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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: UFO UpDates - Toronto (by way of UFO UpDates - Toronto
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2002
      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      Originally from: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...> (by way of UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...>)
      Original Subject: UFO UpDate: Bush Says UFO Promise Still On
      Original Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 00:49:07 -0500

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      From: Grant Cameron <presidentialufo@...>
      To: ufoupdates@...
      Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 00:35:05 -0500
      Subject: Bush Says UFO Promise Still On

      Bush Says UFO Promise Still On

      Vice-President Dick Cheney recently returned to the UFO capitol
      of the world - Roswell, New Mexico. It was his first trip there
      since a visit there during the waning days of the 2000
      Presidential campaign.

      During his first Roswell visit in late October 2000, newspapers
      reported, "Cheney was greeted by a sign that depicted a little
      green man with a heart and the name 'Cheney'_as in 'Space Aliens
      Love Cheney.'" Because Cheney had been a former Secretary of
      Defense, many within the UFO community speculated that the visit
      might have been a hint at an upcoming UFO disclosure. Even the
      October 26, 2000 New York Times noted the extraterrestrial
      significance of the Cheney stopover with its headline "The Alien
      Factor: And Out in Roswell."

      Another reason for the Ufological optimism was that the 2000
      Roswell visit by Cheney occurred shortly after the now infamous
      meeting between presidential candidate George W. Bush and
      Arkansas native Charles Huffer. It was during that July 2000
      campaign encounter that Huffer asked George Bush if he were
      elected President would he disclose "the truth about UFOs." Bush
      in reply stated "Sure. I will . . . It will be the first thing
      he (pointing to Cheney) will do. He'll get right on it."

      Therefore, when Cheney arrived in Roswell a few months later,
      many thought it was a sign of positive things to come. Cheney,
      to the disappointment of many UFO watchers, simply made his
      speech with no mention of E.T.s or anything remotely close, and
      flew on to Wyoming. Disclosure didn't come, but the UFO hopefuls
      still remained optimistic.

      The latest October 2002 visit by Cheney to Roswell also came
      with signs that this too could be a nod and a wink to the UFO
      community. Instead of speaking at the town hall as he had in
      2000, Cheney chose to speak to the 3,000 faithful inside Hanger
      32 at the Roswell Industrial Air Center. (Formally Roswell Army
      Air Field) This hanger, of course, is just a hop and a skip down
      the tarmac from Hanger 84 where the Roswell alien bodies were
      rumored to have been stored following the now famous 1947
      Roswell weather balloon crash.

      The most recent visit to the old Roswell Air Base also closely
      mimicked the visit a fellow Republican, and former president,
      Ronald Reagan made to the base for a campaign speech for then
      Senator Harrison Schmitt in 1982. Like Cheney, Reagan made a
      short stopover Roswell speech in late October, just prior to the
      mid-term election.

      Like the Cheney visits, the Reagan visit to the Roswell Air Base
      also stirred up the UFO community, occurring only months after
      Steven Spielberg had visited the White House and had given a
      private screening of "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" for Reagan and
      three dozen of his close friends and colleagues. While giving
      his Roswell speech, Reagan always prepared to play to the
      audience, even mentioned the popular "E.T." in his speech.

      That's the good news. Now for the bad news.

      >From the beginning of the Bush administration, the promise made
      to Charles Huffer for UFO disclosure appeared to quickly fade to
      a distant memory. Once in office the President Bush did not make
      UFOs the first thing "Cheney would do." In fact, all evidence
      pointed to the fact that the Bush White House did nothing on the
      UFO front. Worse in fact, in light of perceived threats from
      every direction, the Bush administration made new riveting cold-
      war style secrecy the order of the day. This new secrecy was not
      exactly amenable to UFO disclosure.

      Moreover, Dick Cheney was asked during an April 2001 Washington
      D.C. open line show, "If he had ever been briefed on the
      subjects of UFOs, and if so what had he been told." His reply
      seemed to put out the final embers of the UFO disclosure fire.
      "If I had been briefed on UFOs," replied Cheney, "it probably
      would have been classified, and I wouldn't be talking about it."

      So it was that when Cheney arrived at the Roswell Air Base last
      month, where in 1947 pieces of the first recovered flying saucer
      were loaded on planes for Wright-Patterson AFB, his only
      objectives appeared to be the same as they were in when he
      visited in October 2000 -- votes and money.

      The Cheney agenda while in Roswell turned out to be one that
      would make any extraterrestrial grimace. His 15-minute prepared
      speech centered on war and the latest international boogieman
      Saddam Hussein, issues that have elevated the Republicans high
      in the polls. (Likewise Saddam Hussein playing the same game -
      has a popularity rating in his own country in the high
      nineties) "Saddam Hussein must disarm," stated Cheney, "or, for
      the sake of peace, the United States will disarm him."

      The second item on the Cheney Roswell itinerary was oil and
      money. In support of Steve Pearce, 2nd Congressional District
      Candidate, Cheney was a featured guest at the home of Roswell
      oilman George Yates, chairman and chief executive officer of
      HEYCO Energy Group. About 250 guests each shelling out $250
      attended. Cheney, who had spent many days in the past year
      hiding at an unknown location, was now freely visible and
      available for photo sessions with couples that were willing to
      put up $1,000. And so it was for the Cheney visit to Roswell.

