From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:03:42 +0000 Archived: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:30:31 -0500 Subject: Re: References Regarding Iron Mountain? >>From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:11:55 -0500 (EST) >>Subject: References Regarding Iron Mountain? >>Any references as I know there's a book or two out there >>would be helpful. >Greg, there only two references in the List Archive, dating >back to May & October 1995 The words "Iron Mountain" have appeared a few other times on UFO Updates, including: (1) In the context of posts in 1997 about a fire at government archives at Iron Mountain: http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/1997/oct/m03-018.shtml http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/1997/oct/m05-030.shtml (2) A mention in 2002 of the Report From Iron Mountain in an article by Steven Greer, which appears to have taken that Report as being a genuine document: "Like the movie Independence Day, an attempt to unite the world through militarism would unfold using ET as the new cosmic scapegoat (think Jews during the Third Reich). None of this is new to me or other insiders: The report from Iron Mountain, NY, written in the 1960s, described the need to demonize life in outer space so we could have a new enemy". http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2002/jun/m13-010.shtml (3) A discussion in 2007 of the Report From Iron Mountain, which included a link to the Wikipedia article on this hoax: http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2007/jun/m14-012.shtml http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2007/jun/m19-007.shtml In terms of discussion of the Report from Iron Mountain in various UFO/conspiracy books, the most detailed discussion I=92ve seen that takes the Report as being genuine are by David Icke and in "Val Valdamar=92s" Matrix books. This may in itself cause some alarm bells to ring... David Icke discusses the Report in his book "And the truth will set you free" (at pages 170-172 and 176). David Icke=92s discussion in that book begins : "This was the secret report of the Special Study Group of fifteen people brought together during the Kennedy years. The proposal for the study group came around 1961 and it was established in August 1963". (David Icke also discussed the Report in his book "The Biggest Secret" at pages 483-484). "Val Valdamar" discusses (or at least summarises) the report in Matrix III -- Volume 2 at pages 76-81. Vallee has a quote from the Report from Iron Mountain as an introduction to Part 2 of his book "Revelations". Apparently coincidentally, a Magonia article by Martin Kottmeyer at the link below notes that "Brooks Alexander has characterised Vallee=92s concepts as =91equal parts of Carl Jung and "Report from Iron Mountain=92. (56) This is inadvertently scurrilous since the latter was a confessed hoax by political satirist Leonard Lewin": http://magonia.haaan.com/1994/alienating-fancies-part-2/ More informative than most of the above discussion is a two page long entry about this hoax in Peter Knight=92s book "Conspiracy Theories in American History -- An Encyclopedia" (at pages . That entry begins as follows: "Report from Iron Mountain (1967) was originally published as if it were a secret government document, supposedly spirited out from inside the military-industrial complex. In fact, the book was an elaborate and brilliant publishing hoax orchestrated by left-liberal critics of U.S. cold war policies, who saw the U.S. government as favoring the arms race at the expense of a healthy domestic social welfare economy. It was written by Leonard C. Lewin as a parody of the rhetoric and analysis of cold-war era think tanks such as the Hudson Institute that supported a strong military establishment". The history of the hoax given in that informative entry includes: "...It was not until 1972 that Lewin officially admitted he was the author in an article in the New York Times Book Review. =85" "...In 1996 the Free Press issued a new edition of the book with a new preface and several appendices that discussed how the hoax was perpetrated and included some of the early responses to its publication. Nevertheless, some admirers of the book across the political spectrum continue to insist it is an actual government document". All the best, Isaac Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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