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UFOR: ::: John Alexander on MILABs :::

From: Francisco Lopez <d005734c@dc.seflin.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 10:35:22 -0400 (EDT)
Fwd Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 16:10:03 -0400
Subject: UFOR: ::: John Alexander on MILABs :::


From: Blue Resonant Human <density4@cts.com>

Response to Lammer et al.
By: John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

In response to the various comments, I am submitting this
commentary on Military Abductions (MILABs).  As with the first
response, and contrary to assertions by Helmut Lammer, this
commentary addresses only his MILABs, not all abduction cases.
Interestingly, most of the respondents who have been whining on
the Internet do not even address the question at hand.  That is
human, not alien, interventions.

It should be noted that Victoria was the sole author of the
article titled What Would Freud Say? while I provided
information about satellite systems.  Contrary to the comments
about the timing of the article, it was written in 1996, within
a month of Lammer's first piece in the MUFON Journal.  At that
time it was sent to the editor, Dennis Stacy.  In a phone
conversation with him, Stacy stated there were more important
issues to cover.  He was subsequently relieved as the editor of
that journal. From the April issue it is clear that MUFON has
little interest in discussing both sides of this controversial
non-UFO issue.  Instead, they have chosen to become the champion
of unsubstantiated, barely tangentially related nonsense.

While rejected by MUFON, Victoria's article has been circulated
privately for the past three years.  After a recent meeting in
Laughlin, Nevada, and upon his request, Victoria sent the
article to Peter Gersten, who posted it on CAUS.  This actually
provided a wider audience from that of the moribund MUFON, which
has been in steady decline for several years.  It is only
through coincidence that the article came out in proximity to
the nonsensical book being published by Lammer.

Again, Lammer has displayed both a lack of understanding of
technical knowledge and the ability to competently analyze
information.  Unfortunately, he is not alone.  This topic is
quite important and is covered in some detail in my forthcoming
book, Future War, Non-Lethal Weapons in Twenty-First-Century
Warfare (St. Martin's Press, May 1999).  However, given his
current position in the Austrian Space Research Institute, this
obvious lapse is very disconcerting.

While triangulation technologies have existed for some
considerable time, the devices had a common characteristic. 
They were relatively large.  Until very recently, they were
certainly larger than could be surreptitiously subcutaneously
hidden in a person's body. They would be too large to go
undetected by X-ray or MRI examinations. By 1990, the
state-of-the-art was a device about 11mm long and 2 mm in
diameter.  This was a passive transponder without an internal
power source.  While it could be read by external devices, they
had to be very close, similar to readers that are currently used
in stores.  Greater distances can be achieved with higher power,
or very narrow bandwidth.  That means the device would have to
be larger to house internal power or, once externally
interrogated the information rate very low.  It would also have
to broadcast above the background noise at the designated
frequency. Today, most of the miniaturized location technology
is designed to work at a range of feet, not miles.  The
tradeoffs between, power, frequency, antenna systems, and size
make the commonly accepted notion of MILABs highly implausible. 
Since it is claimed that these military abductions have been
taking place for quite a period of time, it must be assumed that
older technology was in use. It is noted that Lammer's response
to Victoria's article posted by CAUS does not reference a source
earlier than 1996.  Yet he wants us to believe these nearly
nanoscale, mystical capabilities have been available for
decades.  They have not.

Attempts to locate persons who are free to move about at
substantial distances infer that the interception capability is
quite mobile.  Therefore, it would be logical to assume
space-based systems, or airborne platforms, are involved.  As
previously noted, the space-based systems were not available
when the incidents began.  However, his article does mention
that "MILAB victims are harassed by dark, unmarked helicopters"
that are seen in the area.  It seems incongruent that abductions
must take place discretely, yet helicopters are sent to openly
harass them.

Even if this mystical and unattained technology were available,
the organizational aspects are illogical.  If the three-car
system proposed by Lammer were used by the offenders, the logic
still fails. Assuming there are a minimum of two people per car,
and we know that it takes five shifts to man any given position,
we are led to assume that 30 people are assigned to continuously
track each MILAB.  Of course, that doesn't count supervisors and
administrative personnel.  Remember the helicopters.  Where did
they come from?  Who flew them?  Who conducted the medical
tests? Who maintained these yet-to-be- identified bases?  The
list of involved personnel goes on and on.  Since it is claimed
that these illegal operations have been conducted for many
years, and since military personnel rotate on a frequent basis,
there would have to be thousands, if not tens of thousands, of
people involved over time.  Where are they? When you add up all
of the people who say they are MILAB victims, the number of
people involved in this operation would be non-trivial.  At a
time when military strength is cut to the bone, are we to
believe this mission-without-purpose takes precedence over other
critical functions?  With all of the questionable projects that
have been exposed, why have we not heard from one whistleblower
about MILAB?  The reason is because it does not exist, nor has
it ever existed.

It must also be noted that not one implanted transmitter has
been recovered.  According to the MILAB theory proposed,
location and extraction of such a device would be a simple
matter.  None of the "alien implant" work, such as that done by
Roger Leir, has found anything remotely associated with a human
designed transmitter. The systems described in Lammer's article
for use in monitoring criminals are quite large when compared
with some unknown subcutaneous version and are generally tracked
by fixed sources.  This is hardly what the "abductees" have
described. Where are these devices?

Had such technology been available (and it was not), then the
analogy between abductees and Qadaffi, Noriega, and Saddam
Hussein would be apropos.  None of these people rose to
prominence out of nowhere.  They were all identified on their
ascendancy, and at a time when there was physical access to
them.  If available, triangulation transponders could have been
implanted long before these foreign leaders became problematic. 

