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Some Interesting Links Include A-12 At Area 51

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:47:10 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 06:20:08 -0400
Subject: Some Interesting Links Include A-12 At Area 51


Another forward from the Skunk-Works List...

Perhaps some duplicate information for the UFO UpDates List...

Terry


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>From: "Jay Miller" <>
>To: <skunk-works.nul>
>Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:50 PM
>Subject: Re: skunk-works FW Some interesting links // includes
>A-12 at Area 51 //

>To all,

>Did a review of the new  "Area 51" book by Annie Jacobsen for
>ABC News.

>In summary, it's a golden opportunity missed.

>Annie is not an airplane person and she is not in the least
>aviation savvy. She has no depth, no understanding, and no
>background that  would give her the tools necessary to write
>about this most complex  of subjects. She refers to "jet fighter
>rockets" and "destroyer  battleships" and other such crap with
>far too much regularity. She  gives virtually no credit to Kelly
>Johnson for anything that went on  at Area 51 during the 1950s
>and 1960s - and conversely claims that  Dick Bissell did
>everything. Tony LeVier's name is mentioned only  once (that I
>recall), and for those of you who didn't know, the CIA  did
>everything but build the A-12/F-12/SR-71 and D-21. One of
>Lockheed's U-2's crashed (during the mid-1950's flight test
>program)  as a result of "overheating".

>I am, to put it mildly, sorely disappointed in this book. Any
>"non- fiction" history of Area 51 that claims the Roswell, NM
>flying saucer crap as the site's raison d'etre and that the
>flying saucer itself  was the end product of Russia's post-war
>collaboration with the  Horton Brothers isn't worthy of being a
>door stop, much less an  historical resource in my reference
>library.

>Don't waste your money - not even the photos are fresh.


Re: skunk-works FW Some interesting links includes A-12 at Area
51

Jay

Thanks for the critique on the book. It's a real shame, because
there's a fantastic (literally) story to be told about Groom
Lake, though how Kelly Johnson could be virtually airbrushed out
of it is beyond understanding. As you know, in Ben Rich's book
'Skunk Works' the topic is covered to some degree.

I don't know what it is about that place that sends apparently
sentient beings ga-ga. Back in the mid 90s I was asked by my
editor to look into writing an article about it - I think the
news tag was the roll-out of Tacit Blue  - so that would make it
'96.

I began the research by calling the Pentagon.  I told them who I
was writing for and asked to speak to someone about Groom Lake.
According to all the received 'wisdom,' I was expecting to be
told that no such base existed and down would go the phone.
However, to my surprise, I was put through to a very helpful
major who pointed out that as I appreciated, we were literally
getting into classified territory, but that he'd fax me through
the DoD's standard statement on the subject and that if I had
any further questions, I could always ask, but the fax pretty
much said all there was to say.

When it came through, it said (from memory, but I still have it
somewhere) that within the Nellis range near Groom Lake there
was a remote site at which classified testing was undertaken
that was vital to the security of the US. This site had no
specific name as it was simply part of the Nellis Range.

Not even a suggestion that the base didn't exist - simply that
it didn't have a name. That was way back then, so why - even to
this day, do some so-called 'researchers' keep banging on about
the base that isn't officially acknowledged to exist?

Despite that phone call - as far as I'm aware, I haven't been
followed by black helicopters or tailed by MIBs in 60s black
sedans - but I have to say, this micro-chip in my neck is a
real PITA:)

Best

David



Terry W. Colvin
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