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1/22/07 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert

Date: January 22, 2007
Attn:  Chief of Staff
Re:  Doomsday Clock vs. Paradigm Clock

Washington, DC – On January 17, 2007 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reset the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to “midnight” – nuclear war.   The guiding analysis for resetting the Doomsday Clock to 11:55 is provided at the Bulletin website, but comes down to a fundamental failure by all nations to “take care of business” after the Cold War ended in late 1991.   The contribution to this failure of policy by the United States is not insignificant and the United States Congress must shoulder much of the responsibility.

The Doomsday Clock was first published in June of 1947.  Since that time another “timepiece” has been ticking in parallel with the Doomsday Clock.  It is the Paradigm Clock published to the Internet in April of 1998 and set retroactively from July of 1947 to monitor proximity to another “midnight” – Disclosure – the formal acknowledgment by governmental authority of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.

The “Truth Embargo” placed upon the facts of this extraterrestrial reality has become a profoundly destructive charade which undermines the social contract and the basic trust of the American people in their government – now at an unprecedented low.    The United States Congress has completely abrogated its responsibility to and oversight of this issue.  Such abrogation has metastasized to a range of critical policies.   The last Congressional hearing targeting extraterrestrial-related phenomena was 39 years ago.   Eighty percent or more of the American people when polled by leading media now state they believe their government is lying about the issue.  This is a staggering number for which the United States Congress must also take a great measure of responsibility.

The six decades since 1947 has been a race between the two clocks.  Which would come first - Disclosure or destruction?    The United States Congress is running out of time to reconstitute its proper function and begin talking truth to the American people.

It is time for Members of Congress who are closeted with regard to the matter of an extraterrestrial presence to step forward.   Fear of a few bad jokes from Jay Leno and David Letterman does not justify silence and inaction.  Wanting to be President does not justify silence and inaction. 

Congressional staff closeted on this issue also have a decision to make – do you not also serve the truth and the American people?   It’s time to stand up, speak out and advise your boss to do the same.

Stephen Bassett,
Executive Director

Referenced Web Pages

Doomsday Clock Resetting:   www.thebulletin.org/weekly-highlight/weekly-highlight.html
Paradigm Clock:   www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/timechangechronicleportal.html

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6/26/06 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert

Date: June 26, 2006
To:  Honorable Member                    
  
Attn:  Chief of Staff            
Re:  New Book – Majic Eyes Only

Washington, DC – It has been suggested that all sitting House and Senate members combined have read no more than a score of books addressing extraterrestrial-related phenomena and the government imposed truth embargo.

X-PPAC considers that optimistic, but nevertheless has suggested several key books over the years which would get any member or staffer right to the point.  Now there is another to recommend.

The book is Majic Eyes Only: Earth’s Encounters with Extraterrestrial Technology by Ryan S. Wood.  It provides a clear and direct examination of the evidence for the retrieval by the U. S. military of crashed alien vehicles and by extension access to alien technology.   These two points are at the center of the debate over formal disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence - technologies with the potential to significantly impact a growing range of problems facing the human race are sequestered behind a truth embargo (cover-up) which is no longer justified.  This truth embargo sits at the gate to a vast and growing secret complex of programs and covert policies which now threaten the Republic.

There have been nearly 10,000 published books, articles, papers and documentaries on extraterrestrial-related phenomena and the history of government involvement with the issue.   However, any member or staffer who reads the following five books will have enough information to support initiating multiple hearings:

·        Majic Eyes Only: Earth’s Encounters with Extraterrestrial Technology Ryan S. Wood,  20005

·        Disclosure: Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secret in Modern History Dr. Steven Greer, 2001

·        UFOs and the National Security State: an Unclassified History Vol. 1, 1941-1973 Richard M. Dolan, 2001

·        Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up Terry Hansen, 2001

·        The Day After Roswell: A Former Pentagon Official Reveals the U.S. Government’s UFO Cover-up Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso, 1997

[Note: three of these books came out in 2001 and were quickly subsumed by terrorism and the march to war.  Events since September, 2001 have only reaffirmed the need for this issue to be resolved in favor of the public's right to know.]  

The following webpage is amassing quotes by individuals of rank and accomplishment speaking to the question of an extraterrestrial presence and a government imposed truth embargo:   www.paradigmclock.com/quotespage.htm     By themselves these quotes should motivate any reasonable person in a position of leadership to take action.

Stephen Bassett
Executive Director

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11/2/05 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert

November 2, 2005
To:  Honorable Member
Attn:  Chief of Staff    

Former Canadian Defense Minister Acknowledges Extraterrestrial Presence

Washington, DC – On September 25 former Minister of Defense (1963-1967) under Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson, Paul Hellyer, spoke at Exopolitics Toronto: A Symposium on UFO Disclosure and Planetary Directions at the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall.

Mr. Hellyer made two assertions of note: 1) he is convinced the explanation for many UFO sightings is extraterrestrial, and 2) the core information in Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso’s book The Day after Roswell is correct – a point confirmed for him by a retired U. S. Air Force general of his acquaintance.

Paul Hellyer is a legendary figure in Canadian politics with a career emphasis on national defense.   He was the youngest person elected to Parliament in his debut and went on to hold a number of positions including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense under Lester Pearson.  He also helped found two new political parties. 

Mr. Hellyer becomes at least the sixth foreign minister of defense to either assert an extraterrestrial presence or approve direct engagement of the issue and release of related government documents.  Others include Lord Admiral Peter John Hill-Norton, British Chief of the Defence Staff (1971-74):  

"The evidence that there are objects which have been seen in our atmosphere, and even on terra firma, that cannot be accounted for either as man-made objects or as any physical force or effect known to our scientists seems to me to be overwhelming... A very large number of sightings have been vouched for by persons whose credentials seem to me unimpeachable. It is striking that so many have been trained observers, such as police officers and airline or military pilots. Their observations have in many instances... been supported either by technical means such as radar or, even more convincingly, by... interference with electrical apparatus of one sort or another..."

M. Robert Gallery, French Minister of Defense (1973-74, 1980-81)

"I must say that if listeners could see for themselves the mass of reports coming in from the airborne gendarmerie, from the mobile gendarmerie, and from the gendarmerie charged with the job of conducting investigations, all of which reports are forwarded by us to the National Center for Space Studies, then they would see that it is all pretty disturbing."

General Clemente Vega Garcia, Mexican Secretary of Defense in 2004 authorized his Ministry to cooperate with civilian UFO researchers and release government held video of events during a March 4, 2004 drug surveillance mission.  This joint research was announced at an international press conference in Mexico City on May 11, 2004.

Brazilian Minister of Defense Jose Viegas, in May of this year, authorized the Brazilian Air Force to begin sharing government UFO related documents with civilian research organizations and initiate a process of joint investigations.

British Chief of Defense Michael Walker authorized release of UFO related documents over the past three years.

No U. S. Secretary of defense has ever acknowledged this is even an issue of importance.  The United States now has a global reputation as a nation of institutional lying.  The Congress of the United States is held in the lowest esteem by the American people in the modern era. The matter of missing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq pales in comparison to the 58-year truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence.  Who in this once august body has the courage to take this issue on?  When will open hearings for scores of government witnesses begin?

