DOCUMENTARY CONFIRMS FBI GUNFIRE
April 17, 2001
short documentary by one of the filmmakers behind "Waco: The
Rules of Engagement" and "Waco: A New Revelation"
concludes that the FBI did, indeed, fire on fleeing Branch Davidians
while fire consumed the church at Waco, Texas, April 19, 1993, resulting
in the deaths of 80 men, women and children.
documentary takes aim at the findings of Special Counsel John Danforth,
a former senator appointed by former Attorney General Janet Reno.
core question of the Waco holocaust has always been, 'Did the FBI
fire on the Branch Davidians as they sought to escape the burning
building at midday on April 19?'" said Mike McNulty, the producer-director
of "F.L.I.R Project." "Special Counsel Danforth spent
millions of taxpayers' dollars in pursuit of answers to just this
question alone. The conclusions Danforth offered on the subject
of federal gunfire were based on flawed results. The special counsel's
team, out of ignorance or deceit, has destroyed the credibility
of the March 19, 2000, 'Waco Recreation' at Fort Hood, Texas, and
the scientific analysis that followed."
said the flawed results, depicted in his documentary, were used
in the courtroom of federal Judge Walter Smith to dismiss the last
attempt of the surviving Davidians to exact justice for the attack
on the church at Mount Carmel. The House Government Oversight Committee,
chaired by Rep. Dan Burton, R-IN, followed the lead of Danforth's
investigation and Smith's ruling and pronounced the Waco matter
closed, blaming Davidian leader David Koresh alone for the event.
"F.L.I.R. Project" used infra-red techniques to analyze
flashes of heat emanating from outside the church buildings during
the destruction of the compound by the FBI. It found that there
was a high probability these flashes were caused by automatic gunfire
from FBI positions.
characterizes this latest documentary as "the smoking gun"
in the Waco tragedy.
is the director of the national interest group Citizens Organization
for Public Safety, or COPS, which is concerned with the interaction
between law enforcement and citizens.
The Rules of Engagement" was honored as "Documentary Film
of the Year" by the International Documentary Association for
1997, and received an Oscar nomination for "Best Feature-Length
Documentary Film" for 1997. "Waco: A New Revelation"
received the "Best Film of the Festival" award at the
Houston Film Festival in the spring of last year.
three of the Waco documentaries are available at the WorldNetDaily