‘Apocalypse Now’ Music Fires Up U.S. Troops for Raid

Yahoo! News – ‘Apocalypse Now’ Music Fires Up U.S. Troops for Raid

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. troops psyched up on a bizarre musical reprise from Vietnam war film “Apocalypse Now” before crashing into Iraqi homes to hunt gunmen on Saturday, as Shi’ite Muslims rallied against the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

With Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” still ringing in their ears and the clatter of helicopters overhead, soldiers rammed vehicles into metal gates and hundreds of troops raided houses in the western city of Ramadi after sunrise as part of a drive to quell a spate of attacks on U.S. forces.

Funny, I always thought that “Ride of the Valkyries” was from the Ring Cycle, not Apocalypse Now.

Either I’m off on which one came first (I think Wagner beat the film by a few decades at least) or the “news agency” Rueters is indeed run by dunces.

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