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So It is True : CIA acknowledges Area 51 in newly declassified documents

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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 05:39 AM
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The CIA has acknowledged the existence of Area 51, the US government’s secret weapons testing site, in newly declassified documents, George Washington University has revealed in its National Security Archive. It obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program and released it Thursday. The archive’s senior fellow, Jeffrey Richelson, reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted. He requested the history again in 2005 and received a version a few weeks ago with mentions of Area 51 restored. Officials have already acknowledged in passing the existence of the facility in central Nevada where the government is believed to test intelligence tools and weapons.


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There we have it folks, the first I have ever seen of them admitting to actually testing secret weapons and intelligence tools. They admitted to existence, now we have admittance of them actually acting in secret.

Open for discussion.

Regards,

TOT
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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 06:04 AM
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Nice find and encouraging news!

more on the U2 here: www.foreignpolicy.com...



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 06:15 AM
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Its about time they started to disclose some information. What will come next?


CX

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 06:30 AM
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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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When the majority of the population and media knew of the existence of Area 51, their refusal to acknowledge the existence of the base became futile. It was already known through the national media that there was a contamination case involving workers at area 51.

If our government has tried for years to keep from acknowledging the existence of this base, it gives credence that the same thing is being done with the refusal of acknowledging the existence of U.F.O's. When the government sees they can no longer contain the facts regarding U.F.O's, they will have no other choice but to come clean.
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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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They declassified the Agency's association with Area 51 several years ago. Since that time, officials such as the CIA historian have been using the term openly, and there has been no reason to continue redacting it from declassified documents.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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I posted this earlier focusing mainly on the U-2 side of things it got moved to the military projects forum. People are making a big deal about nothing, it's not the first document to come out with Area 51 not redacted.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 10:04 AM
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The earliest known official U.S. government statement to use the term "Area 51" was an Atomic Energy Commission press release issued in September 1959. Since then, Area 51 has appeared on numerous unclassified maps (This was even noted by Pedlow and Welzenbach on page 57 of their 1992 history of overhead reconnaissance programs) and in other documents. Even during the period when the CIA considered its association with Area 51 classified, reviewers sometimes overlooked the term while doing their redactions. In one Project OXCART document that was declassified in the 1990s, the term "Area 51" appeared in three successive paragraphs but was only redacted in two of them (though the context made it clear that it was originally in all three).



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 04:14 PM
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Why has the CIA declassified it's involvement with Area 51? It s an odd move. Was this due to some obscure bureaucratic procedure or was there a definite decision? It would seem easier to simply keep it classified all around. What have they got to gain by de-classification?



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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Considering we've all been able to clearly see area 51 on google maps for years.....the real question should be how the hell could the CIA or anyone else for that matter not acknowledge its existence?



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Why has the CIA declassified it's involvement with Area 51?
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Probably a 50 year secret, Heyday for area 51 was 1950's up till the early 60's when the Satellite program took over aerial recon. 1963 they publicly disclosed the U2 Cuban overflights. The complete history of Lockheeds post war military acquisitions would be interesting. Did the Horton brothers work in area 51 after the war?



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Cauliflower



Did the Horton brothers work in area 51 after the war?


No.

The Horton brothers faded into obscurity after the fall of National Socialist Germany.

There is a lot of romantic speculation about the Horton designs that are not borne out by the facts.

Jack Northrop had developed various wing designs pre WWII using reciprocating piston engines driving propellers so their was little to learn from the Horton wing designs post war.

Only 1 of the jet powered Ho 229 designs flew a total of three test flights. All of the performance figures are extrapolated from engineering data so there is no honest record of how successful the design was.



Northrop N-9M

The Northrop N-9M was the technology demonstrator that lead directly to the YB-49, no help from Operation Paperclip required
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Northrop YB-49
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posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 07:02 AM
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Really?

Only, what about bases one through 50?

Goodness knows... although I'd name a base #51 even if there were only 3 bases.

Exceptional thread this is though; it is unlike them to acknowledge anything.

Really, it comes as no surprise though. I'm happy to hear they decided to not kill couriers; that is a surprise.



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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Acknowledging Area 51 is a necessary precursor to "disclosure" and the disclosure of aliens is a prerequisite to a faux alien invasion (Bluebeam?) to force a One World Government (a la Reagan's speech).



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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The numbering didn't happen like that teachtaire.

The number '51' was because this was the designation of the area the base is built in, not the numbering of a sequence of bases (1 - 51).

It was like an area code for the land.



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 07:32 AM
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Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
Acknowledging Area 51 is a necessary precursor to "disclosure" and the disclosure of aliens is a prerequisite to a faux alien invasion (Bluebeam?) to force a One World Government (a la Reagan's speech).


Might be, but more likely is that because just about everyone who doesn't live in a mud hut knows about the base, the CIA looks pretty ridiculous claiming there isn't one there.

Besides, if there was anything going on at area 51 involving ET or backengineering ET tech, you can bet your bottom dollar it's been moved to other more secret bases.

Area 51 has to be the most unsecret secret base in history, probably nothing of real significance (in the ET / UFO field) has been goin on there for decades, since the cat was out of the bag about the base decades ago.



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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With the amount of Hollywood Movie leaks and info, websites and research , i suspect an "we already knew"public response , U.F.O.s will not shake the world as previously thought 20 even 10 years ago , But gives us the home researchers validation on some finer detail , yet they dont mention UFOs , my belief is its still a matter of time..

I found this funny lol ..... "Nevada bicycle event company produces an "X Rides" event that incorporates mountain and road biking near a certain heavily guarded patch of Nevada desert. Las Vegas' minor league baseball team is called "the 51s."




Nz Herald Covers Story here
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posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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posted on Aug, 23 2013 @ 01:00 AM
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Originally posted by teachtaire
Only, what about bases one through 50?

Goodness knows... although I'd name a base #51 even if there were only 3 bases.


(emphasis added)

Why do you make so many assumptions instead of researching properly?

Who ever said that "AREA 51" is called "BASE 51"?

It's not. Why assume that?

"Base" and "Area" are completely different words, meanings and point to different things. That there was a base IN that area, is a completely different thing, and the base probably had a completely different numbering (if it had such).

So the "51" was never the number of a BASE, it was part of the name of an AREA.

And, as someone already stated, the numbering of areas doesn't always work like that. Have you ever studied road numbers? I don't mean street numbers, but the numbers people have given to roads as their names. They are not "road 1", "road 2" and so on, but more like "interstate 80" and so on.

It's just like "Preparation H" - there never was "Preparations A through G", because the "H" doesn't signify a sequence (again, why assume that the number in "Area 51" signifies a place in a sequence?), but the "H" has another signifigance.

Less assumptions, and more research, and I am sure you will learn how to ask the intelligent and meaningful questions.






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