Geo-political Considerations on the Roswell Cover-Up and the Emerging field of Exopolitics
By Douglas McClure, M.A.
At the end of WW II with Germany vanquished and Japan reeling from her nuclear devastation, Britain exhausted by two consecutive global conflagrations, America stood astride the world un-challengeable and supremely confident, as the most powerful nation on earth. The former rebellious English colony now enjoyed unparalleled global supremacy in her own right and with unprecedented military, technological and economic power she could mould the world in her image, or so it seemed.
Then, in 1947, the mystique and confidence of the world dominion enunciated by the Pax Americana, was shaken to its very core and swept away by an event in the desert outside the small insignificant town of Roswell, New Mexico. The discovery and analysis of the flying discs which crashed at Roswell, eventually to be immortalized as the “Roswell incident”, suggested that alien beings from outer space did actually exist, were not only vastly more technologically advanced than the most advanced nation on earth, but that they were taking a keen interest in that nuclear nation, its people and the broader aspects of the planet in general. It also suggested, very disturbingly, that there was more than one form of ET life form lurking in the great dark void beyond our atmosphere, that some of them had been here for far longer than we had been here, and that not all of them were amicably disposed towards us, nor our supposed scientific advancement in nuclear technology.
This was not welcome news. A plethora of sightings in the USA and elsewhere confirmed the fact. The leadership in Washington faced a crisis of epic proportions.
Going public would rock the world to its very foundations, a world still largely recovering from the horrors and aftermath of WW II. A world coming to terms with its new atomic power broker and leader – the USA. It would conclusively prove that America and her closest allies did not constitute the epitome of political, social, economic and scientific advancement. It would demonstrate that we humans were incredibly backward on so very many levels including the spiritual, scientific, political, technological, ecological and religious terrains. It would prove that we were not only not alone in the universe, but that we occupied a distant backwater off a fairly remote galactic highway, much like the unassuming town of Roswell itself. By nuking each other at the end of the second great global conflagration of the 20th century, we had caused reverberations throughout the galaxy with far reaching ramifications, the magnitude of which were largely beyond our crude understanding. What were the men in Washington to do?
Under these circumstances going public was out of the question. No nation on earth had ever in modern times contemplated a problem of these dimensions before. There were no precedents, no parallels, no antecedents and the rule book of standard operational procedures (SOP) could almost be thrown out the window, well, almost……..but not quite. The SOP for anything untoward in the security realm, and this was nothing if not overwhelmingly in the security field, was to classify it, preferably at the highest level with the minimum involvement except of only the most reliable, trustworthy and resolutely committed personnel so as to study it with the best minds and optimal talents on the planet from which a policy/strategy for the way forward could be engineered from scratch.
And so the decision was taken to sweep the “Roswell incident” out of sight as though it had never existed, as thoroughly as the desert adjacent to the town was swept clean, as ruthlessly as the civilian and military personnel involved were briefed/warned/intimidated/ridiculed to swear by the old Mafia oath of Omerta/silence on pain of death. And on pain of death it most assuredly was, whether by reputation or outright murder for this was one secret which could not be revealed without the very real possibility of the entire international edifice of society, government, politics, science, culture and religion collapsing in an undignified squalid heap. The leadership who took this decisive action must have suspected that the longer term consequences of this decision were to prove more sordid than all the bizarre machinations of history hitherto combined, but the staggering shock of the discovery coupled with the immediate desperate exigencies of the situation probably overrode any private misgivings. . .
