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Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 14:28:12 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Mon, 28 May 2012 06:54:54 -0400
Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 11:35:09 -0300
>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 14:17:42 -0500
>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>I guess, James, that in your world there's no room for a simple
>>screw-up. In military intelligence, as in the rest of the real
>>world, these are ubiquitous.

>>But then, I guess that makes me irrational.

>>Jerry Clark

>Au contraire, Jerry. There is plenty of room for screw ups.

>If it was the New Mexico National Guard that found the debris
>and sent out the press release, I could buy it, but instead it
>was an elite unit composed of handpicked men who were thoroughly
>indoctrinated to keep their mouths shut.

James, List, All -

I will not allow this to pass unchallenged. During the War,
virtually every National Guard unit was called to active duty.
One unit from Oklahoma was called up in 1940 and was finally
released from active duty five years later. The National Guard
units were fighting alongside the active forces.

The situation in the 1960s, that the National Guard was the
hiding place to stay out of Vietnam and manned by incompetents,
is somewhat true, but it was not true in the 1940s and certainly
isn't true today. The National Guard is part of a composite US
Military with tough training and standards and is often more
competent in the technical aspects of specific assignments that
the active forces.

So, this somewhat limited insult to the New Mexico National
Guard in 1947 is undeserved. While they might not have been hand
picked, they were every bit as competent and capable as their
active duty counterparts...

I now retreat from this debate.

Kevin D. Randle
(Formerly of the Iowa National Guard)

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