From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 15:01:05 -0300 Archived: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 16:19:15 -0400 Subject: Re: Devastating Critique Of Jacobsen's 'Area 51' At 09:37 AM 16/07/2011, you wrote: >From: Rich Heiden <rwheidenu.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:58:59 -0700 (PDT) >Subject: Devastating Critique Of Jacobsen's 'Area 51' Book >Devastating critique of Annie Jacobsen's Area 51 book, by >Robert S. Norris and Jeffrey T. Richelson: >http://www.washingtondecoded.com/site/2011/07/area51.html#more >I thank John Coster-Mullen, an atom-bomb researcher and writer, >for calling this to my attention. It's hard to believe that Jacobsen managed to get so many things wrong, include so many bogus 'facts' and still get people to buy the book. From ridiculous claims for the name Area 51 being derived from the beginning of operations in 1951 to the silly plywood UFO with the diseased 13 year-olds the whole thing is a mash-up from beginning to end. The real operations on the base began after Groom Lake in its secret military capacity came about in April 1955. Test pilot Tony LeVier was scouting the region from the air-in a rag-wing (fabric over a tubular frame) Aeronca Champ I might add - looking to find a secure location to test the Lockheed U-2 spyplane. He brought it to the attention of Skunk Works boss 'Kelly' Johnson. The base was expanded upon over the years. It's Area 51 because it's between Area 50 and 52 in Nevada survey charts. During 1942 to the war's end the USAAF used the place on occasions as a place to practice dropping bombs on targets. It was abandoned until 1955. At any rate why this place is continuously targeted as a UFO rich environment is beyond me. Don Ledger 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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