WACO LINKS

The following is a list of Waco links on the Internet. I have divided them into four categories: Class I, websites devoted to Waco; Class II, websites not specifically devoted to Waco, but containing large Waco content (in some cases, more than the smaller Class I sites); Class III, sites that have a page or two of Waco material; and the 404 Graveyard, of now-dead links.

Class I

Mount Carmel Survivors Website This is the "official" webpage of the survivors, at least of those who do not follow Hidden Manna, and is maintained by an ally. It has transcripts of the Davidian trial and a guestbook, but surprisingly, little on theology- for that, look to the Research Center. http://start.at/mtcarmel/ Restored on anycities.com!

Hidden Manna This website features the full text of a book of over 600 pages, written by one of the Davidian prisoners and edited by one of his converts outside. This book offers a clear, concise, coherent, and systematic outline of his theology. This would make this site one of the greatest resources on the web about Branch Davidianism, but there's a catch- most of the survivors consider him a heretic! He teaches that he is the "Chosen Vessel of the Remaining Bride" who is to give true believers prophetic leadership until David's Return, in contradiction to the majority who believe that David is the last prophet. http://www.sevenseals.com/

Picture This Though relatively new, this site has already emerged as one of the major Waco sites. Its author also runs the WacoTragedyNews mailing list. http://www.wizardsofaz.com/waco/picturethis.html

Waco: The Rules of Engagement This is the official webpage of this documentary, which was nominated for an Academy Award. I personally wasn't that impressed by the documentary, but many others have found it moving, and anyway a movie review is for another page. The web page struck me as geared less towards giving information about Waco as having reviews and other information about the documentary, so you will buy the video to get the information. However, it has some interesting articles and a lively message board. http://www.waco93.com/

Cyrus Productions Ron Cole is also back online, with "critical perspectives" on Waco, Oklahoma City, and federal abuse. Oh, and he's married! http://cyrusproductions.org/index.html

The Davidian Massacre The webpage of Carol Moore, this site posts the full contents of her book, and updates on the activities of her organization, the Committee for Waco Justice. This is also a good site for following Waco news when it's not on the front page. http://www.carolmoore.net/davidian-massacre.html

The Waco Memorial Project This page tries to put a human face on some of the Branch Davidians who perished, using photos and remembrances. http://members.aol.com/karenwmp/waco/project.htm

Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum The author of the Museum, Carol Valentine, is one of those who has extreme theories about Waco, and often brands those with different theories as abetters of those who are covering up the truth. However, the Museum is still valuable because of the firsthand material posted here: autopsy reports and pictures of the Davidian remains. It also must be said that though her beliefs may be on the far end, her narrative is actually quite articulate and well-written. http://www.public-action.com/SkyWriter/ WacoMuseum/

John Mann's Introduction to Branch Davidians John Mann is another researcher into the theology of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, and this site features his sympathetic analysis. http://www.fountain.btinternet.co.uk/koresh/index.html

No More Wacos This site supports the book of the same name by Paul Blackman and David Kopel.
http://www.davekopel.org/waco.htm

Waco: A New Revelation This site supports the sequel to "The Rules of Engagement." http://www.waco-anewrevelation.com/index.htm

Shepherd's Rod Online This is not a single site, but a category of sites representing Davidians (non-Branch) who have gone on the Internet. (Understand that there are a number of Branch Davidian groups, and the Branches are just a subset of the Davidians who trace their origins to founder Victor T. Houteff.)

Shepherd's Rod Information Center: This site features VT Houteff's writings, as well as additional materials. Its allegiance is not clear to me; possibly the Bashan Davidians, or independent. http://www.shepherds-rod.org/index.html
General Association of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists (Salem): One of the more established Davidian groups, they have not posted the works of VT Houteff on their site, but they do have studies particular to their group, and information on how to order hardbound editions of his works, and other books of their own. http://www.davidian.org/default.htm
General Association of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists (Mountaindale): Dissenters from the above GADSDA, they have made available the works of VT Houteff, as well as materials of their own. http://www.shepherds-rod-message.org/index.html
General Association of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists (Waco): Some of the Mountaindale Davidians broke away to lead a "back to Waco" movement, and have returned to Old Mt. Carmel. Their site also features VT Houteff's works. http://www.originalshepherdsrod.org/index.html
Universal Publishing Association: Another site for Waco-based Davidians, again with VT Houteff's writings. A look at their additional studies indicates they have broken with the group at Old Mt. Carmel. http://www.universalpublishingassociation.com/index.htm

The Tragedy at Waco A site put up as part of a class project. http://wacotx2000.tripod.com/index.html

AndrewX98 ProtestAndrew is protesting the founding of Mt. Carmel's new chapel on a Sabbath day. http://www.geocities.com/iamx98/index.htm

Why Waco? At one time, this was an independent site for the book of the same name, before being absorbed into the Research Center page. On its own, it added only a little to what is already in the book, but made a useful supplement to the other materials of the Research Center. Now that the Research Center site is dead, I am provisionally hosting some of the Why Waco pages on my site.

