April 20, 2009

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No end of drama for the month of April. The 51 day standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians lead by David Koresh came to a flaming end the morning of the 19th when Government agents fired tear gas into the cult compound. The result was chaos and the controversy over whether the fire was set by the FBI and ATF or by the Davidians has fueled a lot of conspiracy and anti-government sentiment over the years. The most infamous upshot was the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 - two years to the day Waco went from being a sleepy Texas town to the center of a vengeful universe.

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