How current is the analogy of MILABs versus critical national
interests?  On 31 March 1999 three American soldiers were
captured near the Yugoslavian border in Macedonia.  The incident
is making news around the world.  It is noted that their exact
location at this time can not be determined.  Are we to assume
that some =FCber-secret agency believed it was more important to
use this highly advanced technology on unsuspecting
civilians-who are of no special interest except to themselves
and their friends-than in support of our national security. 
That logic is certainly seriously flawed.

Lammer's knowledge of "black programs" and how they function is
equally lacking.  His argument appears to be that if large
amounts of money were available, some agency, or even a renegade
subelement thereof, would choose to spend money on tracking
innocent people.  Here there are two key issues to address. 
First of all, just because a project is "black" doesn't mean
there is no oversight.  While fewer people have access to the
program, in this day and age, dollars are watched quite closely
in every project.  His notion of the money available is off by
at least an order of magnitude.  Lammer states that SDI was
funded at "tens of billions of US dollars."  The reality is that
at its zenith, SDI was a $5 billion dollar program and that has
shrunk dramatically over the years.  When I proposed a
politically sensitive project to Lt. General Jim Abrahamson,
then director of SDI, he turned me down.  He stated that if he
were caught funding that venture, Congress would assume SDI had
too much money and would make severe cuts.  In fact, SDI was cut
$1 billion that year.  What I had proposed was nowhere near as
risky as illegally kidnapping civilians and physically
assaulting them.

The second major problem in his thinking is that such a project
makes no sense to anyone-except for a few conspiracy theorists. 
There is no logical purpose in tracking the people who make
these claims.  They do not appear to have any significant
attributes that would make them worthy of special study. There
is no indication that they are extremely intelligent, nor is
their physical prowess of note.  No Nobel laureate or person of
publicly acclaimed accomplishments has ever claimed to be a
MILAB.  It therefore remains a mystery as to why these
relatively nondescript people are reportedly chosen to be
unwilling MILAB participants.

There are, however, many well-known medical conditions that
describe these signs and symptoms. These observed or perceived
contentions maintain that some person, or group of persons, is
after them are indeed found amongst 10 million persons per year
who are seen by clinicians who include social workers, clinical
psychologists, neurologists, general practitioners and other
primary care practitioners, and sometime by psychiatrists.  The
vast majority of these persons (over 90%) function very well
within activities of daily life. Outside of a narrow, highly
circumscribed paranoid delusion, concern, or worry-that while
not real-these delusions are not disabling.  Most common are
beliefs of other entities, voices, bedroom-related visions, and
hypnagogic experiences.  Often they are accompanied over time by
exaggerated notions of self-importance. Clinical estimates are
that over 100 million of these persons are alive today
worldwide. They are found in all countries and all cultures. 
Generally speaking, the demography of these persons does not
match that of a normal population.  These observations are not
new.  They have been diagnosed, or more likely merely observed,
for more than a century. It is a much more simplistic answer
than the bizarre scenario being portrayed by Lammer and his
supporters.  Where is Occam when you need him?

The reason that no agency would engage in such a preposterous
program is the potential for repercussions versus value added. 
We can find no value added by unauthorized, illegal monitoring
of individuals who are self-proclaimed MILABs.  After all, a
volunteer program would net better results and at no risk.  In
this day and age, any agency caught conducting such outrageous
experiments as has been postulated would risk both severe
personal and organizational consequences.  My educated guess is
that the organization would be disbanded and individuals sent to
jail. Again, a simple cost-benefit analysis completely destroys
the logic of conducting such an illegal project.

Both Lammer and Wilson draw analogies between the MILAB victims
and unwitting participants in prior unwise Government
experiments.  It cannot be denied that the system has been
abused in the past and that individual's rights were violated. 
However, in each of the cases listed, a reason for the
experiments could be made.  In Tuskegee doctors wanted to
determine how syphilis would progress if left untreated.  Most,
but not all, participants in MKULTRA were volunteers who signed
statements to that effect.  Forgotten in the clamor over those
experiments is the grave concern that had been generated by our
POWs, who showed signs of "brain washing," when they returned
from North Korean camps. The radiation experiments also were
conducted in a time of extreme anxiety about the effects of
exposure and were based on the concerns for our very national
survival.  I am not making excuses or apologies for these
experiments.  However, in each case, the designers conducted a
risk-benefits analysis and chose to proceed.  The proposed MILAB
projects fail that simple test of common sense.  There is just
no reason to conduct them. However, since there is no statute of
limitations on kidnapping, I also highly recommend that any
person who experiences an abduction at the hands of anyone,
including purported government agents, report them to multiple
law enforcement agencies.  That will insure that no single
agency can quash the report.  While immediacy would be
preferred, old cases also can be filed.

Surprisingly, Victoria has been attacked for both taking
information out of context, and using quotes that are quite
long.  The intent of quotes was to show the words were accurate. 
The reason the quotes were extensive was to insure they placed
the situation in context.  Again, this is an example of
internally inconsistent logic by the critics.

Finally, the MILAB concoction fails every known test of
knowledge, proof, and common sense. Not one scintilla of
concrete evidence exists to support the hypothesis. Lammer's
arguments fail in technology, political science, military
science, government, budget and finance, organizational
sociology, and psychology/psychiatry.  No one supporting the
MILAB hypothesis can explain why critical resources, if they
existed, would be employed for this nonsense, versus some issue
of vital national importance.  At the end of the day, all we are
left with is abstruse, totally unsubstantiated conspiracy
theory.  But, that does sell well in some circles.



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