If the Eisenhower Briefing Document of 18 November 1952 is read at face value it would appear as though the decision to keep the inter-planetary nature of UFOs clandestine was given actual concrete expression in that year by President Truman with the establishment of the super secret MJ-12 group (later more obscurely identified as PI 40) comprising officials from the CIA, the Department of Defense, the White House and related relevant bodies. As was to be expected the validity of the documents has been regularly challenged and never officially acknowledged. When Timothy Good published his definitive UFO analysis “Above Top Secret” in 1987 he expressed the hope that by the time his book hit the streets his labors would be vindicated to the extent that the documents would not only be confirmed but that further information might be released to the public including actual physical artifacts from the Roswell incident. This did not happen, or at least not quite in the way he might have been anticipating.1
However, before exploring that avenue any further, it would seem that Roswell may well not have constituted the first recorded recovery of a UFO in the US. The MJ-12 documents made available for public record on the internet and described in Ryan S. Wood’s book “MAJIC – Eyes Only” contain intriguing details of two earlier crashes in 1942, which may have resulted from the so called “Los Angeles Air Raid” of February 25th 1942.2 General George Marshall’s Top Secret Memorandum of 5th March 1942, worth quoting at length and written to President Roosevelt states that “As indicated in my February 26th memorandum to you regarding the air raid over Los Angeles, it has been learned by Army G-2 that Rear Admiral Anderson, Director of Naval Intelligence, has informed the War Department of a naval salvage of one unidentified airplane off the coast of California [that], unlike the raid, has no bearing on conventional explanation. Further investigation has revealed that the Army Air Corps also recovered a similar object in the San Bernardino Mountain, east of Los Angeles, which cannot be identified as conventional aircraft. This Headquarters has come to a determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not earthly and according to secret intelligence sources they are in all probability of interplanetary origin. As a consequence, I have issued orders to Army G2 that a special intelligence unit be created to further investigate the phenomenon and report any significant connection between recent incidents and those collected by the Director of the Office of Co-ordination of Information.”
But even these events could well have been predated by the apparent salvaging of a UFO off Cape Girardeau in the spring of 1941 and the even earlier Aurora incident in Texas during April of 1897.3 Evidence of the 1941 incident comes from the testimony of the daughter of the priest summoned to deliver the last rites to the alien crash victims and may be reflected in documentary form in the February 27th 1942 letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to General George C. Marshall stating: “I have considered the disposition of the material in possession of the Army that may be of great significance in the development of a super weapon of War…..Consultation with Dr Bush and other scientists on the issue of finding practical uses for the atomic secrets learned from the study of celestial devices…”.4 In the few days available between the 1942 crash recoveries and the compilation of this letter by the President of the United States to his top military representative it would have been impossible for Roosevelt at his level of government to have fully realized and appreciated the extent of the implications arising from the crashes unless previous recoveries had taken place and been reported to him.
It is also evident from this memorandum that secrecy would have been paramount for a variety of the most excellent reasons. British intelligence would have briefed Roosevelt on the fact that Germany was already engaged in building the atomic bomb and urgent preparations were underway in Norway, amongst other venues, to manufacture enough heavy water for the project. Sir William Stephenson, the Canadian multi millionaire scientist and businessman who served as Churchill’s personal intelligence representative to the United States during WWII, made it his business to develop an intimate relationship with the American leader and emphasized that the British, with the covert help of the United States were in a crucial race to develop the atomic bomb before the Germans.5 The timing of this was vital to the outcome of the war as the British had warned Roosevelt that Hitler was planning a longer range jet powered rocket version of the V2 (itself an extension of the V1 Doodlebug ramjet) which would soon be raining down on London, a future super secret V weapon designed to carry an atomic warhead and with a range calculated to hit the continental United States!
All the stops were pulled out on developing and implementing plans for destroying the heavy water plant in Telemark (immortalized in the slightly inaccurate film titled The Heroes of Telemark) after a disastrous desperate raid by British commandos came to nothing and the Norwegian underground had to step in, eventually sinking a substantial amount of the finished product on its way to Germany.6 Wherever in Europe British intelligence revealed the possibility of German heavy water being manufactured, it was tracked, hunted and destroyed. From a disastrous start in Holland, the British perfected a refined information gathering service on all aspects of the German war effort, the fullest extent of which is still, even now well into the next century, highly classified. It is quite possible that British intelligence knew more about exotic German research and development than has ever been publicly revealed, including Hitler’s profound interest in channeled information via the Vril and Thule organizations involving possible UFO/ET involvement.
