by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.
February 8, 2011

from Exopolitics Website

 

 

 

In the first of a series of "Live People's Conferences" where Julian Assange directly responds to public questions about Wikileaks, he has clarified the nature of most UFO references in its yet-to-be-published diplomatic cables.

 

Back on December 3, 2010, Assange raised expectations when he said in an interview in the Guardian newspaper that,

"it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs."

This led to many wondering whether an alleged U.S. government cover-up of UFOs and extraterrestrial life was going to be finally exposed.

 

Indeed, one of the diplomatic cables released by the Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, referred to extensive funding for UFO research in the former Soviet Union.

 

In his February 6 response to a question about UFOs, Assange revealed that the contents of the yet-to-be-published diplomatic cables largely dealt with the Raelian UFO cult and its claims of cloning.

In response to a question about releasing cables concerning UFOs, Assange said:

I have said in passing there is information about UFOs in Cablegate. And that is true, but these are only small passing references. Most of the material concerns UFO cults, and their behavior in recruiting people.

 

For instance, there is quite a large cable, which we'll try and release in the next few days, concerning the Raelians (see below insert), a UFO cult which has a strong presence in Canada and was of concern to the U.S. ambassador in Canada.

 

At that time, the Raelians claimed to have cloned an individual, and fantastically, the press all around the world ate this up and turned it into front page stories.

 

The cable in question, yet to be published by Wikileaks itself as Assange said, in fact was released by the Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten (below insert) on January 4, 2011.

 

It details the extent of U.S. concerns about the Raelian UFO cult, its cloning claims, and recruiting activities.

 

The cable describes for example, Rael's beliefs about the creation of humanity by extraterrestrials:

EARTHLINGS HAD BEEN CREATED IN A LABORATORY 25,000 YEARS AGO.

 

SINCE THESE ALIENS WHICH HE CALLS THE ELOHIM (THE HEBREW WORD FOR GOD) ARE 25,000 YEARS AHEAD OF US, RAEL SAYS CLONING IS VERY SIMPLE TASK FOR THEMů

 

IN THE MEANTIME, RAEL WANTS TO BUILD AN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO WELCOME THE ELOHIM WHEN THEY COME BACK IN 2035.

 

 

 


03.01.2003

CLONING CLAIM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON QUEBEC-BASED RAELIAN GROUP
January 04, 2011

from Aftenposten Website

 

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MONTREAL 000001
SIPDIS
E.0. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO, ECON, KIRF, CA, Health
SUBJECT: CLONING CLAIM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON QUEBEC-BASED
RAELIAN GROUP

1. SUMMARY: THE FOLLOWING IS SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE MONTREAL-BASED RAELIAN GROUP, WHOSE MEMBER DR. BRIGITTE BOISSELIER ANNOUNCED AT A DECEMBER 27 PRESS CONFERENCE IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA THE BIRTH OF THE FIRST CLONED HUMAN BEING, A 7 POUND BABY GIRL NICKNAMED EVE. AND ITS TWO MAIN FIGURES LEADER CLAUDE VORILHON, BETTER KNOWN AS RAEL, AND DR. BOISSELIER. ONE LIKELY RESULT OF THE BOISSELIER ANNOUNCEMENT IS THAT CANADA'S PENDING LEGISLATION TO BAN HUMAN CLONING COULD CONTAIN STRICTER RESTRICTIONS. END SUMMARY.

2. THE RAELIAN MOVEMENT WAS FOUNDED BY FRENCHMAN CLAUDE VORILHON, A FORMER SPORTS JOURNALIST, FAILED SINGER, RADIO COMMENTATOR AND AVID STOCK CAR RACER. VORILHON CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN CONCEIVED ON DECEMBER 25, 1945, BY A FRENCH MOTHER AND AN ALIEN FATHER. SPECIALISTS SAY HE WAS BORN IN VICHY, FRANCE IN 1946. VORILHON WHO USES THE NAME RAEL (GOD'S LIGHT) (PRONOUNCED RA-EL IN FRENCH (RHYMES WITH KAL-EL AND JOR-EL)) SAYS HE CREATED THE MOVEMENT AFTER ALIENS VISITED HIM IN CENTRAL FRANCE IN 1973. AT THAT TIME, LITTLE GREEN ALIENS (APPROXIMATELY 4 FT TALL) TOLD HIM - IN FLUENT FRENCH - EARTHLINGS HAD BEEN CREATED IN A LABORATORY 25,000 YEARS AGO. SINCE THESE ALIENS WHICH HE CALLS THE ELOHIM (THE HEBREW WORD FOR GOD) ARE 25,000 YEARS AHEAD OF US, RAEL SAYS CLONING IS VERY SIMPLE TASK FOR THEM.

