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Annie Stick To The Declassified [Oxcart] Stories!

From: Robert Hastings <ufohastings.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 02:09:20 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Thu, 19 May 2011 06:42:12 -0400
Subject: Annie Stick To The Declassified [Oxcart] Stories! 

So, John Alexander is now masquerading as a former EG&G


From: Andre Skondras <andre.skondras.nul>
To: Andre Skondras <andre.skondras.nul>
Sent: Wed, May 18, 2011 11:35 pm
Subject: Annie, Stick To The Declassified [Oxcart] Stories!



Roswell Martians May Have Been Deformed Nazi Kids Sent By
Stalin: Review

Annie Jacobsen, author of "Area 51: An Uncensored History of
America's Top Secret Military Base." Source: Hachette Book Group
via Bloomberg

The cover jacket of "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's
Top Secret Military Base" by Annie Jacobsen. Source: Hachette
Book Group via Bloomberg

Area 51, a U.S. military installation in the Nevada desert about
75 miles north of Las Vegas, has attracted rumor and speculation
for decades, fed largely by the government's refusal to discuss
exactly what goes on there.

In "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret
Military Base," journalist Annie Jacobsen tries to get to the
bottom of these secrets. What she comes up with is an
informative history of Cold War spy planes sandwiched between an
outrageous -- and thinly sourced -- tale involving Josef
Mengele, Josef Stalin and flying saucers.

Area 51 was organized in the 1950s under the auspices of the
Atomic Energy Commission, the successor to the Manhattan
Project, which used the adjacent Nevada Test and Training Range
to try out atomic bombs. Because of this relationship with the
U.S. nuclear program, Jacobsen says, everything that happened at
Area 51 was, by default, a secret -- "born classified."

"The essence of Area 51 was that everything that happened there
happened big," Jacobsen says. "There was a deeply patriotic
sense that the free world depended on the work being performed
at Area 51."

She draws on declassified documents and interviews with the
participants to paint a picture of "The Right Stuff" operating
sub rosa.

U-2 Shoot-Down

The Central Intelligence Agency, Lockheed and the U.S. military
developed the U-2 spy plane and its successor the A-12 "Oxcart"
at Area 51, Jacobsen writes. She follows these remarkable
machines, and the pioneering men who built and flew them, from
drawing board to death-defying flight, including Francis Gary
Powers's ill-fated 1960 U-2 mission over the Soviet Union.

Area 51 engineers and pilots also reverse-engineered captured
Soviet-made MiG fighter planes and developed the drones used
over Afghanistan and Pakistan. And yes, conspiracy fans, the
Apollo astronauts practiced moon-walking in the bomb craters of
the testing range.

Which brings us to the Nazi-Soviet UFO. Citing interviews with a
single unnamed former engineer from government contractor EG&G -
- now part of URS Corp. (URS) -- Jacobsen purports to lift the
veil on what really crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947
and what happened to the wreckage when it got to Nevada.

The craft, she writes, wasn't an alien spaceship, as many have
since theorized, nor was it a weather balloon, as the U.S.
military alleged in its clumsy cover story. It was, according to
Jacobsen, a Nazi-inspired Soviet spy plane with Cyrillic letters
embossed on the hull, crewed by malformed adolescents, two of
whom survived the crash.

Nazi Aircraft

Stalin used captured Nazi aircraft designs to build the plane,
according to Jacobsen. She says he had Mengele provide
surgically altered "grotesque child-sized aviators" who were
supposed to climb out of the aircraft and be mistaken for
visitors from Mars -- to sow the kind of confusion in the U.S.
created by Orson Welles's 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio

The wreckage and the comatose survivors found their way to the
Nevada test site, where Area 51 engineers may have experimented
on them for decades, Jacobsen says.

This "revelation," such as it is, will no doubt gratify those
who already suspected as much. Unfortunately, these chapters,
which diverge so radically from the rest of the book in their
journalistic rigor, may turn off readers who otherwise would
enjoy learning about the creativity, political acumen and
courage of the high-flying Cold Warriors who sought to protect
the free world in the decades after World War II.

"Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military
Base" is published by Little, Brown (523 pages, $27.99). To buy
this book in North America click here.

(Andrew Dunn writes for Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed
are his own.)

To contact the reporter on the story: Andrew Dunn in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela
Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff.nul

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