# Waco FLIR Update

From: Ian Goddard (Ian@goddard.net)
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 22:00:49 MDT

(following: http://users.erols.com/igoddard/flir01.htm)

A Dallas Morning News report [1] gives us some numbers
to work with from the official FLIR (forward-looking
infrared) camera study being conducted by defense-
contractor-owned Vector Data Research. The Morning
News states that flashes on the test FLIR from the
six guns tested lasted up to one fiftieth of a second
(1/50 = .02 seconds), while reflections off debris
lasted up to 19 times longer (.02 * 19 = .38 seconds).

Dr. Edward Allard recorded the duration of flashes on
the 1993 Waco FLIR to be as short as one thirtieth of
a second (1/30 = .03 seconds). [2] Here then are the
reported durations of flashes from these sources:

(A) TEST-GUNS .02 sec
(B) WACO FLIR .03 sec
(C) REFLECTIONS .38 sec

Of the three, A and B are most similar. While the
duration of B is only 1.5 times longer than that of
A, the duration of C is 19 times longer than A. Logic
therefore clearly indicates that the reported duration
of flashes on the 1993 Waco FLIR is significantly more
similar to the flashes on the test FLIR from test-guns
than from reflections off debris. It should be noted
that the Dallas Morning News report lists four of the
six guns tested, and only two were machine guns, the
CAR-15 assault rifle used by the FBI's hostage rescue
team and the large M-60 machine gun. Any machine guns
seen on the 1993 Waco FLIR could be different types,
explaining the minor discrepancy in flash durations.

AND THEN there's the matter of the rate at which series
of flashes appear on the 1993 Waco FLIR. While a reflective
surface would reflect only one beam of radiation that a
moving camera would pass through only once, resulting in
the occurrence of only one flash, flashes on the 1993
Waco FLIR coming from one spot occur at a rate of 7 to
10 times per second, exactly matching the cyclic rate of
a machine gun. [3] No reflective surface could reasonably
replicate such a rate of flashing. The inherent inability
of a reflective surface to replicate the rapid flashing
seen in the 1993 FLIR is by itself an insurmountable
problem for the FBI's defense, and with the addition of
the flash-duration analysis above, the evidence before
points clearly in only one direction: machine-gun fire
directed at Mount Carmel is seen on the 1993 Waco FLIR.

It's reprehensible that virtually all major media are
spreading the false claim that shooters are not visible
on the 1993 Waco FLIR, when in fact sometimes shooters
are visible: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/flir01.htm .
It staggers my imagination that none of the professional
journalists assigned to cover this case have bothered to
study the FLIR or to even simply watch the documentary,
Waco: A New Revelation, that put Waco back in the news,
in which case they'd know that shooters ARE sometimes
visible and thus that what they're writing is false.

See the Waco FLIR yourself: http://waco-anewrevelation.com

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[1] Dallas Morning News (4/23/00): "Flashes from gunfire
on the test video were also far shorter in duration,
lasting at most one-fiftieth of a second while those from
debris lasted up to 19 times as long, the sources said."
http://dallasnews.com/texas_southwest/68442_WACO23.html

[2] Dr Edward Allard states: "We've measured the actual
time of the individual flashes, and they occur at a
fraction of a second, in same cases a thirtieth of a
second. There is absolutely nothing in nature that can
cause thermal flashes to occur in a thirtieth of a second."
Source: Waco, A New Revelation (waco-anewrevelation.com)

[3] Dr Edward Allard's Affidavit: "I note five flashes
from one point, appearing and disappearing at the rate of
7-10 per second." http://www.indirect.com/www/dhardy/allard.html

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