The Branch Davidians: Ready, Aim, Liberace!

Using spotlights and corny music, the FBI bombards the Branch Davidians

The Revelation to John, the last book of the Bible, envisioned the end of the world as a succession of calamities announced by the sound of trumpets. Too bad for cult leader David Koresh, a man with apocalyptic yearnings, that the same book doesn't mention Andy Williams albums, marching-band music and Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin' -- the sort of thing he actually heard last week. To pry Koresh and his followers from their armed camp near Waco, Texas, federal agents bombarded the place at high volume with irritating songs, Tibetan chants and the piercing tone of a...

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