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  • lady hawk
    Wyn not forward this article to Coast to Coast AM George Noory? Thanks. I have to wonder if that would be just fowarding the government UFO Agenda tho Just a
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 6, 2007
      Wyn not forward this article to Coast to Coast AM George Noory?
      Thanks.
      I have to wonder if that would be just fowarding the government UFO Agenda tho'
      Just a thought.
      T

      On 11/5/07, George Pantos <gop6@...> wrote:
      > http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/plan-9-from-outer-space/2007/11/02/1193619145400.html
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      > This memo suggested a plot that transcends Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove:
      > the CIA, in the face of unknown phenomena - or even an attack from outer
      > space - was seemingly more concerned about what the Russians might do with
      > UFOs than with the objects themselves. The CIA's interest in the Soviet and
      > Chinese study of UFOs continued for decades. But on October 2, 1952, General
      > Smith received this ominous note from his Office of Scientific Intelligence:
      > "Flying saucers pose two elements of danger which have national security
      > implications. The first involves mass psychological considerations and the
      > second concerns the vulnerability of the US to air attack." In January 1953
      > the Office of Scientific Intelligence convened a committee to review the UFO
      > "problem". Its members reviewed "75 case histories of sightings", taking
      > intense interest in a Tremonton, Utah, sighting that included a Kodachrome
      > movie of "1600 frames".
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      > At the air force's request, the US Photo Interpretation Laboratory spent
      > 1000 hours making "graph plots" of the film frames, concluding that the
      > objects were not birds, balloons, aircraft or reflections and that they were
      > "self-luminous". In a tone of reasonable scepticism, it suggested that the
      > public be educated to avoid hysteria.
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      > But the Office of Scientific Intelligence panel dismissed the military
      > conclusions, suggesting instead that the mysterious objects were seagulls
      > reflecting sunlight.
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      > On January 21, 1953, another memo concluded that the panel had found no
      > evidence of "physical threat to the security of the US". The convoluted memo
      > stated: "The subject UFO is not of direct intelligence interest. It is of
      > indirect intelligence interest only insofar as any knowledge about
      > innumerable unsolved mysteries of the universe are of intelligence
      > interest." But it also noted the potential for "interference with air
      > defence by intentional enemy jazzing", the possibility of interference by
      > "overloading communication lines", or the possibility of "psychological
      > offensive by the enemy timed with respect to an actual attack".
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      > This report and the original Tremonton "seagull" film were then made part of
      > an Office of Scientific Investigation briefing on January 29, 1953, to the
      > entity known as ONE. The air force briefed ONE on UFOs the next day and its
      > 11 members included "Dr Edgar Hoover [sic], William Bundy, General H. Pull
      > and Admiral B. Bieri [Eisenhower's chief of staff]".
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      > These documents reveal that ONE was an elite think tank within the CIA and
      > that General Smith created the Office of National Estimates on the issue.
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      > But it was said its "ultimate approval should rest on the collective
      > judgment of the highest officials in various intelligence agencies". This
      > was to give it the prestige of the best available and most authoritative
      > advice from the government.
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      > General Smith created the Office of National Estimates under the auspices of
      > the National Security Act of 1947. His opinion was that ONE would form the
      > "heart of the CIA and of the national intelligence machinery".
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      > William Langer, a Harvard historian, was its chairman, and while there is no
      > record of whether ONE thought the Tremonton film showed seagulls or UFOs -
      > or of what the air force told them the next morning - ONE is as close as we
      > get to a documented version of the rumoured Majestic-12 group.
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      > With the Cold War in full swing, the CIA was also watching for UFO activity
      > behind the Iron Curtain. Field stations were to be alerted to any mention of
      > flying saucers by Iron Curtain countries and the CIA discovered that the
      > Soviet establishment mirrored its own ambiguity about UFOs.
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      > The files spotlight Soviet articles in 1968 that show some scientists
      > thought they were real, while others ridiculed the sightings as US
      > propaganda.
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      > One Soviet sceptic noted, with tongue firmly in cheek: "The number of
      > saucers always grows sharply on the eve of presidential elections. This is
      > difficult to explain.
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      > "Maybe people on other planets lay bets on who will win in the next
      > elections - the Republicans or the Democrats."
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