posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 11:37 AM
I think the point that gariac is making is the same as mine. We are not trying to "prove a conspiracy." There is no conspiracy. The Groom Lake
facility has a very straightforward history, much of which is well documented in material available to the public (and much which has yet to be
In this thread we are objecting to the ridiculous notion that the Groom Lake base is merely a diversion, a "smoke screen" for public consumption to
hide the "real" secret base. The claims that make the rounds on the Internet include:
1. Nothing is actually happening at Area 51, it's just a sham.
This is obviously absurd as there is a vast amount of evidence to the contrary. Analysis of aerial and satellite imagery, ground-based observations,
documentation, and personal interviews reveal use of and improvements to the base infrastructure in support of ongoing test programs.
2. Area 51 is just used to test airplanes and weapons but "all the good stuff is somewhere else."
For some of us, the airplanes and weapons are the good stuff. Moreover, it's the stuff that is tested at Groom Lake. That is why the base was built
in the first place. Any other kind of research is not related to Area 51 and never has been.
3. Area 51 has closed and all its operations have moved to Utah and Colorado.
That urban legend grew out of a poorly researched article by an incompetent journalist. Operations at Groom Lake have continued and expanded. The Army
and Air Force have completely separate operations in Utah and Colorado that have nothing to do with Area 51.
Even if there were other secret projects going on elsewhere, the government would not intentionally use Groom Lake as a "smoke screen" to draw
peoples attention. That would be detrimental to all of the high value programs going on at Groom Lake. Popular interest in Area 51 has caused a great
deal of trouble for the Air Force and other government agencies. Ground and flight tests have been delayed or cancelled due to unauthorized observers
outside the edge of the range. In the mid-1990s, the Air Force seized nearly 5,000 acres of public land in order to remove some of the most popular
viewing spots. More recently, a government agency cancelled a contract to use an outlying field because of information posted on the Internet.
Despite these problems, the Groom Lake base continues to serve its purpose: test and evaluation of aircraft, weapons, and related equipment. Base
facilities have been improved and expanded. Contaminated areas have been cleaned up. A brand new fleet of 737 aircraft transports a large number of
employees to and from Area 51 every day. There is no conspiracy. There never was.