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9/23/05 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert
September 23, 2005

To: Chief of Staff 

Former Canadian Defense Minister to Acknowledge UFO Phenomenon is Extraterrestrial in Origin

Washington, DC – X-PPAC Executive Director, Stephen Bassett, will give the closing keynote address at Exopolitics Toronto: A Symposium on UFO Disclosure and Planetary Directions at the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall on September 25.   Three other speakers will also address the symposium's theme: why is information concerning extraterrestrial-related phenomena and government involvement with these issues still being withheld from the public by specific western nations and what are the implications? 

This symposium will break new ground.  It will mark the first time in history any defense minister or secretary of defense of any first world nation (and possibly any nation) will state publicly he is convinced the UFO phenomenon is extraterrestrial in origin.    Paul Hellyer is a legendary figure in Canadian politics with a career emphasis on national defense.   He was the youngest person elected to Parliament in his debut and went on to hold a number of positions including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense under Lester Pearson.  He also helped found two new political parties.   

By participating in the Toronto Exopolitics Symposium Mr. Hellyer joins a growing list of well known political and military figures around the world, active or retired, who have openly questioned the appropriateness of the response by the United States Government to the most profound and implicative issue of our time.   This list includes President Clinton's Chief of Staff, John Podesta; President Jimmy Carter; New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson; the late British Admiral Lord Hill-Norton; Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell; the late astronaut, Gordon Cooper; French Air Force General Denis Letty; then Michigan Congressman Gerald Ford; and the late New Mexico Congressman Steven Schiff as well as many lesser known career military and agency personnel - U.S. and foreign.

Hellyer recently stated, "I believe that UFOs are real. I'll talk about that a little bit and a bit about the fantastic cover-up of the United States government and also a little bit of the fallout from the wreckage, by that I mean the material discoveries we have made and how they've been applied to our technology."

Other speakers include historian Richard Dolan, who will lead off with a summary of the national security measures taken in the US to address and suppress the UFO question, and Canadian researcher Stanton Friedman, who will expand on this theme based upon his 40 years of research.

While the top echelon media organizations in the United States (ABC, NBC, CBS News, the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, etc.) have supported the US Government imposed truth embargo, either freely or under threat, the Canadian press is not so influenced.  Consequently, there has been considerable coverage of this event and Hellyer's pending remarks by the major newspapers in Canada. 

If Canada were to break ranks with the United States on the matter of the extraterrestrial presence, the truth embargo would collapse.

Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

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2/24/05 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert
February 24, 2005

To: Chief of Staff                                                                              

ABC News Special: Peter Jennings Reporting UFOs: Seeing is Believing

Washington, DC – ABC News will air Thursday evening, February 24, from 8 pm to 10 pm EST, a two hour special titled: Peter Jennings Reporting UFOs: Seeing is Believing. It is the product of 153 interviews by PJ (Peter Jennings) Productions and Springs Media.  Quoting from the ABC News website, "Each year there are thousands of reports of unidentified flying objects, but the U.S. government doesn't investigate any of them.  This special program will seriously examine the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of the existence of UFOs."  

This two hour network program, while rare, sits atop scores of other documentaries which have been airing on cable channels such as Discovery, Learning Channel, History and A&E.  It is the first such program from ABC News and will be a primer – extraterrestrial-related phenomena 101.

ABC News has hundreds of hours of footage, and many excellent researchers and activists have yet to be interviewed.  Ratings are likely to be high, and more such network programs are expected

Please take this opportunity to inform yourself regarding the major unacknowledged truth in the world today.  Have your staff seek out other documentaries and review them.

X-PPAC, Paradigm Research Group and other organizations have invested more time over the past nine years in raising the awareness of ABC News to the issues attending extraterrestrial-related phenomena than all the other networks combined.  Is this a breakthrough in the truth process?

It is essential the United States Congress engage these issues as well.

Contact:     Stephen Bassett   202-215-834
                   Executive Director

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10/4/04 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert
October 4, 2004
To: Chief of Staff

Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper Dies                       

Washington, DC – Please note the bolded section of the CNN article on the death of Colonel Gordon Cooper.   For 20 years he offered the truth to the American people and the U. S. Congress.  In recent years he was joined by scores of other active and retired, high ranking military and agency personnel.  Yet the Congress does nothing – no hearings, no investigations and no appropriate response to countless entreaties to act.  The government imposed truth embargo will soon collapse.  If that happens before you engage this issue, the impact on the institution of Congress will be catastrophic.   

(CNN) -- Leroy Gordon Cooper, one of the nation's first astronauts who once set a space endurance record by traveling more than 3.3 million miles aboard Gemini 5 in 1965, died on Monday, NASA said. He was 77.   Details of his death were not immediately released.


"As one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Gordon Cooper was one of the faces of America's fledgling space program. He truly portrayed the right stuff, and he helped gain the backing and enthusiasm of the American public, so critical for the spirit of exploration," NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said on the space agency's Web site.


Cooper, an Oklahoma native who entered the Marine Corps after graduating from high school in 1945, later became an elite Air Force test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where he became fascinated with the space program.  By April 1959, Cooper was named as one of the Project Mercury astronauts, following grueling physical and mental tests each candidate had to endure.  At the news conference naming the future of America's space program, Cooper was joined by Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, M. Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra Jr. and Deke Slayton.


On May 15 and 16, 1963, Cooper piloted the Faith 7 spacecraft on a 22-orbit mission that concluded the operational phase of Project Mercury.  A little more than two years later, he would set a new space endurance record, serving as command pilot of the eight-day, 120-revolution Gemini 5 mission, which began August 21, 1965.  It was on this flight that he and Charles Conrad traveled a distance of 3,312,993 miles in 190 hours and 56 minutes. Cooper also became the first man to make a second orbital flight.


During his two space flights, Cooper logged 225 hours, 15 minutes and 3 seconds. He served as backup command pilot for Gemini 12 and as backup commander for Apollo X.   In an interview with CNN in 2000, Cooper said in-house politics kept him off the moon flights.  "I would have liked to have gone to the moon. I would have liked to have been one of the crew that landed on the moon but it just didn't work out that way. And I don't, I certainly don't harbor any bitterness or anger."


Cooper logged a total of 222 hours in space and more than 7,000 flying time in jets and commercial aircraft. He retired from the Air Force and NASA in 1970 with the rank of colonel.  After leaving NASA, Cooper served on the boards of directors as a technical consultant to a number of companies in the aerospace, electronics and energy fields. He also was the vice president for research and development for Walter E. Disney Enterprises Inc., from 1974-1980.


In his post-NASA career, Cooper became known as an outspoken believer in UFOs and charged that the government was covering up its knowledge of extraterrestrial activity.    "I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth," he told a United Nations panel in 1985.   "I feel that we need to have a top-level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interface with these visitors in a friendly fashion."


He added, "For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists and astronauts.  I can now reveal that every day, in the
USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us."


http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/10/04/gordon.cooper/index.html 

Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

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5/12/04 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert
May 12, 2004

To: Chief of Staff 

Another Shot Across the Bow

Washington, DC – On Tuesday in Mexico City infrared footage of lights engaging and surrounding a military jet (much in the manner of the legendary Foo Fighters of World War II) was released to the public.  Notably, this footage was provided to researcher and journalist Jamie Maussan by the Mexican Defense Ministry.  As reported by the Associated Press:

Mexico City — Mexican air force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state, a Defence Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

 

A videotape made widely available to the news media Tuesday shows the bright objects, some sharp points of light and others like large headlights, moving rapidly in what appears to be a late-evening sky.

