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Will there be disclosure of UFO files under the Obama administration?
by Dan Bacher
Friday Nov 7th, 2008 6:24 PM
Lawyer Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG) is now spearheading a national political campaign, the “Million Fax on Washington” campaign, to pressure Obama to release UFO files and "end the UFO Truth Embargo."

Will there be disclosure of UFO files under the Obama administration?

By Dan Bacher

If there was ever a chance to disclose the truth about the massive UFO cover up by the U.S. national security state since 1947, it could come under the incoming Obama presidential administration.

John Podesta, chief of Obama's transition team and Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2001, has been a longtime advocate of openness in government and a strong supporter of the release of UFO documents by the U.S. In a ground breaking news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. with investigative reporter Leslie Kean in 2002, he urged the federal government to "open the books" on government UFO investigations.

"I think it's time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark on the question of government investigations of UFOs," said Podesta. "It's time to find out what the truth really is that's out there. We ought to do it because it's right, we ought to do it because the American people, quite frankly, can handle the truth and we ought to do it because it's the law." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ttSXYwZsg)

However, his enthusiasm for the release of UFO files doesn’t make Podesta a “believer” in alien life. In an interview with the Las Vegas Journal, Podesta said that he was "skeptical that there is extraterrestrial life."

Lawyer Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG) is now spearheading a national political campaign, the “Million Fax on Washington” campaign, to pressure Obama to release UFO files and "end the UFO Truth Embargo." Bassett, in an interview this week on the George Noory radio show, expressed strong optimism about the possibility of the opening of long-hidden UFO documents under an Obama administration, particularly when an advocate of UFO document disclosure like John Podesta is heading his transition team.

"The United States has a new President Elect and PRG is notifying the political media to be on alert for a large quantity of faxes and emails heading for the senatorial office of Barrack Obama and later the Transition Office," according to a news release from Bassett's group on November 5.

Bassett said that letters would begin arriving in the second week of November after clearing security screening. "What is notable about this particular correspondence is it will be calling on the new president to 1) demand and receive a full briefing from his military and intelligence heads regarding the extraterrestrial presence issue 2) press the new Congress to immediately call hearings to take government witness testimony to relevant events and evidence, 3) formally acknowledge the extraterrestrial presence to the American people - Disclosure, and 4) release for peaceful development extraterrestrial derived technologies studied and reverse engineered for six decades in black budgeted research programs,” according to Bassett.

"The Million Fax on Washington was launched to motivate the American people to send a clear collective statement to the President Elect, between November 5, 2008 and January 20, 2009, that the people in this matter 'CAN handle the truth' and 'DO have a right to know,” he said.

Political pressure to release UFO documents long held in secret files by the U.S. government and other countries is building momentum. Last November 12, former Arizona Governor Fife Symington moderated a distinguished panel of former high-ranking government, aviation, and military officials from seven countries who discussed encounters with UFOs and official investigations at the National Press Club. Filmmaker James Fox and investigative journalist Leslie Kean of CFi, the Coalition for Freedom of Information, organized the event.

Brazil under President Lula da Silva, Chile under Presidents Ricardo Lagos and Michele Bachelet, Bolivia under President Evo Morales, the Peruvian military, the French government and Great Britain's Ministry of Defense have released or have begun to release their government's UFO files.

Among political progressives in Latin America, UFOs are an important issue and have factored in campaigns, such as the campaign of Socialist Party President Lagos of Chile several years ago. He actually ran an ad, targeted at young people and students, about his promise to release UFO files. There is little or no ridicule whatsoever about this issue among Latin American progressives and the public.

This contrasts with the U.S. where many "progressives" are so brainwashed and culturally conditioned by the corporate media and U.S. government cover-up, in spite of their pronouncements otherwise, that they believe the national security state propaganda about UFOs and Roswell. Rather than actually investigate the issue, they ridicule the courageous political activists who challenge the official CIA/national security state official story denying the reality of UFOs.

However, this is all rapidly changing as more and more people in the U.S. and throughout the world challenge the lies they have been told about UFOs for decades by government agencies. I urge everybody to support the Million Fax on Washington campaign! Stand up for democracy and an end to the government cover-up!



Here is the latest news release from the Paradigm Research Group:



The Million Fax on Washington is a project of the Paradigm Research Group

Press Release - November 5, 2008

Washington, DC – The United States has a new President Elect and PRG is notifying the political media to be on alert for a large quantity of faxes and emails heading for the senatorial office of Barack Obama and later the Transition Office.

Letters will begin arriving in the second week of November after clearing security screening. What is notable about this particular correspondence is it will be calling on the new president to 1) demand and receive a full briefing from his military and intelligence heads regarding the extraterrestrial presence issue, 2) press the new Congress to immediately call hearings to take government witness testimony to relevant events and evidence, 3) formally acknowledge the extraterrestrial presence to the American people - Disclosure, and 4) release for peaceful development extraterrestrial derived technologies studied and reverse engineered for six decades in black budgeted research programs.

The Million Fax on Washington was launched to motivate the American people to send a clear collective statement to the President Elect, between November 5, 2008 and January 20, 2009, that the people in this matter “CAN handle the truth” and “DO have a right to know.”

Straightforward instructions and additional information are available at: http://www.faxonwashington.org/ This initiative is gaining international attention, and citizens of other countries are joining the effort. The decision by the United States Government, formalized in 1952, to embargo the truth regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race impacts all peoples and nations.

PRG has created a Facebook group page - Million Fax on Washington. Facebook is the most powerful networking community on the Internet with one hundred million active users, and PRG expects this community to contribute a significant portion of the letters, faxes and emails to the President Elect. PRG executive director Stephen Bassett has conducted 30 plus media interviews on the Million Fax with more scheduled throughout the 77 days of the presidential transition.

Websites
http://www.faxonwashington.org
http://www.paradigmresearchgroup.org

Contact
Stephen Bassett
202-215-8344
PRG [at] paradigmresearchgroup.org