Exopolitics Journal 2:4 (2008). ISSN
Exopolitics Journal 2:4 (2008). ISSN 1938-1719
the end of WW II with
in 1947, the mystique and confidence of the world dominion enunciated
by the Pax Americana, was shaken to its very core and swept
away by an event in the desert outside the small insignificant
public would rock the world to its very foundations, a world
still largely recovering from the horrors and aftermath of WW
II. A world coming to terms with its new atomic power broker
and leader the
Under these circumstances going public was out of the question. No nation on earth had ever in modern times contemplated a problem of these dimensions before. There were no precedents, no parallels, no antecedents and the rule book of standard operational procedures (SOP) could almost be thrown out the window, well, almost ..but not quite. The SOP for anything untoward in the security realm, and this was nothing if not overwhelmingly in the security field, was to classify it, preferably at the highest level with the minimum involvement except of only the most reliable, trustworthy and resolutely committed personnel so as to study it with the best minds and optimal talents on the planet from which a policy/strategy for the way forward could be engineered from scratch.
so the decision was taken to sweep the
If the Eisenhower Briefing Document of 18 November 1952 is read at face value it would appear as though the decision to keep the inter-planetary nature of UFOs clandestine was given actual concrete expression in that year by President Truman with the establishment of the super secret MJ-12 group (later more obscurely identified as PI 40) comprising officials from the CIA, the Department of Defense, the White House and related relevant bodies. As was to be expected the validity of the documents has been regularly challenged and never officially acknowledged. When Timothy Good published his definitive UFO analysis Above Top Secret in 1987 he expressed the hope that by the time his book hit the streets his labors would be vindicated to the extent that the documents would not only be confirmed but that further information might be released to the public including actual physical artifacts from the Roswell incident. This did not happen, or at least not quite in the way he might have been anticipating. 
before exploring that avenue any further, it would seem that
But even these events could well have been predated by the apparent
salvaging of a UFO off
is also evident from this memorandum that secrecy would have
been paramount for a variety of the most excellent reasons.
British intelligence would have briefed Roosevelt on the fact
the stops were pulled out on developing and implementing plans
for destroying the heavy water plant in Telemark (immortalized
in the slightly inaccurate film titled The Heroes of Telemark)
after a disastrous desperate raid by British commandos came
to nothing and the Norwegian underground had to step in, eventually
sinking a substantial amount of the finished product on its
way to Germany.
Wherever in Europe British intelligence revealed
the possibility of German heavy water being manufactured, it
was tracked, hunted and destroyed. From a disastrous start in
given the conditions and circumstances prevailing in the world
at the time, any other decision would have been foolhardy in
the extreme. The
With the benefit of hindsight, it could not have been predicted at the time that the decision to clamp the UFO and ET investigation under a heavy cloak of clandestine operations would also carry with it implications stretching into every conceivable aspect of human existence, including social interaction, religion, spiritual consciousness, political intrigue and ecology. The emphasis in those days was on technology and primarily weapons/propulsion systems. In retrospect it was fortuitous that the USA developed the ability to outsource the technical reverse engineering programs as outlined by Corso in his book, for these inventions ranging from transistors and fiber optic cables to stealth technology, Kevlar armor and an unimaginable variety of incredibly powerful microchips, all contributed to the maintenance of American global technical superiority and that of her closest allies including the Echelon electronic and satellite intelligence agreement nations, covering naturally the US and the UK, but also including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and until 1994, on certain issues, South Africa. 
Echelon Agreement stemmed from the UK/USA Signals Intelligence
Exchange Agreement negotiated between Churchill and Roosevelt
during the war. It was redirected to the
addition to revealing genuine Soviet post war intentions and
exposing a number of Soviet agents in the West, it would have
become clear from this quantum leap in electronic eavesdropping
(which would normally have taken years to develop), that the
an aside it is worth noting that no Western espionage breakthrough
in the Cold War matched the dimensions of this windfall until
1994 when a Russian archivist called Vasili Mitrokhin, tried
to approach the American Embassy in
perplexed by his rejection, but knowing that he had jurisdiction
over intelligence dynamite and undaunted in his resolute determination
to get out of
Although his books make no specific reference to the subject,
Mitrokhin informed his British and American interrogators that
the KGB took the UFO/ET challenge very seriously indeed. His
archives contained passing references to the phenomena but the
matter was so sensitive that the bulk of the intelligence on
the UFO/ET subject seemed to be cloistered elsewhere.