 

The lights were filmed March 5 by pilots using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 metres and allegedly surrounded the air force jet as it conducted routine anti-drug trafficking vigilance in Campeche.  Only three of the objects showed up on the plane's radar.

 

This footage is a fraction of the thousands of photographs and videos taken of nighttime and daylight disks also observed by citizens in the skies over Mexico since 1991 – easily the largest “flap” of sightings in the modern era.  Naturally, these sightings were dismissed by U.S. media, often by reasoning which could be construed as xenophobic and racist.

It is important that Members of Congress see this release of evidence by the defense department of a foreign country as a “shot across the bow” of the United States demonstrating a growing impatience with the U.S. embargo on the truth of the extraterrestrial presence.  There have been others.   In November of 2002 the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence made a substantial release of previously classified documents relating to the extraordinary events at Bentwaters Air Force Base near Rendlesham Forest in 1980.  In July of 1999 a “non-governmental” committee (COMETA), notably composed of former French military and agency officials, released a two-year study, the COMETA Report, which among other things, clearly indicated the likelihood of an extraterrestrial explanation for the world wide sightings and chastised the United States government for its obdurate and unenlightened position on the matter.   

Other nations are losing patience with the U.S. led truth embargo.  One of them is going to break ranks and end this embargo and take this legacy for itself.  The United States Congress is doing absolutely nothing to assert its prerogatives in a matter of extreme national significance.  It will be permanently damaged if it does not take action – NOW.

Articles

Associated Press:  www.globeandmail.ca/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040511.wufos0511/BNStory/Front/
Reuters:  www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=5109891
COMETA Report Article:  www.cufos.org/cometa.html

[Note: the Reuters article includes inappropriate language often used by ignorant reporters and editors to diminish the significance of the material being covered.  This kind of journalism is the enemy of the truth and of the U. S. Congress.]

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 The government imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence will and must end.  X-PPAC stands ready to assist Members and their staff to engage the “politics of disclosure.”    Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

 X-PPAC
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3/18/04 Congressional Alert
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March 18, 2004
Congressional Alert:
 The Paradigm Clock
To: Chief of Staff       
                                            

Washington, DC – On March 8, 2004 Paradigm Research Group announced the Paradigm Clock has been reset to 11:58:45 pm (1 minute and 15 seconds from midnight). Based upon recent developments the clock had been moved forward a net 15 secondsThe Paradigm Clock was last reset on November 13, 2002 and resides at the PRG website: www.paradigmclock.com  It is a metaphor representing the proximity to formal acknowledgment by the U.S. government of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the planet.   It is modeled after the "Doomsday Clock" first published in 1947 by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.   Midnight on the Doomsday Clock meant nuclear war had begun.  Midnight on the Paradigm Clock will mean formal disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence has taken place.

A partial explanation for this time change is provided below.  An expanded explanation can be found at: www.paradigmclock.com/timechangechronicle.html

 [Note: these issues and much more will be presented at the X-Conference, April 16-18, at the Hilton Washington, DC/Gaithersburg www.x-conference.com  

10/21/03 - The Sci Fi Channel and the Coalition for Freedom of Information (CFI) hold a second press conference at the National Press Club announcing their intentions to file law suits to pressure the Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration over documents pertaining to the 1965 Kecksburg, PA crash retrieval events.  As was the case with the first Sci Fi Channel/CFI press conference on October 22, 2002, John Podesta, former top aide and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, opened the briefing restating his commitment the American public be provided the truth by their government regarding extraterrestrial-related phenomena and all pertinent government documents be released.  The CFI is represented in Washington by PodestaMattoon, a public relations firm co-founded by Anthony Podesta, brother of John Podesta.  Legal representation is provided by K-Street law firm, Lobel, Novins & Lamont.

 

10/28/03 - Just seven days after the Sci Fi Channel/CFI National Press Club press conference, a new liberal think tank headed by John Podesta, Center for American Progress, opens it doors.  It is backed with $25 million.

 

October 2003 -  Numerous newspaper articles covering the opening of the Center for American Progress mention millions of dollars of financial backing from George Soros, billionaire financier and supporter of open government initiatives around the world, thus placing Soros just one degree of separation from the issues of extraterrestrial-related phenomena and disclosure.

 

December 2003 - For the first time an orbiter circled the planet Mars, the Mars Express, which was not under the control of the United States (European Space Agency).   Consequently, barring secret side agreements, the matter of Martian exoarcheology is no longer solely in the control of NASA, JPL and the U.S. government.

 

Nov-Jan 2004 - A political firestorm develops over the quality, source and veracity of U.S. intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  The matter of government propaganda and possible misrepresentation of facts to the America people regarding major issues is elevated to a degree not seen since Iran/Contra in the mid 1980's. 

 

3/2/04 - John Kerry locks up the Democrat Party nomination, thus creating the prospect of two alumni of the Yale University based secret society, Skull and Bones, facing each other on the November presidential ballot.  This serves to place the issue of governmental and cabalistic secrecy as a societal detriment more prominently on the nation's radar.  

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The government imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence will and must end.   X-PPAC stands ready to assist Members and staff to engage the “politics of disclosure.”

Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

 X-PPAC
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11/22/03 Congressional Alert
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November 12, 2003
To: Chief of Staff
Re: Congressional Alert - X-Conference www.x-conference.com

Washington, DC – For three and one-half years X-PPAC has been sending Congressional Alerts to all members of the House and Senate to apprise them of an ongoing “disclosure process” leading toward formal acknowledgment of an extraterrestrial presence.  The Congress has been kept out of this process and stands to be significantly damaged along with the balance of power between branches of government.

The challenge for any Member or staffer to become familiar with the enormous amount of information behind the disclosure process is formidable. The weekend of April 16-18, 2004 presents an exceptional opportunity to bridge this information gap in the form of the 1st Annual Exopolitics Expo - the X-Conference.

On that weekend Paradigm Research Group will bring together in conference in the Washington metro area the most powerful group of speakers ever assembled to focus on the governmental, political and media aspects of 50 years of extraterrestrial engagement and societal denial.  Collectively, the X-Conference speakers hold enough knowledge of government involvement with extraterrestrial phenomena and the truth embargo to end the cover-up tomorrow.    All it would take is for the political leaders and the political media to pay attention. 

Committed speakers now include Stephen Bassett, Dr. William Birnes, Grant Cameron (Canada), Philip Corso, Jr., Paul Davids, Richard Dolan, Stanton Friedman (Canada), Timothy Good (United Kingdom), Dr. Steven Greer, William Hamilton, Terry Hansen, Paola Harris (Italy), Richard Hoagland, Linda Moulton Howe, Dr. C.B. Scott Jones, Jim Marrs, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Nick Pope (United Kingdom), Dr. Michael Salla (Australia), .......... topping out at approximately 20 speakers.

The venue is the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, a 3 Star, 3 Diamond hotel with unlimited free parking, metro access, conference facilities for 1500, banquet facilities for 300+ and equidistant from all three major airports (Reagan, Dulles, BWI). 