Consequently, Roosevelt had every reason to shroud the UFO recovery programme in the greatest secrecy to keep the Germans from knowing the extent of UK-US collaboration on both atomic bomb manufacture and new UFO technologies which it may have been suspected the Germans were also working on. This aura of black operations and secrecy set the standard for the post war decision by Truman after Roswell to keep the project secret as America contended with Russia for leadership of the world and realized from her UFO reverse engineering as revealed by Colonel Philip Corso in 1997, just how primitive US technology really was compared with the craft obtained at Roswell and elsewhere.7
Frankly, given the conditions and circumstances prevailing in the world at the time, any other decision would have been foolhardy in the extreme. The USSR was in direct competition with the US in recently liberated Europe and elsewhere, the UK was heavily infiltrated with Soviet spies and struggling to come to terms with the imminent implications of a post-Imperial world, and the ideological struggle for China was taking a discouraging direction.
With the benefit of hindsight, it could not have been predicted at the time that the decision to clamp the UFO and ET investigation under a heavy cloak of clandestine operations would also carry with it implications stretching into every conceivable aspect of human existence, including social interaction, religion, spiritual consciousness, political intrigue and ecology. The emphasis in those days was on technology and primarily weapons/propulsion systems. In retrospect it was fortuitous that the USA developed the ability to outsource the technical reverse engineering programs as outlined by Corso in his book, for these “inventions” ranging from transistors and fiber optic cables to stealth technology, Kevlar armor and an unimaginable variety of incredibly powerful microchips, all contributed to the maintenance of American global technical superiority and that of her closest allies including the Echelon electronic and satellite intelligence agreement nations, covering naturally the US and the UK, but also including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and until 1994, on certain issues, South Africa.8
The Echelon Agreement stemmed from the UK/USA Signals Intelligence Exchange Agreement negotiated between Churchill and Roosevelt during the war. It was redirected to the USSR in March 1945 when the British and American forces near Augsburg captured a German Abwehr Signals Intelligence unit in a nearby schloss which worked purely on decoding Soviet signals traffic. By the time the British had finished interrogating them the schloss had fallen into Soviet hands, but a joint US/UK special forces unit was sent to unearth the German’s buried equipment under the noses of the occupying Russians and GCCS then set about targeting all Soviet signals traffic. Tons of German decoding equipment was secretly unearthed and slipped out of the Soviet zone to the UK where it was successfully reassembled by the waiting German technicians now willing to collaborate with their new intelligence chiefs.
In addition to revealing genuine Soviet post war intentions and exposing a number of Soviet agents in the West, it would have become clear from this quantum leap in electronic eavesdropping (which would normally have taken years to develop), that the USSR was also exposed to intense post war UFO/ET related activity. Such revelations could have been expected to seriously put the wind up the western allies. If the USSR cracked the UFO hi tech systems before the Americans and the British, the so called Cold War would have been over before it had even started. This was yet another reason for the Truman administration to ruthlessly preserve the secrecy of the Roswell finds and the mind boggling ramifications it carried with it for American politics, defense strategy, technical R & D, business and industry.9 Indeed, the maintenance and enhancement of America’s primacy in world affairs within the diktat of global power politics and “realpolitik” dictated that secrecy be ruthlessly maintained on all fronts including within the Echelon nations.
As an aside it is worth noting that no Western espionage breakthrough in the Cold War matched the dimensions of this windfall until 1994 when a Russian archivist called Vasili Mitrokhin, tried to approach the American Embassy in Moscow with a full set of the KGB’s archives, to buy his way to the West. Astoundingly, such was the paucity of trained intelligence personnel in the post Cold War world pervading the American intelligence community, that a US Embassy employee told Mitrokhin that he must simply go away.
Understandably perplexed by his rejection, but knowing that he had jurisdiction over intelligence dynamite and undaunted in his resolute determination to get out of Russia, he went, ostensibly on holiday, to the Black Sea resort of Odessa. Taking enormous risks, he approached a young 23 year old English receptionist at the British Consulate there. A bright girl, with no intelligence training whatsoever, she contacted the resident MI 6 officer in the British Embassy back in Moscow, who immediately flew down and met Mitrokhin. Vetting some samples, he instantly realized the thermonuclear nature of the information on offer, and arranged for Mitrokhin, his family and his complete set of KGB archives to be smuggled out to the UK. After exhaustive debriefing and the apprehension of several Soviet networks round the world, the British Government arranged for two declassified volumes of Mitrokhin’s memoires to be published. The first volume dealt with Europe and the West.10 The second volume dealt with the rest of the world.11
Although his books make no specific reference to the subject, Mitrokhin informed his British and American interrogators that the KGB took the UFO/ET challenge very seriously indeed. His archives contained passing references to the phenomena but the matter was so sensitive that the bulk of the intelligence on the UFO/ET subject seemed to be cloistered elsewhere.12 Just as in the US and the UK, it appeared that a special section of the KGB dealt with these highly sensitive issues. Indeed, he allegedly threw some light on the famous comment at the Reykjavik US/USSR Summit Meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev, where the two men had got on so well, that Gorbachev disarmingly asked Reagan, “Are these UFOs yours?” “Hell no”, replied the President. “We thought they might be yours!”13 The Soviets evidently shared the same fear expressed by NATO and given expression by whistle blower, Robert Dean, that a mistaken UFO on Western radars identified as an incoming missile attack could lead to the outbreak of atomic war.