3. ALTHOUGH THE SECT IS BASED IN MONTREAL - AND NOT SWITZERLAND AS THE BRITISH TABLOID PRESS HAS REPORTED - RAEL MOVED HIS PERSONAL HEADQUARTERS TO FLORIDA IN THE EARLY NINETIES. WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED RAEL WAS MOVING TO FLORIDA, RADIO COMMENTATORS JOKED HE WAS SIMPLY IMITATING QUEBEC SNOWBIRDS OR THAT HE WANTED TO GET CLOSER TO NASCAR CIRCUITS. HOWEVER, SOME SAW U.S. EXPANSION AS A LOGICAL BUSINESS MOVE. ON THE ONE HAND, SINCE THE 1960S, QUEBEC HAS PROVEN TO BE TOUGH RECRUITING GROUNDS FOR ALL RELIGIOUS GROUPS, MAINSTREAM OR OTHERWISE. ON THE OTHER, THE U.S. OFFERS MUCH BIGGER POOLS OF MONEY AND TARGET AUDIENCES FOR RAELIAN COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES. BECAUSE THE GROUP IS RECOGNIZED AS AN ATHEIST RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION BY THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT IT ENJOYS THE SAME FISCAL ADVANTAGES AS OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS.

4. THE GROUP OPERATES A THEME PARK CALLED UFO LAND IN QUEBEC'S EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AREA. THE FACILITY, WHICH CONSISTS MAINLY OF A LARGE FLYING SAUCER, A LARGE-SCALE DNA MOLECULE AND SOME ROOMS FOR SUMMER SEMINARS AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS, WAS RECENTLY VANDALIZED BUT IS SCHEDULED TO REOPEN THIS SUMMER.

5. IN PHOTOS AND TELEVISION APPEARANCES, RAEL SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH BEAUTIFUL WOMEN. RAELIAN MEDIA KITS INCLUDE MANY PICTURES OF SCANTILY DRESSED "MEMBERS." RAEL PREACHES "SENSUAL MEDITATION" WHICH ENABLES THE FAITHFUL TO REACH THE "COSMIC ORGASM."

6. DESPITE THE SECT'S TWO POWERFUL MARKETING TOOLS, SEX AND UFOS, THE RAELIANS HAVE VERY FEW MEMBERS. THEIR WEB SITE WWW.RAEL.ORG CLAIMS - IN TWENTY LANGUAGES - TO HAVE 55,000 MEMBERS IN 84 COUNTRIES. HOWEVER MIKE KROPVELD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MONTREAL-BASED INFO-SECTE (NO RELATION WITH THE PARIS ORGANIZATION OF THE SAME NAME) TOLD POST THAT THE RAELIANS INFLATE THEIR FIGURES WITH PAST AND OCCASIONAL MEMBERS. BECAUSE OF ALL THE MEDIA ATTENTION, THE GROUP CREATES A LOT OF CURIOSITY - A RAEL SPOKESMAN STATED IN THE LOCAL PRESS ON DECEMBER 30 THAT THE WEBSITE WAS GETTING ONE MILLION HITS PER HOUR ON DECEMBER 26 - BUT MOST VISITORS ONLY ATTEND A FEW MEETINGS. THE ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IS BETWEEN 2,000 AND 3,000 WORLDWIDE AND ABOUT 700 IN MONTREAL, SAYS KROPVELD.

7. ACCORDING TO LOCAL NEWS ANALYSTS, THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF RAELIANS IS TO CREATE LIFE IN A LABORATORY WHICH WOULD MAKE HUMAN BEINGS IMMORTAL AND ENABLE THEM TO CREATE ANOTHER CIVILIZATION ON ANOTHER PLANET. IN THE MEANTIME, RAEL WANTS TO BUILD AN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO WELCOME THE ELOHIM WHEN THEY COME BACK IN 2035. THE GROUP HAS ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED FOR ADVOCATING THE USE OF GENETICS FOR EUGENIC ATTEMPTS AT IMPROVING THE HUMAN RACE. THE GROUP'S STRUCTURE WITH PRIESTS AND BISHOPS IS BASED ALONG THE LINES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

8. UNTIL RECENTLY THE GROUP AVOIDED SERIOUS CONTROVERSY. THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY STORIES OF FORMER MEMBERS COMPLAINING ABOUT BEING CONNED OUT OF THEIR MONEY OR PHYSICALLY ABUSED OR SEDUCED, AND NO INVOLVEMENT WITH MINORS - EXCEPT ONE CASE IN FRANCE.

9. NONETHELESS, THE RAELIANS KNOW HOW TO PIGGYBACK ON STORIES TO GET PUBLICITY. WHEN IN 1993, AUTHORITIES IN QUEBEC DECIDED AGAINST INSTALLING CONDOM DISTRIBUTORS IN SCHOOLS, RAELIANS VISITED THE KIDS WITH FREE SAMPLES. IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT PEDOPHILE CHARGES AGAINST VARIOUS RELIGIOUS ORDERS, THE GROUP WENT BACK TO THE SCHOOLS IN QUEBEC. THEIR PLAN THIS TIME WAS TO HAND OUT SMALL WOODEN CROSSES FOR THE STUDENTS TO BURN. BUT PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENTAL OPPOSITION STOPPED THE LATER PROJECT. IN BOTH CASES, ALMOST ALL THE PUBLICITY THEY GARNERED WAS BAD.

