From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul> Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:10:30 -0300 Archived: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:34:12 -0400 Subject: Re: Former Intelligence Officer Speaks Of UFOs >From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 02:51:57 -0400 (EDT) >Subject: Former Intelligence Officer Speaks Of UFOs >Source: KLAS-TV - Las Vegas, Nevada >http://tinyurl.com/3m8mkmz >Sep 02, 2011 >I-Team: Former Intelligence Officer Speaks Of UFOs >By George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter >By Matt Adams, Chief Photojournalist >LAS VEGAS -- It's been more than 20 years since a Las Vegan made >a splash in the strange world of UFO's. Back in the late 80's, a >man named Bob Lazar told wild stories about weird craft being >tested at Area 51, and his story is still reverberating around >the world. >Now, another local man has caused a furor among those who follow >the UFO subject. He's a former Army intelligence officer, well >known to 8 News NOW viewers, who used his contacts in government >to track down saucer rumors. >[More...] I have known George and John for more than 20 years and respect them both.I think George is one of the most informed main stream jourmnalists on UFOs in the country. However, having read John's book, and heard an hour discussion between him and George, and heard him in Phoenix at Open Minds and had a sort of debate with him there, I must say I think he has reached wrong conclusions partly because he has a number of false claims in the book. 1. His claim that there is no secret data collection or investigative effort is based on the fact that he and his associates were unable to find it. One of those absence of evidence is evidence for absence arguments. We know from the NSA and CIA TOP SECRET Code word UFO documents, it would have taken a need to know besides such a clearance. No evidence is provided that any of the people searching had such a need to know.Why would anybody with the clearance and need to know have breeched security by talking to people, even those with a TS clearance,who didn't have the n-t-k.? 2. John claims that President Truman had already stated that UFOs were real and not from here, supposedly at a press conference. No evidence was provided that such a press conference was held or such a statement was made. The Truman Library did a search at my request and could find no such evidence. Claims without evidence aren't worth much. 3. John claims that USAF Secretary Sheila Widnall, as part of the GAO investigation re Roswell had offered amnesty to any former military person, who thought the information he had was classified, to speak out openly..That simply isn't true. She said they could speak with Colonel Richard Weaver who had access to all special access programs. He is the disinformation specialist who wrote "The Roswell Report: Truth vs Fiction in the NM Desert." He provided the fiction. Her letter is on the internet. 4. John dismissed the MJ-12 documents based on false claims made by The National Archives early on which were later changed as I noted in "TOP SECRET/MAJIC" (2005). For example, the GAO itself later said they had found documents classified TOP SECRET RESTRICTED despite earlier claims that that designation..was not in use at the time... 5. There was no mention of the Bolender memo clearly establishing that there were separate communications channels for the USAF for reports which could affect national security and that these were not part of the Blue Book System contrary to contiinuing claims that there was no National Security aspect to UFOs In conclusion I think the evidence really does indicate that there is a Cosmic Watergate, that Roswell involved an alien saucer, that there is a group akin to Majestic 12. Be happy to do a formal debate with John, Stan Friedman 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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