Class II

PBS Frontline "Waco: The Inside Story" This site reflects some of the same bias as the broadcast episode, on which only one survivor appeared, while every other person interviewed was an FBI or other law enforcement agent. However, it does go into some more detail, and it can repay the informed and critically thinking reader. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/waco/home.html

Also, there is a teacher's guide, not very good, that you might miss: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/wacotguide.html

Dave Hardy's Pages Attorney David Hardy has put up some of the information turned up by his Freedom of Information Act suit. This material was used to write his book, This Is Not An Assault. http://www.hardylaw.net/waco.html

Dallas Morning News Waco Archive As a result of recent revelations, the Morning News has once again put up an archive of its Waco stories. Unlike the earlier archive, it includes articles from the Davidian trial and current events. I have noted that the paper put an anti-Davidian spin on its stories, but they have been making up for past sins, as they have broken many of the recent stories about Waco. http://www.dallasnews.com/specials/waco/index.htm

San Antonio Express-News Waco Archive The newspaper put up this special section that covers their articles from the revelations about the pyrotechnic canisters through the end of the civil suit trial. Many are written by Dick Reavis, the author of The Ashes of Waco. http://www.mysa.com/mysanantonio/extras/waco/index.shtml

Watchman Fellowship This evangelical organization is devoted to rebutting the teachings of unorthodox religions. However, unlike the media, they try to accurately represent the theology of the groups they oppose, and I would recommend that readers read some of their articles on Branch Davidianism, such as those by James Trimm, to gain a basic understanding of David's teachings. http://www.watchman.org/

Gary Hunt's Outpost of Freedom This is the page of Gary Hunt, and features his famous reports from Waco, information about the Ron Cole case, and other issues of interest to the Patriot movement. http://www.outpost-of-freedom.com/wacoind.htm

Serendipity This page has a large Waco section dealing with the issue from a largely libertarian perspective. http://www.serendipity.li/waco.html

Boogie Online The libertarian Scimitar.com site is back, bringing not just its Waco collection, but materials on Ruby Ridge, militias, the right to bear arms, and libertarian organizations as well. http://www.boogieonline.com/revolution/firearms/enforce/waco/index.html

Rick Ross Rick Ross is a deprogrammer/exit counselor who "deprogrammed" Branch Davidian David Block shortly before the ATF assault, and also gave advice to the FBI during the siege. The following link is to his Branch Davidian index. http://www.rickross.com/groups/waco.html

Associated Conservatives of Texas This organization has been involved in helping with the annual memorial services at Mt. Carmel, including the bringing of the replica of the Liberty Bell. Their site has a selection of articles on Waco. http://www.actinfo.net/waco.html

ABCDEFG (A Basic Citizen's Definitive Electronic Freedom Guide) This series of cogent commentaries on the state of liberty in America from 1995 and 1996, by Steve Winn, includes a number dealing with Waco. http://www.winn.com/abcdefg/oldindex.html

Firearms and Liberty A Second Amendment site with a number of Waco articles. http://www.shadeslanding.com/firearms/read6.html

Carl Klang You can check out the lyrics to his famous ballad, "Seventeen Little Children," at this site, order his cassettes, and look at his photo album. http://www.klang.com/index.html

A Brief Visit to Mt. Carmel Daniel Tobias put up this site after visiting Mt. Carmel, and updated it following a second visit. Surfers should note that he did not fully realize that anti-Koresh Branch Davidians controlled the site, and that this especially affects his observations on his second visit. However, his site does have many photos of the ruins, and is also interesting as an account of how things appear to a typical visitor. http://dan.tobias.name/controversies/davidian/index.html

Gary McGath's Reviews Gary McGath has reviewed a number of books on Waco (currently they are in the last section at the bottom of his page). http://www.mcgath.com/revlist.html

The Orion Conspiracy This site is part of a network of websites about what seems to be a rather involved legal battle between a former SDA and the church. However, a few of the materials here are interesting in showing an ex-SDA's perspective on the Branch Davidians. http://www.orionconspiracy.com/ Site seems to be broken right now

Intellectual Capital Recently, this libertarian-oriented magazine published an article on Waco by science-fiction writer and computer columnist Jerry Pournelle, then an issue where Waco was the cover topic. http://www.intellectualcapital.com/issues /issue289/item6315.asp
http://www.intellectualcapital.com/issues/ issue304/main304.asp

Reason Online Another libertarian magazine, which has also responded to the recent news by collecting some of their Waco pieces into an online "breaking issue," centering on a new interview with David Thibodeau. http://reason.com/bi/biwaco.html

Mugshots This Court TV documentary series has a website supporting its episode on David Koresh. http://www.courttv.com/onair/shows/mugshots/episodes/koresh.html

Class III

Civitas This is a link to a paper at this site by Dr. Bruce Perry, who monitored the Davidian children who left Mt. Carmel Center. http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/civitas/cong.htm

