to go and Mike was heading back to Texas the next day. It never occurred to me that I would never see him again.
When I heard what was happening in Waco I called Mikes parents to find out what was going on but they were already in Texas. I watched it all on tv
and I was stunned. They kept talking about a military style compound... It didn't make sense to me. I saw the fighting, and eventually the building
going up in flames. And then it was over. It was the first time I had ever seen a crime scene bulldozed without an investigation.
I heard all the rumors and the "official explanation". It was some time later that I got to talk to Mikes parents. It seems that Mike was the first
person killed that day. The bad part was, he wasn't even at the house. He and another man were in town when the fighting started. When he heard what
was happening he tried to get back there but the roads were blocked. They went cross-country to try to reach the house but were met near the fence by
ATF agents. I don't know who told them or how they found out, but they insisted that Mike was shot in the back of the head execution style, unarmed
and on his knees. I saw the pain in their eyes and heard the anguish in their voices when they told me. I believe them. An ATF agent was later
photographed wearing Mikes baseball cap, a trophy he claimed from his kill. One of my best friends was dead.
I was also informed that the media was prevented from filming the front side of the house throughout the entire event. When the women and children
tried to escape the burning building some were cut down by machine guns, the rest herded back into the burning house by gunfire. The front side of the
building riddled with bullet holes was allegedly the reason the house was bulldozed before an investigation could take place. I believe that also.
If all they wanted to do was arrest Koresh they could have done that earlier that same day when he was in town, unarmed, and with only one other
person. Simple. But it didn't happen that way. And I would really like to know why.