5/9/00 12:09:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Hi Kent:

The SOHO/LASCO Team must be sniffing some of Saddam Hussein's "Goofy Gas." Otherwise, I'm at a total loss to explain why they would allow Navy editors to post such a totally trumped-up edit job as follows in the attached image files.

Notes: There are 3 attached files. They are:

1.) The original realtime C2. Which has had its orientation both inverted & mirrored.

2.) A composited correction from yours truly.

3.) A copy of the 5/9/00 17:16-UT C2 image which I used to composite item #2.

To SOHO/LASCO - What are you trying to hide, boys?

Very Best Regards,

Colonel Ervin