Yet FOIA request by Canadian researcher prompts question – Did the White House investigate the UFO Extraterrestrial matter during the Clinton administration?
Toronto [ZNN] The White House has broken a 64 year old silence on the UFO/ET matter by publicly and summarily dismissing theÂ Paradigm Research Group Disclosure Petition I – stating there is no credible evidence of an ET presence engaging the planet.
It is important to note that this is the first time the White House has made any formal statement on the UFO/ET issue. This precedent is what many UFO/ET enthusiasts have been waiting Â for for decades. More importantly by responding formally, many UFO analysts feel the White House has not simply recognized that over 17,000 individuals signed petitions demanding action to acknowledge the UFO/ET issue but the Obama administration has now opened the door to a wider public discourse on the reality of the UFO phenomenon and the mountain of evidence supporting this reality. The White House Statement In a statement by Phil Larson of theÂ Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) he said in part, “The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.” In response PRG Executive DirectorÂ Stephen G. Bassett has filedÂ Disclosure Petition II demanding that the Obama administration investigate UFO Disclosure efforts during the Clinton administration between the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy andÂ billionaire and Clinton friend, Laurance S. Rockefeller. Did the White House ever examine UFO/ETI information before? Letters uncovered in a FOIA request by Canadian researcher Grant Cameron show that White House ScienceÂ Advisor to the President, Dr. Jack GibbonsÂ discussed the UFO extraterrestrial issue as far back as 1993 with billionaire philanthropist Laurance S. Rockefeller, his solicitor Henry Diamond and other White House officials. These correspondences are now in the public domain but remain un-investigated by the press. THE PRINCIPALS: In The Rockefeller Initiative Rockefeller Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Gibbons Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Clinton In examining these correspondence,Â ZlandCommunications has learned that one letter from Mr. Rockefeiller to President Bill Clinton indicated Mr. Rockefeller had somehow been made aware that substantial information on UFOs and ETI had beenÂ ‘unnecessarily withheld from the public’.
TheÂ letter,Â from Mr. Rockefeller to President Clinton is entitled:Â ‘Lifting the Secrecy on Information About Extraterrestrial Intelligence as part of the Current Classification Review.’
[Ed. Note: Speculation around how Rockefeller knew information was being withheld is uncertain - however it would not be the first time international or domestic sources of insider information among influential families have been pried loose.]
ZNN has also learned from anotherÂ letter by Laurance S. Rockefeller to the Science Advisor to President Clinton, Dr. Jack Gibbons that:
|Laurance S. Rockefeller Letter to President Clinton|
- At least one meeting was convened to discuss UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence.
- From that meeting Laurance Rockefeller learned Dr. Gibbons had not been advised of a ‘body of knowledge on UFOs and ETI… is beingÂ withheldÂ from the public’.
- According to Dr. Gibbons, it would beÂ ‘most fruitful’ for Rockefeller to seek out UFO/ETI information from the Department of Defense and,
- A letter from Laurance S. Rockefeller to President Clinton was crafted to request the President re-assess government policy on UFO/ETI information.
Surprisingly in his statement of Â ‘no evidence’, Mr. Larson avoided any mention of White House or OSTP information about UFO orÂ extraterrestrialÂ intelligence disclosure efforts in previous administrations; nor has anyÂ of this information ever been made available to the press by the White House. Despite Mr. Larson’s statement that,Â “…no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”, some researchÂ analysts remain convinced these correspondences were purposefully sequestered until Mr. Cameron’s FOIA request brought them to light.
Toronto Radio Interview
During an interview onÂ Toronto’s AM 740 Radio on Sunday Nov 27, PRG Executive Director Stephen G. Bassett, indicated the position of Â ‘no credible evidence’ taken by the OSTP is not only fallacious but indefensible. Mr. Bassett and other researchers in the the UFO/ET Disclosure movement point to a massive compendium of other government documents, witness testimony and admissions as well as notarized documents by former high ranking military officials clearly indicating that the UFO/ET phenomenon has been discussed, analyzed, assessed and sequestered at the highest levels of governance and military authority on the planet.
In its own search,Â ZlandCommunications has discovered thatÂ in addition to the Rockefeller letters,Â other relevant documents and notarized military witness testimony supporting the existence of UFOs and an ET presence are readily available to the press, the public and all government officials. (NotarizedÂ Sample1 -Â 12 Sample Documents -Â CIA and Congress) According to Mr. Bassett, the UFO/ET research community remains adamant that this credible information and former military officers’ witness testimony is more than adequate to call an immediate Congressional Hearing.
The question remains – Why has the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) not done its due diligence in acquiring these documents and testimony, examining them and moving forward with an investigation?
