Sunday, January 3, 2016

Echoes of Waco? Report Says Oregon Protesters 'Bringing Children Onto the Grounds' at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

This is according to the Portland Oregonian, "Oregon militants in high spirits, ready for long wait at refuge, supporter says."

The newspaper was unable to independently confirm that children were being brought into the refuge, but if true, it raises a particularly ominous element to any standoff scenario. Janet Reno's ATF, FBI, and other federal agencies justified the storming of the Waco compound, where David Koresh was holed up with Branch Davidian members, by citing allegations of child abuse. (According to ABC News, 46 children were inside the complex at the time of the raid; however, scholarly research indicates the allegations have not been proved conclusively.)

PREVIOUSLY: "Oregon Militiamen at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 'Ready to Be Killed If Necessary' (VIDEO)."