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Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12

From: Paul Kimball <TheRobieShark.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:08:39 EDT
Archived: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:30:24 -0400
Subject: Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12

>From: Barry Greenwood <uhrhistory.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:26:40 -0500
>Subject: Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12


>"After Moore released the first wave of MJ-12 documents in 1987,
>CAUS, and particularly Larry Fawcett, spoke to Moore about
>cooperation in researching the story in the form of filing FOIA
>requests, etc. as an effort to flesh out information. Moore
>rejected the offer, adding that he wanted to "put bread on my


>I asked a key proponent in the original MJ-12 team who was
>involved in a libel issue, Stanton Friedman, who had filed and
>won a libel case in Britain against Jenny Randles, if this
>information was libelous. His response, in an e-mail dated
>August 23, 2007 was "No, I don't consider it Libelous..."

With respect, Stan is not a lawyer (nor does he play one on TV),
so his opinion here is meaningless. Further, as it was Bill
Moore who would have been the one potentially libelled in the
paragraph above, only his opinion really matters. Perhaps you
should check with him as to whether  he would have considered it
libellous enough to litigate - at which point, the only opinions
that would matter would be those of the judge and jury (if it
was a jury trial).

Having said that, I will add that I don't think the statement
above is libellous on its own, for whatever that's worth (which
is, for the same reasons noted above, nothing... unless I wound
up on a jury in the case).

However, and more to the point of the real issue, which is MJ-
12, the statement doesn't indicate anything about Moore in
relation to MJ-12, so I'm not sure how it would have been
relevant to the paper. All it shows is a guy who wanted to make
some money before he did any work. So what? He wouldn't be the
first, and he won't be the last - and besides, there's nothing
inherently wrong with making money off of the UFO phenomenon.

Best regards,

Paul Kimball

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