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Re: File Shows US Tried to Shoot Down UFO

From: Franklin D. Fields <fields.nul>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:47:49 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 14:40:48 -0400
Subject: Re: File Shows US Tried to Shoot Down UFO


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 17:36:23 +0100
>Subject: Re: File Shows US Tried to Shoot Down UFO

>>From: Franklin D. Fields <fields.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:12:41 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: File Shows US Tried to Shoot Down UFO

>>This was posted to Military.Com. A site mainly used by active
>>and retired U.S. Military personnel as well as contractors.

>>Notice how the article references "David Clarke, a UFO expert"
>>and points out that he said that "the CIA once had a program
>>intended to create phantom signals on radar - and that this may
>>have been an exercise in electronic warfare."

>>Clarke's statement might be true. But why does a "UFO expert"
>>point out an explanation like this, with no proof, and not
>>bring out other possibilities?

>Dave Clarke's statement is certainly true and the history is
>well known, or should be. One serious problem with the idea in
>this case is the date.

<snip>

>There is no indication that Palladium was continuous
>with a long series of similar prototype developments going back
>to 1956 or 1957. The existence of such an early forerunner -
>especially one developed enough to see use overseas in the UK -
>seems to me both technically and historically very doubtful,
>and I'm not aware of any parallel efforts by other agencies at
>that time (is anyone else?). But it probably can't be completely
>ruled out and it's right to at least consider it.


Martin,

You brought up some very good information, thank you. The fact that the
phantom radar technology may not have been available is very relevant.
Also, even if it was, why would it be deployed in that area and against
U.S. pilots and a UK military base?

Remember they were ordered to scramble to intercept something picked up on
radars at the Royal Air Force Station Manston, an airfield at the
southeastern tip of England only about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from
central London.

They were ordered to fire a volley of 24 rockets at the object. This is a
very extraordinary occurrence. The U.S. military does not give the order
to fire live ordnance lightly. I find it hard to believe the CIA would
deceive the US and UK military as Mr. Clarke imagined.

This brings me to my main point. Mr. Clarke was inappropriately drawing
conclusions from the data. Whether he intended it or not he has acted in
a way that debunks the serious consideration (by readers of the article)
of other possibilities that are actually more likely.


Frank


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