It could only happen in America.
David Koresh = Vernon Wayne Howell
Howell moved quickly to assert his spiritual authority, and one of his first acts was the adoption of a new name, David Koresh. This name suggested that he was a spiritual heir of the biblical King David and that he, like Koresh (Hebrew for Cyrus, the ancient Persian king), was a messianic figure—though not the Messiah, Jesus. (Cyrus is the only non-Jew to whom the title messiah, or “anointed one,” is given in Scripture.)
February 28, 1993 the Mount Carmel headquarters was raided by the ATF. After a long standoff … on April 19, 1993 the headquarter building was burned down by the FBI in an attempt to enter.