Someone, sometime back in this discussion (which I HAVE been following avidly) mentioned that there seems to be a problem when it comes to the governments denial of such things as flying saucers. Many of you seem to be agreeing with these people. However, having worked for the US government for over 15 years I can explain some of the misconception that you all have.
First off, MOST of us, and I should probably say "many" hold security clearances. These clearances are there, after having had a background check, to prove that we are trustworthy enough to allow us to see information that could have a damaging effect on the National Security, if that information were allowed to leak out. The problem is that, many times we as individuals don't feel it necessary to hold back information from the public (not me, in particular, but certain individuals who have stepped forward and aknowledged things that no one in the public KNOWS YET). Some of those individuals have gone as far as selling "state secrets" to the Soviets and other foreign governments, at risk to themselves and others.
Herein lies the problem. Many things that ARE classified are placed in classification to PREVENT it from falling into the hands of some other government. If the general PUBLIC has the information, then the other governments will, indeed, obtain it! You might not believe it, but this is true.
Now, consider the problem of 'flying saucers' and extraterrestrial lifeforms and pretend for ONE minute that it is YOU who are that life form. Your job to observe the lifeforms of Earth as unobtrusively as possible is the major concern you have. HOW are you going to do it? Under what circumstances do you allow yourself to be seen? And finally, IF YOU ARE SEEN, HOW DO YOU FIX IT!?
It isn't that there isn't anything out there at all... it is that many people who KNOW, can't say. Those that do say are looked upon as whackos and guess what? The Aliens LOVE that! ho ho, they are here already, have been for some time, and will continue to hang around in the future. Why, I even expect that they will make themselves known, perhaps before the century is over....
Think about it... before you scoff.
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