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CAUS PRESS RELEASE: Bryant Vs. NARA

From: Larry W. Bryant <overtci@cavtel.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 20:18:06 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:59:30 -0400
Subject: CAUS PRESS RELEASE: Bryant Vs. NARA


Citizens Against UFO Secrecy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:  Larry W. Bryant
CAUS Washington, D.C., Office
3518 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria, VA  22302
(Phone: 703-931-3341; e-mail:
overtci@cavtel.net)


New FOIA Lawsuit Challenges the UFO-E.T.-Coverup Status Quo

No single government official, or group of officials, has the
authority to withhold from public view hard evidence of the
extraterrestrial presence.

That premise lies at the heart of UFO researcher Larry W.
Bryant's latest freedom-of-information lawsuit, aimed at helping
free up such evidence from its confines at the U. S. National
Archives and Records Administration in Washington.  Filed in U.
S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the case --
  Larry W. Bryant v. National Archives and Records Administration
(Civil Action No. 02-1259 ) -- focuses on what may be the
"smoking gun" of the official UFO-E.T. coverup:  a "SECRET" July
17, 1947, NARA-housed memorandum (with some related tabbed
enclosures) announcing the forthcoming 14th meeting of an
interagency panel called the Intelligence Advisory Board (see
photo-copy on obverse of this press release).

"Does the memo's totally censored agenda item No. 3 pertain to
the early-July 1947 Roswell, N.M. [UFO-E.T. crash/retrieval]
Incident?" Bryant asked.  "If it does -- and if it also confirms
existence of the supersecret post-Roswell damage-control group
called Majestic-Twelve [see: http://www.majesticdocuments.com] -
- then how much more evidence do we need to show ourselves that
behind all this revelatory SMOKE lies a BONFIRE of official
deception, stonewalling, and other abuse of authority?"

Bryant noted that the lawsuit's filing date of June 24, 2002,
coincides with the 55th anniversary of the modern era of UFO
awareness.

The worldwide public interest in this disclosure contest has had
to cope with several months of delay tactics from such quarters
as the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department.
  Accordingly, Bryant's choice of counsel in this case -- Mark S.
Zaid of Washington, D.C. (phone:  202-371-6626, Ext. 19) --
  couldn't be more apropos.  "Mr. Zaid's track record as the
nation's premier litigator in the realm of national-security
affairs speaks for itself," Bryant explained.

With this lawsuit, the government once again has the opportunity
to come clean on what it knows (and when it knew it) about UFO-
E.T. reality. "Mr. Zaid and I welcome receiving whatever useful
material, commentary, and leads that might come our way during
this litigation -- including additional evidence from UFO-
coverup whistleblowers," Bryant concluded.

NOTE TO EDITORS: The remainder of this e-message contains the
text of the lawsuit's complaint, as follows:

COMPLAINT

This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"),
5 U.S.C. =A7 552 et seq., as amended, for the disclosure of agency
records improperly withheld from plaintiff Larry W. Bryant by
defendant National Archives and Records Administration.

JURISDICTION

1. This Court has both subject matter jurisdiction over this
action and personal jurisdiction over the defendant pursuant to
5 U.S.C. =A7 552(a)(4)(B) and 28 U.S.C. =A7 1331.

VENUE

2. Venue is appropriate under 5 U.S.C. =A7 552(a)(4)(B) and 28
U.S.C. =A7 1391.

PARTIES

3. Plaintiff Larry W. Bryant ("Bryant") is a specialist in
collecting, analyzing, and publicly disseminating official
government documentation on the controversy surrounding reported
Unidentified Flying Objects ("UFO").  He currently directs the
Washington, D. C., office of the public-interest group Citizens
Against UFO Secrecy.  He resides in the Commonwealth of
Virginia.

4. Defendant National Archives and Records Administration
("NARA") is an agency within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. =A7 552 (e)
and is in possession and/or control of the records requested by
Bryant which are the subject of this action.

BACKGROUND

5. In 2001, UFO researchers discovered within NARA's holdings at
College Park, Maryland, an Intelligence Advisory Board ("IAB")
Agenda (with its related tabbed enclosures) for a meeting
scheduled for July 17, 1947. This record may very well
constitute the "smoking gun" of evidence confirming three
elements of the so-called official cover-up of UFO-E.T. reality:
(1) the now-famous crash-landing, military retrieval, and
government-industry technological analysis/exploitation of an
alleged alien spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico, in early July
1947; (2) the post-Roswell formation of a supersecret panel --
  "Majestic-Twelve" -- comprised of 12 seasoned military and
industrial officials chartered by President Truman to manage the
government's further
acquisition/analysis/exploitation/sequestration of UFO-E.T.
artifacts (to include official bio-medical and forensic research
on the origin, nature, and culture of the retrieved "UFOnauts");
(3) the behind-the-scenes UFO-E.T.-crash/retrieval operations
conducted by a U.S. Army-acknowledged counterintelligence
organization called the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit -- an
organization expressly revealed and discussed by certain
"leaked" MJ-12 documents.

