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Originally posted by Learningman
reply to post by Human_Alien
Excellent post, as usual from what i know.
Have you read Behold a Pale Horse? Im led to beleive that at a later date Cooper openly admitted that he had been the rcipent of disinfo regarding the 'alien' aspect, but he claimed that this alone was the only indescrepancy. I was utterly astounded to read about the plans and political blueprints of F.E.M.A. in a book from the mid 80's.
The Report from Iron Mountain is a satirical book, published in 1967 (during the Johnson Administration) by Dial Press, that states that it is the report of a government panel. The book includes the claim that it was authored by a Special Study Group of fifteen men whose identities were to remain secret, and that it was not intended to be made public. The best selling book is a spoof of military think tanks during the Vietnam War. It purportedly details the analyses and conclusions of a government panel that states that war, or a credible substitute for war, is necessary for governments to maintain power. The book was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into fifteen languages. Following its release, controversy swirled over whether the book was a hoax -- a satiric riff on think-tank logic and writing style -- or the actual product of a secret government panel. In 1972, Leonard Lewin came forward, admitting that the book was a spoof and that he was its author.
The mystery of who had written the report was revealed in 1972 when Lewin declared in an article in the New York Times that he had penned the entire report. In other words, there was no Special Study Group and no government plot to maintain a state of war. The entire report had been a hoax. More details of the creation of the hoax were given in 1996 when Simon & Schuster reprinted the Report with a new introduction.
Apparently, the genesis of the report occurred in 1966 when Victor Navasky, editor of the Monocle, a magazine of political satire, noticed a New York Times article reporting that the stock market had dipped because of a 'peace scare.' Navasky mentioned this to Lewin who then came up with the idea to write the report. The two of them presented the report to E.L. Doctorow, editor of the Dial Press. Doctorow agreed to publish the work as nonfiction.
Navasky claimed that the purpose of the hoax had been "to provoke thinking about the unthinkable—the conversion to a peacetime economy and the absurdity of the arms race."
On November 6, 2001 at 11:40 P.M., Apache County Sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant at Cooper's residence. Cooper was considered armed and dangerous. During the execution of this warrant, Cooper shot and struck a sheriff's deputy and was fatally shot by deputies.