All of which brings us to the [Walter] Haut Affidavit and its relevance in the contemporary context. It will be recalled that Tim Good had expressed the hopes that confirmation of his Roswell reports would adopt a more tangible shape and form. This did in fact happen, but not in quite the way he had anticipated.
The first outstanding confirmation took the form of the Phil Corso book published in the United States in the late 1990s. In a sense, the Corso book is the Holy Grail of UFO researchers and like the Haut document came at the end of his life, in a gesture to put the record straight with his family and the public. Corso revealed that technology had been farmed out via super black highly compartmentalized projects involving select administrative personnel to leading R&D establishments in the US and elsewhere involving some of America’s closest allies.
Under Department of Defense supervision, Los Alamos worked with the Lawrence Livermore Laboratories on nuclear weapons and nuclear propulsion. Los Alamos also worked with the materials associated with the prototype magnetic field disrupter and the downsized reactors. Livermore developed the plasma containment and super conductors. The Rome Laboratories provided research on electromagnetics and magnetic field generation technology, as well as directed energy weapons and the phenomenal quasi-crystals. The Rome Laboratories at Griffiss Air Force Base in New York conducted research on alien communications and provided intelligence techniques for monitoring alien movements. The NSA worked closely with these laboratories to provide guidance to the National Reconnaissance Office for satellite surveillance and Space Command for tracking UFO movements outside of the earth’s atmosphere.
Wright-Patterson worked on the airframe and materials reverse engineering from artifacts recovered at various UFO/ET crash sites both inside and outside the continental United States, coupled with the development of avionics, flight dynamics and atmospheric propulsion systems. Philips Laboratories at Kirtland Air Force Base provided research on rocket propulsion, ramjet and scramjet technologies as well as the advanced weapons systems. Over and above these items, dozens of academic institutions and private research institutes were covertly contracted to assist in the R&D programs. Astonishing details of these black projects and secret programs were confirmed by Edgar Rothschild Fouche and Brad Steiger in the novel ‘Alien Rapture – The Chosen’, a work of “faction” informed by a remarkably well connected whistle blowing insider with the collaboration of a sterling writer, published in 1998 by Galde Press Inc of Minnesota.
The second confirmation, made for much the same reasons as Corso had made his revelations, came in the form of the Haut Affidavit dated 26th December 2002 which confirms the decision by Brigadier General Roger Ramey of the US Army Air Force to order Colonel Blanchard to cover up the truth by going public with the news of an aerial crash by replacing the genuine wreckage with conventional weather balloon materiel. Haut gives intimate details of the real wreckage which he personally witnessed from a safe distance, the bodies that were found and the morgue that was established to deal with them.
The Haut Affidavit is sufficient unto itself to cause raised eyebrows, but it is not by any criteria, a stand alone document. In his book Need to Know – UFOs, the Military and Intelligence by Timothy Good, there appear affidavits by Brigadier General Thomas du Bose confirming the fake balloon story, by Laverne Maltais, a civil engineer serving in the US Army, confirming his discussions with Grady Barnett who witnessed a crashed flying disc at the site, and by mortician Glenn Dennis who was on the site where the alien bodies were dealt with.14 In short, the confirmatory evidence is almost overwhelming and would probably withstand cross examination in the most rigorous court of law.