A partial list of subjects to be covered includes:

♦  U.S. government posture and actions with respect to extraterrestrial related phenomena  ♦  the government imposed truth embargo - the cover-up  ♦  the role (complicity?) of the media in the truth embargo  ♦  the role of the film industry  ♦  NASA’s dilemma  ♦  foreign government's posture and actions  ♦  MJ-12 Documents  ♦  Lt. Col. Philip Corso's legacy  ♦  the Rockefeller Initiative  ♦ Area 51  ♦  the Jimmy Carter studies  ♦  the politics of disclosure  ♦  the post-disclosure world.
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The government imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence will and must end.  X-PPAC stands ready to assist Members and staff to engage the “politics of disclosure.”

Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

 X-PPAC
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2/20/03 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert – February 20, 2003
Columbia

Washington, DC – For over a decade scores of meetings have been held with Members or their staff regarding the need for congressional hearings to take the testimony of government witnesses which confirms an extraterrestrial presence.   The Congress has so far refused to conduct these hearings.

One of the most important questions this testimony addresses is whether the United States government has for decades been in possession of propulsion and energy technologies taken or reverse engineered from retrieved extraterrestrial vehicles.   X-PPAC is convinced the answer to this question is “yes.”

The logic is quite simple: (1) the presence of extraterrestrial craft has been proven; (2) these craft have a propulsion system and an energy system; (3) their flight performance indicates technology of extraordinary capabilities; (4) one or more of these craft have crashed and been retrieved, (5) witnesses have reported seeing extraterrestrial or human created copies of such craft within government facilities, as well as operating over government facilities such as Area 51 (which were filmed); and (6) Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso in his memoir, The Day After Roswell, clearly stated some extraterrestrial-derived technological concepts were transferred to the commercial arena under his guidance, but the energy and propulsion systems were not among them.

Therefore, it is quite appropriate to conclude the Unite States government has in its possession and may be engineering extraterrestrial propulsion and energy technology with profound capabilities.

The implications are non-trivial.  NASA continues to send astronauts into space atop controlled explosions and return them to earth on “flying hotplates,” where a few missing ceramic tiles stand between life and death.   

The cost of maintaining a truth embargo on the facts surrounding an extraterrestrial presence continues to grow.   If safer means to place payloads into space lay ensconced within the “black” world behind the national security curtain, this cost now includes the lives of astronauts.

The American people have demonstrated in poll after poll they do not believe the government is telling the truth.  Trust in government is diminished.   It is imperative the Congress exercise its fact finding function.   Scores of witnesses are ready to testify.  Open, comprehensive hearings must be held.

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The government imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence will and must end.  X-PPAC stands ready to assist Members and staff to engage the “politics of disclosure.”

Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

 X-PPAC
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12/02/02 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert – December 2, 2002
Taken

Washington, DC –  To all Members of the House and Senate and their staff:  Beginning tonight the Sci Fi Channel will begin airing Steven Spielberg’s 20-hour mini-series Taken.  This massive program will center upon the alien abduction/contact phenomenon.   This phenomenon is true.   In the process the series will highlight many other components of UFO/ET related phenomena, which are also true.   License will certainly be taken for “entertainment” purposes, but the core concepts are valid.  There is an extraterrestrial presence – period.

In extraordinary, unprecedented fashion the Sci Fi Channel will air each episode three time each evening, will air the previous nights episode prior to each new episode, and will air all five of the week’s episodes again on Saturday AND Sunday.   Taken will thus be AIRED FOR 118 HOURS over a period of 14 days.  The Sci Fi Channel is not merely entertaining here – it is making a statement.

Permit X-PPAC to paraphrase that statement.  The Congress of the United States has been “taken” by the military/intelligence complex for five decades.  Members of the House and Senate have been told that UFOs are not real – untrue, there are no extraterrestrials – untrue, the government is not concerned about these phenomena – untrue, crashed vehicles have not been retrieved – untrue, extraordinary technology is not being withheld from public access – untrue.

The esteem in which the Congress of the United States is held by the public continues to sink to ever appalling levels.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE ASSERT THEIR PREROGATIVE AS A THIRD BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AND ENGAGE THIS ISSUE.  FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DAMAGE THE PRESTIGE OF THE CONGRESS AND REINFORCE THE VIEW THAT IT IS IRRELEVANT.  

All members of the House and Senate and their staff are encouraged to watch this series and reflect on their role as servants to the people of the United States, put the nation’s interests above their own, and prepare to do their job.  It is time for the government of the United States to get back in the truth business.  It cannot happen too soon.

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The government-imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence is collapsing.  X-PPAC stands ready to assist Members and staff in understanding and assessing all aspects of the “politics of disclosure.”

Links: www.scifi.com/taken
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11/06/02 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert – November 6, 2002
Coalition for Freedom of Information – John Podesta

Washington, DC – On October 22, 2002 at the National Press Club, the SCI FI Channel, which is owned by multi-billion dollar, multi-national Vivendi Universal, announced its support for a new public effort to gain release of secret government records on unidentified aerial phenomena.    

An advocacy organization has been created - Coalition for Freedom of Information (CFI).  The K Street law firm of Lobel, Novins & Lamont has been contracted to advance new FOIA requests for UFO/ET related documents, and the public relations firm of PodestaMattoon has been retained to represent CFI in Washington.  The SCI FI Channel also commissioned a new Roper poll on public awareness of the UFO/ET issue (68% feel the government is not telling the truth) and announced an unprecedented excavation project to be conducted at the 1947 Roswell crash sites.

John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Clinton (1998-2001), was present and stated, "It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon."   Podesta is also on the Board of Advisors of the James Madison Project, a government accountability and secrecy reform organization.

Podesta’s entrance into this issue is notable for several reasons.  One in particular stands out.  From January 1993 to 1995 he was Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary.  He managed the paper flow to and from the President.  He also served as a senior policy advisor to the President on government information, privacy, telecommunications security and regulatory policy.

Thus, Mr. Podesta was a key advisor to the President during the period when Laurance Rockefeller funded and conducted an initiative to, in effect, convince Clinton to be the “Disclosure President” (1993-1996).   Clinton was personally briefed on the UFO/ET question by Rockefeller.  Other briefing materials were presented to Clinton’s chief advisors – Lindsay, Lake and Gibbons.  The initiative was abandoned in 1996 as the scandals expanded and accompanying pressures mounted on the Administration.

Note: On November 8 at 9 a.m. the SCI Channel will hold a symposium at GWU’s Marvin Center titled “Interstellar Travel and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: Science Fiction or Fact?   Panelists include physicists Dr. Michio Kaku and Dr. Peter Sturrock, astrophysicists Dr. Bernard Haisch and Dr. Richard Henry, NARCAP Director Ted Roe, and Former FAA Division Chief John Callahan.  Moderating is Ray Suarez of “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.   RSVPs are required through PodestaMattoon 202-879-9309.  This is an excellent opportunity for members or staffers to approach the issue at a high level.

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The government imposed embargo on the truth of an extraterrestrial presence is collapsing.  It is imperative the Congress of the United States start paying attention and engage this issue.   X-PPAC stands ready to assist.

