UFO Document Release Designed to Deflect Public and Media Interest

Posted by Xavier Ortega | June 28, 2013 26

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Former MoD UFO Desk administrator, Nick Pope, has issued a very accusatory statement. Pope, a person who for years worked for the British Ministry of Defense, is now lashing out and biting the hand that once fed him.

David Clarke, the MoD’s current spokesperson, had recently announced some very disappointing news to Ufologists and believers across the globe. The MoD found no evidence whatsoever of a possible UFO threat to the United Kingdom. That throughout the years of collecting data and photographic evidence, nothing came forward that alluded to the fact that we’re being visited by intelligence life outside our planet. At least nothing that would concern us, civilians.

Nick Pope fired back at Clarke for his statements on the release of the MoD’s last batch of UFO documents,  referring to Clarke as an ‘useful idiot’.

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A claim by the British Ministry of Defence that UFOs have no defense significance is “designed solely to keep Parliament, the media and the public off our backs,” according to former MoD UFO Desk administrator Nick Pope.

Pope’s startling statement was in response to the MoD’s release last week of what it says is its final batch of UFO documents. Official MoD spokesmen and one self-styled UFO expert, David Clarke, claim that the MoD found no evidence of a UFO threat to the UK and, therefore, closed its UFO Desk. The subsequent, widely-publicized declassification of its UFO documents—the implication being that nothing remained hidden—was intended to demonstrate the MoD’s public transparency on the UFO issue.

In reality, Pope says, “the UK’s Freedom of Information Act contains wide-ranging exemptions covering areas such as defense, security and intelligence” and the newly-available documents had already been “judged to be unclassified” before their release.

Regarding David Clarke, Pope says, “Some people would probably use the term ‘useful idiot’ to describe his parroting the MoD ‘no defense significance’ sound bite.”  –source: Reuters

These types of public disinformation acts occur all the time, and not just in Ufology mind you. It’s well known that governments have remained tight-lipped about the UFO phenomena, they have their reasons. I understand that.  What I would like to see is governmental officials coming clean with the public about these UFO sightings and letting us know, once and for all, that we are being visiting by extraterrestrials. Confirmation, not disclosure.

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26 Responses

  • Dung Shooken

    “MoD found no evidence of a UFO threat to the UK”.
    I don’t see why anyone would disagree with this. We live limited life spans of 90 some-odd years. Over the decades of reported UFO sightings, nothing bad has ever happened. We haven’t been invaded. Aliens haven’t landed en masse and tried to eat our faces. The VAST majority of people will live their lives and die without ever seeing a UFO. So where’s the alleged threat?

  • Alicia Jones

    Well, it’s about opening your eyes to reality and stop being influenced by so much fictional tv. Unfortunately, many 90’s X-Files episodes reflected many conspiracies that seemed fictional but in modern times, these ‘stories’ are coming to light as very REAL. As technology rapidly increases potential and you realize that everything is becoming a possibility, then your opinion would change. Also do some research on how investigative journalism has been extinct for over 60 years, nowadays it is a crime and punishable by death in more recent cases.

  • Dung Shooken

    Sweetheart, I don’t know WHAT the hell you’re babbling on about. Do YOU?

  • Alicia Jones

    Here is 2 words for YOU, cognitive dissonance

  • Dung Shooken

    Don’t try psychology on me, it doesn’t work. I’m as mentally stable as any person who’s ever walked this planet (and yeah, it IS great!). My original statement stands. If you have any proof that there is a threat, lay it on us. If you are a paranoid schizo conspiracy tool, go hide in a closet until the apocalypse is over. And Alicia, that would be “Here ARE two words…” Just so you know.

  • keith

    Take your meds Dung

  • SecretiveGuy4U

    Hey Dung have you ever heard the tale of nightmare alley at Dulce AZ. You might want to look into that, it would be proof. If you consider witness testimony proof, if not then ignore this comment like you usually do with people of an opposing viewpoint.

  • Dung Shooken

    “…it would be proof.”It WOULD be proof if it were real, which there is no good evidence that it is. It certainly wasn’t real to any of my ancestors or any of your ancestors, or the ancestors of anyone I’ve ever known or you’ve ever known. And it isn’t real for me or you. Unless you’ve been there and been experimented on? Have you? Have you or anyone you personally know been subjected to the evil machinations of an alien species? Or are you just into scary stories about reptilians?

