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Item#: 1990-EX
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Special Containment Procedures: No special containment procedures are necessary. SCP-1990-EX-01's remains are currently buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart, Texas, United States. The computer disk containing the unfinished text of SCP-1990-EX-02 is stored in the private collection of Waco Siege survivor ████ ██████, with a digital copy of the text publicly available.

Description: SCP-1990-EX is the joint designation assigned to SCP-1990-EX-01 and SCP-1990-EX-02. SCP-1990-EX-01 is the deceased 33-year old Caucasian male identified as David Koresh, the messianic leader of the Branch Davidians, a Protestant Christian denomination split-off from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

SCP-1990-EX-02 is the manuscript entitled The Decoded Message Of The Seven Seals Of The Book Of Revelation, a theological gospel explaining the divinity of David Koresh, as written by him. SCP-1990-EX-02 was only partially completed before SCP-1990-EX-01 was terminated by █████ █████████, one of the Branch Davidian followers inside the Mount Carmel Compound.

Discovery: SCP-1990-EX-01 was brought to the attention of the Foundation when an undercover operative embedded within the US Department of Defense uncovered a search warrant issued to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms which included the involvement of the Unusual Incidents Unit. Mobile Task Force Iota-10 ("Damn Feds") operatives were authorized to partner with the ATF task force responsible for conducting the search warrant, forming Joint Task Force Šin-12 ("Fate Sealers"), after reports surfaced that a significant number of men, women, and children were living inside Mount Carmel Center, the headquarters of SCP-1990-EX-01's followers, including a number of people associated with the Horizon Initiative.

Originally identified as PoI-1990-01, SCP-1990-EX-01 was designated an SCP entity after a trilateral working committee ("The Triptych Committee") was formed with representatives from the UIU and the HI. The committee members identified several speculative intelligence sources suggesting SCP-1990-EX-01 may possess reality bending abilities, possibly as a result of Incident I-1990-01, where SCP-1990-EX-01 experienced a supernatural vision at Mount Zion in Israel in 1985.1

Addendum: In the aftermath of Incident I-1990-04, the event now known as "The Waco Siege", SCP-1990-EX was reclassified from Neutralized to Explained.3

  • 06/09/1992: The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is notified of reports alleging SCP-1990-EX-01 and its followers are stockpiling high-capacity firearms and illegally modifying them into automatic weapons, as well as reports of narcotics manufacturing and other statutory offenses being committed by SCP-1990-EX-01.
  • 06/15/1992: The ATF opens an investigation into the allegations, uncovering rumors of supernatural events related to the ministry of SCP-1990-EX-01, including claims of religious divinity and divine revelation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Unusual Incident Unit is debriefed by an anonymous source on the ATF investigation, and the UIU proceeded with requests to join the ongoing investigation.
  • 07/20/1992: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, with the support of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation Unusual Incidents Unit, authorizes clandestine operations to ascertain more intel regarding PoI-1990-01. ATF Special Agent ██████ █████████ infiltrates the organization and begins to provide intelligence back to the Bureau.
  • 08/25/1992: The ATF Bureau, with the support of the UIU, receive a government search warrant to investigate the Mount Carmel Center compound. The ATF Bureau requests assistance from the Department of Defense and Drug Enforcement Agency due to unsubstantiated reports of the Branch Davidian's operating a methamphetamine lab in the building. Undercover operatives in the Department of Defense notify the Foundation.4
  • 10/01/1992: The Triptych Committee is assembled following several days of inter-agency communication between the Foundation and official contacts with the UIU and the HI. The HI representatives indicated concern regarding SCP-1990-EX-01, proposing a trilateral discussion committee to ascertain further information on SCP-1990-EX-01.
  • The Unusual Incidents Unit was initially uncooperative with Foundation messengers before acquiescing after being offered direct control over ATF and FBI delegates at official meetings.
  • 02/28/1993: The Waco Tribune-Herald publishes an expose of SCP-1990-EX-01, entitled "The Sinful Messiah". Fearing that operational cover could be blown, JTF Šin-12 acts on the search warrant two days in advance under operation name "Showtime".

"Operation: Showtime" quickly unraveled when an unknown gunshot prompted JTF Šin-12 agents to open fire on the compound, severely wounding SCP-1990-EX-01, and resulting in the casualties and fatalities of several civilians and JTF operatives.5


Mount Carmel Center

Deputy Director of Contingency Planning Operations General William Pendergast authorized [| Mobile Task Force Xi-3 ("Body Snatchers")]] to be deployed to facilitate the capture of SCP-1990-EX-01. However, before any action was taken, an emergency vote by the Foundation's Ethics Committee resulted in a moratorium on further aggressive action in the capture or termination of SCP-1990-EX-01.

In a 6-3 vote, the Committee cited concerns over potential civilian casualties, citing the fatalities so far incurred in the operation, and issuing a fierce condemnation to General William Pendergast on authorizing agents to open fire with their automatic weapons into an occupied building with families still inside.

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