By William Moore
DISINFORMATION is the process of mixing pure fiction with just enough truth to make it believable, and then spreading it far and wide with the deliberate purpose of diverting attention from something which must be kept hidden from public view.
It's a tried and true technique which is used all the time by a variety of govenment counterintelligence agencies for the purpose of protecting our nation's secrets from those who, for whatever reason, are constantly trying to compromise and expose them.
What has it got to do with UFOs? Actually, quite a lot; and in two different ways.
First of all, let us suppose that a highly classified govemment aircraft crashes on public land while on a secret test flight (as actually happened near Bakersfield, California several years ago). Almost immediately, govemment counterintelligence experts move in and begin spreading a variety of conflicting stories and rumors about what the object was, including several to the effect that a UFO has crashed and exploded.
Different locations are given for the crash in each case -- all within the same general area, but each some distance from the site where the event has actually occurred. The object is to create confusion and disbelief amongst members of the public and the news media while allowing the military sufficient time to remove wreckage from the real site before any of it can fall into the wrong hands. Later on, should someone get too nosy and create a security problem after the fact, the disinformation people might even go so far as to provide phony documents or coached witnesses in order to continue to divert attention from the truth. UFO stories in such instances are simply a convenient part of the process. In other words, they're good bait. When the word "UFO" comes up, somehow people just automatically take notice.
Government counterintelligence disinformation about UFOs also serves a second purpose -- that of effectively continuing the offficial cover-up of classified UFO information which has gone on for several decades. In this case, UFO-related disinformation is actively spread by counterintelligence operatives connected with a number of U.S. intelligence agencies including the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Each, it seems, tries to outdo the others in concocting outrageous tales and "leaking" them to credulous individuals who, in the belief that they are true, will actively repeat and even defend them to others while the government people sit back and enjoy the show they have created.
Many of the current crop of rumors about underground alien bases, secret treaties between our government and aliens, and even mutilations of human beings by malevolent aliens have their origin in just such a process. One persistent story about an alleged alien base under Archuleta Peak near Dulce, New Mexico can be directly traced to a deliberate government disinformation operation which began [over] ten years ago. This particular story was so effective that some people in the UFO community continue to defend it as truth to this very day -- much to the amazement and amusement of those who were responsible for starting it. [Note: Whitley Strieber describes this disinformation campaign, centered on physicist Paul Bennewitz, in chapter 16 of his recent book BREAKTHROUGH. - ed.]
The big question here centers not around the fact that such disinformation is being circulated by agents of our government, but rather WHY? Somewhere within our government is a "black box" of information which has to do with the true nature of UFOs. Evidence at hand suggests that those few who know what that "black box" contains regard it as so sensitive that it must be protected at all costs -- even to the extent of disinforming the American public. Meanwhile, those digging for truth still have a long way to go.
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