Plan 9 from Saudi Arabia
"My friend, you have seen this incident, based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen?" - Criswell
No time today for a proper update, but I'm interested in what you make of this article yesterday from Greg Szymanski.
The story is a strange one. Two reputed, former NASA contractors named Rene Welch and Roger Logsdon - they say NASA stole their work; NASA denies any association - claim their work brought them into the orbit of Saudi Royals and the bin Laden family. In 1987, says Logsdon, "two of the bin Laden brothers came some 90 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, and stopped at our doorstep [in Sedona] unannounced. Their bodyguards set up a surveillance parameter around our property and others came into our house, taped up the windows and set up a film projector. The people in this motorcade seemed very scared, and presented this as a matter of life and death":
These men told us to be very cautious and to assume that we were under surveillance by our government. For several hours they showed us films of meetings of key Arabs and U.S. government officials discussing the oil issues. The bottom line was that if the Arabs did not do it their way, the U.S. would simply take their oil by force. They also explained that they have been manipulated into setting up bank accounts where oil profits were siphoned off and were no longer under their control.
They then explained why the World Trade Centers were the ideal target for this purpose. The two bin Ladens showed us this film because they made it very clear how they did not want to be involved with any U.S. plot to manipulate the Arab governments or start a war.
The meeting, writes Szymanski, is corroborated by a third witness, Naomi Niles, who was present when the bin Laden motorcade pulled up, but was not herself a part of the NASA project.
Perhaps most incredibly, Welch claims that while she was employed in NASA's Application Technical Center in Phoenix, researching brain development and mind control, she obtained a secret computer code which uncovered a government-funded study titled “Global Cleanse 2000,” outlining "strategies for global war and population reduction."
Welch says that for 20 years she has had a tacit understanding with FBI and CIA operatives to "shut up and lay low," but she's now broken the deal because, reasonably enough, "what’s the difference if they’re planning global war and mass population reduction"?
What to make of all this?
There's something virtually Fortean about this tale. The Saudi motorcade arriving unannounced, the bin Ladens sharing their Deepest Secrets with the unsuspecting - I want to say humans, because this reads like a classic close encounter. Roger Logsdon may as well have been told, like contactee Herbert Schirmer, "Someday, Watchman, you will see the universe!" (Bin Ladens, like trickster entities, say the darndest things.) The NASA association, which has provided cover for some of the highest crimes and cover-ups of the national security state, and the haunted backdrop of the American Southwest, is almost too perfect.
And "Global Cleanse 2000"? As was posted yesterday on the RI discussion board, it "sounds fake; a project like that would likely be called something more innocuous." Many of us suspect, with good reason, something like Global Cleanse 2000 is in effect. But to be told, You were right, here it is: and guess what it's called? makes me suspect disinformation in mimicry of truth.
I haven't had time to dig into this as I should, and I'm not dismissing it out of hand. It is incredible, but the incredible may also be true. I do think it deserves serious digging, to either discard it or raise it to the next level. But my first reaction is one of wariness. If something falls into our laps that seems to answer too much - a magic key that unlocks too many deep mysteries, perhaps found filed under "Magic Key 2000" - it may raise even more questions than it purports to answer. We ought to be on our guard, and try the key in a few locks before we claim to know its magic. (Or when something gets slipped under our door, as when the MJ-12 documents were slipped under Producer Jaime Shandera's in 1984.) This, on first whiff, smells too much like the disinformation campaign of the "Dulce Papers" that drove UFO researcher Paul Bennewitz out of his right mind, and still seperates too many self-described UFOlogists from their better selves.
This suggests to me that 9/11 researchers and students of Deep Politics, regardless of what they make of the field of UFOlogy, would be well-served by making a study of the many layers of elegant disinformation that have been applied to the subject over the decades by both governments and private interests. Though the subject is different, the pattern of deception is much the same, and recognizing disinformation regardless of its shapeshifting aspect does wonders for one's bullshit detector.
Comparing notes, even with the class freaks, is never a bad idea, whatever the cool kids may think.