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CIA Refuses To Talk Turkey

From: Larry W. Bryant <overtci.nul>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 23:24:08 -0500 (EST)
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:42:29 -0500
Subject: CIA Refuses To Talk Turkey

Cia Refuses To Talk Turkey... Falls On Its Sword Of Silence

[LWB Observation: "Freedom of (official) information becomes an
empty phrase whenever the Powers that Be decide (1) to stonewall
a person's requested access, and/or (2) to retaliate against his
right to discuss/disseminate/publish that information." -- Larry
W. Bryant (March 10, 2004); from his Introduction to "The Book
of IMO (Innumerable Missed Opportunities)."]

[LWB Note: The following CIA letter to me of Jan. 20, 2004,
contains little to surprise the casual observer, but much to
convince the seasoned UFO researcher-activist that the Agency
continues to prefer having it both ways: i.e., to publicly
downplay the intelligence/scientific value of hard-core UFO-
 encounter reports while privately marshaling CIA resources
toward collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and concealing all
relevant political and technological information. Why would any
foreign country -- including Turkey (the subject of my FOIA
request of June 27, 2003, for all CIA records pertaining to the
Agency's alleged solicitation of, and receipt of, certain UFO
data from the Turkish intelligence agency -- MIT) -- feel it
necessary or advisable to help fuel a CIA agenda so lacking in
public oversight, insight, and debate?]


Dear Mr. Bryant:

Reference: F-2003-01199

This is in response to your letter dated 5 August 2003 in which
you appealed the 24 July 2003 determination of this Agency in
response to your 27 June 2003 Freedom of Information Act request
for the following: "a copy of all CIA-generated and CIA-
received records pertaining to the transmittal of UFO-related
MIT information, along with any and all other records revealing
CIA UFO-related solicitations directed to, coordinated with, and
fulfilled by other intelligence services/operations conducted by
foreign governments...."

Specifically, you appealed our determination to neither confirm
nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records pertaining to
these records.

The Agency Release Panel has considered your appeal and has
determined that the Agency can neither confirm nor deny the
existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your request
on the basis of Freedom of Information Act exemptions (b)(1) and
(b)(3).  Therefore, in accordance with Agency regulations, the
Agency Release Panel has denied your appeal. For your
information, Agency regulations are set forth in part 1900 of
title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information
Act, you have the right to seek judicial review of this
determination in a United States district court.

We appreciate your patience while your appeal was being


Herbert O. Briick --
Vice Chairman, Agency Release Panel

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