Just as in the
of which brings us to the [Walter] Haut Affidavit and its relevance
in the contemporary context. It will be recalled that Tim Good
had expressed the hopes that confirmation of his
first outstanding confirmation took the form of the Phil Corso
book published in the
Department of Defense supervision,
worked on the airframe and materials reverse engineering from
artifacts recovered at various UFO/ET crash sites both inside
and outside the continental
The second confirmation, made for much the same reasons as Corso had made his revelations, came in the form of the Haut Affidavit dated 26th December 2002 which confirms the decision by Brigadier General Roger Ramey of the US Army Air Force to order Colonel Blanchard to cover up the truth by going public with the news of an aerial crash by replacing the genuine wreckage with conventional weather balloon materiel. Haut gives intimate details of the real wreckage which he personally witnessed from a safe distance, the bodies that were found and the morgue that was established to deal with them.
The Haut Affidavit is sufficient unto itself to cause raised eyebrows, but it is not by any criteria, a stand alone document. In his book Need to Know UFOs, the Military and Intelligence by Timothy Good, there appear affidavits by Brigadier General Thomas du Bose confirming the fake balloon story, by Laverne Maltais, a civil engineer serving in the US Army, confirming his discussions with Grady Barnett who witnessed a crashed flying disc at the site, and by mortician Glenn Dennis who was on the site where the alien bodies were dealt with.  In short, the confirmatory evidence is almost overwhelming and would probably withstand cross examination in the most rigorous court of law.
if to put the cherry on the cake, Good quotes the Clark C. McClelland
interview with Dr Wernher von Braun, the ex-German V1, V2 scientist
and father of the modern American space program, in which he
Dr Von Braun explained how he and (certain of) his associates had been taken to the crash site after most of the military were pulled back. They did a quick analysis of what they found. He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on Earth. He said it seemed to created from something biological, like skin. I was lost as to what he indicated, other than thinking perhaps the craft was alive.
Now the real challenge for ensuing administrations is how to declassify the events of 50 years ago as the time approaches for the acknowledgment of the UFO/ET realities. From selective leaks down the years and the fact that unanimity is not a human character strong point even under the most pressing circumstances, it would seem that a section of the MJ-12/PI-40 group, most probably involving the US Navy in particular, genuinely desire to see the program gradually declassified. Revelatory works in both fictional and factual forms by Dr Michael Wolf and Dan Burisch seem to confirm this. In a sense the situation constitutes work in progress. Corso, Haut and others have performed a sterling service by pulling the official curtain back. They have been indirectly endorsed in recent years by a host of whistle blowers and more esoteric sources including spiritual elements, channeling and remote viewing.
fascinating aspect to all of this on a contemporary level, is
that it is the Echelon countries which have largely backed American
missing from the Echelon group was
the difference in strategies between
It is a full time occupation to discern fact from fiction, information from disinformation and sincerity from falsehood in this new scientific field of Exopolitics. It takes extremely courageous people of some considerable vision, moral fibre and spiritual substance to analyse, evaluate and assess the data available and be prepared to come forward.  If individuals the calibre of Salla, Webre and others can educate a coterie of like minded people across the planet ranging from Hong Kong to the fairest Cape, from California to London, than it is possible, just possible, that the veil of secrecy on UFO/ET affairs imposed at Roswell, may give rise to a grass roots global coalition approach to the multi-faceted challenges posed in this mystical arena with its vast implications. The initiative would then shift from a top down strategy to a series of bottom up initiatives all over the world on a more tangible, beneficial and democratic basis for the ultimate betterment of mankind and all those ET forces involved therewith of whatever persuasion.
It is truly a pioneering challenge in the grand old fashioned tradition!
