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Re: References Regarding Iron Mountain?

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



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