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Date: 2008-01-07 23:28
Subject: the truth is...somewhere...
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Yesterday's Observer had an interesting article about the decision to release the archive of DI55, the Ministry of Defence directorate which was charged with investigating UFO sightings. It will be the single biggest release of files in the MoD's history.
Will I be checking it out? Maybe; I'm a little cooler about UFOs than I was when I was younger, but apparently the release will include the official government files on the Rendlesham Forest incident, which I'd be interested to take a look at.
More interesting, though, is how they come to be released. As you'll see in the article, they - along with around 63,000 other files - were about to be destroyed because they were contaminated with asbestos, and the MoD decided to scan them, at a price of £3 million, before they were disposed of. I'm not sure whether this a frivolous use of the MoD budget or not. On the one hand, I'm glad to have the chance to look at their file on Rendlesham. On the other, three million quid would buy a lot of body armour for our blokes in Iraq...
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User: jmward14
Date: 2008-01-09 01:51 (UTC)
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Speaking as a former government wonk, the best policy is to cheerfully accept all allocations. The money spent on scanning would never be spent on body armor. The only thing that would happen if it were refused would be a loss of some really interesting info--which might benefit folks further down the road.
Meanwhile, don't stop lobbying for the body armor.
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-10 23:26 (UTC)
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Yeah, I know that money was never going to get spent on materiel, and to be honest with you I'm glad to see this information saved. I'm kind of surprised nobody else picked up on it, though.
Can you imagine how much it would cost to scan the US's UFO files?
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User: jmward14
Date: 2008-01-11 00:11 (UTC)
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It would be a nice chunk of pocket change, that's for sure. Hugs and smiles, Jean Marie
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