Re: Waco FLIR Update

From: Ian Goddard (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 10:10:06 MDT

At 01:18 AM 05/18/2000 -0700, Joe Dees wrote:

>The speed of the sucession of flashes (repetitive flash rate) did not
>match the speed of the guns which could have been present, or for that
>matter any guns. It's just like I said; whichever side's view prevailed,
>the other side would immediately question the integrity, impartiality and
>or competence of the reviewers.

   IAN: They only tested a few guns, so you
   can't claim that flash durations were not
   consistent with "any guns." All we know
   from the VDS report is that some of the
   test-gun flashes lasted "for as little
   as 0.20 second" (I assume that's a type
   error, since the duration was reported to
   be .02 second), which indicates that not
   all the test-gun flashes were that fast,
   since they say "for as little as 0.20..."
   This tells us that they are not revealing
   the average duration. Instead they selected
   the fastest duration they got and then they
   us it as the exclusive benchmark, which has
   a deceptive appearance. Allard and VDS found
   some of the 1993 flashes to last .03 second.

   I noted the conflict of interest simply to
   point out that their effort to imply that
   there was no such conflict is a deception,
   which makes all their other claims suspect.


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