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Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 08:09:06 -0500
Archived: Wed, 30 May 2012 18:39:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 09:03:57 -0300
>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 20:31:33 -0300
>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told


>>It seems to me you are not really familiar with the Roswell
>>evidence. Your Gomer Pyle remark was off the wall. Have you
>>listened to the first hand testimony of 27 witnesses on
>>Recollections Of Roswell?

>>There was clear chain of command activity. Blanchard became a 4
>>star general and was Vice-Chief of Staff of USAF when he died of
>>a massive heart attack. He certainly wasn't rewarded for

>>Listen to Retired General T.J. Dubose... Just who did what that
>>led to your remark. You have created scenarios without evidence.

>>Not a good way to proceed if you want to examine data.

>Jerry believes it to be a Gomer
>Pyle screw up. It seems that amongst yourselves (Roswell
>experts), the only thing you can collectively agree on is you
>really don't like hearing non alien theories for your bread and

Really, James, is it necessary to put words into my mouth? I
never said, or even implied, anything like a "Gomer Pyle screw-
up." I have no reason to think those involved were dim-witted
cartoon hillbillies; to the contrary, as I've tried to explain
to you, screw ups happen on all levels of society in all kinds
of circumstances, not just among imaginary television
personalities.  Then again, you may be a medieval astrologer who
believes there is no such thing as chance.

As I understand it, the Roswell press release was just a normal
screw up, sort of like Michael Kinsley's classic definition of a
gaffe: when a politician accidentally speaks the truth. Here,
the truth of the moment was that the remains were believed to be
of a flying disc. The authorities at the base soon regretted
announcing as much and did everything in their power to
discredit the release. That's Roswell 101.

And really, James, I have never identified myself as a "Roswell
expert," nor till now has anyone ever called me one. I am no
more an authority on the subject than you are, and my views on
the matter remain resolutely agnostic. You need greater fidelity
to accuracy if you expect to be taken seriously.

Jerry Clark

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