You think the ATF went there armed to the teeth for no reason?<quoted text>
The ''Babylonians'' had brought an army to the compound. Why couldn't a couple of nice fellows in suits have just gone and knocked on the door with warrants? Instead of dozens of heavily armed men in swat gear jumping out of cattle trailers. Typical OTT American nonsense.
I don't quite know either, a few Brits were also killed in the compound. The harrassment leading upto the FBI raid did little to give assurances to the people, and watching the videos they sent out of the compound they seemed like decent ordinary people with perhaps some questionable religious views thats all.
They must have had intelligence about the arsenal of weapons Koresh's followers had, and just went ready for it.