by Dr Michael Salla
September 12, 2012
The White House has once again launched “We the
People,” an online platform designed to hear from the American public about
their key issues. In the midst of a highly competitive election season,
President Obama is once more reaching out to the public to show he cares
about their issues.
The White House
“We the People provides a new way to
petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important
issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to
hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will
review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue
an official response.”
Among the many petitions being launched, and
hoping to pass the lofty 25,000 threshold, is one dealing with the famous
Roswell UFO incident and the possibility that it was extraterrestrial in
Steve Bassett from the Paradigm Research Group (PRG)
has formally petitioned the Obama Administration to:
“reinvestigate an alleged extraterrestrial
vehicle crash near Roswell, NM in 1947 and an Air Force cover-up of the
In support of his petition, which he titled, "Disclosure
Petition V - Roswell", Bassett cites a former astronaut, military
officers and a retired CIA officer who all believe that something out of
this world really did happen at Roswell:
Lt Col. Philip Corso (USA)
"I came into
possession of the Roswell File. This file contained field reports,
medical autopsy reports and technological debris from the crash of an
Capt. Edgar Mitchell (USAF/NASA)
was a real incident, and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that
material was recovered from that crash site."
Chase Brandon (CIA)
"It was a craft that
clearly did not come from this planet."
Lt. Col. Richard French (USAF)
actually two crashes at Roswell."
Bassett even cites Gov. Bill Richardson to
support his petition for a new investigation:
"The mystery surrounding this crash has
never been adequately explained - not by independent investigators, and
not by the U.S. government."
I contacted Steve Bassett and asked him a few
questions about his current petition which is the fifth in a series of White
House petitions launched by him
Q1. Why is this
Disclosure Petition V focuses on Roswell and
is aimed to point back to the White House response to Disclosure
Petition - I claiming there was no evidence for extraterrestrial
engagement of the human race or for government suppression of any
evidence for such.
The immediate effect of the White House "We
the People" project was to permit the ET issue to be posted to the White
House website for the first time. This was a milestone. As it
happened the first Disclosure petition received the necessary 5,000
signatures triggering a formal written response from the Obama
administration - also a first.
It remained up on the White House website
for two months. The subsequent Disclosure petitions were posted
for 30 days each. This is not just any website, it is the Internet
presence for the President of the United States, and since September 22,
2011 the ET issue has been addressed on that website with regularity.
I expect the "We the People" section to be
closed after the election, regardless of the outcome. Until then, PRG
will continue to post Disclosure petitions to the site.
Q2. What was the
White House response to your earlier petitions on UFO disclosure? Do you
expect a different response this time? Why?
There will be no White House response to
Disclosure Petition V - Roswell as there is little chance it will
acquire the necessary 25,000 signatures.
The "We the People" project is fading out,
largely due to actions by the White House. There is an upside as the
number of posted petitions has shrunk to about 30 providing the
Disclosure petitions more visibility.
Q3. What do you
think will happen if you achieve the 25,000 threshold?
Under their own rules 25,000 signatures
would generate a White House response. It would be quite interesting
to see how the White House would maneuver around the statements of
Col. Corso, Capt. Mitchell, Gov. Richardson, Agent Brandon and Col.
Essentially, these men have called the
U. S. Air Force a liar. Awkward. Such contradictions are rife
throughout the truth embargo. However, as long as the public and the
media are willing to live with these contradictions, the truth
embargo will continue.
After the first successful petition, Phil
Larson from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy,
The U.S. government has no evidence that
any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial
presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In
addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any
evidence is being hidden from the public's eye.
However, that doesn't mean the subject
of life outside our planet isn't being discussed or explored. In
fact, there are a number of projects working toward the goal of
understanding if life can or does exist off Earth.
Larson went on to discuss the Search for
Extraterrestrial Life Initiative (SETI); the Kepler Space Telescope
seeking Earth-like exoplanets; and the Mars Science Laboratory, as
examples of government projects focused on possible extraterrestrial
If “Disclosure Petition V - Roswell” does reach
the 25,000 threshold it would be helpful to know if Mr Larson or the White
House Office of Science and Technology Policy could give a different
response this time.
The official Obama Presidential Campaign slogan
is Forward - it would be good if we could move forward on a genuine
investigation of the Roswell UFO Crash and possible cover up of