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Many people believe that David Koresh (or the Branch Davidians) were responsible for the deaths of the 74 men, women and children who died in the inferno at Waco Texas on April 19, 1993. This is the story that the FBI put out. It is a lie. The guns they had were legal. The local sheriff investigated and...

Gulag was the acronym for the Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps. Siberia gulag prisoners could work up to 14 hours per day. Typical Siberia gulag labor was exhausting physical work. Toiling sometimes in the most extreme climates, prisoners might spend their days felling trees with handsaws and axes or digging at frozen ground with primitive pickaxes. Others mined...

An estimated 700 thousand to 1 million Palestinians became refugees in 1947 and 1948 as a result of Ben-Gurion’s Dalet Plan of ethnic cleansing, and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War that saw the establishment of the state of Israel. By 1949, an estimated 104,000 of these refugees arrived in Lebanon. Another wave of 450,000 Palestinian refugees fled...

The name of the place was Colonia Dignidad, which translates to Dignity Colony, but not much dignity could be found there. On the foothills of the picturesque Andes Mountains in central Chile, it was instead a place of unimaginable depravity, where children were sexually abused, political dissidents were mercilessly tortured, and more than 100 people were...

The sinking of Lusitania enraged American public opinion. The political fallout was immediate. President Wilson protested strongly to the Germans. The Lusitania made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in September 1907. Construction had begun in 1903 with the goal of building the fastest liner afloat. Her engines produced 68,000-horse power and pushed the giant...

During the Ottoman-Venetian Wars, the city of Candia, today Heraklion on Crete, was besieged for 21 long years. The siege of Candia, regarded as one of the longest sieges in history, lasted from 1648–1669. The Venetians had been ruling the land ever since the Fourth Crusade, and Candia was in a key position in the Mediterranean. The...

On July 20, 1944, during World War II (1939-45), a plot by senior-level German military officials to murder Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and then take control of his government failed when a bomb planted in a briefcase went off but did not kill the Nazi leader. The assassination attempt took place at the “Wolfsschanze” (“Wolf’s Lair”), a...

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