As if to put the cherry on the cake, Good quotes the Clark C. McClelland interview with Dr Wernher von Braun, the ex-German V1, V2 scientist and father of the modern American space program, in which he confirmed the Roswell incident. The interview was only released after von Braun’s death, a condition of its granting, and to his lasting credit McClelland honored this to the letter and spirit of the undertaking. It is a fitting tribute to both men, and a testimonial to the thoroughness of Tim Good, that this edited interview be quoted in full.
Dr Von Braun explained how he and (certain of) his associates had been taken to the crash site after most of the military were pulled back. They did a quick analysis of what they found. He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on Earth. He said it seemed to created from something biological, like skin. I was lost as to what he indicated, other than thinking perhaps the craft was ‘alive’.
The recovered bodies were temporarily being kept in a nearby medical tent. They were small, very frail and had large heads. Their eyes were large. Their skin was grayish and reptilian in texture. He said it looked similar to the skin texture of rattlesnakes he’d seen several times at White Sands. His inspection of the debris had even him puzzled; very thin, aluminum covered, like silvery chewing gum wrappers. Very light and extremely strong. The interior of the craft was nearly bare of equipment, as if the creatures and craft were part of a single unit.”15
Now the real challenge for ensuing administrations is how to declassify the events of 50 years ago as the time approaches for the acknowledgment of the UFO/ET realities. From selective leaks down the years and the fact that unanimity is not a human character strong point even under the most pressing circumstances, it would seem that a section of the MJ-12/PI-40 group, most probably involving the US Navy in particular, genuinely desire to see the program gradually declassified. Revelatory works in both fictional and factual forms by Dr Michael Wolf and Dan Burisch seem to confirm this. In a sense the situation constitutes “work in progress”. Corso, Haut and others have performed a sterling service by pulling the official curtain back. They have been indirectly endorsed in recent years by a host of whistle blowers and more esoteric sources including spiritual elements, channeling and remote viewing.
The fascinating aspect to all of this on a contemporary level, is that it is the Echelon countries which have largely backed American operations in Iraq, in the form of the UK and Australia with some tacit collaboration from Canada and New Zealand. On the other hand, Germany, Russia and France remained outside the net and were even regarded as potential competitors.16 Notably, all three countries had collaborated with Saddam Hussein in providing weapons, building bunkers and supplying nuclear related know how and all three countries were owed vast sums of money by the Iraqi regime for services rendered. This Echelon exclusivity was not the case in the management of the NATO conducted joint military operations in Afghanistan.
Conspicuously missing from the Echelon group was South Africa. Sadly, relations between the US and South Africa have reached an all time low under President Thabo Mbeki, who refused along with his Foreign Minister Dlamini Zuma (the ex-wife of the newly elected President of the ANC and thus future successor of President Mbeki, Jacob Zuma), to even see the new Bush appointed US Ambassador to the RSA until 6 months subsequent to his arrival when media pressure forced a meeting. Despite contributing more to the fight against AIDS in the RSA than any other nation or collective of contributors, the US Ambassador is still waiting some 18 months after his arrival in the RSA to see the South African Minister of Health!17
Why the difference in strategies between Iraq and Afghanistan? Could it be that a type of portal or a form of ancient but still operational star gate permitting interstellar and ET time travel exists in Iraq dating from ancient Sumerian times? Is it possible that this has already been identified by the US intelligence community? The US/UK/Australian invasion of Iraq would ensure exclusive access via such a portal to the US and America’s closest allies, while no such exotic apertures are to be found in Afghanistan? Could it be that the alleged imminent return of Planet X heralds a window of opportunity for either hostile or friendly ETs whose access must be controlled by the Shadow Government in the USA? Is the much touted new missile defense system including HAARP and SDI with its off planet weapons systems designed to cater for more conventional UFO/ET visitors who may either be amicably or less diplomatically disposed towards our own planet and its own conventional or Shadow governments.18 Are US Naval sub-surface tracking systems (which are playing havoc with cetaceans) allegedly designed to monitor potentially hostile submarines, actually monitoring USOs and their dreadful impact on the warming of the world’s oceans thereby inhibiting the great international conveyor currents and adversely impacting on global climate change?19
It is a full time occupation to discern fact from fiction, information from disinformation and sincerity from falsehood in this new scientific field of Exopolitics. It takes extremely courageous people of some considerable vision, moral fibre and spiritual substance to analyse, evaluate and assess the data available and be prepared to come forward.20 If individuals the calibre of Salla, Webre and others can educate a coterie of like minded people across the planet ranging from Hong Kong to the fairest Cape, from California to London, than it is possible, just possible, that the veil of secrecy on UFO/ET affairs imposed at Roswell, may give rise to a grass roots global coalition approach to the multi-faceted challenges posed in this mystical arena with its vast implications. The initiative would then shift from a top down strategy to a series of bottom up initiatives all over the world on a more tangible, beneficial and democratic basis for the ultimate betterment of mankind and all those ET forces involved therewith of whatever persuasion.
