by Steve Payne
says: what if Bill Clinton told the public the truth about Area 51?
Please note that the opinions expressed in this satirical post do not
necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
October 2nd 1995,
to Digg our site.on this day US citizens officially learnt of the
existence of a new federal facility when President Bill Clinton announced
that it was in the paramount interest of open government for contested
information about Area 51 to be revealed to the public.
The long-expected revelation had become increasingly inevitable since the
opening of a private legal challenge from seven labourers who had been
harmed by open-pit burning of toxic chemicals. Allegedly investigations by
the Environmental Crimes Project (ECP) at George Washington University had
determined that the Department of Defense had acted negligently. Also the
Environmental Protection Agency had failed to enforce compliance with the
Resource Conservation and Recovery (RC&R) Act.
The resistence of US District Judge Philip Pro had melted away when
attorney Jonathan Turley of ECP threatened to subpoena a senior Russian
embassy official and several former Soviet Intelligence officer who could
confirm the identity of the base. On September 2nd, Judge Pro ruled that
owing to the specific demands of the RC&R Act, the government must within
one month either make the EPA report public or seek a presidential
exemption.Turley hailed the ruling saying it showed that "national
security claims do not trump domestic laws .. government can lo longer
have nameless, faceless bases".
The farcical reality was shatteringly disappointing. The US Government did
indeed have UFOs housed at nearby Groom Lake. Nine in fact. But because
scientists had been ordered to operate in a condition of utmost secrecy,
any prospect of a breakthrough had been stiffled and they had hopelessly
failed to back-engineer the spacecraft. Worse, after an armed
confrontation at the Lake in 1979, joint research with Extraterrestrial
Biological Entities (EBEs) had ceased. Ten years later an obscure
scientist named Bob Lazar
had absconded with the remaining supply of Element 115 which was necessary
to propel the vehicles. Lazar, a pyrotechnic freak, had exploded the
material at one of his annual Desert Storm Parties before becoming the
victim of a mysterious hit and run shooting on a Las Vegas Highway.
says in our timeline these ideas are explored in "Area 51: The Dreamland
Chronicles - the Legend of America's Most Secret Military Base" by David
Darlington (1997). To view guest historian's comments on this post please
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