reply to post by kidflash2008
Hiya KF, these documents illustrate the tangled mess that the subject has always been. No conclusions are allowed and no consensus achieved.
Friedman and Randle are fairly reputable (IMO) and yet they can't agree on the validity of the Eisenhower Briefing doc, Twining Memo or
Truman-Forrestal Memo. Randle believes Friedman is naive and Stan believes Randle has made mistakes in his analysis. Most experts demonstrate why the
docs are faked yet Stan demonstrates that these three might not be.
As suggested, it's wholly possible that a 'ufologist' engineered the release of the docs to discredit a rival in the subject. It seems too
elaborate a concept to me, but it's hard to understand the motivations of serious ufologists. The biases and personal conflicts that the subject is
heir to, mean that little surprises me anymore.
I think that the documents can be sourced to one of two realities. Either the events in the EDD, TFM and TCM happened or they did not. If they
happened, the batch of fake MJ-12 docs may have been released to add doubt to the veracity of the three mentioned. After all, if those three are real
then they represent a point when history turned a corner. The source of the errors would therefore be a Pentagon Dept.
If the events never happened, the documents are simply forgeries that backfired on the creators. Has anyone benefited from MJ-12 docs? The main
players are all divided on the subject and nobody has lost any dates on the UFO circuit.
I'm persuaded by Stan's arguments to the degree that I think those docs are 'possibly' real. It's not scientific or highly critical but my take
on the EBE is doubtful...The language and tone of the opening paragraphs (page 3) seems anachronistic. It's just intuition, it reads like the
thoughts of somebody from now trying to capture what a document from then would contain. Who's to say?!
Whatever the reasons, enough doubt has been sown that it takes a particular devotion to claim any of the docs are definitely genuine. Maybe there are
several 'smoking guns' around, but we can't see them because some guys (ufologists, liars, hoaxers, 'believers,' military etc) are over at
'Stage Right' with a damn smoke machine
I'm fairly convinced that the UFO phenomenon will remain a mystery to us.