From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul> Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:51:40 -0300 Archived: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 06:42:32 -0400 Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files >From: Thiago Luiz Ticchetti <thiagoticchetti.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:37:28 -0300 >Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files <snip> >1 - Brig. Pereira was and is important, but he was not >responsible to the disclosure. You, Mr. Kentaro, must read more >about Fernando Ramalho's work on it. I didn't write he was responsible for the disclosure. I wrote he was the key figure in the Brazilian UFO Disclosure. If anyone asks why _only_ the Brazilian Air Force, and not the Army nor the Navy released their UFO files, the simple answer can be found on the fact that only in the Air Force there was Brig Pereira, who had the authority and the personal initiative to collect UFO files from a series of branches for several years, preparing for the eventual disclosure he views as beneficial to everyone. >2 - Credit for the campaign is, in a great part, thanks to A.J >who worked for ufology before you were born. Without his work, >together with a lot of people over the years, there wouldn't be >ufology in Brazil today. There was Brazilian ufology before Ademar Gevaerd, there will be afterwards. In fact, Brazilian Ufology through the work of researchers like Olavo Fontes et al, who were working before Gevaerd was born, was and is much more widely known than it is today. >3 - Mr. Kentaro about Varginha, the documents might have been >withheld for many years without the campaign and our work. As the first and main Varginha Case researcher, Ubirajara Rodrigues, explained to me, this Inquiry "was never withheld". After it was concluded it was archived, and has been publicly available since 1997. Rodrigues, who gave his affidavit in this inquiry, had already done that and knew the full contents of it before the alleged "disclosure". And you must know that, because you found where that document was archived because when you asked the authorities where the "secret" Varginha Case files were, the Army simply replied that _all_ they had on the case was that very same inquiry, archived there for public access. And even then you didn't ask for them! It was the IstoE journalists who did that, and they sent copies of the documents to you. This is very different from the picture that has been sold. >4 - Trindade. Please, you have no new arguments, so let's not >talk about it. The same goes for Trindade. Extremely relevant documents were publicly available at the Navy Documentation Service for over half a century, but very few people asked for them. I know of only one initiative before ours - which is remarkable since it was sponsored and coordinated from abroad and even that was quite recent. Afterwards, and at the time unbeknownst to us of that previous one, through the efforts of Rodrigo Visoni we obtained and later shared with fellow researchers those official files. Then, just this year, Alexandre Borges asked where Visoni got the files, and it was then that he found they were at the Navy Documentation Service. After a lot of insistence, which must be very praised, Borges managed to access further valuable files to the case that were not properly indexed - but one must not look for cover-ups, but simply due to, we must say, administrative incompetence of these files. That makes more than half a century these UFO files had been lying there, publicly available but with no one to simply ask for them with some insistence. When you realize that, and that the same thing happened with the Varginha Inquiry, I think this reinforces the view and importance of Brig Pereira in the BAF UFO Disclosure, who made this effort to ask and collect those files in all branches of the Air Force. Realizing one of the most important things for UFO Disclosure in Brazil is simply getting past bureaucracy paints a very different picture from the one that has been sold. And this is not to mention the "disclosured" files which had been obtained by Edison Boaventura, long before this recent campaign, who got _original_ UFO files that even the Brazilian Air Force didn't have! The Air Force simply didn't care for those files and they were left to rot, as (amazingly!) happened with the Operation Saucer film strips, huh? I fear the same may have happened with some of the Trindade files. The official Navy report and some key memos are not where they should be. But, knowing all this, before thinking about a cover-up, I fear these files, the _originals_ may have been extracted by a UFO interested authority and then eventually lost. I fret the (actually) secret Navy Report on Trindade that was sent to APRO was the _original_ one. In which case it was destroyed by the Lorezens after they translated and publicized it, as per request of the sender. I don't purport this to be the whole story but I hope it presents a different point of view and presents further information on the behind the scenes disclosure of Brazilian UFO files to anyone interested. Kentaro 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. 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