It is truly a pioneering challenge in the grand old fashioned tradition!
Douglas McClure is a former South African civil servant who worked at Cabinet level in the South African government between 1990 and 2000 serving three Ministers and three Presidents. He worked on the declassification of the South African ballistic missile and atomic bomb projects, compiled the President’s Council Report on Economic Literacy in South Africa and assisted at the constitutional negotiations towards a more democratic South African dispensation between 1990 and 1994. Prior to that he spent nearly ten years in radio and television and lectured at the South African Naval Staff College and at two South African universities in international relations, strategic studies and comparative politics. He has a B.A. (Hons) University of Michigan (USA); Diploma in African Government and Politics University of Edinburgh (UK); and M.A. Political Science University of Cape Town (RSA)
1 Timothy Good, Above Top Secret – The World Wide UFO Cover Up (Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd, London, 1987) p. 540.
2 Ryan S. Wood, MAJIC – Eyes Only Earths encounters with Extraterrestrial Technology (Wood Enterprises, USA, 2005) pp. 2 – 3.
3 Ibid. pp. 34 – 43.
5 William Stevenson, A Man Called Intrepid – The secret war 1939 – 1945 (MacMillan, London, 1976) pp. 411 – 441. See also Sir John Masterman, The Double-Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945 (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1972), and William Stevenson, Intrepid’s Last Case (Michael Jospeh, London 1984). For an early biography of Sir William Stephenson read H Montgomery Hyde, The Quiet Canadian – the Secret Service Story of Sir William Stephenson (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1962). Masterman, a distinguished Oxford Don in his own right was tasked with countering the German espionage offensive against the UK. So brilliant were his methods that Britain ended up running the entire German espionage apparatus in the UK towards the end of the war. Thus the British intelligence community, coupled with their embryonic electronic intelligence apparatus at Bletchley Park’s Government Code and Cypher School (the precursor to GCHQ at Cheltenham) reading the bulk of the German signals traffic (code named Enigma by the British) and decoding it using the Colossus computing machine, had an intimate insight into German research and development across a vast spectrum of activities. The extraordinary extent to which the British were reading the German signals traffic is given in the official British history of the Bletchley Park operations titled British Intelligence in the Second World War by F H Hinsley (Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, London, 1994). See also Ewen Montagu, Beyond Top Secret U – The Inside Story of the WWII Intelligence Operations more confidential than Ultra (Corgi, London, 1979). To really understand the ambience surrounding one of the best kept secrets of the war it is probably essential to actually visit the museum site at Bletchley near Milton Keynes and witness the area where 12 000 men and women worked night and day under super secret conditions decoding and translating German and Japanese codes during WWII. Phone 01-908-640404 or contact www.bletchleypark.org.uk.
6 Professor R.V. Jones, Most Secret War – British Scientific Intelligence 1939 – 1945 (Coronet, London, 1979). Jones was Chief of British Scientific Intelligence during WWII and later became close friends with Vice Admiral Sir Louis le Bailly, Chief of British Military Intelligence in the 1970s. Le Bailly told me that during the Doodlebug raids on London Jones worked out that the Germans were planning to put an atomic warhead on their future beefed up versions of their V2 rockets. He made three copies of his discovery and posted them to various officials the same night from different post boxes as the V1 rockets were raining down on London, in case his own home was hit and he was killed. See also Thomas Gallagher, The Telemark Raid – Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Bomb (Corgi, London, 1976). The thorough though controversial British historian, David Irving, told me that, in his opinion, if the Telemark interdiction had not taken place, Britain as well as the US, and not Japan, would have been the first victims of an atomic bomb delivered not by piloted aircraft, but by the first modern inter continental ballistic missile. In fact, no one entering the Imperial War Museum in London and spotting a real V2 rocket, the height of a three story building, preserved in the left hand corner of the main hall, can fail to come away from the experience without an awesome appreciation of how close the world must have come to an ICBM nuclear tipped exchange in the last months of the war. See also Nigel West, MI 6 – British Secret Intelligence Operations 1909 –45 (Weidenfield & Nicholson, London, 1983) which describes the appallingly amateurish efforts by the SIS at the outbreak of the war to recruit German intelligence officers in Holland via a disastrous operation subsequently known as the Venlo incident. The amateurs did not last long in the free market of international espionage and were soon replaced by effective, if ruthless, professionals.