      And so it is for elections, and the campaign visits that precede
      them. They are in the end about votes, and how to get them. It
      is the person with the most votes who wins - not the candidate
      with the best plan to save the world.

      Opinion polls that measure the "what can you do for me factor"
      in the electorate, are important despite the words of former
      Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker who reportedly said,
      "Dogs know what to do with polls."

      Getting the most votes takes convincing the people that you best
      represent the opinions reflected in the latest pole. It then
      takes money to get that image to the voters with advertising, TV
      commercials, and the like. ($80.00 per voter is being spent in
      South Dakota) It also takes the proper strategy such as sending
      in your big guns into close races at exactly the right time to
      win the marginal vote, as both parties are doing at the closing

      A few years back former President of Penn State University, Dr.
      Eric Walker, hinted in interviews that he knew quite a bit about
      the UFO situation at the highest level. In addition, he hinted
      that he had been there in 1947, as policies were being developed
      to deal with the UFO situation.

      Dr. Walker was asked who made up the group that controlled UFO
      policy. His reply spoke of "invited" rather than "elected."
      "They are a group of elite," he stated. "If you were invited
      into this group I would know."

      In eight years of contact with various researchers Dr. Walker
      never indicated that politicians were involved. He stated that
      the group was international in nature, and that one would need
      the "mind of Einstein" to understand it. Perhaps as Walker
      hinted, politicians are not, and have never been a part of the
      UFO cover-up. They may simply be pawns like the rest of us.

      Politicians, after all are people doing a job. That job involves
      following the polls to attract the greatest number of votes,
      because re-election, and thereby continued power and influence,
      is the name of the game. Find out what people want for
      Christmas, and then promise to buy it for them with their own

      These are items that find no parallel in UFO research.
      Consequently, public support has never materialized for UFOs,
      because the public does not yet see any financial or security
      gain coming from disclosure. UFOs do not yet look like a
      Christmas present.

      UFOs would not be in the top hundred concerns in opinion polls,
      as they do not yet represent an economic or security concern
      such as the items that now dominate the polls.

      In addition, the UFO disclosure movement suffers from the fact
      that there are very few financial backers to finance a 21st
      century UFO political campaign. This is because the money behind
      many present day politicians (oil industry, military, legal
      firms, business, and big stock holders) is tied into the "old
      economy" ­ the one the UFO technology will leave behind. People
      are motivated by self-interest ­surprise, surprise!

      Politicians are transitory figures who come and go. The
      president, for example, has a term of no more than eight years.
      The UFO phenomenon, by all indications, is a long-term problem
      faced by those who hold the reins. It is therefore not logically
      a problem that would ever been handed over to a bunch of short-
      term politicians who are here today and gone tomorrow. It is
      also hardly the type of problem that could be dealt with by
      referring to opinion polls for guidance.

      Wilbert Smith, who directed the Canadian government's classified
      UFO study from 1950-1954, described the politician's UFO dilemma
      in a paper he wrote to describe why the government covered up
      the UFO phenomena.

      "Politicians have two interests in life; first to win an
      election, and second, to do as good a job as possible of
      representing their constituency. Neither of these could be
      considered as embracing flying saucer investigations. True, a
      member of the house may ask questions about flying saucers,
      suggest that something might be done about their study, or even
      introduce a bill to take definite action, but without strong
      public support the result is only so much more wordage in the
      official record. Furthermore, because of the type of publicity
      from which the whole flying saucer subject has suffered,
      politicians who are naturally very sensitive to public reaction
      are reluctant to stick their necks out. In light of the
      foregoing reasoning I feel that we need not expect any
      significant statement with respect to flying saucers by any
      government agency."

      This is the true signal that should be perceived from the recent
      Cheney visit to the holiest of all UFO shrines. Like Reagan
      before him, Cheney was a simply a politician doing his job. That
      job was to come to the aid of a congressional seat that was
      close and therefore winnable. Furthermore, being a prominent
      figure he used his prominence to help gather the millions in
      campaign funds needed to win elections and gain political power.

      Once gas tops $20.00/gal., or once pollution creates major damage to
      the U.S. economy, UFOs might move onto the electors "Christmas wish
      list." The election of 2002 is, however, still dominated by the
      oil-generated economy and short-term public concerns.

      The future, however, is not all bleak. Disclosure is not dead yet.
      Today as President George Bush made a last minute swing through the
      American Midwest stumping for Republican candidates, he ran across
      the man who started it all ­ UFO researcher Charles Huffer.

      As Bush headed for Air Force One Huffer stuck out his hand and
      reminded him of the July 2000 promise to release "the truth on
      UFOs." Huffer asked him if the promise still held. Bush's answer
      was "Yes."

      In an E-mail to this author Huffer stated the following,

      "Today as This afternoon, 4 November 2002, President George W.
      Bush attended a Republican Campaign Rally at the Northwest
      Regional Airport (XNA) in Northwest Arkansas. After the rally
      was over, while on the way to Air Force One, President Bush
      shook hands with some of the people at the rally. My hand was
      one of those. I took the opportunity to remind President Bush
      that he had promised ME over two years ago that he would tell us
      the truth about UFOs. I then asked if he intended to keep that
      promise. He answered: 'Yes'".

      "Unfortunately, this time I did not have my recorder with me so
      this report is no better than hearsay. But it did happen."


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