Disclosure Petition II
In response to the OSTP’s rejection of Disclosure Petition I , PRG has filed a second petition exhorting the White House to look into its own records – those of the Clinton administration which clearly show the White House and the OSTP did indeed engage in discussions and correspondence about Â the extraterrestrial matter with philanthropist Laurance S. Rockefeller beginning in 1993. Disclosure Petition II states:
“We petition the Obama Administration to demand a full congressional investigation of UFO/ET Disclosure efforts by the Clinton OSTP – the Rockefeller Initiative.”The petition goes on to say,Â “In response to the Disclosure Petition I, the OSTP stated, ‘The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race.If true, what was the OSTP investigating from March 1993 to October 1996 in concert with billionaire and Clinton friend, Laurance Rockefeller? Those who knew of and have not spoken publicly of this initiative include: Bill Clinton, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Obama transition co-chair John Podesta, Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta, Dr. John Gibbons, Albert Gore and Governor Bill Richardson.”
Is the White HouseÂ suppressingÂ evidence?
As the result of Mr. Cameron’s confirmation that during the Clinton administration the White House and OSTP under Dr. Jack Gibbons were indeed in discussions with Laurance S. Rockefeller about the UFO/ET matter – and in combination with the refusal by White House and OSTP to acknowledge this information as evidence, four very disturbing possibilities emerge:
- The OSTP’s response is yet another blueprint for the current 64 year-old UFO/ET cover-up,
- The OSTP along with the White House areÂ completely out of touch with their own intelligence networks, recordÂ keepingÂ and infrastructure or,
- The White House and the OSTP may be complicit in the suppression of evidence.
- Why did President Clinton make the provocativ admission he wanted to know about UFO/ET matters before thousands in Ireland in 1995 directly in the midst of the Rockefeller Letter’s excahnge:Â Predsident Clinton in Ireland 1995
This last point raises serious judicial as well as constitutional questions.
Congressional Investigation now an imperative It nowÂ appears that the Whie House and the current OSTP staff have placed themselves in the very awkward political position. The White House must not only admit the Clinton/Rockefeller letters exist, but it must also concede theÂ Rockefeller Initiative correspondencesÂ do constitute proof that multiple members of the Clinton administration White House staff and the Office of Science and Technology Policy were involved in discussions concerning UFOs and extraterrestrials.
[Ed. Note:Â John Podesta, President Clinton'sÂ Chief of Staff at the time was clearly aware of this situation. So much so that later in 2002 he came forward at theÂ National Press Club in Washington DC to challenge government secrecy on UFOs. He stated,Â "It is time to open the books... on the question of government investigation of UFOs." Click here.] This evidence, in the opinion of many researchers, eliminates any reasonable doubt that the US government had and still maintains a policy of secrecy and denial regarding information about the UFO/ET issue. The continued refusal by the White House to discuss the matter openly or to volunteer any information to the press or the public is yet another indication of a cover-up.
On this basis alone – a public investigation intoÂ Rockefeller Initiative letters and Clinton’s role appears not only mandatory but a judicial and congressional imperative.
Conclusion – Journalists must act
One can only conclude that, if allowed to go unscrutinized by the press, the continued White House policy ofÂ denial and silence and the long-proclaimed call for transparency by the Obama administration will be seen for what is it – nothing more than a disingenuous facade.
In the fractious and hyper-frenetic election campaign towards the Presidency, it seems fair to ask – If the Obama administration remains unchallenged by the press on this matter, will the administration ever allowÂ any open discussion about White House involvement with Mr. Rockefeller and the extraterrestrial issue? adding additional gravitas to the suppression of evidenceÂ rivaledÂ only by the Nixon administration between 1972 and 1974.
In the event PRG’s Disclosure Petition II reaches the mandatory 25,000 signatures by month’s end, the White House will have to put its mouth where its mandate is… investigate according to the mandate of theÂ “We the People” petition process; placing a large spotlight on the slowly crumbling wall of secrecy it orchestrated some 64 years ago. Will the press then close ranks to take on the White House?
Even without the success of PRG’s petition to examine theÂ Rockefeller Initiative, it is clear the mainstream press has a fiduciary responsibility to bring this matter to forefront of news – forcing accountability onto the highest office in USA.
What are the chances? Some say ‘slim to none’ given the alarming and hermetically sealed power and influence of the White House and its intelligence infrastructure.
Others believe there really are journalists out there who have the capacity to create another Watergate – just when we need it most.
Click here to view and sign Disclosure Petition II.
ClickÂ here to track the progress of DisclosureÂ PetitionÂ II
ClickÂ here to view the White House response to Petition I Credits: Files fromÂ The Presidents UFO Website and theÂ Paradigm Research Group
For further information or to interview Mr. Bassett please use the contact details below:
Stephen G. Bassett
Paradigm Research Group
4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD Â 20814
PRG@paradigmresearchgroup.org Â 202-215-8344
Web site: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org
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