Qumran to Waco This is a paper written by Dr. James Tabor, making use of his expertise on both Waco and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is at his UNC-Charlotte page, not #Why Waco, though there is a link to it there. http://www.uncc.edu/jdtabor/waco.html

Waco98 A report on the 1998 anniversary at Mt. Carmel, from first-time visitor Rich Martin. http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/1797/waco98.htm

Stormfront It is odd that so many white supremacists sympathize with the Branch Davidians, since more than half of the Davidian dead were non-white, but as they say, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend..." In their archives are two pieces dealing with attorney Kirk Lyons of the erstwhile CAUSE Foundation, one of the lawyers working on the Davidian civil suit. http://www.stormfront.org/

Waco Tribune-Herald Their site used to use the accesswaco.com domain. They have taken down their special feature section on the Waco siege, but you can search their site for recent news articles. Usually, there won't be a story about the Davidians, but when Waco is in the news, count on them to have more detailed coverage than the non-local papers. http://www.wacotrib.com/news/index.html

404 Graveyard

Mark Swett's Research Center The Web's PREMIER Waco site is back! It contains writings and transcripts from David Koresh, and writings from some of the Davidian prisoners. On the con side, the site is heavily geared towards theology, not other aspects of Waco. But because David's teachings were mangled by the media, and religion is so important to understanding Waco, everyone should spend at least some time at this site. (NOTE: I would recommend that those who do not already have some familiarity with Branch Davidianism first read some of the Watchman Expositor articles on the Davidians, available at their #website, to get a grounding in the basics of their theology, then visit Mark Swett to get more detail.) http://home.maine.rr.com/waco/

Cary R.W. Voss's Koresh Research Home Page This page was established as a sort of meeting place for people researching David's teachings. It has an interesting guestbook, as well as an article summarizing Davidian history. http://lark.cc.ukans.edu/~voss/

The Branch This was the website of Charlie Pace's anti-Koresh Branch Davidian faction. Now removed. http://www.easy.com/thebranch/

The Waco Report This site promises to post documents related to Waco, but having failed to put up anything meaningful after several months, I have come to doubt that it ever will. http://www.wacoreport.com/index.html

Bullets Over Waco This one-page site supports the long-delayed video from Jeremiah Films (producers of the infamous "Clinton Chronicles"). It seems to be little more than a brochure at the moment. [It seems this is a dead project, as well as a dead site.] http://www.wacovideo.com/index.html

David Thibodeau He has a short Waco page on his former band's website. http://www.stirlingbrig.com/waco.htm

Rebuild the Church Talk-show host Alex Jones has started an effort to build a new church on the site of the old. http://www.rebuildthechurch.com/index.html

Waco Protest This site attacks the new chapel at Mt. Carmel as an abomination founded on the Sabbath, and blasts survivor leader Clive Doyle as a government agent. http://my.treeway.com/WacoProtest/home.htm

The Partisan A new magazine for the Patriot movement. Its premier issue features two articles on Waco (one a lengthy interview with Mike McNulty of "Rules of Engagement" and "A New Revelation") and others touching on it tangentially. http://www.partisan.com/samples-issue1.html

The Danforth Report Webpage of special counsel Danforth, now containing his almost-final report. http://www.osc-waco.org/

The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation Webpage of the book, it is not as large or useful as it originally was, but still helpful. http://rampages.onramp.net/~djreavis/index.htm

A Brief History of the Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventist Porter Broyles put up this GeoCities site on the Branch Davidians and their history. http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1400/index.html

David Koresh Memorial This is a site with a theological bent. http://www.northwest.net/users/rorrim/koresh.htm

Marc Breault This is the webpage of David's onetime lieutenant, who defected with his wife, convinced most of the group's members in Australia to leave, and led a campaign to get authorities to crack down on the group. While some of the material at this site is also at the Research Center, it also includes some that is not there (remember to check out the "Visions" section). http://www.ozemail.com.au/~mbreault/

Waco References Page This is a page of links to Waco, with comments. http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~thetruth/waco/waco.html

A Place Called Waco Survivor David Thibodeau has a website up for his new book. http://www.aplacecalledwaco.com/index.html Turned into a "search" domain.

Dave Hardy's Pages David Hardy, one of the attorneys working on the civil suit, put up a page on Waco, and later a new page on what his Freedom of Information Act suit had turned up. There are two links because part of his old page is still up, and is not linked through either his home page or his new FOIA page. http://www.indirect.com/www/dhardy/Waco.html
http://www.indirect.com/www/dhardy/waco.html

http://www.innova.net/~dadair/carmel/index.htm See davidian.org instead.

Bread of Life Internet Ministries: This site does not announce itself as Davidian, but has the same "snail mail" address as the above site and features some of VT Houteff's writings under the "Miscellaneous Tracts" and "Advanced Studies" sections. http://breadoflife.simplenet.com/index.html


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