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Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 17:43:46 -0300
Fwd Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 23:47:49 -0400
Subject: Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

>From: Robert Todd <RTodd12191@aol.com>>
>Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 15:35:57 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: The Corso Affidavit for CAUS

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

>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.

I suppose I should be pleased that Bob Todd has come out of
retirement to once again demonstrate his psychic skills and the
fact that he hasn't gone to any archives, but is a splendid
armchair theorist.

Corso's connection with the NSC wasn't classified. The NSC is a
Statutory organization..

Here is the text which I had faxed to Gersten, Birnes,
Lindemann, The Roswell Museum etc.:

"This is in response to your inquiry of June 2. According to the
information found in our files, Col. Philip J. Corso was not a
member of the National Security Council or its ancillary agency,
the Operations Coordinating Board, during the Eisenhower
Administration. Mr. Corso served on the staff of the
Psychological Strategy Board and its successor, the Operations
Coordinating Board, from August 1953 to September 1956. He
served on a number of OCB working groups including the POW
Working group. We have not located any evidence that he  ever
attended an actual NSC meeting........."

Herbert L. Pankratz Archivist,
Eisenhower Library.
June 5.1998

Last I heard, there were 11 different finders Aids for the NSC
files alone of about 250,000 pages. At one time 50,000 pages
were still classified.. but major effort is being made to review
those. It is really a great place to do research. Bob and other
armchair theorists ought to try it. Phil Klass might have saved
himself the 1000$ he paid me for providing 10+ NSC documents
done in the large Pica Type, if he had gone  there instead of ,
like Bob, doing his research from his armchair and claiming that
elite type was it at the NSC. A copy of the correspondence and
the check is in my "Final Report on Operation Majestic 12."
Anybody who uses libraries to check out PM newspapers from  July
8, l947, would also note, though foolishly denied by armchair
theorist Bob, that the Brazel wreckage had been found "last
week", not on June 14 as required for the MOGUL disinformation.