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Re: MoD File Release

From: Brad SSparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 03:22:44 EDT
Archived: Wed, 28 May 2008 08:09:57 -0400
Subject: Re: MoD File Release

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 19:53:18 +0100
>Subject: Re: MoD File Release

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 14:08:20 - 0300
>>Subject: Re: MoD File Release

>>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 02:59:11 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: MoD File Release


>>You stated, "There is no secret squirrel section, no smoking
>>gun, no positive evidence of ET visitation.." and I don't think
>>you are in any position to know if there are or are not the
>>above; it is as simple as that.

>Just who would be in such a position, in your view? I think that
>I am amongst the best-placed to make that judgement call.


>>There is a difference about something having occured in the
>>public domain and being covered up then some policy begun in
>>intelligence circles. There is a structure in place from the
>>beginning that is aimed at keeping certain information out of
>>not only the public's hands but others in the same intelligence
>>agency. It is compartmentalized and layered.

>Regardless of compartmentalisation, any agency would still need
>access to the raw, unprocessed material. Other agencies would
>have to know what to send and who to send it to.

Access to what "raw" data? Garbage? This is the fatal flaw in
all futile efforts to follow a paper trail to find some
conspiracy agency or conversely to argue there is no paper trail
and no secret UFO agency. You're both wrong. No one wants your
garbage UFO cases from housewives and truck drivers, when they
have billion-dollar classified global sensor systems to rely on

This is the flawed "vacuum cleaner" methodology whereby every
scrap of info no matter how unreliable is collected in some
futile hope that someone can extract a gawdalmighty "pattern"
from it.

As long ago as July 28, 1952, the USAF adopted a policy of
disregarding anecdotal UFO reports, including the precious
"pilot" anecdotes by both military pilots and civilian pilots.
This was part of a broader policy following a highly classified
study of AF intelligence methodology at MIT that agreed with top
AF officers that intelligence analysts were being swamped with
low-grade anecdotal reports. Not just on UFO's but on MiG's,
nuclear bombs, radars, etc.

From then on the AF policy was to emphasize instrument data.
Attempts were made to reject anecdotal reports of UFO's
altogether, but sensor systems were not ready and deployed yet.
So as a compromise, the AF kept collecting anecdotes until such
time as sensor systems could take over, but not to spend much
analyst time on them. Hence the years of whining about why the
USAF was not doing more on UFO's than the very minimal if not
pathetic Project Blue Book. They had bigger plans than file
clerks and desk jockeys.

So you can't expect to find a paper trail of anecdotal UFO
reports and follow it to some supersecret agency. They're not
interested, not because UFO's don't exist but because they don't
want worthless reports where witnesses can't tell if the UFO was
10 feet in size, or 100 feet, or 1 foot, or somewhere in
between, etc. And you can't use that lack of interest in non-
scientific non-instrumented UFO reports as proof of no interest
at all in the subject.

Furthermore, however much you Brits think you're the hottest
thinkers around, the US doesn't share its billion-dollar sensor
feeds with you Brits. You get crumbs from the intelligence table
that's all. And Kim Philby, Fuchs, Burgess and McLean, and many
others are still remembered even if there is a moment of
weakness about sharing the most expensive and highly classified
intelligence, which you didn't pay a dime for.

Brad Sparks

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