From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 17:03:45 -0000 Archived: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:10:38 -0500 Subject: Re: BBC: UFO Files Reveal Rendlesham Papers Missing >From: Ross Evans <ross.evans11.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:11:42 +0000 >Subject: Re: BBC: UFO Files Reveal Rendlesham Papers Missing <snip> >I think it's highly unlikely the documents in question ever got >before the eyeballs of an archivist. They are not 'missing' so >much as excluded from declassification. It's the 'we've got >nothing to hide, except all that stuff we're hiding' gambit. Hi Ross I share your cynicism, the first reason being statistical. I.e the UK Gov't (and maybe others), almost always covers by 'reluctantly' telling the media it's "a cock-up but not a conspiracy". On checking back you'll find this line has been used repeatedly and in every case I've found the "mistake" increased the opacity/oppression/corruption in the system, whether that was in finance, local gov't, policing, edu or others. Statistically one would expect about half of "mistakes" to go the other way - but they never seem to. The second reason is that it's anyway an established S.O.P. In 'The Spy And His Masters' by Christopher Felix (apparently an ex SIS/CIA guy's alias) you'll find that even back then Felix was very admiring of the English establishment's slick cover-stories - try: http://www.xenu.net/archive/go/felix/ch_i4.htm and go find "frogman". Recognize the routine? Finally, having heard politicos go through the motions so many times, I now translate "I have seen no evidence of..." as "I have given orders to keep evidence of... out of my sight". Cheers Ray D 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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