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Re: New Year Agenda - Clark

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 12:40:26 -0600
Fwd Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 15:07:48 -0500
Subject: Re: New Year Agenda - Clark

 >From: Robert Gates <RGates8254@aol.com>
 >Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 00:38:59 EST
 >Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net

 >>Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 14:14:48 -0600
 >>Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >>From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>

 >>>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
 >>>Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 09:15:49 EST
 >>>Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >>>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net

Robert and Dennis,

 >>This Band of Brothers doesn't know you, Friedman, Schmitt,
 >>Berliner or any other journalist or ufologist from Joe or Adam,
 >>and practically all you've got to do is show up in person, pen
 >>and paper or videocamera in hand, and they seem only too
 >>willing to spill the beans on the world's best kept (sic) Top
 >>Secret to a complete outsider.

 >When I was working on my Cold War History research I had people
 >who talked freely about classified things, and yet others who
 >would get vague and or change the subject once I drifted into an
 >area that was still classified or that they felt I was in a
 >still classified area. Some people had no problem talking with a
 >researcher long after the fact. Others did. One guy I spoke to
 >told me about what I found out later was a highly classified
 >project. He told me in two parts and let me 'make the
 >connection' between the two parts. Because both parts (stand
 >alone) were not classified _but_ if you mixed them it was highly
 >classified. He didn't mix them, so he felt he wasn't disclosing
 >classifed information.

An eminently sane rejoinder to a very strange argument from
Dennis. You could fill a medium-sized library with books written
by journalists, historians, and other researchers who have
unearthed government secrets. In bringing them to light, they
interviewed both persons who wouldn't talk and those who would,
and it is on the strength of the latter's testimony that we know
a whole lot more about 20th Century history, some of it still
formally classified, than we would otherwise.

Where Roswell is concerned, one can argue either way (and any
argument, con or pro, will highlight what it wants to while
relegating to the sidelines what doesn't serve the case). But
Dennis's particular objection to it reeks of, shall we say, less
than profound reflection.

Jerry Clark

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