- Carlos Ghigliotti, owner of Infrared Technology was a
man who knew too much. He was found dead in his locked office, slumped
over his desk. Foul play is almost certain. Ghigliotti was on retainer
as an investigator for the congressional committee studying the role of
FBI agents in shooting Branch Davidians as church members attempted to
flee the burning compound. According to attorney David T. Hardy, who has
been to Ghigliotti,s lab and office, Carlos had a lot of high tech equipment
and had numerous proofs that the government was actively attempting to
falsify the results of the infrared reenactment. Hardy said that Ghigliotti
had a large stack of sensitive files on the Waco case, sitting on his desk,
that implicated the FBI in use of drug moneys to fund the WACO operation.
Those files are now missing from the office, and provide one of the prime
motives for Ghigliotti,s elimination. I don,t expect the autopsy will
come up with much. Every major political killing in recent years, from
Vince Foster, to Ron Brown has had the autopsy results tampered with.
According to Hardy, here is what Ghighiotti was on to:
- Ghigliotti thought the re-creation infrared tape was
"junk. Not only was it digitally altered to show less detail, but
the aircraft wasn't flying at the right altitude. Neither did the contractors
verify that the sensor was functioning comparable to the WACO flyover.
The temperatures differed significantly compared to the original hot April
day in 1993, guaranteeing that the results would be different.
- Carlos also had access to the 1993 pilot,s taped conversations.
He said they were using the IR films to monitor the Davidians water supply
and confirmed to their bosses when the elevated water tank above the compound
was empty. That,s when the attack came--just when the government knew
the Davidians would have to soon surrender due to lack of water. Since
the FBI attacked when the end of the siege was imminent, it raises the
suspicion that the government wanted no witnesses to survive.
- The original footage shows agents firing on the opening
to the underground storm shelter, to make sure those inside could not get
out. His view was that they were gassing the underground vault to pin
Davidians in place during the fire.
- Ghigliotti thought it preposterous that the judge Smith
would allow the use of Vector Data Research to do the re-creation IR video.
Vector Data is owned by a conglomerate of defense contractors who work
for the Pentagon, NSA, and FBI. These are defacto employees of the agencies
on trial. Predictably, Vector Data says the duration of flashes on the
1993 Waco FLIR is too long for the flashes to be gunshots, hence they are
more likely sunlight reflections. Another government lackey, defense contractor
Maryland Advanced Development Laboratory (MADLAB) agreed. Ghigliotti said
this is bunk. In fact, they weren,t long flashes at all. When the video
is slowed down, it is clear they are rapid bursts of flashes, similar to
automatic rifle fire. For an expert to fail to notice this is highly suspicious,
- Vector Data also discounts rifle fire because, "the
flashes on the 1993 Waco tape do not show shooters." This is both
true and false. A Forward-looking Infrared (FLIR) camera only sees relative
temperature. That is why the government insisted on doing the re-creation
on a much cooler day where the test shooters would still be visible to
the camera. On a hot day, the bodies of the shooters would quickly heat
up and would appear as the same temperature as the surrounding ground--disappearing
from view. Contrary to government claims and media reports, shooters can
be seen next to the gunshot flashes on 1993 Waco FLIR, but only after just
exiting their vehicles. As soon as their clothing heats up in the sun,
they do become invisible to the camera.
- According to attorney Hardy, Carlos Ghigliotti had several
media video tapes made through gigantic telephoto lenses, from one or two
miles away. Carlos could import video into his computers showing on one
frame the regular media video and, in another, the FBI infrared film side
by side. When he would see a flash on the FLIR video, he would search for
an agent shouldering a weapon in the corresponding frames from the media
video--BINGO--a match. On one video segment, he magnified it and found
it showed the agent shouldering the weapon, taking a shot and then turning
to look at the media cameras. When the agent sees he is being filmed,
he quickly ducks behind a tank for cover. The FLIR then shows flashes
from that area as the agent continues to fire upon the compound. This
is the kind of evidence the government could not allow to exist.
- The fact that some committee staffer gave Carlos confidential
files showing FBI use of drug funds has other implications as well. My
suspicion is that the staffer suspected that the committee was trying to
help the FBI whitewash the case, leaked these files to Ghigliotti to ensure
someone else would bring it up in their report to Congress. It may have
been those leaked files that forced the dark side to act.
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