The explosion in the small town of WEST TEXAS focuses attention again to the Waco Texas area as reports are coming out of over 160 hurt, several missing and several dead. It was February 19, 1993 when members of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) stormed a farmhouse where a religious group named the Branch Davidians held off agents for 50 days. On April 19th, 75 were dead and one of the worst cases of modern Government v.s. citizens came to an end.
The Fertilizer explosion also brought back memories of the Oklahoma City Bombing by American Terrorist Timothy McVeigh on April 19th, 1995. Fertilizer was the main material McVeigh used for the bomb he placed inside a rental truck which killed 168 adults and children and left over 800 hurting.
April 19th shows up in history many times. In addition to the WACO Massacre and the Oklahoma City Bombing, Charles Manson was sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/Labianca murders, the first space station was launched, General Douglas MacArthur resigned from the US Army and actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainer of Monaco. .
The Fertilizer factory explosion last night has not been reported as anything other than an accident, however, everyone is suspicious that it might be a case of deliberate action. The Press are being cautious in reporting this today after taking a lot of critical shots at the reporting of the Boston Bombing with a lot of early speculation that proved to be inaccurate.
Be Kind To Yourself, Today!