Links   CFI: www.freedomofinfo.org   PodestaMattoon: www.podestamattoon.com   Roper Poll: www.scifi.com/ufo/roper Rockefeller Initiative:  www.presidentialufo.com     James Madison Project:  www.jamesmadisonproject.org

X-PPAC Contact:  Stephen Bassett   202-215-8344

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8/26/02 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert – August 26, 2002
UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan

Washington, DC – Ten days ago a recently published book was provided to 18 key members of the House and Senate.  Its title is UFOs and the National Security State: An Unclassified History (Vol. 1: 1941-1973) by Richard Dolan.

Paradigm Research Group strongly recommends every member of the House and Senate review this book.  It is critical congress understand the relationship between the development of the military/intelligence infrastructure in America and the management of the extraterrestrial issue as a national security asset since 1947.   Further, it is essential Congress assert its fact finding function by calling for open, comprehensive hearings for hundreds of government witnesses coming forward with direct testimony regarding an extraterrestrial presence and the government imposed embargo on the truth of this.

X-PPAC stands ready to assist members of Congress in setting up such hearings and in working toward a disclosure event ending this  embargo.

Contact:  Stephen Bassett
                Executive Director
                202-215-8344

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5/10/02 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert – May 10, 2002
Important Florida Today Article

There are courageous journalists telling the truth to the public.   The question remains.  Are there courageous members of Congress willing to hear it?
Stephen Bassett
Executive Director

May 7, 2002

Florida Today - People: National media sidestep UFOs
Billy Cox

There was a big subculture buzz in Washington, D.C., a year ago this week when a group called the Disclosure Project launched a bid to end government secrecy surrounding unidentified flying objects. The goal: Open congressional hearings. The hook was to invite 20 witnesses, some bolstered with government documents, with testimony so compelling the media couldn't possibly freeze it out.

No doubt, some of the panelists who showed up at the National Press Club offered detailed glimpses into the national- security ramifications of the phenomenon. Retired Air Force Capt. Bob Salas, for instance, revealed how UFOs had knocked 10 Minuteman nukes off-line at their Strategic Air Command silos in Montana in 1967. Former Federal Aviation Administration chief of Accidents and Investigations John Callahan showcased photocopies of incident reports seized by the CIA concerning a half-hour jetliner/UFO encounter off Alaska in 1986.

The ensuing failure of the national media to respond came as no surprise to a couple of journalists who've spent years monitoring these dynamics. What most Americans fail to understand, contend Terry Hansen and Patrick Huyghe, is that when it comes to national security issues, the facade of big-media outfits as combative public watchdogs has always been fragile. Throw UFOs into the mix and that facade becomes a myth.

From the World War II-era recruitment of Scripps-Howard executive editor John Sorrels and publishing magnate John Knight by the U.S. Office of Censorship to The New York Times' quashing its own field reports about the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala, Hansen's The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up chronicles repeated patterns of sometimes avid collusion with conventional covert operations. That such duplicity should extend to UFOs shouldn't be terribly surprising, and yet, it is.

Take, for instance, a correspondence discovered at the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 between former members of the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel. Formed in 1953 to marginalize UFOs after a vexing volume of reports began receiving media attention, the panel recommended smearing witnesses as a way to stanch the flow.

In 1966, shortly after a "CBS Reports" investigation on UFOs portrayed witnesses as delusional or unreliable, Robertson panelist Thorton Page wrote former group secretary Fred Durant that he "helped organize the CBS TV show around the Robertson Panel conclusions." The host of that show: Walter Cronkite, aka The Most Trusted Man In America.

From his home in Bainbridge Island, Wash., Hansen says formulaic thinking still permeates the old-guard media. "The (Disclosure Project) was a remarkable story, with men at a high level breaking their security oaths," Hansen says. "Local and regional media around the country treated it as a straightforward item, but the national networks, PBS, they virtually ignored it.

"This story could be covered right now. '60 Minutes' could blow the lid off it by interviewing retired airline pilots who aren't afraid to talk about incidents and near-misses. But the major media is waiting for the green light from the White House or the Pentagon."

However, Patrick Huyghe, author of The Swamp Gas Times: My Two Decades On The UFO Beat, says news-gatherers may eventually have to confront the phenomenon, whether they want to or not. He cites the July 15 UFO reports near Carteret, N.J., as a potential scenario.

Shortly after midnight, FAA radar at nearby Newark International Airport began tracking more than a dozen airborne lights that appeared to fly in shifting formations. Motorists on the New Jersey Turnpike pulled over to watch the air show; more than 100 witnesses were identified. A Freedom of Information Act request by the National Institute for Discovery Science in Las Vegas discovered none of the objects on the radar scopes had transponders.

"Now, imagine if something like that had happened over a major metropolitan area two months later, after 9/11, when we were all on a heightened state of alert," says Huyghe from his home in New York. "At least during the Cold War, the Soviets never struck us on American soil. The terrorists have demonstrated their capacity to do just that. When we have another Carteret-type incident, can the media afford to throw it off and say, 'Oh, it's just UFOs'? I don't think so."

Even in that event, Hansen suspects the security apparatus would remain intractable:

"It may just come down to the fact that they don't know what's going on, that maybe this is happening and they can't do anything about it. But that's an unacceptable public position when you're trying to project an image of being in control. We found out on Sept. 11 they're not."

Billy Cox is at 321-242-3774 or Florida Today, P.O. Box 419000, Melbourne, FL  32941-9000

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/columnstoryA18534A.htm

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5/1/02 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert – May 1, 2002
The Missing Times

Washington, DC – Two weeks ago an important, recently published book was provided to 20 key members of the House and Senate.   The book is The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up, authored by Terry Hansen and published in 2000.  It addresses a number of issues critical to the well being of Congress, the nation and American journalism. 

Intelligence methods designed to prosecute the Cold War were turned inward upon the American people and outward toward our allies.  Top-tier media organizations were recruited or complicit in denying profoundly important information to the public and the Congress. 

The Missing Times explains how this information gap was made possible and how one of the nation’s greatest assets, free an independent journalism, has been used, influenced and undermined by the military/agency intelligence infrastructure since 1947. 

Just a few points covered in this work include:

  • The term “national security” means whatever government officials and politicians want it to mean, and the elite news media are usually happy to defer to this definition.

  • The “adversarial relationship” between government agencies and the elite news media is a myth sustained by both parties for their mutual benefit.

  • Those media professionals, who cooperate with government propaganda campaigns, benefit.

  • Those journalists who do not “go along with the program” may suffer for it.

  • Voluntary censorship by journalists and news organizations plays a huge role in government efforts to deceive the public.

  • A revolving door exists between the elite news organizations and the U.S. intelligence community.

  • While local and regional media have covered UFO/ET phenomena well, the coverage by top-tier news media, much of which is owned by massive corporations with large defense/intelligence contracts, has been dismal, false or missing altogether.

It is essential that Congress assert its oversight powers and repair the dysfunctional relationship between top-tier American media and the intelligence community.  X-PPAC strongly recommends every member of the House and Senate review this book and stands ready to assist members of Congress in working toward a disclosure event ending the government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence. 

