From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 05:51:18 -0400 Archived: Wed, 01 May 2013 05:51:18 -0400 Subject: Brazil On The Brink? - Cox Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void http://tinyurl.com/c8tsxe4 Monday, April 29, 2013 Brazil On The Brink? by Billy Cox Imagine 10 Pentagon officials from every branch of the military, including the Secretary of Defense, agreeing to pow-wow for 75 minutes with civilian UFO researchers. Imagine, at the end of that meeting, in an ostensible show of good faith - or maybe it was just window dressing, who knows - the brass actually concedes the civilians may be on to something. And it agrees to give them access to some of the most contentious UFO records on file. Well, change the venue from the U.S. to Brazil, and that's exactly what happened in Brasilia on April 18, according to A.J. Gevaerd. As editor of Brazilian UFO Magazine, Gevaerd has been covering The Great Taboo forever in South America's biggest country, and he has sources out the wazoo. He also works amid a radically different cultural climate; Brazil's Ministry of Defense is far less reluctant to speak on the record about UFOs than its American counterparts. In fact, Gevaerd writes, the unprecedented 4/18 meeting was the MoD's direct response to a letter emerging from the 4th World UFO Forum in Brasilia last December, which called for more data-sharing with civilians. The ufologists, or the Brazilian Commmittee of UFO Researchers (CBU), also pressed for joint civilian-military study of The Great Taboo. Some 600 people attended that conference, which featured 30 speakers from a dozen countries. Gevaerd is joining Steve Bassett's Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, which kicked off today at the National Press Club in Washington. De Void, who actually works with a mainstream corporate newspaper, will monitor press coverage from afar. Which is too bad, because Gevaerd is one guy I'd like to meet. Lots of questions on this end, not the least of which concern the credentials, or credibility, of the half dozen CBU transparency advocates with whom the MoD agreed to meet. How, De Void wonders, did the MoD attain its comfort level with these folks? And, by extension, De Void wonders, who in this minefield would our own Pentagon feel confident enough to join such a discussion in the U.S.? [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] 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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