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Re: New Year Agenda - Gates

From: Robert Gates <RGates8254@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 00:18:05 EST
Fwd Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 12:54:19 -0500
Subject: Re: New Year Agenda - Gates

 >Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 21:22:18 -0600
 >Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>

 >>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@aol.com>
 >>Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 14:12:12 EST
 >>Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net


 >>Poor Kent Lorenzo. Dennis regularly drags him out as his
 >>personal poster boy for Roswell witnesses who supposedly
 >>disprove anything happened. But all the man basically had to say
 >>was , "I wasn't aware of anything happening."


 >See my most recent post, prior to this one. Lorenzo Kent
 >Kimball, and others like him, is your problem, not mine.

 >He was the second medical officer in command at Roswell. If
 >bodies had been brought in he would surely have been aware of
 >them. The fact that he wasn't aware of anything happening speaks
 >volumes - you just don't like what you hear.


Hate to mention this, but if you truly understood how government
and classified material is handled you would have realized that
this is not correct.

For example most people would _assume_ that because the Vice
President of the United States is number 2 man so to speak and
he should/would know everything just because of his position.
The fact is that the Vice Presidents only know what they have a
need-to-know. Harry Truman as VP of the US had no knowledge of
the Manhatten project, yet many people might 'assume' that he
should have/would have known or have knowledge just because of
his position. In one of the books on the Stealth project either
Clarence Kelly or Ben Rich, they mentioned that the chain of
command for this highly classified compartmentalized project was
from the Skunk works, to a one Star AF general, to Secretary of
Defense, directly to the President. Supposedly cut out of the
chain on this was the Vice President, Joint Chiefs and a host of
other military people that people would _assume_ would have

The other great myths are just because a person has a 'Top
Secret' security clearance, or is cleared for higher access, in
fact means they are entitled to read and know everything about
the project they are working on. This is totally bogus. Even
with a clearance, you are only allowed to access document that
it is determined that you have a need-to-know.

It is likely that many people at the Roswell air base (including
highly decorated, higher ranking people, had absolutly no
knowledge about what happened because they did not have a
need-to-know and were not told.

Bottom line is just because a miltary person doesn't know,
doesn't mean it didn't happen. Likewise if a military person is
'quiet' about something it may mean he had no knowledge or it
may mean he knew all about it and felt duty bound by his
security clearances.

Also keep in mind that a so called lower ranking person and or
lessor person on the chain of command totem pole may in fact
know much more because they were cleared, where as higher
ranking officers or leaders were not cleared. Just because a
person is or was not cleared for a particular subject doesn't
make the person bad or evil, he or she just didn't have a
need-to-know and was not cleared.



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