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Re: MoD File Release

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 13:10:04 -0600
Archived: Fri, 23 May 2008 18:12:00 -0400
Subject: Re: MoD File Release


>From: Stuart Miller <stuart.4.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 15:20:41 +0100
>Subject: Re: MoD File Release

>>From: Roy Hale <roy.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:01:22 +0100
>>Subject: Re: MoD File Release

>>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 13:08:49 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: MoD File Release

>>>There is no 'secret squirrel' section,
>>>no smoking gun, no positive evidence of ET visitation. Get used
>>>to it, and decide what you want to do to make the best use out
>>>of 'disclosure' -  it's arrived.

>>Finally,

>>We can all go home now, shut up shop!

<snip>

>While I thought the general tenor of Joe's post was
>unnecessarily harsh, I am inclined to agree with the paragraph
>that you highlighted.

>You've taken it Roy in a rather absolute manner. All Joe is
>saying is that he doesn't believe the MoD have the answers. He's
>certainly not saying that there's no such things as UFO's or
>that nothing unusual ever occurs.

>The same observations could equally be made about the US
>government and every other government on the surface of this
>planet.


This is certainly reasonable, but I think it understates the
scope of Joe's comment, which I take to imply that not only does
the government not have the 'answers', they further have no
additional worthwhile material to disclose. One could well be
skeptical of the latter.

Certainly in the case of the US government, any incident or data
that reveals, or even suggests, a vulnerability in some
component of our strategic infrastructure is going to be
withheld from the public domain indefinitely, and countered with
active disinformation as necessary, whether it relates to UFOs
or not. Don't bother with the FOIA request.

The proposition that the government is concealing critical UFO-
related material is non-falsifiable (a la Iraq and WMD), and
hence rather pointless to discuss, but proclamations that there
is "no smoking gun", "no positive evidence", that "disclosure
has arrived", etc., do not by any means follow from this purge
of MoD filespace.


Mike




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