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OSI CIA NSC MIT AF & UFOs [was: British National

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 18:25:09 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 07:28:21 -0400
Subject: OSI CIA NSC MIT AF & UFOs [was: British National

>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 20:45:57 +0100
>Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide


>I don't dispute that Clarke and Roberts were the first
>ufologists to _claim_ that they obtained the documents. They've
>_claimed_ to be the first to acquire all sorts of material; an
>article in The Observer on May 5 2002 implied they uncovered a
>CIA memo on UFOs written by Walter B. Smith, when in fact it was
>published by Timothy Good in 1987, in his book Above Top Secret.

>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 18:23:37 +0100
>Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide

>>From: Andy Roberts <andy.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:26:16 +0100
>>Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide


>The Observer ran a similar story on May 5 2002:


>The clear implication in this article was that you and Dave
>Clarke had unearthed a secret CIA document written by Walter B.
>Smith. In fact, Timothy Good published this document in 1987, in
>his book Above Top Secret.

In fact there was never any such secret CIA document written by
CIA Director Walter B. Smith in the first place. This is a
serious error of document analysis. Enthusiasts who desperately
want an all-important CIA Director to seemingly be treating UFOs
as a matter of national security have conveniently failed to
read that this one-page document was a DRAFT written by a lower
level CIA official (CIA OSI chief Chadwell) and sent to DCI
Smith in Sept 1952 for his signature and for Smith to send it
officially to the National Security Council (NSC).

But Director Smith never signed the DRAFT and never sent any
such thing off to the NSC. He quite obviously had rejected it!
Chadwell kept re-sending the document for Smith's signature and
urging him to approve OSI's heroic plan to take over the UFO
problem from the AF and set up a government-wide serious
scientific investigation of UFOs, to be directed by the
illustrious MIT - in other words every UFO researcher's dream.
However the enthusiasts refuse to be bothered with such minor
matters as reading documents in context, reading chains of
correspondence for responses and non-responses, discerning
whether "attachments" are drafts and unapproved (or subsequently
rejected by what we would call in legislative affairs a "pocket
veto", you just sit on it and don't act within a period of time
and it dies without having to make a public or even an internal
official expression of rejection).

Rank-and-file UFO researchers also do not want the CIA to get
any credit for a heroic role because they have already made up
their minds that the CIA can only have a villainous role in the
UFO controversy, the CIA can only be the evil agency behind the
"sinister coverup" of proof of alien visitation, and that CIA
officials were behind the despised Robertson Panel as diabolical
ETH-denying debunkers.

In fact the AF was behind the Robertson Panel and forced it on
the CIA. The CIA did not want a hasty small panel rushing to
judgment but wanted a _permanent_ ongoing full-scale scientific
study of UFOs preferably at MIT. In fact CIA/OSI tried to
postpone the Panel to give more time for Battelle's statistical
study but got overruled by evident AF pressure on DCI Smith. The
AF had gone over the CIA's heads in the first place to the IAC
and manipulated orders for a quickie panel done as fast as

The AF tricked the CIA with deviously selected IFO cases dressed
up as the "best" UFOs. Based on this the CIA reached the
conclusion that UFOs were ET in origin in late 1952 (as Chadwell
and his deputy Ralph Clark both told me) but only until the AF
sprung its trap at the Robertson Panel.

As the AF planned, the supposed "best UFO" cases blew up into
IFO's at the Robertson Panel, which never got the set of best
cases that Ruppelt kept in a special file collection. The CIA
was humiliated and never suspected it was an AF trick. The CIA
was thus manipulated by the AF into drawing the conclusion that
UFOs must just be IFO's, nothing more, and ought to be
vigorously debunked. But the UFO community does not want to read
the released CIA documents and see this is the case - the CIA
can only be the root of all UFO evil in the UFO community's
party line view of UFO history.

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