10. SENSING A SIMILAR WAVE OF CONDEMNATION, RAEL HAS PUBLICLY DISTANCED HIMSELF FROM DR. BOISSELIER, A RAELIAN BISHOP, AND HER CLONING WORK, SAYING HE HAD GOTTEN RID OF CLONAID TWO YEARS AGO. HOWEVER, KROPVELD BELIEVES THAT CLONING IS BY FAR THE GROUP'S MOST DANGEROUS WORK. KROPFELD EVEN DOUBTS RAEL REALLY BELIEVES IN CLONING HUMAN BEINGS BEYOND ITS MARKETING POSSIBILITIES FOR HIMSELF AS SECT LEADER.

11. AS FOR DR BRIGITTE BOISSELIER, SHE WAS BORN IN 1956 IN FRANCE. SHE HOLDS TWO PHDS IN CHEMISTRY, ONE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF DIJON IN FRANCE AND ONE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON. AFTER HOUSTON SHE WAS HIRED BY AIR LIQUIDE THE FRENCH INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICAL GAS MULTINATIONAL TO WORK ON REVERSIBLE OXYGEN BINDING. IN 1989, AIR LIQUIDE PROMOTED HER TO VP RESEARCH.

12. PRIOR TO JOINING CLONAID (SEE WWW.CLONAID.COM) IN 1997, DR. BOISSELIER HAD NOT WORKED IN BIOLOGY OR REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES. THE LAS VEGAS-BASED CLONAID RECEIVED $500,000 FROM MARK HUNT TO BUILD A LABORATORY IN WEST VIRGINIA BEFORE MR. HUNT DECIDED TO STOP FINANCING THAT PROJECT. CLONAID ALSO CLAIMS TO HAVE RECEIVED $200,000 FROM 250 DIFFERENT DONORS IN THE HOPE OF CLONING A FAMILY MEMBER. ON MARCH 28, 2001 DR. BOISSELIER AND RAEL DEFENDED THEIR CLONING PROJECTS BEFORE A SENATE COMMITTEE.

13. COMMENT. THE PUBLICITY GARNERED BY THE CLONING ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED BY THE RAEL ORGANIZATION TO GAIN NEW ADHERENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

14. CANADA LIKE MANY OTHER COUNTRIES IS IN THE PROCESS OF ADOPTING LEGISLATION BILL C-113 WHICH WOULD BAN HUMAN CLONING. ONE LIKELY RESULT OF THE BOISSELIER ANNOUNCEMENT IS THAT SUCH LEGISLATION COULD CONTAIN STRICTER RESTRICTIONS.

END COMMENT.

KANTER

 

 

 

The diplomatic cable focuses on the possibility that the Raelians would use their cloning claims to recruit adherents in the U.S.

 

After reviewing some of the beliefs of the Raelian's founder, Rael, the cable went on to conclude:

THE PUBLICITY GARNERED BY THE CLONING ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED BY THE RAEL ORGANIZATION TO GAIN NEW ADHERENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

Assange's response lays to rest some of the rampart speculation about the extent of UFO reports in Wikileaks cables.

 

For example, Michael Cohen from AllnewsWeb claimed on January 17:

A source from within the inner circle of the Wikileaks team has confidentially leaked to All News Web the content of a State Dept cable, concerning UFO affairs, that Wikileaks has declined to upload onto their website.

 

The cable states:

"It is critical all embassy staff understand that they are not to discuss under any circumstance concerns DOD has with UFOs entering orbit, once again the seriousness of this matter cannot be overstated."

According to Assange's interview, it is safe to conclude that no such diplomatic cable exists of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) being concerned about UFOs entering earth's orbit; or, at least, is not part of the diplomatic cables held by Wikileaks.

 

If UFOs are a major headache for the DOD, as in fact evidence suggests is the case, then this would certainly be more highly classified than the Secret and Confidential files possessed by Wikileaks.

 

According to researcher Timothy Good, such information is classified above Top Secret with "Need to Know" special access.

Similarly, a report in the European Union Times on December 13 (2010) revealed what its alleged confidential sources were saying were going to be released by Wikileaks:

A new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared for President Medvedev by Russian Space Forces (VKS) 45th Division of Space Control says that an upcoming WikiLeaks release of secret US cables details that the Americans have been "engaged" since 2004 in a "war" against UFO's based on or near the Continent of Antarctica, particularly the Southern Ocean.

Again, it can be concluded from Assange's "Live People's Conference" that no such references to a secret UFO war exists in the diplomatic cables held by Wikileaks.

It appears that if smoking gun documentary evidence of a government cover-up of UFOs and extraterrestrial life exists, such evidence has not yet come into the possession of Wikileaks.

 

What can be expected in the weeks or months ahead for Wikileaks is the release of files documenting extensive UFO research by the former Soviet Union (already released by Aftenposten), and perhaps more references to public officials around the world interested in UFOs. None of the UFO references, according to Julian Assange, are of special significance and amount to little more than "small passing references."

 

So the wait continues for the release of documentation revealing the true extent of U.S. and international government knowledge of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.