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Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection

From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 17:04:58 -0400
Archived: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:34:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection


>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:31:51 -0700
>Subject: Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection

>I have no idea if there are or ever were German bases in
>Antarctica, but I do know that Byrd believed that there was
>something there we needed to deal with:

>"Adm. Byrd declared today that it was imperative for the United
>States to initiate immediate defense measures against hostile
>regions. The Admiral further stated that he didn't want to
>frighten anyone unduly but it was a bitter reality that in case
>of a new war the continental United States would be attacked by
>flying objects which could fly from pole to pole at incredible
>speeds.

>Admiral Byrd repeated the above points of view, resulting from
>his personal knowledge gathered both at the north and south
>poles, before a news conference held for International News
>Service."

Five minutes on Google led me to this, from Answers.com:

A report in the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio of Santiago on 5
March 1947 sheds some possible light onto the strategic
importance of polar reconnaissance. The article by Lee van Atta
entitled Admiral Richard E Byrd Refers To The Strategic
Importance Of The Poles had been sent from "On Board Mount
Olympus on the High Seas". It is often misquoted in translation
by occult enthusiasts, the usual interpolations in the text
being of "flying objects" having the ability "to fly from pole
to pole at incredible speeds", but a better translation is:

"Admiral Byrd declared today that it was imperative for the
United States to initiate defence measures against the possible
invasion of the country by hostile aircraft operating from the
polar regions. The Admiral stated, "I don't want to frighten
anyone unduly but it is a bitter reality that in the case of a
new war the continental United States will be attacked by
aircraft flying in from one or both poles." As regards the
recently terminated expedition, Byrd said that the most
important result of the observations and discoveries made is the
current potential effect which they will have on the security of
the United States."

This is at http://www.answers.com/topic/richard-evelyn-byrd

As for International News Service, it existed. It was a wire
service, founded by Hearst, that competed with the Associated
Press and the United Press. Finally it merged with UP to form a
new company called United Press International. I haven't yet
found anything about any Byrd interview with INS, but I'll
observe that something's definitely wrong with the account Ed
quotes. You can't give a news conference for a particular press
organization. You can give an interview to them, or you can hold
a news conference on your own, to which you'll invite every
press organization (and, today, all the  media) you can get.

Assuming that INS/Byrd story actually was printed, it may simply
have been a rehash of the El Mercurio interview. I'm just
guessing, of course. But since the first part of this story
apparently disappears when examined closely, maybe the second
part will, too.

Oddball tidbit: INS was also the shortened name of the press
service Carl Kolchak worked for, in the fabulous old science
fiction TV series, Kolchak The Night Stalker. Though there the
letters stood for Independent News Service.

Further tidbit: When I was growing up in the '50s, at the height
of the Cold War, it was widely assumed that the Soviet Union
might attack the US with fleets of bombers flying over the North
Pole. But now we know, from Soviet archives, that the USSR
didn't have any bombers back then that could fly that far. In
fact, not until late in the '50s did the Soviet Union have any
way at all to drop nuclear bombs on the US. They didn't have
bombers, they didn't have missiles, and they didn't even have
aircraft carriers, to bring bombing planes close enough to reach
the US. A nuclear attack from the Soviet Union - which Americans
in that era were so afraid of - could never have happened.


Greg Sandow




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