Was Vector Data Systems BOUGHT OFF by the BATF?
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Was Vector Data Systems BOUGHT OFF by the BATF?
By Ed Hohmann
InfoWars.com has learned that the supposedly independent British
company hired by the Justice Department to analyze the March 19, 1999
Fort Hood FLIR video is actually a Washington, DC-area defense
contractor with ties to the BATF. Vector Data Systems is a division
of Anteon Corporation, a professional technical services corporation
staffed with 4,000 highly trained employees in more than 70 offices
and government sites worldwide.
The Fort Hood FLIR video project was staged by the government in
order to counter the evidence presented in two documentary films
produced by Michael McNulty that show clear evidence of government
gunfire during the Mt. Carmel Massacre on April 19, 1993.
The first film, Waco: The Rules of Engagement, released in 1997,
contains Dr. Edward Allard's expert analysis of the government's FLIR
video taken during the Mt. Carmel Massacre. A former deputy director
of the U.S. Defense Department's Night Vision Laboratory and a
pioneer in the field of infrared thermal imaging who holds several
patents on FLIR technology, Dr. Allard presents conclusive evidence
that the government's own FLIR video shows multiple gunmen firing
machineguns into the Mt. Carmel church during the massacre.
The second film, Waco: A New Revelation, contains additional
condemning analysis of the FLIR video, plus new information
concerning the use of pyrotechnic devices and demolition charges by
the government forces. During the film's production in 1999,
McNulty's ongoing investigations triggered the release of dramatic
evidence that the government had long been suppressing. A domino
effect occurred as more and more skeletons fell out of the
government's closet. The publicity surrounding these events focused
increased attention on the Mt. Carmel massacre, not only in the free
press, but in the controlled mass media outlets as well.
Although several other excellent documentaries have been made about
the Mt. Carmel Massacre, it is without a doubt that the two Waco
films have done more than anything else to convince skeptics that the
American government engaged in the deliberate murder of innocent
people at Mt. Carmel. Dr. Edward Allard's detailed point-by-point
description accompanying the clear FLIR video images of machinegun
fire leave the viewer with no doubts that government killers were at
work there that day.
The popular television show CBS 60 Minutes lost credibility in many
people's eyes when Waco: The Rules of Engagement exposed their
suppression of a 1996 FLIR analysis by Infraspection Institute that
they themselves had commissioned. In January 2000, CBS 60 Minutes II
aired a segment that contained new testimony by Paul Beaver, a
British military night vision expert. Both the suppressed
Infraspection Institute report and Paul Beaver's analysis concluded
that the FLIR video showed gunfire being directed into the Mt. Carmel
In order to stem the rising tide of public awareness that government
forces had deliberately murdered men, women, and children at Mt.
Carmel, two new government operations were begun. The House
Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Dan Burton, opened up an
investigation into the massacre, and US Attorney General Janet Reno
hired John Danforth to act as an independent counsel to investigate
her and her own organization's involvement. It would be necessary for
both investigations to tackle the evidence presented by the 1993
government FLIR video of the massacre.
The House Committee hired FLIR expert Carlos Ghigliotti of Infrared
Technology to perform an analysis of the 1993 government FLIR tape.
Mr. Ghigliotti was a man of honor who could not be bought. He not
only confirmed Dr. Allard's opinions about the gunshots, but went to
extraordinary lengths to correlate broadcast video footage with the
FLIR video to identify the shooters themselves. However, Dan Burton's
House Committee suppressed the evidence being presented to them,
ostensibly because the country would be too "shocked" by it.
Carlos Ghigliotti was found dead in his office on April 28, 2000
before he could report his final results to the Committee.
Janet Reno's man, John Danforth, decided to conduct a stage-managed
test at Fort Hood, Texas of a FLIR system similar to the one that
filmed the massacre. The test occurred on Sunday, March 19, 1999.
Danforth hired Vector Data Systems to perform the analysis of the
Fort Hood FLIR tape for the government side, referring to Vector Data
Systems as independent investigators, even though they are just as
independent of Janet Reno as he himself is. Dr. Edward Allard was
also supposed to be present for the test and be allowed to review the
Unfortunately, Dr. Allard suffered a stroke the Thursday before the
Fort Hood FLIR test, so he was unable to contribute to the analysis.