Contact: Stephen Bassett
                Executive Director

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9/6/01 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - September 6, 2001
The Laurance Rockefeller Disclosure Initiative

Washington, DC – Canadian researcher/activist, Grant Cameron, has released documents obtained under the FOIA from the Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Clinton Administration (1993-2001).   These documents confirm that an extensive initiative funded and led by Laurance Rockefeller targeted the Clinton White House in an effort to persuade the U.S. government to end the UFO cover-up. 

Other similar documents are assumed to be in the archives of other Clinton advisers such as Anthony Lake and Bruce Lindsay as well as the presidential files headed for the Clinton library.  A white paper by Cameron describing the full range of the engagement of the extraterrestrial issue by the Clinton administration can be viewed and/or downloaded at this webpage:
http://www.x-ppac.org/OSTP.html

September 9 will mark exactly 4 months since the Disclosure Project press conference at the National Press Club presented the testimony of 70 government/agency witnesses (21 in person), which taken together confirms the reality of an extraterrestrial presence in our world, now.  Most of these witnesses were either military officers, pilots or air traffic controllers.   All 21 witnesses present stated they would repeat their testimony under oath before Congress.

X-PPAC alerts all members that the witness testimony along with substantial supportive documentation is being reviewed by major news organizations.   Furthermore, copies of the Clinton OSTP documents have been presented to political media for examination.

The Disclosure Project witness testimony can be most easily viewed by going to this web page: http://www.disclosureproject.org,   and a video of the press conference is archived at  http://www.connectlive.com/events/disclosureproject.

Dozens of government/agency witnesses are coming forward with extraordinary testimony and a scion of one of the most powerful families in the nation is funding UFO/ET research and pressing the government to end the embargo on the truth surrounding the extraterrestrial reality.  Where is the Congress of the United States?   When will it exercise its fact finding role?   When will comprehensive, open hearings be called?

The longer Congress fails to respond to public demand for full and open hearings for government and agency employees now coming forward, the greater the damage to its prestige and integrity.   The Congress is the principal bulwark between the American people and government abuse of power.  It has oversight responsibilities essential to the proper functioning of a host of intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense.   If the Congress repeatedly avoids exercising its critical fact finding role in matters of great implication to the nation, the integrity of that oversight is called into question. 

X-PPAC stands ready to assist any member in regard to this information and congressional hearings.

Contact: Stephen Bassett
                202-215-8344

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6/13/01 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - June 13, 2001
Need for Timely Congressional Action

Washington, DC – It has now been one month since the Disclosure Project held a press conference at the National Press Club and presented the testimony of 70 government/agency witnesses (21 in person), which taken together confirms the reality of an extraterrestrial presence in our world, now.  Most of these witnesses were either military officers, pilots or air traffic controllers.  Substantial media coverage ensued.  All 21 witnesses present stated they would repeat their testimony under oath before a congressional committee.

It is the understanding of X-PPAC that various witnesses and Disclosure Project staff then briefed two dozen plus congressional members or their aides.

X-PPAC alerts all members of Congress that a 4-hour edited videotape of witness testimony, culled from 120 hours of interviews with 100 witnesses, along with substantial supportive documentation, is being digested by a number of major news organizations.

Furthermore, as these materials are readily available at the Disclosure Project main web page, www.disclosureproject.org, and video of the press conference itself is readily available at www.connectlive.com/events/disclosureproject , the public is also becoming familiar with this extraordinary compilation of witness testimony.

The last hearing held in the United States Congress addressing the extraterrestrial presence occurred 33 years ago.  This hearing was limited and did not represent the known extent of public and government knowledge of the subject.  Consequently, the longer Congress fails to respond to a renewed public demand for full and open hearings for the dozens of government and agency employees now coming forward with extraordinary testimony, the greater the damage to the prestige and integrity of this institution.

The Congress is the principal bulwark between the American people and government abuse of power.  It has oversight responsibilities essential to the proper functioning of a host of intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense.   If the Congress repeatedly avoids exercising its critical fact finding role in matters of great implication to the nation and planet, the integrity of that oversight is called into question. 

X-PPAC stands ready to assist any member in calling for comprehensive congressional hearings.

Contact: Stephen Bassett
                202-215-8344

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5/4/01 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - May 4, 2001
Disclosure Project Press Conference National Press Club - May 9, 2001

Washington, DC - On April 26, 2001 The Disclosure Project issued a press release announcing an important press conference scheduled for May 9th at 9 am at the National Press Club. The release was titled: Military, Agency Witnesses to Provide Testimony on Extraterrestrial Presence; Congressional Hearings Sought. All members of Congress received substantial briefing materials related to this event in advance.

Congressional members are strongly encouraged to treat the substance of this press conference with the utmost seriousness. It not only represents the testimony of patriotic Americans who have served their country, it reflects a growing desire on the part of tens of millions of Americans to be told the truth regarding matters of enormous implications for their country and their planet.

Further, it is essential that testimony of this importance be brought into the forum of congressional hearings which are comprehensive and open.

Information on the NPC press conference and other planned events is currently being posted at: http://www.disclosureproject.org

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3/6/01 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - March 6, 2001
Arthur C. Clarke's remarkable comments to Buzz Aldrin

Washington, DC - On February 25, in an meeting in Sri Lanka with former astronaut and moon alumnus Buzz Aldrin, renowned author and scientific visionary, Arthur C. Clarke, made extraordinary statements with implications for the politics of disclosure. As reported by Andrew Chaikin, Editor of Space.com's Space Illustrated Magazine, amidst a far ranging discussion Clarke stated the following: 1

I'm fairly convinced that we have discovered life on Mars. There are some incredible photographs from [the Jet Propulsion Laboratory], which to me are pretty convincing proof of the existence of large forms of life on Mars! Have a look at them. I don't see any other interpretation." (Links to photos.2)

Buzz Aldrin then brought up the concept of "zero point energy" stating that, "…..it's going to take zero-point energy to get us to Alpha Centauri." In response Clarke stated "……. I'm now convinced that there are new forms of energy, which we are tapping, and they make even nuclear energy look trivial in comparison. And when we control those energy sources, the universe will open up."

Why is this important? The UFO/ET research community has promoted the existence of artificial structures on Mars for two decades. NASA has refused repeatedly to address any proffered evidence and actively blocked attempts to legitimize the theory. Clarke, who has remained aloof to the ongoing study of UFO/ET phenomena, has now broken ranks with NASA while in the presence of a major NASA spokesman.

Further, the UFO/ET research community has long asserted globally impacting technologies reengineered from crashed ET vehicles have been sequestered behind the National Security Act. The late Lt. Col. Philip Corso confirmed in his memoir, The Day After Roswell, that some technologies of this origin were introduced into the public arena. However, ET propulsion and energy systems have not. Zero Point is one term often used to refer to the latter. Clarke has now spoken to that issue as well.

It is the contention of X-PPAC that certain elements of the government are generating a disclosure process leading toward formal announcement of an extraterrestrial presence. It is the concern of X-PPAC that this process may be used to service a military agenda which includes the weaponization of space. Of equal concern is the complete absence of congressional participation. Hearings are needed immediately.

