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Re: Government Officials Were Telling The Truth

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 12:28:59 +0100
Archived: Tue, 27 May 2008 08:07:08 -0400
Subject: Re: Government Officials Were Telling The Truth

>From: Stanton T Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 12:44:46 -0300
>Subject: Re: Government Officials Were Telling The Truth

Hello Stan,


>If we are to believe the NY times, Dave Clarke and Joe, Britain,
>unlike the US and Russia and China etc, does not monitor the
>skies above and around it 24/7 to detect intruding aircraft,
>missiles, etc. They also do not have interceptors ready to be
>sent aloft to respond to intruders immediately.

Perhaps you missed my post at:


Where I wrote:

The situation seems to be somewhat different over here. I was
concerned that one of the documents we obtained in relation to
the Condign report dated May 1997 contained the following

"There is considerable difficulty, therefore, in assessing and
prioritising these reports sufficiently quickly to provide,
where warranted, an active response. Moreover, when
interceptions may be needed, we are constrained by reduced
readiness following drawdowns at the end of the Cold War and the
considerable time lag in responding from northern bases in the
event of incidents in the south, especially if access is needed
to intensively used civil airspace. Inevitably, interceptions
are infrequently attempted against knowledge that, in the
present benign environment, most sightings are unlikely to be
associated with threatening activity."

>Instead any such manifestations are mentioned casually to a desk
>manned perhaps 10 hours a week and responses are filed long

I suggest you revisit my 'Cosford' pages:


or the MoD Cosford file if you kept a copy and examine some of
the signals. These were received by AFOR (the Air Force
Operations Room) out of office hours. See also the loose minutes
relating to the radar tracks. There is no hint of any attempted
interception, or even a 'blink' from the AFOR. Not even Nick
Pope has suggested that there was any interception attempt in
this case.

Finally, my outstanding appeal to the Information Commissioner
relates to an FoIA touching on the subject of attempted
intercepts. When the decision has been made, I'll let the List
know the outcome.



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