Dr. Allard's stroke occurred the same evening that McLennan County
Sheriff Jack Harwell died of a heart attack with blood on the walls
and floor of the room in his home where he was found.
Equally unfortunate was Dr. Allard's replacement, a Dr. Siegel. In
March, he collapsed from severe blood poisoning, and was hospitalized
for ten days.
Back in 1996, Infraspection Institute stated that "Š due to the
potentially sensitive nature of this material and the resulting
negative repercussions to Infraspection, we are choosing to decline
any further comment surrounding this taped incident and our
subsequent professional opinions regarding it's viewing".
This leaves only Vector Data Systems to provide an expert analysis of
the FLIR video for the two government "investigations". Vector Data
Systems, a division of Anteon Corporation, is touted as being
"independent". However, Anteon Corporation and the BATF have a
financial relationship that could conservatively be described as a
severe conflict of interest. The timing of some major contracts
between the Treasury Department and Anteon is very enlightening and
raises the suspicion that the choice of Anteon's Vector Data Systems
division to perform FLIR analysis for the government was perhaps
planned for some time.
* The film Waco: The Rules of Engagement
(http://reviews.imdb.com/Reviews/91/9133) was released in 1997.
It presents Dr. Edward Allard's testimony that the government's
own FLIR video shows multiple gunmen firing into the Mt. Carmel
church during the massacre.
* On July 17, 1997 the Treasury Department established a Blanket
Purchase Agreement (BPA) with Anteon Corporation for Oracle
* In 1999, the investigations for the film Waco: A New Revelation
increased attention on the Mt. Carmel massacre, and the FLIR
tapes in particular.
* On September 19, 1999, a grass-roots group of volunteers began
rebuilding the Mt. Carmel Church (www.rebuildthechurch.com).
This project was seen by many as a positive step towards raising
awareness among the American people about their government's
mass murder of more than eighty men, women, and children in the
Seventh Day Adventist Branch Davidian Bible Study Center at
* On September 30, 1999 an Oracle Enterprise License Contract was
established between Anteon Corporation and the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF),
U.S. Customs Service, (Customs), Office of Thrift Supervision
(OTS) and Chief Information Office within Departmental Offices
The 1997 and 1999 contracts between the Treasury Department and
Anteon Corporation eliminate competitive bidding for Oracle products
and services. Oracle is a major database product that is widely used
in government and industry. Such a blanket contract is worth a very
large amount of money. Was the timing of these contracts purely
coincidental, or was the BATF reacting to the release of the Waco
documentaries by ensuring that they would have at least one
"independent" corporation in their pocket that could provide the
government with a professional image analysis of their suddenly
controversial FLIR video?
For those who have never seen the 1993 government FLIR footage of the
Mt. Carmel Massacre, a report from a company like Vector Data Systems
can carry a lot of weight. However, those who have watched Dr.
Allard's analysis of the FLIR tapes in the Waco videos may be a
little harder to fool. The large amount of publicity focused on the
use by Vector Data Systems of the Fort Hood FLIR video to discredit
the actual footage showing government killers in action merely means
that the government has bought itself a little more time before the
inevitable enlightenment of the masses occurs.
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine
whether Americans are to be free men or slaves, whether
they are to have any property they can call their own,
whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and
destroyed and themselves confined to a state of
wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on
the courage of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy
leaves us only the choice of brave resistance or the most
abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to
conquer or die."
-- George Washington
The following information can be found on Anteon Corporation's
3211 Jermantown Road
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Tel: (703) 246-0200
Major Office Locations:
Vector Data Systems Division
1100 S. Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 683-7287
Vector Data Systems Division (U.K.)
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Vector Data Systems Division Australia Pty. Ltd.
Level Eleven (11)
60 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2601
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On July 17, 1997 the Treasury established a Blanket Purchase
Agreement (BPA) with Anteon Corporation for Oracle Products that is
available to all business units and applications within the agency.
All terms and conditions for GSA products and services under Anteon
B/C schedule apply under this agreement. Under this agreement the
Treasury is now able to provide:
On September 30, 1999 an Oracle Enterprise License Contract was
established with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BAFT), U.S. Customs Service,
(Customs), Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and Chief Information
Office within Departmental Offices (CIO). Under this agreement the
Treasury is now able to:
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Both the Treasury and the Anteon/Oracle teams are committed to the
success of this existing agreement and the advantages it brings to
the Department as a whole. Already, a number of projects within the
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