Tuesday 20 August 2013

Area 51 Revealed?

There has been a US Government declassification of the "U2" or "Dragon Lady" spy-plane programme of the 1950's and 60's which has supposedly led to them revealing all the secrets of Area 51. This project was developed and operated in the strictest of secrecy; it involved the construction of the most advanced aeroplanes and cameras ever built and the recruitment of America's best combat pilots. Its cover was eventually blown in May 1960 in the most spectacular fashion when one of the aircraft was shot down while spying on the Soviet Union, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sZDGiumgH4. The planning and preparation for the programme had to be carried out in secrecy too and so in 1955 the Central Intelligence Agency acquired an old World War II auxiliary airfield in "area number 51" of the Atomic Energy Commission's territory that had been used during the Manhattan Project atomic bomb tests. They sealed it off from public view to test the new spy aircraft. After the U2 programme ended, the base, now officially known as "The Groom Lake Test Facility" continued to be used as a secret test site for the aircraft's successors, like the Lockheed A12 and SR71 "Blackbird". The latest Stealth fighter and bomber aircraft were also trialled at the Groom Lake facility. It is probably still being used for that purpose today; speculation is rife about what kind of new spy-plane and other hardware might be based there, like "Aurora", see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6vsYNeq8Bc. The base also housed enemy aircraft captured during the Cold War, primarily Soviet bloc MiG fighters. By analyzing the engineering of these machines the US Government hoped to find ways of designing new weapons and tactics to deal with them. The location has many nicknames, including "Dreamland", "Paradise Ranch", "Watertown Strip" and "Homey Airport". Since 1977, when Stanton Friedman first investigated the Roswell Incident (See: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/programme-46-podcast-citizen-hearing.html), the gravity of UFO research has shifted from "lights in the sky to lies on the ground" and when Bob Lazar came forward in 1989, Area 51 was specifically nominated. The highly secure perimeter of the base is now a popular location for tourists, especially those with an interest in the UFO phenomenon, and the "cammodudes", civilian security contractors, are constantly on patrol to keep them from crossing over the unfenced boundary line into the compound. The theory goes that Area 51 is where the Government keeps the wreckage and alien bodies salvaged from Roswell and other similar incidents, and does experiments on them. Although Nick Pope reckons that with all the public attention drawn to the facility in recent times, the Government would have long ago moved this operation somewhere else... unless this is a double bluff... eh, Nick?

The announcement a few days ago that the United States authorities are "finally coming clean" about Area 51 has been distributed widely in the media, see: http://news.sky.com/story/1129390/area-51-finally-acknowledged-by-us-government and: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23731759, but just how explosive is this revelation? Firstly the CIA documents released to Mr Richelson don't really divulge any significant information than hasn't already seeped out over the years. There's a great deal of difference between something genuinely unknown and something that is merely unacknowledged by officialdom. It has never been formally acknowledged that the Groom Lake base exists; but then again it's never been formally acknowledged that Trident submarines are armed with nuclear weapons, although surely there is no doubt that they are. Besides which, the formal announcement of the base's existence has already taken place. It happened in 1994 when the widow of a man called Robert Frost sued the Government for damages after he died of an illness she believes was caused by his exposure to unknown toxic material while he was serving at the base. The announcement had to be made that Mr Frost's place of employment is real for the Government to defend themselves in the interests of national security. Other similar scoops have popped up since, eg: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/area-51-disclosed.html. Oddly enough in a TV news story about the Frost lawsuit (Sorry, I can't find it now), the plaintiff's lawyer is asked if there are aliens at Area 51 and he replied: "I don't know, my client never saw any; but it wouldn't surprise me. You must realize that place is a legal black hole. It operates above Congressional oversight, above executive oversight; hell, even the US President himself cannot enter it without permission. One is forced to consider whether it is even part of the United States at all, and might instead be an enclave of some kind of 'super-government'." (My emphasis). These are astounding words, but they are potentially accurate. Indeed in his farewell Presidential address in January 1961, Dwight D Eisenhower warned the American people of "the Military-Industrial Complex". A few people heeded his warning, including his successor John F Kennedy, until his untimely death in November 1963. During the recently-concluded Citizens Hearing of Disclosure, see: http://www.citizenhearing.org/, an interview was broadcast with a terminally ill man in a chronic palliative care home, who claimed to be a former US intelligence agent. The interview took place in March of 2013 and the current status of the witness is not known: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYgghSzOoT0. According to this man, operations related to extraterrestrials were already underway by the late 1950's and that the public investigation, Project Blue Book, was a deliberate distraction. President Eisenhower was not initiated into the operation and was so deeply concerned by these clandestine goings on that he resolved to invade Area 51 with military force if necessary. Taking all this into account I can only declare that this media fanfare about secrets being "finally exposed" is practically worthless. Very little has been declassified that was not common knowledge anyway and if there are aliens at Area 51 we are not a single inch closer to them because of it.   

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