    Just because some people think there’s a new world order doesn’t make it true. Hell, some people believe in Satan.

  • keith

    Of course hes upset. people like him and Stanton Friedman make a living off people who want to believe . No ufos no income….no fame.

  • LaszloZoltan

    exactly !

  • SecretiveGuy4U

    Shouldn’t you fellas be in church.

  • Scott_McMan

    Again with the jabs at “churchgoers”. Why don’t you come right out with it, instead of using innuendo and dry humor that you expect to whoosh over the heads of Christians?

  • SecretiveGuy4U

    It always works so why change.

  • keith

    Church ! What are you smoking fella. a little off topic don’t you think. i don’t believe in organized religion and i don’t believe what Stanton and his crony’s say .

  • Jeni Jive

    The panic would be ubelievable. The RIGHT thing to do would be to come clean, but most the world, including myself are terrified of the thought of aliens. Sometimes, the right decision is not so black and white. People would kill eachother, kill themselves, and the government would never, ever be trusted again.

  • LaszloZoltan

    what panic ??? people kill themselves and each other all the time…big freaking deal. no one cares. the only folk who care are the nutbars it seems

  • Your statement presumes that world governments are covering up that aliens are here.

    What if they are just as confused about UFOs as everyone else?

    What if everything they have been saying is all they know?
    And since you are presuming the cover-up, then what you are really saying is that the government cannot be trusted now.

  • rick riv

    Why oh Why are you terrified of aliens? (another life form), sure they may be hostile or benevolant, who knows, dont judge before you meet eh! and why would people start killing each other? what your saying is illogical captain!

  • SecretiveGuy4U

    Jeni please try to be rational, people killing themselves or each other is ridiculous. The only thing that would occur is that there would be declining attendance at local churches. As for trust in the government, I don’t think that ever existed at least not with people under the age of 40. Lastly Jeni, a piece of advice: Overcome your fears before your fears overcome you.

  • Scott_McMan

    Really? What does church have to do with anything? I’m a Christian who fully believes in the possibility of alien life. This is a case of someone drawing assumptions based on lack of knowledge.

    Furthermore, Jeni has a valid point. Can you actually guarantee as to how you would react? You’re absolutely positive that you wouldn’t be peeing your pants? What would happen is absolute chaos.

  • SecretiveGuy4U

    Well Scott I have been in life threatening situations before in my life and I have remained calm and focused, so I have to assume that is how i would react in this hypothetical situation as well. Now as for the rest of humanity like you, Im sure you all would be engaging in mass hysteria and genocide. Maybe you should try to evolve like I did.

  • Dung Shooken

    If there ARE aliens I am going to open up an export company to sell cheap Chinese trinkets to them to take back home to their squidlings!

  • RednGreen

    If the government did confirm we were being visited, there may be some initial panic, but I think it would die down. There was some panic over Y2K, the end of the Mayan calendar (although nothing like I expected to see), but overall I don’t think it would cause as many problems from the public as we may think. Of course I could be wrong, who knows *shrug*

  • Scott_McMan

    I disagree Red, I think there would be widespread chaos. It may subside eventually, but not before a great deal of damage is done.

    Look at it this way, if you woke up to the news that aliens were landing in cities all over the world, would you hop in your car and head to work or check to see if you had ammo? Panic would be rampant and that’s just the beginning.

  • RednGreen

    Hmm, I agree that if we got the news that aliens were landing, yes of course people would panic. But if the gov’t merely confirmed that we have indeed been visited by aliens, it wouldn’t be so bad. I guess I was considering a slightly different scenario.

  • Xaxier, your assumption seems to be that you know the government has proof of alien contact. You don’t know that. (And you know better than to imply you do.)

    Also, Pope is not a reliable source of information.
    http://ufoupdateslist.com/2012/aug/m12-004.shtml

    > These types of public disinformation acts occur all the time

    For instance, when the disinformation is a paid task of Pope himself
    http://www.colinandrews.net/Nick_Pope-UFO-Hoax-London-Olympics-Colin_Andrews.html

    (For those clicking the links, be warned that UFO proponents tend to have ugly websites. I’m sorry about that.)

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