8 James Bamford, The Puzzle Palace (Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd, London, 1983). See also Patrick Radden Keefe, Chatter – Dispatches from the secret world of Global Eavesdropping (Random House, New York, 2005).
9 James Bamford, Body of Secrets – How America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ eavesdrop on the World (Arrow Books, London, 2002) pp. 11-21.
10 Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Mitrokhin Archive – the KGB in Europe and the West (Allen Lane The Penguin Press, London, 1999).
11 Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Mitrokhin Archive II – The KGB and the World (Allen Lane The Penguin Press, London, 2005).
12 Personal discussions with Deputy Director-General of GCHQ in 1999.
13 Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, The Cold War – The hidden truth about how close we came to nuclear conflict (Robinson, London, 2006. p. 335).
14 Timothy Good, Need to Know – UFOs, the Military and Intelligence (Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 2006). pp. 89 – 93.
15 Ibid. p.81.
16 Dr Michael Salla, Exopolitics – Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2004). p98.
17 Personal discussions with the US Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa at the Cape Town Club following his off the record address there in early 2008. The audience appeared to be grossly shocked when the Ambassador revealed that he had been deliberately snubbed and insulted by the South African leadership. Such small minded, pedantic and disrespectful conduct at the highest levels of the SA Government does not bode well for the future of South Africa in a world still overwhelmingly influenced by the United States of America. It is frankly profoundly disappointing for those who have dedicated their lives and careers to helping to build a better society, integrating SA with the world in a positive and constructive way and striving towards a reasonable and accountable community of nations for mutually beneficial materiel and spiritual advancement.
18 Johannes van Buttlar, Journey to Infinity – Travels in Time (Neville Spearman Ltd, London, 1975). The concept of genuine time travel, given recent prominence by the unabridged original Wingmakers website amongst others, is not as new nor as revolutionary as we might imagine. Van Buttlar outlines the history of time travel from stories related by people throughout history. Dr Michael Salla, “Political Implications of the ET Presence – The Failure of Power Politics as a Strategic Response to the ET Presence – Developing Human Capacity as a Vital Global Defence Strategy,” (www.exopolitics.org 1 January 2004) p. 5.
19 Michael E. Salla, “Political Implications of the ET Presence – Political Spin and ET Disclosure – Shaping Public Opinion for ‘First Contact’ with ETs,” (www.exopolitics.org / www.galacticdiplomacy.com, 1 January 2005). Dr Salla combines a sound grasp of conventional international relations (and practical hands on experience in east Timor by all accounts) with a healthily skeptical and critical analysis of the sources and evidence available in the UFO/ET field and is not afraid to draw devastatingly incisive conclusions which contrast diametrically with the constraints of conventional analysis limited to conventional sources. To do this requires unusual guts, exceptional analytical and research capabilities and supreme acumen. See also Navy Sonar Blamed for Death of Beaked Whales, The Independent, London, 2006-08-07; Navy Won’t Detail Sonar Use for Whale Endangerment Case, Fox News/Associated Press, 2007-03-21; Navy’s Use of Sonar suspected in near stranding of whales, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, 2004-12-13.
20 The list of UFO/ET whistle blowers, analysts and researchers who have met highly suspicious and sinister untimely ends is dauntingly long. See Professor G Cope Schellhorn, “Is Someone Killing our UFO Investigators?”, UFO Universe Magazine, Fall, 1997.
Douglas McClure, Geo-political Considerations on the Roswell Cover-Up