Congressional members and staff should be on the alert for indicators such as the following:

1. large scale reassessment of DOD and NASA tech strategies, 
2. cancellation of de facto antiquated DOD and NASA technologies, 
3. increasing influence within the DOD from the U.S. Space Command, 
4. escalating series of exo-life announcements from NASA along with the MGS photo release,  
5. additional civilian scientists and former military and agency employees breaking ranks with the management of the UFO/ET phenomena cover-up and speaking publicly.

1 http://www.space.com/peopleinterviews/clarke_believe_010227.html
2 http://www.enterprisemission.com/images/marssaucer.jpg
2 http://www.enterprisemission.com/images/arthur.jpg

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1/29/01 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - January 29, 2001
H.R. 19 - Terrorist Elimination Act of 2001

Washington, DC - While the principal focus of X-PPAC is ending via open Congressional hearings the government embargo of the truth of an ongoing extraterrestrial presence, it also has great interest in certain closely related areas: 1) secrecy reform, 2) intelligence agency reform, 3) military/intelligence abuse of power, 4) reform of NASA, and 5) sequestration of advanced technologies.

In that broader context X-PPAC registers its concern over H.R. 19 titled "Terrorist Elimination Act of 2001" introduced by Representative Bob Barr and now in the House Committee on International Relations.

This bill has no other purpose than to repeal certain sections of three previous Executive orders prohibiting assassinations by any element of the United States government.

It is the role of Congress to foster policies which build trust with the American people, it is the role of the State Department to foster policies which build trust with world's people and it is the role of the military services and intelligence agencies to anticipate, thwart and prosecute the evils of terrorism - not to emulate them.

This bill will be an embarrassment to the nation if it is even voted out of committee to the House floor.

All House and Senate members are urged to lobby the House Committee on International Relations to reject H.R. 19 without compromise and to reject any effort by the President to effect the same result via a new Executive order.

Contact: Stephen Bassett - 202-215-8344
                Director@x-ppac.org

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10/11/00 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - October 11, 2000
Politics of UFOs/Disclosure Town Hall Meeting

Washington, DC - The Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee, with the support of numerous cosponsors, will hold a town hall meeting confronting the politics of UFOs/disclosure at the Santa Clara Convention Center at Great America on October 13, 2000. Additional sub-themes will include secrecy reform and intelligence agencies abuse.

This will be the first town hall meeting of its kind held in the United States. Six hundred plus citizens will be able to address unscripted questions to a broad panel of experienced members of the UFO/ET research/activist movement and political professionals.

Formal invitations to participate were sent to seven presidential and three California Senate campaigns on September 13. Seven dates were provided for consideration, and extensive follow-up began immediately. As of this press release, five presidential campaigns (Democrat, Republican Green, Natural Law, Constitution) and the three California Senate campaigns (Democrat, Republican, Green) have declined the invitation. A sixth presidential campaign, Reform, has failed to respond to a dozen plus contacts.

Frustration, anger and disdain of American citizens over the failure of elected officials and military services to properly address the mounting evidence for a government cover-up of facts pointing to and extraterrestrial presence grows while trust in government declines.

Professionals are available to provide phone briefings to any elected official willing to participate in this event and take audience questions. Any member of Congress, candidate or not, who would choose to attend this town hall meeting, would be able to avail themselves of these briefings and should expect a rousing and supportive reception.

Information on this event resides at: http://www.x-ppac.org/TownHall.html.

Ideas are being strip mined from the election process, third party candidates are shut out of debates and removed from the premises by force, and the media dwells on sighs, smirks and kisses while the people await politicians willing to take on all the issues, not just the safe, minimum required to get elected. Who has the courage to step up to this one?

Contact: Stephen Bassett - 202-215-8344

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6/20/00 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - June 20, 2000

Washington, DC - In a June12 press release Dr. Steven M. Greer announced the funding and formation of a new entity dedicated to the process to disclose definitive evidence confirming an extraterrestrial presence, government cover-up, and covert government projects related to these subjects.

Disclosure News Programming (DNP), an investigative reporting news organization, will spearhead and coordinate this disclosure process over the next year. Key features include:

  • A prolonged, sustained and coordinated multimedia global release of definitive evidence and the testimony of government witnesses about extraterrestrial intelligence, secret and compartmented government programs and advanced technologies related to energy and propulsion systems;

  • An integrated strategy to include a multi-part investigative news special, compendia books and transcripts of government witness testimony, website dedicated to disclosure evidence, and executive briefings for government, military, scientific, congressional, international, and corporate leaders;

  • A de facto international government disclosure by virtue of the large numbers of military, intelligence, government, corporate, scientific and government-related institute witnesses now ready to come forward during this integrated and sustained program;

  • A news conference during which witnesses disclose the full nature of their direct knowledge concerning the subject.

Currently, over 200 witnesses have been identified in the US, Brazil, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Russia, Italy and other countries. Greer noted, "that during briefings at the Pentagon and with senior congressional leaders and executive branch staff, this civilian effort to disclose this matter has been repeatedly green-lighted and even encouraged."

Disclosure News Programming is supported by a team of senior researchers and consultants with substantial expertise in military and international affairs, national security, science, technology and related areas.

One of the most important collateral areas to be addressed will be the militarizing of space.

Contact:   Disclosure News Programming (DNP)
                  Steven M. Greer, MD
                  540-456-8302, 540-456-8303 (Fax)
                  Xingpt@cs.com

Contact:    X-PPAC - Stephen Bassett

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5/25/00 Congressional Alert
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Congressional Alert - May 25, 2000

Washington, DC - The Boston Globe has published an important article bearing on the UFO/Extraterrestrial question in the Focus Section of its Sunday, May 21st issue entitled: "Science and Society: UFO theorists gain support abroad, but repression at home."

Written by freelance journalist, Leslie Kean, the article places particular emphasis on the COMETA Report published in France on July 17th, 1999 in a special issue of VSD Magazine.

COMETA (in English, Committee for In-Depth Studies) is notable because it is composed of former high ranking members of the French government such as: General Bernard Norlain, commander of the French Tactical Air Force and military counselor to the prime minister; General in the Air Force, Denis Letty; Andre Lebeau, head of the National Center for Space Studies (the French NASA) and the French Institute of Higher Studies for National Defense, a government financed strategic planning agency; as well an admiral, national chief police, scientists and weapons engineers. head of.

The report titled ''UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For? makes it quite clear that UFO/ET sightings should be extensively reexamined and the most likely explanation for the evidence to date is the "extraterrestrial hypothesis." Significantly, it admonishes the United States government for its repressive policies regarding public interest in the phenomena.

The Paradigm Research Group believes the COMETA report marks a significant break in the ranks by a U.S. ally regarding the sequestration of the truth regarding extraterrestrial related phenomena. The U.S. government faces the embarrassing prospect of another country bringing an end to the formal cover-up in place since 1947.

While it is not inappropriate for the disclosure process to proceed in such fashion - the UFO/ET question is not an "American" issue - the United States will certainly lose considerable political influence, if its management of the UFO/ET issue is forced into the open by actions of an allied nation.

Leslie Kean, the author, will appear on Coast to Coast AM with Mike Siegel, at 10 PM PST, Friday, May 26. It is the largest late night radio talk program in the U.S. She will also be a guest on Dreamland with Whitely Strieber, a national program aired on most of the same radio stations, on Sunday, May 28 at 9 PM PST. This is WWRC AM 570 in the DC metro area.

