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The Tenacity Of An Old System

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:22:34 -0500
Archived: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:22:34 -0500
Subject: The Tenacity Of An Old System




Source: Billy Cox's Blog|Devoid - Sarasota, Florida

http://tinyurl.com/34yy9v

Monday, December 10, 2007, 1:17 pm

The Tenacity Of An Old System
By Billy Cox

If the mainstream media ever develop the chops for it, the
Coalition for Freedom of Information's lobbying efforts to get
the feds to sponsor a new UFO investigation could produce great
copy.

Retired generals from the air forces of Russia, Belgium, Chile,
Iran and France were among the 19 signatories last month to the
"International Declaration to the U.S. Government," which calls
on Uncle Sam to cooperate with them in their more public UFO
efforts.

"If America acknowledged there was something worth
investigating," says journalist Leslie Kean of the coalition,
"it would encourage more people to get involved, and it could
have a huge effect (on) other countries."

The declaration proposes that NASA or the USAF conduct the
studies. Kean says, "We're not talking about a repeat of Project
Blue Book." But this is where it gets interesting.

Nearly 40 years after leaving his beloved Air Force, Bill
Coleman still bristles over the scalding broadsides of Blue
Book. "They need to stop calling us liars," he says. "You're not
going to make any headway there."

As the USAF's former chief public information officer =97 not to
mention PIO for Blue Book, which encompassed the Air Force UFO
studies from 1947 to 1969 =97 Coleman still occasionally employs
the first person plural when discussing the Defense Department.
And he likely speaks for a lot of colleagues, present and past,
in response to the international declaration:

A UFO study "should be done under some agency =97 not the
military."

Although Coleman's own eyewitness report of his pursuit of a
flying disc in 1955 is mysteriously missing from the Blue Book
records, the Indian Harbour Beach resident insists the USAF
study was legitimate and uncompromised.

What he rejects were the conclusions reached by the University
of Colorado, which reviewed the Blue Book files and provided
cover for the USAF to get out of the flying saucer biz. The U of
C declared UFOs didn't represent superior technology, weren't
national security threats and weren't worth continued scientific
study. Coleman's first-person encounter taught him those three
points were patently false.

What did he and his bomber crew see? "I don't know," Coleman
says. "It made evasive maneuvers. It ran like hell. It was
scared of us.

"We've gone since 1947," when the USAF studies began, "without
being attacked. But are we interested (in) foreign technology
beyond our current state of understanding? You bet. Hear what
I'm saying. We're still in the business of analyzing foreign
technology. Our problem was, years ago, we saw nothing that
posed a direct threat to our national security that was
overpowering."

Coleman doesn't believe the military has recovered ET
technology, and he predicts nothing but headaches for any
government agency attempting to study this stuff in a public
manner. "What's the purpose, specifically?" he asks. "What's the
plan? Who's in charge? What exactly do you pursue, and for how
long?"

If the media break form and give the international declaration
sustained coverage, any resulting momentum could set the stage
for a collision with a system that hasn't been retooled since
the end of the Cold War. Fording these straits will require
uncommon finesse and sobriety.


[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]



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