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UFOs: Declassifed CIA document 'Flying Saucers' shows psychological warfare plan

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posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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"It is recommended that: a. The Director of Central Intelligence advise the National Security Council of the security implications inherent in the flying saucer problem. b. CIA, under its assigned responsibilities, and in cooperation with the psychological strategy board, immediately investigate possible offensive or defensive utilization of the phenomena for psychological warfare purposes both for and against the United States." -- From a CIA declassified document titled "Flying Saucers" and dated Sept. 7, 1952



The question, therefore, arises as to whether or not these sightings: (a) Could be controlled, (b) Could be predicted, and (c) Could be used from a psychological warfare point of view either offensively or defensively. The public concern with the phenomena, which is reflected in the United States press and in pressure of inquiry upon the Air Force, indicates that there is a fair proportion of our population which is mentally conditioned to the acceptance of the incredible. In this fact lies the potential for the touching-off of mass hysteria and panic.


Just a couple of interesting parts from this document:

CIA page

Click on first link called "FLYING SAUCERS"

The whole document can be read here easily - the original is a bad scan of typewriter pages from 1952.

Note the CIA concern with the Soviet Union's lack of any publicity on the matter. And interestingly, the potential of them to exploit wide ranging fears of aliens and cause a mass panic- like what happened with the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast. Except in this case, I suppose they meant like what if Russia incited such a mass panic in the US with a crazy report or even with a ship of some kind.

This is a very interesting read, for those who haven't seen it. But it does lend some credence to the fact that the CIA, and the Air Force have been quite aware of the "problem" for quite some time.




posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 02:38 AM
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Good find, TA; perhaps reading this document ( although I am sure the authenticity of it will be challanged shortly...) will stimulate some extra cranial activity for some... but then again perhaps not...

seeker



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by the seeker_713g
...although I am sure the authenticity of it will be challanged shortly...


Huh?

It's on the CIA's own website, for crying out loud...



Which is EXACTLY why we should question it's authenticity,,,
Good call!

Could be a deflection document to make it seem that psychological warfare is what flying saucers are all about...



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican

Originally posted by the seeker_713g
...although I am sure the authenticity of it will be challanged shortly...


Huh?

It's on the CIA's own website, for crying out loud...



Which is EXACTLY why we should question it's authenticity,,,
Good call!

Could be a deflection document to make it seem that psychological warfare is what flying saucers are all about...


An even better reason, my friend; 'tis always easier to hide the obvious in plain sight, and really, they would post this release on their own website? O K...



seeker



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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This is VERY important stuff.

How does the "freedom of information act" work in the U.S? After 50 years all classified info at that time has to be released?..

Thanks.



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 04:22 AM
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Well the document's arising isn't really surprising when you consider the backdrop of the cold war. After several incidents like the famous Roswell U.F.o> case the general public's eye of attention focust upon the coming spacerace and the possible existance of aliens citing a mass report of U.F.O. sightings.

It is natural that and agency like the CIA would be interested in means of mass manipulation and the effects caused by U.F.O. sightings. As the snip-outs already reveal the CIA was probably concerned that panic would break out hampering US control over its citizens as well as foreign allies.
It should also be understood that the results from this report lead to the covering up from experimental aircrafts as U.F.O.'s. Factually an experimental aircraft that is unidentified is a U.F.O. but in the general public, cenrtainly at that time, it was more believed that such an aircraft would be of alien decent rather then human.

The outlined project has however become dated since this time around many humans wave away u.f.o.'s as the result of astronomical phenomenons or secret government projects thus letting the guise work in other ways that are less effective. It should also be assumed that good agencies from other (hostile) nations are not fooled by mass opinion on such alledged secret crafts as alien in decent.



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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It sounds like the good old Robertson Panel report, which exists is several different versions and has only been partially declassified. For the masses, they recommended a debunking strategy, of course--nothing new there. For those who really something about the subject and took it seriously, the investigation actually expanded but was kept highly classified. There were all kinds of proposals going on behind the scenes to get a closer look at the UFOs, get more data, get better pictures, recover more technology, even if they had to shoot some down. Truman and Eisenhower ordered this intensified investgiation in series of NSC orders, and efforts to try to make contact if possible--to get some idea just what different groups might be out there and where they same from. The origins of SETI--in its classified versions--probably date right from this time.

They were worried about the 1952 Washington sightings, the continued reports of airspace violations over sensitive intallations, very great concern by Air Defense Command over extremely fast and high-flying radar tracks that could not be explained, UFOs running circles around the fastest jets. All of this is an old story now, but to them it was highly upsetting: the UFOs were not going away but coming back in even larger waves and they couldn't do anything about it. There were also sightings of much bigger UFOs than ever before, coming in and out of the atmosphere and orbiting the earth. Nothing they could do about that either.

Even the members of the panel were involved in UFO investigations, but there is not hint of it in any of their personal papers. All those records have been pulled, even the fact that there were ever on this Panel. No big surprise there, a lot of UFO recorsd have been pulled and were never released to the National Archives, going back to World War II at least, and probably earlier.



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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Be very suspicious of anything published on the CIA website, even under the banner of "Freedom of Information". The intent with these documents seems to be to convince us that all UFOs are man-made weapons of "psychological warfare". That MAY be true, but don't swallow it just because the cutesy, transparent CIA helpfully put it up on their site.




edit on 17-9-2010 by FOXMULDER147 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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Hmm, why do I get the sense that because these documents didn't reveal that flying saucers are alien, that no one wants to hear about it? Burst some bubbles? Shatter some illusions? Disappoint the alien-seeking, so-sure-they've-been-visiting-us alientards?

Oh noes!



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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Actually its a fairly even handed document. It doesn't support or deny an extra-terrestrial hypothesis. It just acknowledges a certain amount of unexplained phenomena. It then, accepting that they are unexplained, moves on and asks the two questions that would be uppermost in the military mind. How can I use this against my enemy. How can they use it against me.

Interesting and very credible.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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It really doesn't seem like that big a stretch of the imagination to say that ufos come in different makes from different dealers.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:02 PM
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sure you can click on these links...and add your isp to the hundreds already on file!

thanks.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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As i understood cia are talking about using the fly saucer problem to their advantage.. Meaning the "problem" is there already beforehand.



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