When examining the history and secrecy of Area 51, we find that there is an inordinate amount of effort to obfuscate the real purpose of the area.
For this debate, I'll propose that the government is hiding something, and not necessarily just secret aircraft design, so I'll briefly outline a
timeline which shows the expansion of the "Air Force's operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada", and leave it to the readers to contemplate why
so much land expansion is required for a relatively remote testing base.
Three years after it's inception in 1955, (8 years after the Roswell incident), we find:
June 1958 An area comprised of 38,400 acres of land surrounding the Watertown base was officially withdrawn from public access under Public Land
Order 1662. This rectangular addition to the Nevada Test Site was designated "Area 51."
And then they restrict the airspace to overflights:
August 1961 The airspace over Groom Lake became part of a new Restricted Area called R-4808N (replacing the former Prohibited Area P-275), that
covered both the Nevada Test Site and Area 51. It prohibited overflights below 60,000 feet.
Which is then expanded, to include completely restricted airspace.
January 1962 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expanded the restricted airspace above Groom to 22 by 20 nautical miles. Eventually, the
airspace was restricted continuously, at all altitudes.
If Area 51 is indeed just a military base, I find it odd that a 22 by 20 mile no-fly zone is sufficient to adequately test new experimental aircraft,
when most of the "official" tests logged speeds at over 2200 mph.
Long before the events of 9/11 2001, when "National Security" became a paramount endeavor of our government, we witness the expansion of nearly
three times the size of the original base.
August 1984 Approximately 89,000 acres of public land and private holdings northeast of Groom Lake were closed to the public for "national
It is notable that the size of the original base has not expanded, just the surrounding areas are included as part of the base. To continue:
October 1993 The U.S. Air Force filed a notice in the Federal Register seeking to withdraw 3,972 acres of land from public on the eastern
perimeter of the DREAMLAND section of the Nellis Air Force Range.
April 1995 The Air Force seized 5,000 more acres of public land to prevent civilians from viewing the base from nearby hilltops that had been
overlooked in previous seizures.
We see the expansion from a 38,400 acre base to a whopping 136,372 acres! What exactly justifies a 97,972 acre expansion of a military base in a 37
year period of time? A handful of top-secret aircraft were developed during that time, hardly enough to justify the expansion, unless of course,
there is ET technology being used, and it's disclosure would radically change the perceptions of society.
When a group of widows tried to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the government for improper disposal of "toxic" substances, and the death of
their husbands (who were workers at Area 51), it resulted in the following "hush" order:
On 29 September 1995 President Bill Clinton signed Presidential Determination No. 95-45. It stated in part: "I find that it is in the paramount
interest of the United States to exempt the United States Air Force's operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada from any applicable requirement for
the disclosure to unauthorized persons of classified information concerning that operating location."
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Which basically states that the activities conducted at Area 51 are "classified", and civilians have no right to such information. Surely such
secrecy points to an agenda involving ETs, otherworldly technology, and not just paranoia left over from a Cold War dramatization? No other military
base in the world is exempt from governmental scrutiny, nor has the US Supreme Court ever rejected a case due to "national security" concerns. Save
perhaps, the disclosure of ETs would somehow override justice in and of itself.
1) Where would the government ET craft or even an ET itself to bring to Area 51?
I have decided it is impossible to answer the Socratic question in it's current format. Will my opponent please clarify the nature of the question?
Re-phrasing the question is imperative to being able to provide a meaningful response, which I will do straightforward in my next post.