From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2006-06-07 23:07:05
www.flatoday.com/blo… Tuesday, June 06, 2006 Another tactical blunder for Bush? In 2001, a flawed but intriguing book called “The Hunt For Zero Point” took a peek at America’s longstanding efforts to harness antigravity propulsion. No shortage of material on that subject, but British author Nick Cook’s credentials are impressive. Cook is the award-winning aviation editor for Jane’s Defence Weekly, one of the world’s top military-industry magazines.Cook was mystified over what happened to the antigravity research conducted by Martin Aircraft, Bell Aircraft, avionics designer Bill Lear, General Electric, and Sperry-Rand — among others — after 1956. That’s when subsequent progress reports in the public domain went completely black. Cook’s 10-year investigation unearthed, among other things, disturbing patterns of research scientists being bullied and intimidated into silence by authorities; however, Cook couldn’t nail down proof of the hardware.The reason this matters today — aside from the obvious fact that whomever controls renewable free energy rules the frickin’ world — is that the Bush administration is on the brink of making yet another tactical blunder.The Justice Department wants to extradite a 40-year-old, confessed British hacker named Gary McKinnon to the United States for breaking into and damaging NASA and military computer systems. Among other things, he allegedly deleted 1,300 user files in seven states and wreaked $1 million worth of havoc. Federal prosecutor Paul McNulty calls McKinnon “the biggest military computer hacker of all time.”But here’s the twist: McKinnon, who scoured American databases in 2001-02, claims he was looking for classified information on antigravity and UFO technology. Based on his disclosures in recent media interviews, the guy didn’t get far. Most of what he discovered has been in the public arena for years.Last month, British courts cleared the way for extradition to the U.S., where McKinnon could face more than 50 years in prison if convicted. A secret “enemy combatant”-like trial probably won’t work in this case, because McKinnon is something of an underground cause celebre in the UK, and you can check out the buzz at freegary.org.uk/.In 1996, another British citizen named Matthew Bevan found himself in a similar jam. Then a teenaged computer geek, Bevan got busted for trying to extract classified UFO data from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base files. The Justice Department wanted to extradite Bevan to the States, but he was acquitted in England, where continued pursuit through the courts was ruled “not in the public interest.”Bevan told the BBC last month that America was hot for McKinnon because, despite who-knows-how-much-$$$ the Yanks invested in beefed-up computer security since his own escapade, “It just shows that in 10 years, nothing has changed.”Glandular and punitive responses are hallmarks of the current administration, but this is a fight officialdom isn’t smart enough (yet) to realize it doesn’t want.Ten years after the Bevan affair, the Brits are our most reliable partners in the “war on terror.” Give McKinnon his day in the UK courts and let it go; they’re capable. Otherwise, a sharp American defense lawyer could turn it around and put the classification of our antigravity assets on trial — definitely not a discussion this most secretive presidency wants to conduct in the light. After all, dark-project technology research conducted without accountability for 50 years could be misinterpreted for taxation without representation.