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Re: Devastating Critique Of Jacobsen's 'Area 51'

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




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