Douglas McClure is a former South African
civil servant who worked at Cabinet level in the South African
government between 1990 and 2000 serving three Ministers and
three Presidents. He worked on the declassification of the South
African ballistic missile and atomic bomb projects, compiled
the Presidents Council Report on Economic Literacy in
 Timothy Good, Above Top Secret The World Wide UFO Cover Up (Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd, London, 1987) p. 540.
 Ryan S. Wood, MAJIC Eyes Only Earths encounters with Extraterrestrial Technology (Wood Enterprises, USA, 2005) pp. 2 3.
 Ibid. pp. 34 43.
William Stevenson, A
Man Called Intrepid The secret war 1939 1945
(MacMillan, London, 1976) pp. 411 441. See also Sir
John Masterman, The
Double-Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945 (Yale University
Press, New Haven and London, 1972), and William Stevenson,
Case (Michael Jospeh, London 1984). For an early biography
of Sir William Stephenson read H Montgomery Hyde, The
Quiet Canadian the Secret Service Story of Sir William
Stephenson (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1962). Masterman,
a distinguished Oxford Don in his own right was tasked with
countering the German espionage offensive against the
Professor R.V. Jones, Most
Secret War British Scientific Intelligence 1939
1945 (Coronet, London, 1979). Jones was Chief of British
Scientific Intelligence during WWII and later became close
friends with Vice Admiral Sir Louis le Bailly, Chief of British
Military Intelligence in the 1970s. Le Bailly told me that
during the Doodlebug raids on London Jones worked out that
the Germans were planning to put an atomic warhead on their
future beefed up versions of their V2 rockets. He made three
copies of his discovery and posted them to various officials
the same night from different post boxes as the V1 rockets
were raining down on
Colonel Philip J. Corso with William Birnes,
The Day After
James Bamford, The
Puzzle Palace (Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd, London, 1983).
See also Patrick Radden Keefe, Chatter
Dispatches from the secret world of Global Eavesdropping
James Bamford, Body
of Secrets How
Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin,
The Mitrokhin Archive
the KGB in
Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin,
The Mitrokhin Archive
II The KGB and the World (
 Personal discussions with Deputy Director-General of GCHQ in 1999.
 Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, The Cold War The hidden truth about how close we came to nuclear conflict (Robinson, London, 2006. p. 335).
Timothy Good, Need
to Know UFOs, the Military and Intelligence (Sidgwick
 Ibid. p.81.
Dr Michael Salla, Exopolitics
Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence
Personal discussions with the
 Johannes van Buttlar, Journey to Infinity Travels in Time (Neville Spearman Ltd, London, 1975). The concept of genuine time travel, given recent prominence by the unabridged original Wingmakers website amongst others, is not as new nor as revolutionary as we might imagine. Van Buttlar outlines the history of time travel from stories related by people throughout history. Dr Michael Salla, Political Implications of the ET Presence The Failure of Power Politics as a Strategic Response to the ET Presence Developing Human Capacity as a Vital Global Defence Strategy, (www.exopolitics.org 1 January 2004) p. 5.
Michael E. Salla, Political Implications
of the ET Presence Political Spin and ET Disclosure
Shaping Public Opinion for First Contact
with ETs, (www.exopolitics.org / www.galacticdiplomacy.com, 1 January
2005). Dr Salla combines a sound grasp of conventional international
relations (and practical hands on experience in east Timor
by all accounts) with a healthily skeptical and critical analysis
of the sources and evidence available in the UFO/ET field
and is not afraid to draw devastatingly incisive conclusions
which contrast diametrically with the constraints of conventional
analysis limited to conventional sources. To do this requires
unusual guts, exceptional analytical and research capabilities
and supreme acumen. See also Navy Sonar Blamed for Death of
Beaked Whales, The Independent,
 The list of UFO/ET whistle blowers, analysts and researchers who have met highly suspicious and sinister untimely ends is dauntingly long. See Professor G Cope Schellhorn, Is Someone Killing our UFO Investigators?, UFO Universe Magazine, Fall, 1997.