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Re: 8/27/96 Re: MJ-12 Document

From: Robert Todd <Bohica449@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 00:32:25 EST
Fwd Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 07:25:53 -0500
Subject: Re: 8/27/96 Re: MJ-12 Document

>From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: 8/27/96 Re: MJ-12 Document
>Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:33:43 -0400

>>Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 14:42:01 -0800
>>From: Ed Stewart <ufoindex@jps.net>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: 8/27/96 Re: MJ-12 Document


Friedman wrote:

>Let us get facts straight:

Ha!  Fat chance!

>1. I have never claimed to have had a TOP SECRET CLearance
>although I did have a Q which gave me access to Secret
>Restricted Data.

On page 138 of 'Crash at Corona', Friedman claims:

     "Both authors handled materials classified top secret
     and higher, Friedman when in the nuclear industry and
     Berliner when in the air force."

The logical inference is that Friedman had a TS clearance.
Otherwise, he wouldn't have been authorized to 'handle' "top
secret and higher" materials.  Not only does Friedman infer that
he had a TS clearance, he also infers that he had clearance for
Top Secret/code word materials (as in 'higher' than TS).


>3. I published in my "Final Report on Operation Majestic 12" 5
>formerly TS documents which did not have Control numbers,
>whether Ed Stewart likes it or not.

None of those five documents originated from the same place as
the Cutler-Twining memo; that is, none of those five documents
was found among the TS records in Record Group 341 (Air Force
Headquarters).  Friedman's argument is irrelevant, and
deliberately misleading.

>4. Judging by the Cutler Twining Memo, we are dealing with a
>NSC/MJ-12 Special Studies Group. This is not part of the
>Department of Defense. The NSC serves the President.

It doesn't matter.  It's where the record allegedly was "found"
by Bill Moore and/or Jaime Shandera that counts.  If one or the
other didn't plant it in the Archives, it would have had a TS
control number assigned to it.  The number would have been
assigned by the Air Force, not the NSC or White House.  Of
course, Friedman contends somebody on the Air Force
declassification team planted the memo in the Archives for
Moore/Shandera to find. Yeah, right.  It doesn't seem to matter
to Friedman that the records in question were reviewed for
declassification by Air Force _and_ National Archives personnel
both, and at no time did the memo surface -- and it would have
surfaced because NSC materials require special handling.  And,
by Friedman's own admission, Moore and Shandera were the first
researchers to review these records following declassification
review. How odd.

Just more of Friedman's _many_ misrepresentations.

Robert Todd

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