6. The Roswell Incident has been the subject of widespread
public interest for years.  The first publicized story of July
8, 1947, reported that the Intelligence Officer of the 509th
Bomb Group, stationed at Roswell AAF, Major Jesse A. Marcel, had
recovered a "flying disc" from the range lands of an
unidentified rancher in the vicinity of Roswell and that the
disc had been "flown to higher headquarters."  That same story
also reported that a Roswell couple claimed to have seen a large
unidentified object fly by their home on July 2, 1947.  On July
9, 1947, the local paper noted that Brigadier General Roger
Ramey, Commander of the Eighth Air Force at Forth Worth, Texas,
stated that upon examination the debris recovered by Marcel was
determined to be a weather balloon.

7. In July 1994, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
concluded a search for records in response to a General
Accounting Office ("GAO") inquiry about the event.  The focus of
the GAO probe, initiated at the request of a member of Congress,
was to determine if the U.S. Air Force, or any other U. S.
government agency, possessed information on the alleged crash
and recovery of an extraterrestrial vehicle and its alien
occupants near Roswell, N.M., in July 1947.

8. The 1994 Air Force report concluded that the predecessor to
the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Air Forces, had recovered
debris from an Army Air Forces balloon-borne research project
code-named MOGUL.  This report contended that many of the
accounts of alien bodies appeared to be descriptions of
unclassified and widely publicized Air Force scientific
achievements.  Still other descriptions of "bodies" were alleged
to have been actual incidents in which Air Force members were
killed or injured in the line of duty.  However, many
researchers still continue to claim that not only was debris
from an alien spacecraft recovered, but also the bodies of the
craft's alien occupants.

9. There is no dispute, however, that something happened near
Roswell in July 1947, since it was reported in a number of
contemporary newspaper articles; the most famous of which were
the July 8th and July 9th editions of the Roswell Daily Record.
  The July 8th edition reported that "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer
on Ranch in Roswell Region," while the next day's edition
reported, "Ramey Empties Roswell Saucer" and "Harassed Rancher
Who Located 'Saucer' Sorry He Told About It."

10. Despite various government-issued explanations for the
Roswell Incident, a series of related whistleblower-leaked
documentation has raised serious, persistent questions about the
government's veracity, motives, policies, and practices
surrounding this event of far-reaching, worldwide socio-
political importance.  Consequently, researchers' unfettered,
prompt access to the withheld information can help the public
determine how much of that information does, in fact, pertain to
the Roswell Incident.  The IAB memo's meeting-agenda item No. 3,
still classified SECRET after 55 years, merits widespread
dissemination, analysis, and debate -- particularly since the
14th IAB meeting would have been the most opportune time for
such a high-level body to review evidence related to the Roswell
Incident.

COUNT ONE

11. By letter dated September 14, 2001, Bryant submitted to NARA
a signed printout of an e-mail-formatted letter that he had
characterized as an FOIA Appeal, but which was treated by NARA
as a FOIA request, for an unredacted copy of the one-page agenda
for the July 17, 1947, meeting of the IAB, as well as its
enclosures. Upon information and belief, the pages in question
are contained in Record Group 353, Entry 411-413, Box 96.

12. By letter dated September 25, 2001, NARA acknowledged
receipt of Bryant's request/appeal and assigned it tracking
number NW01-0906.

13. NARA has failed to comply with the requisite statutory
periods that govern compliance under FOIA with respect to
Bryant's request. Therefore, NARA has wrongfully withheld
information from Bryant.

14. Bryant has constructively exhausted all required
administrative remedies.

15. Bryant has a legal right under the FOIA to obtain the
information he seeks, and there is no legal basis for the denial
by NARA of said right.


WHEREFORE, plaintiff Larry W. Bryant prays that this Court:

(1) Order the National Archives and Records Administration to
disclose the requested information in its entirety and make
copies promptly available to him;

(2) award reasonable costs and attorney's fees as provided in 5
U.S.C. 552 (a)(4)(E) and/or 28 U.S.C. =A7 2412 (d);

(3) expedite this action in every way pursuant to 28 U.S.C. =A7
1657 (a); and

(4) grant such other relief as the Court may deem just and
proper.



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