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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
      church.

      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
      results.

      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
      products.
      * In 1999, the investigations for the film Waco: A New Revelation
      (http://www.aobs-store.com/reviews/waco_revelation.htm) focused
      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
      Mount Carmel.
      * 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
      (CIO).

      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
      website at:

      http://www.techmatics.com/index.htm

      Anteon Corporation

      Headquarters:

      3211 Jermantown Road
      Fairfax, Virginia 22030
      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.)
      Sovereign Court, Ermine Business Park
      Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE18 6XU U.K.
      Tel: 011 44+ 1480 459939

      Vector Data Systems Division Australia Pty. Ltd.
      Level Eleven (11)
      60 Marcus Clarke Street
      Canberra ACT 2601
      Australia
      61 02 6243 5188

      http://www.techmatics.com/contract/gsaproducts/INDEX.HTM

      BPA #: TIRNO-97-Z-000144

      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:

      Reduce your Oracle License Costs

      All Oracle products, maintenance and education are priced below GSA
      prices.

      Easy Procurement

      Eliminates the need for competitive bidding with an established price
      list for Oracle products, maintenance and education from a Treasury
      endorsed BPA contract vehicle.

      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
      Treasury have utilized this agreement to procure Oracle licenses,
      Oracle training and maintenance services. Join the growing list of
      TDPI Category V Oracle users.

      We look forward to working with you!

      http://www.techmatics.com/contract/gsaproducts/index.htm

      #1 IT Integrator, 1999 Federal Computer Week Magazine

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      expertise, agencies can quickly deliver the advances and benefits of
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      Anteon is a professional technical services corporation staffed with
      4,000 highly-trained employees in more than 70 offices and government
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