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Re: UFO files #8 Released By UK National Archives

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



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