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Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

From: Robert Todd <RTodd12191@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 15:35:57 EDT
Fwd Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 22:23:20 -0400
Subject: Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

>Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 10:26:34 -0700
>From: jan@cyberzone.net (Jan Aldrich)
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

>>From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
>>Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:40:12 -0300
>>Fwd Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 16:54:48 -0400
>>Subject: Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

>>> From: Stig Agermose <Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk>
>>> To: updates@globalserve.net
>>> Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 08:29:29 +0200
>>> Subject: The Affidavit for Col. Philip Corso (ret.)

Jan (see below):

>Stan (see below):


>>> Colonel Philip J. Corso (ret.)

>>According to the Eisenhower Library, Colonel Corso was NEVER a
>>member of the National Security Council and did NOT attend any
>>of its meetings. He was connected with a subgroup. In addition
>>according to the Roster of the R and D unit under General
>>Trudeau, there only 2 members in the foreign technology Div. Lt.
>>Colonel Corso was the junior officer. He claimed to have been
>>head of the group. In other words, there seems to have been some
>>very serious misrep- resentation. According to Peter Gersten,
>>Corso and his son, when asked if the statement about his being
>>an NSC member whould be deleted from the affidavit, both said

Isn't it interesting that Stanton "I've Been To More Archives
Than Anybody In The World" Friedman only believes documents when
they say what he wants them to say?  And since it seems doubtful
anybody who works at the Eisenhower Library was on the National
Security Council at the time Corso claimed to be a member, the
Eisenhower Library personnel had to rely on records for their
information.  Perhaps Corso's involvement with the NSC was _so_
secret that the information was removed from the NSC records to
conceal his involvement, or perhaps nobody on the NSC had the
"need to know" that Corso was a member of the NSC, or, more
likely, the NSC records consulted by the Eisenhower Library
personnel were incomplete.  After all, isn't Stan always telling
us about the hundreds of thousands of pages of NSC records that
haven't even been reviewed yet for declassification?  And what's
that pithy little saying he keeps spouting, "Absence of evidence
is not evidence for absence."  Sure, Corso was a member of the
NSC, and that fact would be revealed if we only had access to
those hundreds of thousands of pages of still- classified NSC

Now that Corso has passed on to that great R&D lab in (we may
presume) the sky, the complete contents of his military
personnel file should be available for inspection.  Surely that
record will show he was a member of the NSC.  But even if it
doesn't, so what?  We reasonably can suppose, using the "logic"
of Friedman, Rudiak, Rqandle, and others of their ilk, that the
records are incomplete, and that, if they were complete, they
would show that Corso was a member of the NSC.  Again, "absence
of evidence is not evidence of absence."  Friedman should give
Corso the same benefit of any supposed doubt he extends to Major

>Lieutenant Colonel Corso--I find no record of his advancement on
>the retired list and when he recently testified before Congress
>on POW matters it was as Lieutenant Colonel Corso, US Army retired--
>was according to his Officer Qualification Record, Department of
>the Army Form 66, indeed chief of the Foreign Technology Division
>from 18 April 1962 to 18 June 1962.  This 90 day period was enough
>time to give him an officer evaluation report for this position.

>(Speculation:  he was put in this position to enhance his records
>before a promotion board as he was also, during this short period,
>awarded a General Staff Indentifier and awarded the Military
>Occupational Speciality of Research and Development, Coordinator.
>There is no indications of promotion boards or non-selections on
>DA Form 66.  Such items would be in his Personnel File.)

>He was *not* Chief of the Foreign Technology Division for two
>years as he claimed in his book.  This and other inflations don't
>seem to bother people at all.

Jan, after seeing how Major Marcel's "inflations" didn't seem to
bother anybody, does this really come as any surprise?  Hell,
that mental giant, David Rudiak, dubbed me the "civilian point
man in the Air Force's smear campaign against Marcel."  This is
the same David Rudiak who Friedman claims produced a point-
by-point refutation of my expose on Marcel, thereby allegedly
negating everything I claimed Marcel "inflated."  Fact is, Marcel
"inflated" through his teeth, but that's not what most of the UFO
field wants to hear -- certainly not Friedman, who has fattened
his purse on Roswell, and no doubt hopes to fatten it some more.
Apparently he can't stand the competition from Corso.

>[Shoot the messenger points:
    Bob Todd 1000 pts.
>  Stan Friedman  50 pts.
>  Jan Aldrich    20 pts.
>Take your shots now!]
>Jan Aldrich

Bob "Testosterone" Todd
("Testy" to my friends)