From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:55:56 +0100 Archived: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:43:56 -0400 Subject: Re: UFO files #8 Released By UK National Archives >From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:20:52 +0100 >Subject: Re: UFO files #8 Released By UK National Archives >Having had a little time to examine the files now, one striking >aspect is that the most heavily redacted file is DEFE24-2091-1, >and concerns Nick Pope's manuscript of "Open Skies, Closed >Minds". <snip> The file is 'striking' only to those who wish to make a close study of the ongoing infighting (squabbling might be a better term) that occurs between UK ufologists. At the centre of this one is the turf war over 'ownership' of the inside track on the 'official view' - MoD files, National Archive etc.. The subtext of Joe's post is that if you think redaction conceals startling UFO secrets, then think again, because the most heavily redacted file merely conceals prosaic data about Nick Pope's efforts to overcome bureaucracy and get a book published. The current batch of releases had been timed to coincide with the UK media's 'silly season' when politicians are all on holiday and hard news is thin on the ground. This would normally guarantee strong coverage but with a high giggle factor. However, a brief rash of consumer riots brought the politicians back from holiday and provided a wealth of shock/horror photo opportunities thereby pushing the UFO files off the media radar. So it goes... -- Gerald O'Connell http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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