Contact: Stephen Bassett

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2/28/00 Congressional Alert
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Congressional  Alert – February 28, 2000

Washington, DC - On Sunday evening, February 27, CBS News aired an important investigative news segment on 60 Minutes regarding the Echelon surveillance system.

The crux of this segment was discretionary abuse by U.S. intelligence agencies in utilizing this extremely advanced spying technology and a lack of appropriate oversight by the Congress. It is the tip of the iceberg. The Echelon program will likely prove to be the worst intelligence community scandal in the history of the nation.

There are other issues of great importance to the country connected to the discretion of elements within military and civilian intelligence agencies. Preeminent would be the decision by such elements to sequester the facts concerning the presence of extraterrestrial life forms in our world, now.

The national effort to convince the House and/or Senate to hold comprehensive, open hearings to take the testimony of active and retired government employees speaking directly to evidence and events surrounding UFO/extraterrestrial phenomena continues.

The breaking Echelon scandal is further confirmation that extraordinary policy decisions are being made outside the purview of the elected segments of our government.

The intensifying interest in resolving the 50-year UFO/ET issue in favor of the public's right to know and right to full partnership in matters of extraordinary national implication is not going to diminish.

It is important that all members of Congress become familiar with the politics of UFOs and the developing process leading to formal disclosure. Unfortunately, top tier media components such as 60 Minutes have yet to turn their full investigative resources in that direction. However, other media such as UPN, Fox, and Discovery Communications, have.

Should you want to know more about the politics of UFOs/politics of disclosure, please contact X-PPAC.

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2/17/00 Congressional Alert
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Congressional  Alert – February 17, 2000

Washington, DC – Developments at the Federal District Court in Phoenix, AZ will increase the pressure on the “Berlin Wall” of secrecy surrounding the government sequestration of the facts regarding UFO/ET phenomena.   The following excerpts from recent Citizens Against UFO Secrecy press releases explain:

2/07/00                     Federal Judge Reserves Decision On UFO Group's Request

In a precedent setting hearing today, a federal judge has decided to consider a UFO group's claims that the government failed to conduct an adequate search for information about a very unusual aerial object.

 

…...Chief Judge Stephen M. McNamee, once again ignored the government's plea to dismiss the case, and instead took under advisement the group's claims that the government was guilty of bad faith in its search for information about a very unusual triangular aerial object.

 

Though CAUS…submitted numerous affidavits from witnesses who had observed the aerial object, the DoD continued to maintain in Court, that it could find no information confirming the existence of this object.

 

…….before a standing-room-only audience of UFO enthusiasts, Peter A. Gersten, attorney for the UFO activist organization, Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) argued that the government's search lacked the necessary element of "good faith." He claimed that the Department of Defense's mishandling of the initial request raised an "inference of indifference" on the agency's part and tainted any subsequent search.

 

…….Gersten asked the Judge to reserve decision on the government's motion to dismiss for ninety days in order to allow his client to "assist the Department of Defense in locating its own documents" by permitting CAUS to conduct limited discovery procedures including depositions and interrogatories of both military and civilian personnel.

 

2/16/00                                                      Federal Judge Agrees with UFO Group

 

….....a U.S. District Court Judge in Phoenix has agreed with a UFO activist group and ordered the Department of Defense to provide additional affidavits, detailing the specifics of its search, to the group by March 17th.

 

.…...CAUS attorney Peter A. Gersten had argued that the Department of Defense's (DoD) search for information on a very large and unusual triangular aerial object, seen on a regular basis throughout the United States, was inadequate. During the 30-minute argument, Gersten repeatedly asked to see the specifics of the government's search.  In his decision, Judge McNamee agreed and ordered the DoD to provide that information within 30 days.

 

The DoD has maintained that a search could find no information on this enigmatic craft even though thousands of people have reported seeing it, some observing it hovering at treetop level. CAUS had submitted thirty-three affidavits from eyewitnesses in support of its arguments.

 

Contact Information: Peter A. Gersten,  480-609-9120;  ufolawyer@caus.org;    http://www.caus.org

The management of the UFO/ET phenomena issue by elements of some military and intelligence agencies is collapsing.  Can any member of Congress afford to be uninformed about an issue of this magnitude?  Is it not time for full and open Congressional hearings?  To find out more contact X-PPAC.

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2/2/00 Congressional Alert
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Congressional  Alert – February 2, 2000

Washington, DC – Public awareness of UFO/ET phenomena and government suppression of the facts behind them has never been greater. During the 2000 campaign, national office candidates and incumbents should prepare themselves to receive tough questions from constituents. Examples of questions to expect: 

1)    Are you aware of the allegations by  Army intelligence officer, the late Col. Philip Corso, in his 1997 memoir, The Day After Roswell, confirming an extraterrestrial presence and government cover-up of this fact? 

¨     If no, given the significance of these allegations, should you not be aware?

¨    If yes, why hasn’t the Joint Chiefs, Army, Congress or Executive Branch responded to both the book and Col. Corso’s public statements in 1997 and 1998? 

2)    Are you aware of the public statements of former Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, that active and retired government and military personnel of stature have confirmed to him the extraterrestrial nature of the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico event, and that a kind of “second government” is maintaining a cover-up of the facts regarding an extraterrestrial presence in our world? 

¨    If no, given that Edgar Mitchell is a distinguished American with an MIT PhD and a member of the exclusive group of NASA astronauts who walked on the moon, should you not be aware?

¨   If yes, why hasn’t NASA, the Congress or the Executive Branch of our government thoroughly and properly responded to these allegations? 

3)    Are you aware of briefings given to President Clinton on UFO/ET issues by Laurence Rockefeller and similar briefings given by others to high level administration officials between 1993 & 1998? Our government claims the UFO/ET matter is of no consequence.  If so, why would such briefings have taken place? 

4)    Would it concern you if any intelligence agency deliberately chose not to brief any sitting President or appropriate members of the House and Senate on the full extent of UFO/ET phenomena?    

5)    Are you aware of the 1999 French COMETA report in which former high-level members of the French government state that the reality of UFOs being extraterrestrial craft is likely? 

6)    Are you aware of the 1998 Sturrock Panel report from the Society of Scientific Exploration, which states that UFO phenomena should be reevaluated and reinvestigated? 

7)    Are you aware that a group of reputable scientists, the Society for Planetary SETI Research, has made a powerful case for artificial structures on the planet Mars? 

¨    Followup: Would it trouble you that our civilian space agency, NASA, has for years resisted properly addressing the evidence developed by this group and others?

¨    Are you aware that NASA, our civilian space agency, has been accused of involvement in black budget projects, and steadfastly refuses to aggressively investigate any evidence pointing at extraterrestrial phenomena? 

8)    Are you aware of a national movement to hold open, comprehensive, Congressional hearings specifically to take testimony from 100+ active and retired government, military and agency personnel speaking directly to the UFO/ET phenomena issue and a government cover-up of the facts? 

¨      If no, is this not a matter sufficiently important to warrant such hearings?

¨      If yes, do you support full and open hearings for such testimony? 

Resources are available that would enable a candidate or incumbent to answer such questions, including meetings with principals.  Can a candidate afford to be uninformed on these issues?  Contact X-PPAC.

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